The challenges facing the art world today

In the latest dslcollection column, Sylvain Levy assesses the key challenges facing the art market as we enter a new decade.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

The challenges facing the art world today
The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part I: 2010-2014. As one decade draws to a close and 2020 approaches we survey the market's milestones of the past 10 years.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Which celebrities attended the Dior show at the Rubell Museum? What art did Justin Bieber choose to sell at auction? Read on for answers.

Artnet7 hours ago

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

One of the most talked-about artworks is a banana duct-taped to a wall. The piece is by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and aptly titled Comedian (2019); two of three editions were sold by Perrotin by the end of the VIP preview, each priced at $120,000. Below, we share some of our non-biodegradable favorites from the fair.

Artsy8 hours ago

From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Art fairs can be so fun. Sure, they’re exhausting, and after a few hours of looking, walking, and talking you can feel your brain start to liquefy and your body turn to dust as if you just drank from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But where else can you imagine finding so much beauty, wonderment, food for thought, and oddness from all over the world around every corner?

Artnet8 hours ago

Auctions

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We Broke Down the Data From the Fall Auctions. Here Are 3 Insights Into Where the Art Market Is Headed

We Broke Down the Data From the Fall Auctions. Here Are 3 Insights Into Where the Art Market Is Headed

With nearly 1,800 artworks offered across the Big Three auction houses’ main evening and day sales, New York’s fall auction week borders on sensory overload. To help make sense of the latest heaping helping of hammering, we used the data to zoom out to the big picture.

Artnet14 days ago

Auction Blotter: Michael Armitage’s Big Debut, Tschabalala Self Sees 3,400 Percent Return, & Shara Hughes Goes Huge in New York’s Day Sales

Auction Blotter: Michael Armitage’s Big Debut, Tschabalala Self Sees 3,400 Percent Return, & Shara Hughes Goes Huge in New York’s Day Sales

The evening sales may get most of the attention for their flash and eight-figure prices, but it’s the morning and afternoon sessions where the groundwork is laid for the market stars of the future. We poured over the results from last week’s November auctions in New York to pick the lots that stood out at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips. (As usual, all prices include the buyer’s premium unless otherwise noted.)

Artnet16 days ago

Top Ten Artworks for Young Collectors at Phillips Hong Kong’s Autumn Sales

Top Ten Artworks for Young Collectors at Phillips Hong Kong’s Autumn Sales

Phillips’ upcoming Hong Kong Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design feature an awe-inspiring selection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary artworks.

Larrys List16 days ago

Sotheby’s Pulls Banksy’s Allegedly Stolen Sculpture ‘The Drinker’ Just an Hour Before It Was Due to Be Sold at Auction

Sotheby’s Pulls Banksy’s Allegedly Stolen Sculpture ‘The Drinker’ Just an Hour Before It Was Due to Be Sold at Auction

A sculpture by street artist Banksy, a riff on Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker said to be worth as much as £1 million ($1.3 million), was pulled from Sotheby’s sale today, just an hour before the auction was due to start.

Artnet17 days ago

Opinions

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The challenges facing the art world today

The challenges facing the art world today

In the latest dslcollection column, Sylvain Levy assesses the key challenges facing the art market as we enter a new decade.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

Could the joint win sound the death knell for the Turner Prize?

Could the joint win sound the death knell for the Turner Prize?

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani's decision to share the prize reflects the collective nature of their work, but how this could impact the award remains to be seen

The Art Newspaper2 days ago

Standards & Practices, Volume 2: Kalup Linzy

Standards & Practices, Volume 2: Kalup Linzy

The art world has been at the forefront of inclusiveness and gender politics. When will the rest of the world catch up?

Artland Magazine7 days ago

As Corruption Reigns in the Art Market, Kenny Schachter Follows the Money in New York’s Art Auctions

As Corruption Reigns in the Art Market, Kenny Schachter Follows the Money in New York’s Art Auctions

Our columnist went in search of funny business in New York's marquee fall auction week, and he didn't have to look far.

Artnet17 days ago

Institutions

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Mega-Collector Jorge Pérez Ran Out of Space for All His Art. So He Opened a New Private Museum in Miami

Mega-Collector Jorge Pérez Ran Out of Space for All His Art. So He Opened a New Private Museum in Miami

“I wanted to be able to look at my art,” Pérez told Artnet News. “I was tired of buying art and having it go to a warehouse.” Despite rehanging his homes in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove once a year, there still wasn’t enough space.

Artneta day ago

Welcome to Allapattah: two spaces open this week in Miami’s new arts district

Welcome to Allapattah: two spaces open this week in Miami’s new arts district

Two of Miami’s leading contemporary art collections have found new homes in repurposed warehouses in the city’s Allapattah neighbourhood and both open to the public this week during Art Basel in Miami Beach.

The Art Newspaper3 days ago

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Regular visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach know that the city’s numerous high-profile private collections offer a quiet respite from the frenzy of the fair. But this year, longtime collectors and Miami residents Don and Mera Rubell have timed the opening of their revamped and renamed private collection to coincide with the fair’s VIP preview day, which is sure to draw some crowds.

