Pamela J. Joyner’s ‘Mission-Driven Collection’ of African-American Art Looks to Reframe History

Pamela J. Joyner’s ‘Mission-Driven Collection’ of African-American Art Looks to Reframe History

Pamela Joyner has some advice for collectors who are just starting out: “Figure out where the vacuum is, where the void is, where the need is. So whatever the void is, find the need and fill the gap.”

Art Newsa day ago

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m

In 1989, when Robert Tibbles bought Damien Hirst’s Bodies, one of the first medicine cabinets the artist created for his degree show at Goldsmiths College that year, little did the bond trader and art collector know that his £600 purchase would become a milestone in the history of contemporary British art.

The Art Newspaper2 days ago

$700 M. Macklowe Art Collection Could Head to Auction in Spring 2020: Report

$700 M. Macklowe Art Collection Could Head to Auction in Spring 2020: Report

During divorce proceedings in 2018, New York judge Laura Drager ordered collectors Harry and Linda Macklowe to sell 65 artworks from their holdings, which are collectively worth around $700 million, and to split the proceeds. Now, according to a report by Bloomberg, three leading auction houses—Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips—have been invited to offer proposals to sell the billionaire couple’s collection.

Art News2 days ago

Inside The World Of Anne Huntington

Inside The World Of Anne Huntington

Anne Huntington is an art collector and curator, and is on councils at the Whitney and Solomon R Guggenheim. In 2010 she founded AMH Industries, a creative agency for contemporary culture, and she has also worked at David Zwirner and Phillips. In addition to all this, she is President in her family’s business Huntington Learning Corporation. Here she tells us about her favourite artists, her goals for the future, and what’s in her inbox.

The Art Gorgeous2 days ago

Inspired by John Cage, an Italian Collector Commissioned Leading Artists to Transform Pianos Into Weird and Wonderful Sculptures—See Them Here

Inspired by John Cage, an Italian Collector Commissioned Leading Artists to Transform Pianos Into Weird and Wonderful Sculptures—See Them Here

A grand piano is turned on its side exposing the outline of a woman’s body, which appears to have smashed right through the top of the lid and landed on the chords underneath. The late feminist artist Carolee Schneemann’s absurdist creation is surrounded by an array of artists’ pianos in Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Artnet2 days ago

Collector Michael Xufu Huang Is Launching His New Museum With a Triennial That Aims to Capture China’s ‘Millennial Zeitgeist’

Collector Michael Xufu Huang Is Launching His New Museum With a Triennial That Aims to Capture China’s ‘Millennial Zeitgeist’

The list of people who have founded not one, but two, museums is small. The list of people who have done so before the age of 26 might be nonexistent. That is, until this March, when Michael Xufu Huang opens his new private nonprofit, the X Museum, in Beijing.

Artnet2 days ago

Archivio Conz x KW

Archivio Conz x KW

The Archivio Conz, in collaboration with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, are hosting “Pause: Broken Sounds/Remote Music. Prepared pianos from the Archivio Conz collection” – a five-day event and exhibition showcasing avant-garde artists’ “prepared pianos” selected from Italian collector and patron Francesco Conz’s collection. From January 15—19, 2020, the KW main exhibition space will be the stage for performances, tying the artworks to various contemporary approaches and explorations on sound.

Independent Collectors3 days ago

Why Do Mega-Collectors Play Monopoly With Masterpieces? Kenny Schachter Sees Trouble Brewing in the Year Ahead

Why Do Mega-Collectors Play Monopoly With Masterpieces? Kenny Schachter Sees Trouble Brewing in the Year Ahead

After a holiday in the art-market battleground of St. Moritz, our columnist reflects on where he sees things trending in 2020.

Artnet7 days ago

He Made the First LGBTQ-Themed Museum Exhibition in Asia

He Made the First LGBTQ-Themed Museum Exhibition in Asia

It is more than just an LGBTQ-themed museum exhibition— Patrick Sun has built an art collection that focuses on gay Asian art. In 2014, he founded the Sunpride Foundation to raise awareness and earn respect for the LGBTQ community through art.

Larrys List8 days ago

Meet Grażyna Kulczyk, the Polish entrepreneur who turned an Alpine village into an artworld destination

Meet Grażyna Kulczyk, the Polish entrepreneur who turned an Alpine village into an artworld destination

Muzeum Susch is intended to be a place of contemplation and a challenge to accepted ideas, a museum that is like no other,’ says Kulczyk.

Art Basel9 days ago

Meet the Brazilian art collector championing some of Latin America’s most radical voices

Meet the Brazilian art collector championing some of Latin America’s most radical voices

‘I try to buy artists that really matter in this moment, who are talking about the problems that are happening right now,’ says the Brazilian collector and philanthropist Clarice Oliveira Tavares.

Art Basel15 days ago

The Biggest Art World Flops of the 2010s

The Biggest Art World Flops of the 2010s

Fairs and biennials got cancelled, exhibitions got panned, an air-conditioning system failed—here are some of the decade’s biggest flops, presented in chronological order.

Art News16 days ago

Trends that Shaped The Art World of Today

Trends that Shaped The Art World of Today

In his regular dslcollection column leading collector Sylvain Levy identifies the key trends that have shaped the art world of today.

Artland Magazine20 days ago

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

“The Red Bean Grows in the South” | Faurschou Foundation, New York

Visit Faurschou Foundation's Group exhibition “The Red Bean Grows in the South” with our Chief Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné. Tour the show in Artland 3D.

