Taino People Want to Stop Selling Christie’s Artwork

On the sidewalk in front of Christie’s auction house in Manhattan, Ra Ruiz Leon, who played the wooden slit drums of Taíno, mayohuacán. He told Christie’s, “Respect the indigenous people! Return our works.” León was one of a small group of people who attended the “Bring Back Our Artifacts” ceremony outside Christie’s at noon on …

Banksy’s Shredding Artwork Auctioned at Sotheby’s for $25.4M

LONDON – Banksy painting sensationally self-destructed After being sold at auction for $1.4 million three years ago, Sotheby’s resold for £18.6 million, or $25.4 million, on Thursday, a record for the artist. Renamed work by Banksy “Love is in the Box” It was estimated to sell for $8.2 million at $5.5 million. After competing with …