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An untitled work by Sigmar Polke from 1998, which sold for£1.06 million ($1.69 million) on a £600,000–£800,000 ($955,000–$1.27 million) estimate at Christie's London.

Oktoberfest in a Cutthroat Art World: Kenny Schachter at Frieze London

Today’s pal is tomorrow’s plaintiff! Read More


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Morning Links: How to Be a Collector Edition

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery plans a new expansion. [The Art Newspaper] The new Banksy in Bristol has already been vandalized. [The Guardian] Art Basel and the London art school Central St. Martins have collaborated on a course for new collectors. … Read More


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Anatomy of ‘The Anatomy Lesson’

Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014) tells the imagined story behind Rembrandt’s first large-scale masterpiece. The narrative is recounted by several characters: the coat thief, the woman carrying his child who hopes to save him, the … Read More


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‘Forcing Me in Joy to Paint Them': In Munich, a Rare Look at Florine Stettheimer

A retrospective of Florine Stettheimer, the great early American modernist, is a once-in-a-generation pleasure. Her old friend Marcel Duchamp organized one at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946, two years after her death from cancer at the age of … Read More


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The Rest Is Silence: Marina Abramovic on Her New Show at Sean Kelly

Marina Abramović and I had truly terrible technical difficulties on the phone when we spoke last weekend, which seemed appropriate given the premise of her new project at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, which opens this Thursday. The audience—up to … Read More


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Here’s the List for Mexico City’s 2015 Material Art Fair

Back in February, Mexico City’s Zona Maco art fair, then 11 years old, was joined by a scrappy newcomer, the Material Art Fair, focused on bleeding-edge galleries. “We were really battling to fill those stands,” Brett W. Schultz, one of the … Read More


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Young and Worldly: China’s Newest Collectors

A new generation reaches out far beyond its traditions and borders Read More


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Morning Links: Jean-Michel Othoniel Edition

An interview with Dave Hickey: “I am retired from the art world. I will never retire from art or writing.” [The Huffington Post] The Smithsonian intends to raise $1.5 billion for its museums [Associated Press] Daniel Arsham releases a new … Read More


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Art21 Founder and Executive Director Susan Sollins Has Died

Susan Sollins, the founder and executive director of Art21, died on October 13, Art21 announced today. “We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy,” the nonprofit art education organization wrote in a statement. No information … Read More


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Open All Night But Closed For Now: The Last Few Hours of the Whitney’s Breuer Building

By 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the controversy surrounding the graffiti attack on the fourth-floor wall of the Whitney’s “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” had died down, but the 36-hour marathon ending of the exhibition was still going strong. Buzzing like an all-night diner, … Read More


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Hardboiled: Stan Douglas’s Noir-ish Play Looks Great But Falls Flat

Set in 1948, Helen Lawrence, the first foray into theater by photo- and video-based artist Stan Douglas, revolves around Percy Walker, a small-time bookie (played by Nicholas Lea, still recognizable from The X-Files as the duplicitous Agent Krycek); Buddy Black … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Paul Kasmin’s Robert Motherwell Show Highlights the Artist’s Influence on a Younger Generation

Paul Kasmin, the Chelsea gallery that represents contemporary artists such as Walton Ford, Nir Hod, and James Nares, will open an extensive survey of Robert Motherwell’s works on paper on October 30. In addition, a show of young artists responding … Read More


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Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists

A new biography documents the exchange between art and fashion Read More