Author Archives: Dan Duray


News The Talent

New Curators For Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Artforum reports that Wellesley College’s Davis Museum has named Meredith Fluke and Claire Whitner as Kemper curator of academic programs and associate curator, respectively. Read more at Artforum.


Frieze London 2014 Market News
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Here Are Some More Frieze Sales Figures

All from The New York Times: The New York-based dealer Andrew Kreps brought three sculptures by the up-and-coming artist Darren Bader, who makes works in degradable materials that have to be recreated by their new owners. An axe in a … Read More


Market News
The work in question.

COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Joe Bradley Sells For $1.5 Million at Christie’s Sale

An untitled Joe Bradley painting from 2011 sold for £986,500 ($1,569,522) at the Christie’s contemporary sale in London this evening, nearly doubling its £500,000 high estimate. Interest in work by the artist has been steadily increasing over the past few … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market News price check
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Price Check: Frieze Masters

At art fairs, the ARTnews team checks in from time to time with dealers at certain booths to hear about any sales they’ve made. These disclosures are collected in a completely non-scientific fashion and based mainly on which booths have … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market News price check
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Price Check: Frieze London

At art fairs, the ARTnews team checks in from time to time with dealers at certain booths to hear about any sales they’ve made. These disclosures are collected in a completely non-scientific fashion and based mainly on which booths have … Read More


Frieze London 2014 real estate
Steve Pippin

Gavin Brown to Open New Location

This November, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise will open a second space on the Lower East Side at 291 Grand Street. Chatter of Brown’s real estate develompents has been going on for some time. Brown confirmed the new space at Frieze London, … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market
The "bedroom."

Helly Nahmad London Stages 1968 Period Piece Booth

Sometimes, when covering an art fair week you just have to accept the fact that a lot of the work is going to be publicity for the various galleries, booths and auctions that you’re covering. But it is with no … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market
The booth.

Get Your Nails Done at Carlos/Ishikawa’s Ed Fornieles/Korakrit Arunanondchai/Oscar Murillo Booth

The Carlos/Ishikawa booth in Frieze London’s Focus section this year features three heavy hitters all doing fairly insane things. You should definitely swing by, especially if you’re in need of some nail decor. The first strange thing you’ll notice are … Read More


Frieze London 2014 News
From the second floor of the collection.

Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch Open at Zabludowicz

“There’s lots of play on gender and sexuality,” a middle-aged British hipster explained to the two slightly uncomfortable-looking older ladies who, had this been a Monty Python sketch, would likely have been played by Michael Palin and Graham Chapman. (These … Read More


Frieze London 2014 parties
Richard Tuttle's I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language. in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Dan Duray

Scenes From the Richard Tuttle Opening at Tate Modern

Openings at the Tate Modern are a lot like openings at the Museum of Modern Art except there’s no whiskey of any kind, whereas at MoMA there is never fewer than three kinds. “God that’s awful,” said a friend, of … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Reviews
Glenn Ligon, Come Out, 2014. DAN DURAY

Don’t Miss Glenn Ligon at Camden Arts Centre

It’s a little off the beaten path but if you’re in London for Frieze and anywhere near the town’s northwest section (or “Zadie Smith country,” as the locals colorfully call it), you owe it to yourself to swing by the … Read More


Frieze London 2014 Market News parties
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Phillips Opens New Headquarters in London

Yesterday collectors and dealers crowded Phillips’s new headquarters at 30 Berkeley Square for a VIP preview of its upcoming Frieze Week auctions and to take in the building, which reportedly cost the company $160 million. In the airy front room … Read More


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A different dress by Perry. 

COURTESY LISA PERRY

Lisa Perry Designed The Uniforms For Larry Gagosian’s Japanese Restaurant

T: The New York Times Style Magazine has a preview of the uniforms for Kappo Masa, Larry Gagosian and Masa Takayama’s new Japanese restaurant at 980 Madison, which opens today. Head over for a look! They were designed by Lisa … Read More


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The 'F For Fake' Poster.

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Forged Forgeries Withdrawn From Auction

Over at the Financial Times, Georgina Adam reports that a New Zealand auction house has withdrawn  two lots said to be forged Monets by legendary forger Elmyr de Hory (subject of Orson Welles’s F For Fake), which were in fact … Read More