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Sotheby’s $50 M. Van Gogh Actually Failed to Sell in 1990

Sotheby’s has put together an impressive evening sale for next week, led by two works literally guaranteed to go for above $100 million and $80 million each (by Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigiani, respectively). The catalogue cover lot for the … Read More

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Dia to Stage Dan Flavin Show Without Estate’s Consent

The New York Times reports that Dia will soon stage a potentially permanent Allora & Calzadilla project in Puerto Rico that uses the work of Dan Flavin without the estate’s blessing. Read more at The Times.


An October Surprise at Paula Cooper Gallery

I really don’t want to ruin it, so if you’re going to be able to make it over to Paula Cooper Gallery’s 534 West 21st Street space in Chelsea before November 29, when it goes off view, stop reading right now. … Read More

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Ryan McNamara Will Stage 2013 Performa Commission at Art Basel Miami Beach

Ryan McNamara will perform MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet, an expanded version of his 2013 Performa Biennial commission in New York City, during Art Basel Miami Beach. For Performa, the ballet was performed at the Connelly … Read More

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Morning Links: Jared Leto Edition

A petition about the plan to close outposts of Swedish cultural institutions in the Mediterranean already has thousands of signatures. [The Art Newspaper] Roberta Smith on Chris Ofili at the New Museum [The New York Times] Juliet Mitchell on the … Read More

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David Wojnarowicz Photograph Sets Artist Record at Bonhams

Art Daily reports that a photograph by David Wojnarowicz has set a new record at Bonhams auction house, selling for $125,000, four times the high estimate. The artist’s previous record, according to Artnet, was $122,500, achieved at a Christie’s afternoon … Read More


MoMA Plans Picabia Retrospective for 2016

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will mount a Francis Picabia retrospective in November 2016. Rumors of a show featuring the Dadaist master have been circulating for a while, and the museum confirmed the news with The New … Read More

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To Bushwick! Shows to See Right Now in Brooklyn’s Outermost Art District

Remember back in early 2012 when Luhring Augustine announced that it was opening a gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and everyone wondered if other blue-chip galleries would follow suit? There was a new rumor every week: Gagosian Bushwick! Zwirner Bushwick! Pace … Read More


The Thoroughly Modern Met

With the Lauder Collection gift, the Met reframes the Cubist movement for the 21st century Read More

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Morning Links: Allen Jones Edition

Controversial British artist Allen Jones has his first U.K. show in almost 20 years. [The Spectator] Melissa Chiu steps into her new role as director of the Hirshhorn Museum. She’s named Gianni Jetzer, the former Swiss Institute director, curator at … Read More


Sarah Thornton’s Next Act

The journalist’s new book documents her interactions with Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Cady Noland Read More

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‘Gray Is the Color of the Insides': El Anatsui at Mnuchin Gallery

For one of the most famous colorists in the contemporary art world, it was a shock to hear El Anatsui detail his devotion to gray and its many shades. Anatsui spoke at Mnuchin Gallery for the occasion of his new … Read More

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Gavin Brown’s Bridget Donahue to Open Gallery on Lower East Side

Bridget Donahue, director at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, plans to open a gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In an email to ARTnews Donahue said she received the keys to the space at 99 Bowery, on the second floor, on Monday. She … Read More


Christie’s Appoints Elizabeth Beaman as New Head of American Art Department

Yesterday, Christie’s New York announced the appointment of Elizabeth Beaman to the Head Of Department, American Art. Beaman, who joined the department in 2011 as Vice President, will replace Liz Sterling, who has decided to depart the auction house to … Read More