‘I’m Leaving It to the Artists to Create This Thing’: Swizz Beatz on His New App and Why the Artists He Admires Are Like His Family

‘I’m Leaving It to the Artists to Create This Thing’: Swizz Beatz on His New App and Why the Artists He Admires Are Like His Family

No Commission, the nomadic art fair and music festival founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean that lets artists keep 100 percent of the proceeds from their sales, is on hiatus this year. But the esteemed hip-hop producer and art patron will still have a big presence during Miami Art Week, where he’ll be giving a Creative Minds Talk with artist Kehinde Wiley.

Artnet2 days ago

2019 Power 100

2019 Power 100

This year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld

Art Review6 days ago

A Nude Maurizio Cattelan Is the Poster Boy for New Art Insurance Outfit Arte Generali

A Nude Maurizio Cattelan Is the Poster Boy for New Art Insurance Outfit Arte Generali

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan surely appreciates the importance of insuring artwork. In a brazen heist that made worldwide headlines last September, his 18-karat golden toilet—titled America—was stolen from an exhibition of the artist’s work at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom. It was valued at $2.6 million and remains missing

Art News7 days ago

Despite a Few Blips, Sotheby’s Brought In $209 Million in a Sturdy but Unremarkable Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale

Despite a Few Blips, Sotheby’s Brought In $209 Million in a Sturdy but Unremarkable Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale

In an auction season with few big-name private collections, Christie’s and Sotheby’s have fallen back on touting individual highlights by the usual blue-chip suspects: Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Paul Signac, among others.

Artnet8 days ago

A Record-Setting Futurist Sculpture by Umberto Boccioni Carried Christie’s Workmanlike $191 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale

A Record-Setting Futurist Sculpture by Umberto Boccioni Carried Christie’s Workmanlike $191 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale

Christie’s did not manage to achieve a white-glove sale at its Impressionist and Modern evening auction in New York tonight, since six lots failed to sell out of a total of 58. But the house persevered through a subdued mood to find respectable results. Call it a work-glove sale instead.

Artnet8 days ago

As the Market Becomes Wary of Hong Kong, the West Bund and ART021 Fairs Boost Shanghai’s Status as an Art Hub

As the Market Becomes Wary of Hong Kong, the West Bund and ART021 Fairs Boost Shanghai’s Status as an Art Hub

In Asia, the art market’s seat of power has long been Hong Kong. In the six years since Art Basel Hong Kong put down roots in the city, a wave of mega-galleries from Europe and the US have scrambled to establish beachheads in the quickly expanding Asian theater of the global art-selling war.

Artnet8 days ago

The Gray Market: Why KAWS Is More a Symbol of the Art Market’s Past Than Its Future (and Other Insights)

The Gray Market: Why KAWS Is More a Symbol of the Art Market’s Past Than Its Future (and Other Insights)

Our columnist on what the art world is missing about the recent market success of KAWS, and what it means for the next generation.

Artnet9 days ago

A Beverly Hills Exhibition Celebrates 165 Years of Louis Vuitton by Highlighting Its Long History of Collaborating With Artists

A Beverly Hills Exhibition Celebrates 165 Years of Louis Vuitton by Highlighting Its Long History of Collaborating With Artists

Since Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854, the Paris-based house has unfailingly supported the global arts community, partnering with both established and emerging artists to produce masterful designs for their clothing, accessories, and storefronts.

Artnet11 days ago

New York Art Auction Sales Poised to Tumble as High-End Works Dry Up

New York Art Auction Sales Poised to Tumble as High-End Works Dry Up

The semi-annual sales of high-end Impressionist, modern, postwar and contemporary art at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips are targeting sales of $1.2 billion at the low end of the estimate range, down 24% from a year earlier. Not a single work is expected to fetch $50 million or more. The last time that happened at the November auctions was 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis.

Bloomberg12 days ago

Wet Paint: The Biggest Flippers of the Fall Auctions, Warren Kanders Squares Off With the Whitney, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Wet Paint: The Biggest Flippers of the Fall Auctions, Warren Kanders Squares Off With the Whitney, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Which gallery is doing a solo show of a female artist for the first time in six years? Which artist's holiday card is being hawked at auction? Read on for answers.

Artnet12 days ago

The Top Art Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

The Top Art Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

So, art girls, we’ve all got a commute, we’ve all got a dull half hour on the treadmill, we’ve all got silence before drifting off to sleep after a long day of bossing the art world… I know we all need some ace art podcasts to fill the silences. Here are our top art podcasts for you. Let us know your favourites!

The Art Gorgeous13 days ago

'The nothings that threaten everything': how Banksy, Kaws and other street artists are shaking up the art world

'The nothings that threaten everything': how Banksy, Kaws and other street artists are shaking up the art world

“The €11.1m spent on the canvas of the mysterious king of graffiti marks the birth of a collection inspired more by social networks than by art history,” Bonami lamented. “If Faust sold his soul in exchange for wisdom, the art world, more prosaically, sold both its soul and its wisdom for profit.”