Artland Magazinea month ago

This Danish Mega-Collector Launched His Latest Private Museum in Brooklyn

This Danish Mega-Collector Launched His Latest Private Museum in Brooklyn

Faurschou—an intensely soft-spoken 59-year-old Dane whose silver hair and beard lend him the appearance of a younger Donald Sutherland—arrived in New York with an impressive résumé of past projects.

Artsya month ago

50 Art Collectors to Watch

50 Art Collectors to Watch

Looking to the future of collecting, ARTnews consulted our expert sources—top dealers, curators, auction house specialists, collectors, and other art-world players—to round up the 50 most promising, up-and-coming collections being built today around the world.

Art Newsa month ago

Dean’s List: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Focus on Collecting African-American Art

Dean’s List: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Focus on Collecting African-American Art

In May 2018, in a buzzing salesroom at Sotheby’s New York, the hammer fell on Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times (1997), a sprawling masterpiece that surveys a contemporary pastoral scene in which black figures are seen picnicking, boating, golfing, and playing croquet. Not long after, the price—$21.1 million, the highest figure for a work by a living African-American artist at auction—set off a fierce debate

Art Newsa month ago

NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations

NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations

Pushing two collection shows for 2019, T. A. Gkekas – the Office Collection, together with PARTY Contemporary in Nicosia present the exhibition, “NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations”, which remains on view until January 11, 2020. As a keen writer, Anastasios often writes the press release:

Independent Collectorsa month ago

Hollywood at Home in New York

Hollywood at Home in New York

“I think of my collection as a snapshot of what’s happening today,” said Ms. Barasch, a trustee of the Sculpture Center and member of the Chairman’s Council at the Whitney Museum, where she’s a lead sponsor of “Rachel Harrison Life Hack,” running through Jan. 12.

New York Timesa month ago

Kenny Schachter on his Christmas clear out

Kenny Schachter on his Christmas clear out

The collector, dealer and self-confessed hoarder Kenny Schachter is clearing out some of his 1,000-strong art collection by selling 116 pieces through a Sotheby’s online sale. The auction, which ends tomorrow, is expected to fetch between £381,300 and £572,800.

The Art Newspapera month ago

The US Treasury Department Sanctioned Dealer Nazem Ahmed for Allegedly Using His Gallery to Fund a Terrorist Group

The US Treasury Department Sanctioned Dealer Nazem Ahmed for Allegedly Using His Gallery to Fund a Terrorist Group

In a press release issued Friday by the Department of the Treasury, the US government announced sanctions on diamond dealer and prominent art collector Nazem Said Ahmad, in an effort to fight money-laundering that supports Hezbollah—the Lebanon-based political faction categorized as a terrorist movement by American officials.

Artneta month ago

Danish Collector Jens Faurschou Is Opening a Private Museum in Brooklyn—and He Doesn’t Care If You Have Fun There

Danish Collector Jens Faurschou Is Opening a Private Museum in Brooklyn—and He Doesn’t Care If You Have Fun There

Seasoned art dealer and collector Jens Faurschou did not make the decision to open a branch of his foundation in New York lightly, even though he has already been through the process twice before in other cities.

Artneta month ago

My Inner Desire to Be Amongst Creatives Is Ever Present

My Inner Desire to Be Amongst Creatives Is Ever Present

The artists in my collection span from emerging to established. The underlying thread is the concern for the human condition and the desire to understand our identity.

Larrys Lista month ago

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 Magazinea month 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 Lista month 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 month 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 month ago

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 month ago

Mera Rubell Shares 5 Tips for New Collectors

Mera Rubell Shares 5 Tips for New Collectors

“For centuries it was the pope, it was the king, it was the queen that had accessibility to the artists. Today, we have access to talent,” said Mera Rubell.

Artsya month 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.

Artneta month ago

The Rubell Effect: How the Miami Couple Brought the Midas Touch to Generations of Young Artists

The Rubell Effect: How the Miami Couple Brought the Midas Touch to Generations of Young Artists

The story of Don and Mera Rubell, two of the most influential and perhaps most beloved contemporary art collectors of our time, typically unfolds with a rote sequence of numbers: The year they married and started collecting (1964); the modest budget they first devoted to buying art ($25, a quarter out of Mera’s weekly teacher’s salary); and the year they opened the Rubell Family Collection to present their holdings to the public (1993). By their latest tally, the Rubells own about 7,200 works by more than 1,000 artists, and that number grows by the hundreds every year.

Artneta month 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 Newspapera month 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.

Artneta month ago

I had an epiphany - An interview with British art collector Stuart Evans

I had an epiphany - An interview with British art collector Stuart Evans

“I had what I would call an epiphany. I realised that I could, within my resources, buy a significant work of art by a young artist and make a difference for that artist and make a huge difference for my living environment.”

Arterritory2 months ago

Why I Collect: Jonathan Anderson

Why I Collect: Jonathan Anderson

‘My collection is like a weird diary’: the acclaimed fashion designer on the artists he loves and why art belongs in the home

Art Basel2 months ago

What I’m Buying and Why: Collector Mihail Lari on the Most Impractical Work in His Collection and Why He Regrets Buying a De Kooning

What I’m Buying and Why: Collector Mihail Lari on the Most Impractical Work in His Collection and Why He Regrets Buying a De Kooning

Mihail Lari, the chair of the board of overseers for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, dishes on his edgy bathroom art and his favorite way to buy.

Artnet2 months ago