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Over 30 years, a retired postal worker and his wife, a retired librarian, have amassed one of the world’s great collections of avant-garde art. But rather than cash in, Herb and Dorothy Vogel are donating all 2,000 pieces to the National Gallery of Art.

 

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“Going West” by Thomas Hart Benton

Comedian Bill Cosby, who is currently serving a three-to-10 year prison sentence for sexual assault, has been leveraging some of the top works in his art collection.

Cosby consigned Thomas Hart Benton‘s Going West (1926) to Granary gallery earlier this year, while his wife, Camille, used yet another Benton painting, The Instruction (aka The Bible Lesson), (1940), as collateral for a loan from Asher Edelman’s art finance firm, Art Assure, according to a regulatory filing. Read More

Experience the lively auction room atmosphere as bidders at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London drove the selling price of KAWS’ “Again and Again” to a record price for the artist. Eventually selling for £1.03 million, the depiction of one of America’s best loved cartoon characters was expected to fetch between £250,000–300,000.

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