The Art Newspaper13 days ago

Slowdown, what slowdown? Shanghai launches biggest art week yet

Slowdown, what slowdown? Shanghai launches biggest art week yet

Shanghai annual art week, with Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair (7-10 November) and West Bund Art & Design (8-10 November) at its epicentre, kicks off today with a manic explosion of exhibition openings.

The Art Newspaper15 days ago

Art tech startup Artmyn raises $4M to deploy world's first artwork super scanners within auction houses

Art tech startup Artmyn raises $4M to deploy world's first artwork super scanners within auction houses

“This technology will give our auction house partners a new, powerful and unique tool to win consignments, drive sell-through and vastly improve the digital art buying experience. It adds value at all stages of an auction house sale-cycle. This investment also directly addresses two critical areas in the online art market - transparency and buyer confidence,” he added

Art Daily16 days ago

Julia Garner To Play Anna Delvey In Netflix Production

Julia Garner To Play Anna Delvey In Netflix Production

Based on the viral New York Magazine article that chronicles Delvey’s criminal tricks, the show’s plot will follow an aspiring journalist investigating Delvey’s case as she awaits her trial.

The Art Gorgeous16 days ago

$136 M. in Art on View at Prince Charles’s Home Are My Fakes, Forger Claims

$136 M. in Art on View at Prince Charles’s Home Are My Fakes, Forger Claims

The forger, Tony Tetro, claims that he is the author of a Monet water lilies painting insured for £50 million (about $64.6 million) that has since been removed from public view, in addition to two pieces billed as a Dalí and a Picasso. The three works, insured for about $136 million, are among 17 works on loan from gold bullion dealer James Stunt.

Art News16 days ago

What Gives an Art Fair Staying Power? Turin’s Artissima Remains a Haven for Old-School Collectors After a Quarter-Century

What Gives an Art Fair Staying Power? Turin’s Artissima Remains a Haven for Old-School Collectors After a Quarter-Century

Now in its 26th edition, Artissima stands out in a crowded field of European art fairs held every fall because it is committed to serious art for serious collectors.

Artnet18 days ago

This Lawyer Champions Contemporary African Art

This Lawyer Champions Contemporary African Art

Art has played a role in my life from a very young age. As a child and throughout school and secondary school, I used to make a lot of artwork myself and I studied art until I was around 15/16 years old for GCSE’s. However my professional career took a different turn and so I kept up with the arts over the years by frequently going to art galleries, exhibitions and art fairs, whether that’s here in London, or in New York (where I lived for a period of time) or in Nigeria, where I am originally from.

The Art Gorgeous20 days ago

Hito Steyerl gives Germany an ultimatum: Stop selling arms to Turkey or stop showing her work

Hito Steyerl gives Germany an ultimatum: Stop selling arms to Turkey or stop showing her work

Steyerl is also calling for an end to the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement, which has given Turkey $6.6 billion in aid to help improve humanitarian conditions for Syrian migrants living there.

Art Forum21 days ago

Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent Will Star in an Upcoming Film About an Epic Real-Life Art Heist

Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent Will Star in an Upcoming Film About an Epic Real-Life Art Heist

In the summer of 1961, a man snuck into the National Gallery in London through an open window in the men’s bathroom and snatched Francisco Goya’s Portrait of the Duke of Wellington from its easel display. He then slipped back out the window, committing the first-ever theft from the museum, a heist that captivated England for years.

Artnet21 days ago

A 13-year fight over cardboard: Kippenberger restoration drama finally comes to a close

A 13-year fight over cardboard: Kippenberger restoration drama finally comes to a close

Who knew cardboard could be so contentious? A long-running lawsuit regarding damage to the cardboard frames on a triptych of Martin Kippenberger paintings has quietly come to a conclusion as a Los Angeles court rejected a nearly $100m bad faith claim against the insurance company XL Specialty.

The Art Newspaper22 days ago

To Settle a Bitter Divorce, a Court Is Expected to Task Veteran Dealer Michael Findlay With Selling Harry and Linda Macklowe’s $700 Million Art Collection

To Settle a Bitter Divorce, a Court Is Expected to Task Veteran Dealer Michael Findlay With Selling Harry and Linda Macklowe’s $700 Million Art Collection

There is an old adage in the auction industry that major art sales are driven by the “three D’s”: debt, divorce, and death. But rarely has there been a “D” as big as the acrimonious split of billionaire art-collecting couple Harry and Linda Macklowe.

Artnet23 days ago

Sotheby’s Names New CEO: Charles F. Stewart, CFO of New Owner’s Cable Company

Sotheby’s Names New CEO: Charles F. Stewart, CFO of New Owner’s Cable Company

“I have known him for many years and have been impressed by his appetite for innovation, taking smart risks, and challenging the status quo,” Drahi said of Stewart in a statement.

Art News23 days ago

Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Has Closed, Claiming the Art Industry Has Been ‘Muddled by Unbridled Capital’

Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Has Closed, Claiming the Art Industry Has Been ‘Muddled by Unbridled Capital’

Shane Campbell Gallery, a staple in the Chicago art scene for nearly two decades, has closed its doors for good.

