Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--Francis Bacon's 1964 "Study for Self-Portrait,'' estimated to fetch $40 million to $60 million, was among the many works that failed to sell at auction. And a collection of 16 postwar drawings owned by Lehman Brothers' chief executive sold for less than their low estimate.
--Bruce Cole, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities for the past seven years, will step down in January, giving the Obama administration the opportunity to name the heads of both national endowments.
--The Getty Research Institute creates an architecture department.
--San Francisco considers a proposal to limit the pay of executives at city-backed nonprofits.
--Two newly discovered paintings by Italian artist Caravaggio will go on display in Scotland for the first time.
--Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, will assist the New York City Opera as it searches for a replacement for Gerard Mortier, who stepped down last week.
--"Indomitable Spirit," a benefit exhibition featuring images by more than 80 photographers, including Lauren Greenfield, Sylvia Plachy, Al Seib, Robert Farber, Dana Gluckstein and others will be held at Ace Gallery tonight.
--The director of the Victoria & Albert Museum shares details of the nearly $225-million renovation and expansion that will be unveiled in 2009.
--A look inside artist Julian Schnabel's pink palazzo.
Credit: Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 via Bloomberg News