Artnet3 days ago

Miami’s New Graffiti Museum Is Making the Case That the Outlaw Art Form Deserves a Respectable Home

Miami’s New Graffiti Museum Is Making the Case That the Outlaw Art Form Deserves a Respectable Home

For the past decade, blocks of real-estate developments in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood have served as outdoor canvases for thousands of street artists. Today, the area has become a mini American mecca for graffiti, where thongs of Instagrammers pilgrimage for pics and retailers look to cash in on the moment.

Artnet3 days ago

Exhibitions

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Risvig And The Vogels

Risvig And The Vogels

The very modest American collecting couple, the Vogels, were once described as “proletarian art collectors”. The exhibition “Risvig” as part of the exhibition project “Exhibition I, II, III” at the Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon was inspired by the 2013 documentary film that has been a great source of inspiration for the Danish art collector Claus Risvig.

Independent Collectorsa day ago

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Take a Peek Inside the Newly Relocated—and Renamed—Rubell Museum in Miami, Opening Just in Time for Art Basel

Regular visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach know that the city’s numerous high-profile private collections offer a quiet respite from the frenzy of the fair. But this year, longtime collectors and Miami residents Don and Mera Rubell have timed the opening of their revamped and renamed private collection to coincide with the fair’s VIP preview day, which is sure to draw some crowds.

Artnet3 days ago

Here Are 17 Horizon-Expanding Museum Shows to See During Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Here Are 17 Horizon-Expanding Museum Shows to See During Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Suffering from fair fatigue? Feeling like a lab rat as you wander through the maze-like labyrinth of gallery booths? We have the solution, with these private and public museum shows.

Artnet3 days ago

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events.

Artnet10 days ago

Market

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The challenges facing the art world today

The challenges facing the art world today

In the latest dslcollection column, Sylvain Levy assesses the key challenges facing the art market as we enter a new decade.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part I: 2010-2014. As one decade draws to a close and 2020 approaches we survey the market's milestones of the past 10 years.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Which celebrities attended the Dior show at the Rubell Museum? What art did Justin Bieber choose to sell at auction? Read on for answers.

Artnet7 hours ago

The Best Art Books of the Decade

The Best Art Books of the Decade

Art books are forever, but the past decade brought forth what very well might have been more than ever before. What follows is a survey of the best art books published from 2010 to 2019, ranked in order of importance. They run the gamut from fiction to photo-books, and some have altered art history along the way.

Art Newsa day ago

Galleries

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The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

One of the most talked-about artworks is a banana duct-taped to a wall. The piece is by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and aptly titled Comedian (2019); two of three editions were sold by Perrotin by the end of the VIP preview, each priced at $120,000. Below, we share some of our non-biodegradable favorites from the fair.

Artsy8 hours ago

Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

For larger, more well-established galleries with big-name artists on their rosters, there is a nonchalant air to their booths — they know the drill. But for galleries that are showing for the first time, it can be a nerve-racking experience that can feel like an enormous gamble in terms of expense, but also a huge opportunity in exposure.

New York Timesa day ago

The Art Industry Is Grappling With How to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint. But Will Collectors Do Their Part?

The Art Industry Is Grappling With How to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint. But Will Collectors Do Their Part?

This past Friday, hundreds of thousands of people marched around the world for the global climate strike. Around that same time, convoys of artworks crossed the Florida border for Art Basel Miami Beach, where they will stay for just under a week before being scooped up and shipped out again to various collectors’ storage nodes and homes around the world.

Artnet2 days ago

‘It Needs to Be More Than Just a Surface-Level Effort’: Dealer Tina Kim on the Rise of Women Artists in 2019, and What Must Happen Next

‘It Needs to Be More Than Just a Surface-Level Effort’: Dealer Tina Kim on the Rise of Women Artists in 2019, and What Must Happen Next

The art dealer Tina Kim opened her Chelsea gallery in 2001 with a mission to provide exposure to lesser-known international artists, particularly those from her native Korea.

Artnet11 days ago

Collecting

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The challenges facing the art world today

The challenges facing the art world today

In the latest dslcollection column, Sylvain Levy assesses the key challenges facing the art market as we enter a new decade.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

A Private Collector Finding a Niche away from Traditional Philanthropy

A Private Collector Finding a Niche away from Traditional Philanthropy

Founder and director of FRANKFURT ART EXPERIENCE, Tyrown Vincent has initiated the first art weekend in the city, thanks to his determination in shifting away from traditional philanthropy. He is also a collector who started collecting from the age of 17 with a Salvador Dali poster, and a believer that even anyone with a small budget can start collecting great art.

Larrys List11 hours ago

Risvig And The Vogels

Risvig And The Vogels

The very modest American collecting couple, the Vogels, were once described as “proletarian art collectors”. The exhibition “Risvig” as part of the exhibition project “Exhibition I, II, III” at the Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon was inspired by the 2013 documentary film that has been a great source of inspiration for the Danish art collector Claus Risvig.

