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The Best of the Christie’s Photo Auction

Untitled, 1975 by Ralph Gibson

We love a good belly photo.

It comes from an omnibus photo auction coming to Christies’ this Monday, and in the name of spreading the art around, we’ve pulled out some of the best of the bunch. That means Keith Richards, Mark Rothko and Horst P. Horst, along with some of best suits of the 1930s.

See the best of Monday’s photo auction»

The New Black

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We may have been a little hasty when we predicted a depressing art boom.

New York favorite Mark Rothko landed sales as high as $72 million before the troubles—possibly fueled by eccentric advertising executives—but the latest sale couldn’t even pull a measly $10 million bid. That’s even more remarkable given that the painting depicts the gaping emotionless void within us that no light can pierce…so it would seem to have the depressing art market cornered.

Maybe we should hold on those Van Goghs a bit longer.