10. The Return of Ikea Classics

The furniture company IKEA celebrates its 75th anniversary with GRATULERA, a relaunched selection of the brand's most iconic designs. Barnebys takes a look back at IKEA’s history and the pieces that have become renowned around the world.

9. Rockefeller Auction offered more than one world record

In May 2018, Christie’s auctioned off Peggy and David Rockefeller's outstanding art collection of over 1,500 lots, which included works by Monet, Picasso and Matisse, in the world’s biggest auction ever to take place, totaling $832.6 million.

8. The 10 Most Expensive Artworks of 2018

Barnebys rounds up this year's 10 highest sales with works from modern masters like Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani and contemporary superstar David Hockney.

7. The Very First Apple Computer Up for Auction

Just as its name suggests, ‘Apple-1’ was the first computer ever designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the 1970s, and still works perfectly. Read more about this historic piece of digital history that sold for $375,000 this year.

6. American Art Triumphs at Christie's

The most important private collection of American art from entrepreneur Barney Ebsworth included works by Hopper, de Kooning and Calder and set staggering records at Christie's on November 13 and 14, 2018.

5. Attic Find Sells for Millions

A porcelain vase found tucked away in an attic sold for 16 million euros ($18.2 million) in June at Sotheby’s auction house in Paris. The Chinese "Famille Rose" vase dates to the Qianlong period and is one of two known vases of this particular kind.

4. The Top 10 Rediscovered Masterpieces

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Here are the top 10 paintings that were unexpectedly discovered to be masterpieces, from a Van Gogh found in an attic to a Rembrandt uncovered in a basement.

3. Over 5,000 Artifacts from the Titanic are Going Under the Hammer

Over 5,000 items removed from the wreck of the world’s most famous liner, the RMS Titanic, were auctioned off to cover the debts of Premier Exhibition, the company which owns the ship.

2. Robin Williams’ personal collection at Sotheby’s

This fall, Sotheby’s New York auctioned off the personal collection of actor and comedian Robin Williams and his ex-wife, producer Marsha Garces Williams. The eclectic collection included street art works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Invader, costumes from Harry Potter, and sculptures and furniture.

1. The Top 10 Stolen Paintings 

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Barnebys rounds up the 10 most famous stolen works of art that have never been found, from Rembrandt's only seascape to a Raphael self portrait.

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