Artnet23 days ago

Chicago’s Closely Watched Shane Campbell Gallery Closes: ‘We’re Retiring’

Chicago’s Closely Watched Shane Campbell Gallery Closes: ‘We’re Retiring’

Shane Campbell Gallery, which was started by Shane and Julie Campbell in their Oak Park, Illinois, home in 2001 and became one of Chicago’s most influential galleries, giving early shows to key artists of the present moment, is closing today, Saturday, October 26.

Art News25 days ago

In the Post-Warren Kanders Era, Artists and Dealers Wonder: Should Collectors Be Vetted?

In the Post-Warren Kanders Era, Artists and Dealers Wonder: Should Collectors Be Vetted?

The bruising battle this spring that led to the resignation of Warren Kanders from the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art has the art world wondering: What’s next?

Artneta month ago

KEITH HARING MURAL REMOVED FROM FORMER YOUTH CENTER HEADS TO AUCTION

KEITH HARING MURAL REMOVED FROM FORMER YOUTH CENTER HEADS TO AUCTION

An eighty-five-foot Keith Haring mural that stretches across three floors of a former Catholic youth center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side will be sold at Bonhams auction house in November.

Art Foruma month ago

Instagram Held a Private Meeting With Artists About Its Nudity Policies

Instagram Held a Private Meeting With Artists About Its Nudity Policies

Although Instagram is owned by social media behemoth Facebook — and operates out of the company’s New York headquarters — the site has its own code of photo ethics.

Hyperallergica month ago

Despite Simmering Political Unrest, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases a Hefty Exhibitor List With New Names—and a Few Absences

Despite Simmering Political Unrest, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases a Hefty Exhibitor List With New Names—and a Few Absences

It appears that most galleries remain committed to the market in Hong Kong—and to Art Basel Hong Kong in particular—despite the continually fragile political situation in the city.

Artneta month ago

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and For How Much—at the 2019 Edition of FIAC

Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and For How Much—at the 2019 Edition of FIAC

Despite some inclement weather at FIAC in Paris, which took the wind out of Yayoi Kusama‘s inflatable pumpkin at the main entrance and spread some rogue bits of an art installation’s cotton candy at well-heeled guests, reports from the fair were upbeat.

Artneta month ago

David Kordansky Gallery Is Launching an Online Viewing Room With an All-Star Sale That Benefits Climate Activism

David Kordansky Gallery Is Launching an Online Viewing Room With an All-Star Sale That Benefits Climate Activism

Another respected dealer with market clout is embracing online sales through its own platform. David Kordansky announced this morning that the gallery will launch its inaugural online viewing room next month. And at first, the sales it generates will go toward a cause greater than just the bottom line.

Artneta month ago

Rihanna and the Haas Brothers Joined Forces on Limited Editions of Her New Photography Book: Here Are the Results

Rihanna and the Haas Brothers Joined Forces on Limited Editions of Her New Photography Book: Here Are the Results

The book, which will be published by Phaidon on October 24, includes photos from Rihanna’s childhood in Barbados as well as shots of her life as an artist and fashion icon, many of which have never been seen before.

Art Newsa month ago

Volta Art Fair, Whose New York Edition Was Scuttled Earlier This Year, Has Been Sold

Volta Art Fair, Whose New York Edition Was Scuttled Earlier This Year, Has Been Sold

Volta, which presents art fairs in New York and Basel that focus on emerging artists, has been sold by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. to Ramsay Fairs, whose properties include the Affordable Art Fair and the Pulse Art Fair. The news was first reported by the

Art Newsa month ago

Why ‘Outsider Art’ Is a Problematic but Helpful Label

Why ‘Outsider Art’ Is a Problematic but Helpful Label

What makes someone truly an outsider? Is it a question of attitude, access, opportunity? Does it simply mean a certain rebellious streak, an aversion to the mainstream?

Artsya month ago

A Recently Discovered Portrait by Nigerian Star Ben Enwonwu Sold for Nearly 8 Times Its Estimate at Sotheby’s London

A Recently Discovered Portrait by Nigerian Star Ben Enwonwu Sold for Nearly 8 Times Its Estimate at Sotheby’s London

After a 13-minute bidding war between four buyers, the work sold to an undisclosed collector, taking the top spot in the evening’s modern and contemporary African art sale.

Artneta month ago

Experts Anticipate Paris’s Art Market to Benefit From a Brexit Bump, but the City Is Also in the Midst of a Cultural Renaissance All on Its Own

Experts Anticipate Paris’s Art Market to Benefit From a Brexit Bump, but the City Is Also in the Midst of a Cultural Renaissance All on Its Own

The art market is rife with speculation as Brexit hangs in the balance ahead of FIAC in Paris, which opens to the public on Thursday. But regardless of any tailwind to be had from the UK’s messy divorce from the European Union, the French capital is charting its own course to becoming revitalized as a major art market hub.

Artneta month ago