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Serge Lasvignes Nominated to Head Pompidou Center

Government secretary general Serge Lasvignes was nominated this week to replace Alain Seban as head of the Pompidou Center, a surprise choice considering his background as a high-level French government official and a graduate of the prestigious L’École Nationale d’Administration. … Read More


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True Confessions of a Justified Art Dealer, Part Four: Up All Night in the Dream Factory

I’d been an art dealer in Los Angeles for three years when I decided I’d had enough and got a job working the bar at Hop Louie, a neighborhood establishment in Chinatown. After Sinky, the 72-year-old Chinese bartender, suffered his … Read More


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Wu-Tang Clan Previews One-of-a-Kind Album at PS1

Last night the Wu-Tang Clan played 13 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the group’s new album, for a select group at MoMA PS1. The event was even more significant because of the marketing surrounding the album, which, … Read More


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Picabia Alert #6: Sailing on the Open Sea in Ostend, Belgium

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016. Today’s Picabia Alert takes us to Ostend, Belgium, … Read More


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Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel 2015

Art Basel announced today the full line-up for its 46th edition, which runs June 18–21 in Basel, Switzerland. There are 283 galleries from 33 countries, spread out over four sections–the main fair, Edition (for prints and multiples), Feature, wherein galleries … Read More


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Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More


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Morning Links: Monica Lewinsky Edition

The artist who painted the portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs in Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he painted a shadow of the Monica Lewinsky scandal onto the canvas. [The Guardian] Tatiana Trouvé’s Desire Lines, an art project commissioned for Central Park by … Read More


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Chelsea Restaurant Moran’s, Longtime Staple for Gallery Dinners, Has Closed

Moran’s, a Chelsea restaurant on Tenth Avenue where auction house specialists, Upper East Side gallery directors, and Lower East Side art dealers have all joined together at some point to eat french fries at the bar and snort cocaine in … Read More


Market Miami Basel 2015 News
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Pulse Miami Shifts to Tuesday Opening, Saturday Closing

The Pulse contemporary art fair, which opens its New York edition this week, has announced new dates for its Miami Beach fair edition, which will return to a tent in Indian Beach Park this year. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 1, through … 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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Artists
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Gods and Monsters: Zhang Huan on ‘Semele,’ His Cross-Cultural Opera

In George Friedrich Handel’s 1743 opera Semele, which is based on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a young woman named Semele runs away from a would-be marriage to have an affair with Jupiter. She finds herself in trouble when Juno grows … Read More


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An After Dark project robot with Jacob Epstein's The Visitation (1926) at Tate Britain.


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Morning Links: Robot Tour Guides Edition

Marina Abramovic has announced that her memoir will arrive in the fall of 2016, to coincide with her 70th birthday. [New York Times] The crown of the Siamese King offered in 1861 to Napoleon III in the Château de Fontainebleau … Read More


Artists News
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Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Artist, Collector, and Patron, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the beloved Spock character on the original Star Trek series, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles. Though his 4-year tenure on Star Trek (1966-69) became his … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market
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Which International Art Fairs Have the Highest Attendance?

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. In an analysis of attendance figures, Skate’s found “that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art … Read More