Author Archives: Dan Duray

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Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More

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Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment. Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of … Read More


William Pope.L Discusses His Artforum Cover at CAA: ‘Leave Me Out of It’

At the start of her talk with William Pope.L at the College Art Association conference on Friday, part of the “Annual Distinguished Artists’” interview series, MoMA PS1 curator Jenny Schlenzka told Pope.L that she was happy to be speaking to … Read More

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Intelligence Discourse: At David Carr’s Final Interview, With Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras

Last night Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Edward Snowden (via Google Hangout) took the stage with moderator David Carr at a New York Times TimesTalks at the New School that would amount to a last interview for Carr, who collapsed … Read More


The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More

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Paula Crown on Her Marlborough Show: ‘I’m Painting with the Tools of Technology’

Tonight at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan, Paula Crown opens “The Sublime and the Center: Dimensions of Landscape.” Spread across a variety of mediums, the show all stems from a series of drawings Crown made while flying in … Read More

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Florence Bourgeois to Head Paris Photo, Christoph Wiesner Named Artistic Director

Florence Bourgeois has been named the director of Paris Photo and Paris Photo Los Angeles, the next of which will run at Paramount Pictures Studios from May 1 through May 3, 2015. The major fair has been without a director … Read More

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Barnes Foundation Elects Three New Trustees

The Philadelphia-based Barnes Foundation has announced the election of three new members to its board of trustees: John J. Aglialoro, Catherine L. Hughes, and Gregory Charles Miller. Aglialoro is described in the press release as “Chairman of CYBEX, a manufacturer … Read More

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Sheila Heti Publishes Autofill Email Short Story

Later this month the art world-adjacent writer Sheila Heti will debut her play All Our Happy Days Are Stupid at The Kitchen in New York. The show will run February 19 through 28. First, though the show will hit Heti’s … Read More

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Eric Clapton Continues Auction Sales With Cy Twombly

Next week in London Eric Clapton will sell a Cy Twombly painting from 1969 that he bought in 2012 for under $6 million that now bears that low estimate, The Daily Telegraph reports. The news follows a streak of recent … Read More



Jerry Saltz Is the First Art Critic Ever to Win a National Magazine Award for His Column

Last night the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the winners of its National Magazine Awards, also known as the ASMEs, or the Ellies, after the title of the Alexander Calder-designed elephant trophy given to those winners. You can see … Read More

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Glenn Lowry and Anne Pasternak Sound Off on Charlie Hebdo on NPR

This morning’s Brian Lehrer show on New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC featured Museum of Modern Art Director Glenn Lowry and Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak ahead of MoMA’s panel on “Charlie Hebdo, [MoMA PS1 show] Zero Tolerance, … Read More

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There Are A Handful of Interesting Auction Debuts Coming Up in the London Day Sale

More and more we’ve seen Christie’s and Sotheby’s entering the market for younger artists, traditionally the domain of Phillips auction house, and Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary day sale in London on February 12 is no different. In fact, there are … Read More

Bonnard self-portrait.


Heartwarming Secret Masterpiece Narrative Takes Tragic Turn, Fine Turn

Georgina Adam’s Financial Times column today opens with the story of a “retired Italian factory worker” who bought two paintings for £20 in 1975 that turned out to be by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard. Fantastic, right? No. Because: When … Read More