Independent Collectorsa day ago

Hands Down, This 89-Year-Old Collector Has the Coolest Apartment in NYC

Hands Down, This 89-Year-Old Collector Has the Coolest Apartment in NYC

From Bruce Nauman to Do-Ho Suh sculptures, Henry Buhl’s SoHo loft is decorated entirely with artworks about one thing: hands.

Hyperallergica day ago

Artists

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From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Art fairs can be so fun. Sure, they’re exhausting, and after a few hours of looking, walking, and talking you can feel your brain start to liquefy and your body turn to dust as if you just drank from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But where else can you imagine finding so much beauty, wonderment, food for thought, and oddness from all over the world around every corner?

Artnet8 hours ago

Cindy Sherman Has Unveiled Her First Non-Photographic Works at Art Basel Miami Beach: Tapestries Based on Her Instagram

Cindy Sherman Has Unveiled Her First Non-Photographic Works at Art Basel Miami Beach: Tapestries Based on Her Instagram

A pair of giant-sized Cindy Sherman self portraits are on view at Art Basel Miami Beach, courtesy New York’s Metro Pictures. Self portraits are the artist’s bread and butter, of course—the shape-shifting photographer has recast herself in many roles since her seminal “Untitled Film Stills” series begin in 1977. But these new works mark an unexpected new direction for Sherman: they are tapestries, the first non-photographic works she’s ever made.

Artnet8 hours ago

Maurizio Cattelan Is Taping Bananas to a Wall at Art Basel Miami Beach and Selling Them for $120,000 Each

Maurizio Cattelan Is Taping Bananas to a Wall at Art Basel Miami Beach and Selling Them for $120,000 Each

When I started dating my now husband, the decor in his dorm apartment included a banana that he and his roommates had drunkenly taped to the wall. There it stayed all semester, through winter break, and then the end of finals. After their junior year, they took it down but saved it, only to once again display the shriveled husk in pride of place above the common room couch. Twelve years later, believe it or not, he still has it in a plastic bag somewhere in our apartment.

Artneta day ago

Torey Thornton Paints a Picture: The Venturesome Artist Refuses Any Easy Answers

Torey Thornton Paints a Picture: The Venturesome Artist Refuses Any Easy Answers

Artist Torey Thornton and I are in their Brooklyn studio on a late July evening as, outside, a storm is breaking a long heat wave. Inside, Thornton is deciding how much to say about three new paintings destined for their solo show in October at the Modern Art gallery in London.

Art News2 days ago

Fairs

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Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Wet Paint: Art Basel Miami Beach Party Mania, the KAWS Whisperer, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Which celebrities attended the Dior show at the Rubell Museum? What art did Justin Bieber choose to sell at auction? Read on for answers.

Artnet7 hours ago

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

One of the most talked-about artworks is a banana duct-taped to a wall. The piece is by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and aptly titled Comedian (2019); two of three editions were sold by Perrotin by the end of the VIP preview, each priced at $120,000. Below, we share some of our non-biodegradable favorites from the fair.

Artsy8 hours ago

From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

From $125,000 Robo-Snails to David Lynch’s Nightmare, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Art fairs can be so fun. Sure, they’re exhausting, and after a few hours of looking, walking, and talking you can feel your brain start to liquefy and your body turn to dust as if you just drank from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But where else can you imagine finding so much beauty, wonderment, food for thought, and oddness from all over the world around every corner?

Artnet8 hours ago

Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP Opening Sees Brisk Sales, as $2.4 M. David Hammons, $1.7 M. Helen Frankenthaler Find Buyers

Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP Opening Sees Brisk Sales, as $2.4 M. David Hammons, $1.7 M. Helen Frankenthaler Find Buyers

It’s no secret that the global art market is alive and relatively well, especially in the air-conditioned bubble of the spacious Miami Beach Convention Center, where the V.I.P. vernissage of the 18th Art Basel Miami Beach fair took place Wednesday. As beautiful weather graced the city outside, 269 galleries offered primary and secondary market material.

Art Newsa day ago

Art History

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The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part 1: 2010 – 2014

The Most Expensive Paintings of the Decade. Part I: 2010-2014. As one decade draws to a close and 2020 approaches we survey the market's milestones of the past 10 years.

Artland Magazine2 hours ago

The Best Art Books of the Decade

The Best Art Books of the Decade

Art books are forever, but the past decade brought forth what very well might have been more than ever before. What follows is a survey of the best art books published from 2010 to 2019, ranked in order of importance. They run the gamut from fiction to photo-books, and some have altered art history along the way.

Art Newsa day ago

A Long-Lost de Kooning Is Being Restored, But Will Always Bear the Scars of Its Theft

A Long-Lost de Kooning Is Being Restored, But Will Always Bear the Scars of Its Theft

Willem de Kooning’s “Woman–Ochre” was missing for over 30 years. Now recovered, it shows signs of mishandling and amateur restoration that are difficult to fix.

Hyperallergic2 days ago

Agents of Change: How Contrapposto Added Dynamism and Emotion to Art

Agents of Change: How Contrapposto Added Dynamism and Emotion to Art

This week, we dive into the development of Contrapposto, a sculptural approach developed in Ancient Greece, and its impact on art.

Artland Magazine3 days ago