The 2014 edition.

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Marc Spiegler Seeks Asia Expert for New Basel Hong Kong Director

Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler said in a phone interview today that despite the impending departure of Art Basel’s Director Asia, Magnus Renfrew (who started the fair as Art HK in 2008), Art Basel Hong Kong attendees can expect better editions, if … Read More

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Damien Hirst to Open London Art Space Next Year

The Art Newspaper reports that Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, which was said to be set to open this year, will in fact open in “May or June” of next year. The space sounds properly museum-like and will include a restaurant … Read More

Cameron Winklevoss at the 2008 Olympics. 

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Paddle8 Partners With Winklevoss Twins, May Let You Buy Art With Bitcoins

Earlier this week the Winklevoss twins’ Winklevoss Capital invested in the auction start-up Paddle8. The investment on the part of the twins, famous for their claims regarding the development of Facebook and more recently their boosting of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, … Read More

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Art Basel Hong Kong’s Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams

Magnus Renfrew, Art Basel’s Director Asia, overseeing its Hong Kong fair, announced that he is leaving the company to join Bonhams as deputy chairman Asia and director of fine arts, according to Bloomberg. Renfrew—the founding director who led the Art HK fair … Read More

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Profiles

Viveca Paulin-Ferrell: L.A. Story

Actress and former auctioneer Viveca Paulin-Ferrell has become a major player on the California scene Read More

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Liu Yiqian Waves Off Tea Controversy, Says $36.3 Million Cup ‘Isn’t… Appropriate for the Masses’

Liu Yiqian, one of China’s biggest art collectors, made waves last week when an image of him drinking tea from an antique porcelain cup that he bought at Sotheby’s for $36.3 million (paying for the item with his American Express … Read More

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Goldsmiths to Build Public Art Gallery

Goldmsiths, the University of London—home to one of the world’s most prestigious art departments—will soon build a public gallery behind that department’s South East London facility, The Art Newspaper reports.

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Looking at Art

What Does Latino Look Like?

A show at the National Portrait Gallery takes a broad view of how artists consider identity in their work Read More

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California African American Museum Director Charmaine Jefferson to Resign

Charmaine Jefferson, director of Los Angeles’ California African American Museum, will depart her post by the end of the day today, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Curators Tend to Make Around $150,000 A Year for Major Shows

In a story out today, The Art Newspaper reports that Germano Celant’s eyebrow-raising $1 million fee for his upcoming work on Milan Expo 2015 is not standard for curators of major shows like the expo, Documenta, or the Venice Biennale. … Read More

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Sotheby’s Plans ‘Modest’ Layoffs

Sotheby’s auction house announced Thursday that it will soon downsize a “modest” number of its employees worldwide.

From the first ARTnews 200.
Features

Addendum: The ARTnews 200 Legacy

This month’s ARTnews features the 24th installment of our annual “ARTnews 200″ list, a comprehensive guide to the influential collectors of this year. We recently took the opportunity to peruse the ARTnews archives, to see what the first edition from the … Read More

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Massimiliano Gioni Named ‘Artistic Director’ of the New Museum

The New Museum announced today today that curator Massimiliano Gioni will now hold the title “Artistic Director” at the museum.

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Richard Mellon Scaife Bequeathed Collection to Two Pennsylvania Museums

The art collection of Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pennsylvania-based billionaire who died on July 4 at 82, will be split between to the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art in Chadds Ford and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in … Read More