Peggy Truong

Munch's 'The Scream' Sells for Record $120 Million

Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream, one of the world's most recognizable works of art, sold for $120 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.

Works by Cezanne, Matisse Each Sell For $19 million

The spring art sales got off to a solid start at Christie's on Tuesday, with works by Cezanne and Matisse each selling for $19 million (11 million pounds) as the auction house moved $117 million worth of Impressionist and modern art.

Shoe Designer Louboutin Defends Right to Red Soles

French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, famed for his glossy red-soled shoes, defended his decision to go to court with fashion label Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) and its parent company PPR to protect his trademark look on Monday.

Merkel's Old Volkswagen Sold at Auction, Second Time Lucky

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's old Volkswagen wasn't worth the 130,000 euros ($172,100) bogus online bidders kited it to earlier this month, but the first woman chancellor's 1990 Golf finally went to the highest bidder on Monday for 10,165 euros.

Nobel Winner Pamuk Opens Novel Museum in Istanbul

Nobel prize-winning Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk realizes a long-nurtured dream on Saturday with the opening of an actual Museum of Innocence - a collection of relics of a half-century of ordinary life - as depicted in his 2008 novel of the same name.

Operation 'Waistcoat' Recovers Art From Swiss Heist

One of four paintings stolen at gunpoint from a Swiss museum four years ago in a stunning art heist has been returned to Zurich, the city's senior public prosecutor said on Friday, meaning all the paintings have now been recovered.

Travel Picks: Top 10 Wedding Anniversary Spots

As Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine approach their first year of marriage on Sunday, online travel adviser Cheapflights has come up with a list of its top 10 travel destinations to celebrate wedding anniversaries.