A French painting owned by Madonna has sold at a New York City auction for more than $7 million.
Madonna is parting with an abstract French painting she's owned for more than 20 years to support educating girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries. It's expected to bring $5 million to $7 million.
The Mexican government is demanding that Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Columbian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.
A bowl bought at a New York yard sale for $3 in 2007 was sold at a Sotheby's auction on Tuesday, after owners discovered the 5-inch ceramic piece actually hailed from China 1,000 years ago.
An art deco grand piano that sailed aboard the French ocean liner Normandie in the 1930s and spent decades inside a Buffalo mansion is up for auction.
The high-end art market is weathering Europe's economic storm, with London auctions this week netting more than 280 million pounds ($440 million) as international bidders snapped up high-profile works.
A Picasso painting of his muse has fetched 28.6 million pounds ($44.9 million) at a London auction.
Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing a trove of manuscripts, textiles and art worth millions of dollars.
The life of Jenni Rivera was celebrated Wednesday in song, as passionate fans chanted "Jenni! Jenni!" at the singer's memorial service, which was billed as a "celestial graduation" by her family.