Author Archives: Dan Duray

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Simon de Pury Will Curate at 3 Grafton Street in London

What’s up next for Simon de Pury, the former head of the auction house formerly known as Phillips de Pury and Co. and former host of that former Bravo show about art? Georgina Adam has the answer in her Financial … Read More



Vice Picks Up Glenn O’Brien’s New ‘TV Party’

The Vice media network has picked up Glenn O’Brien’s new iteration of TV Party, O’Brien said in a phone call today. O’Brien described the partnership, which will distribute the three episodes that he’s already filmed on Vice’s YouTube channel, as … Read More


Georgia O’Keeffe Painting Sells for $44.4 M., a New Record for Female Artists

A Georgia O’Keeffe flower painting sold by the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., to bolster its acquisitions fund sold for $44.4 million today at Sotheby’s New York, setting a new auction record for work by a female artist. The … Read More


ICA Miami Plans Shows With Ebner, Miller, Sullivan

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, the new contemporary museum in Miami’s Design District, has just announced its programming for 2015 through 2016, which will feature shows of Shannon Ebner, John Miller, and Ryan Sullivan. From the release: Comprising the … Read More



Laylah Ali to Paul Kasmin

Paul Kasmin gallery now represents the painter Laylah Ali. Ali is known for her gouache works, which use cartoons and folklore to examine race and class. Works from her best known series, “Greenheads,” were featured in the 2003 Venice Biennale. … Read More


LiveAuctioneers Raises $47.6 M. in Venture Capital

LiveAuctioneers, the auction start-up founded in 2002 and the dominant online platform for all non-Christie’s -Sotheby’s and -Heritage auctions, has raised $47.6 million, the company announced today. The lead investor was Bessemer Venture Partners, which has a number of successes … Read More


Laurie Anderson Will Debut New Performance at Park Avenue Armory in 2015

Music and performance artist Laurie Anderson will debut a new work, Language of the Future: The Line, at the Park Avenue Armory in October 2015, the Armory said in a release today. From that release: In Language of the Future: … Read More



Martí Manen to Curate Spanish Pavilion at 2015 Venice Biennale

Artforum reports that Martí Manen will curate Spain’s 2015 Venice Biennale pavilion. “Manen will present a group exhibition that takes Salvador Dali as its starting point,” writes Artforum. Manen, who co-curated the Turku Biennal 2011 in Finland, will explore the … Read More

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Auction Start-Up Auctionata Pulls In $675,000 at Contemporary and Modern Sale

Art Market Monitor crunches the numbers on the Berlin-based auction start-up Auctionata’s first sale in New York which totaled about $675,000, which, they write, “is not a bad result for a first sale, especially when the company was able to … Read More

A poster for the New Museum's upcoming Triennial. COURTESY NEW MUSEUM

New Museum to Publish 2015 Triennial Poetry Book

Last week the New Museum announced the participants in its 2015 triennial, “Surround Audience,” which is being organized by curator Lauren Cornell and the artist Ryan Trecartin, and opens this coming February. A minor note in the release was that the museum … Read More

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The Grand Palais during the Paris Photo art fair, earlier this month.

Dealer on Fairs: ‘We Have to Do Them… People Don’t Buy From Galleries Any More’

The Financial Times just posted its report from the Paris Photo art fair which includes a paragraph about the current proliferation of art fairs. It reads: At a time when most gallery staff barely touch home base before they’re packing … Read More

U2's Warhol


U2 Will Sell Its Warhol

The band U2 will sell an Andy Warhol that they own collectively at an upcoming Bonhams Prints and Multiples sale, the website Art Fix Daily reports. The print of a tipped-over Coca-Cola can was commissioned for a Time magazine cover … Read More

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Tauba Auerbach, Untitled (Fold), 2010, acrylic on canvas. COURTESY PHILLIPS.

Records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson at $52 M. Phillips Contemporary Art Sale

Earlier tonight Phillips ended the week of contemporary art auctions in New York with a small sale that saw new records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson but brought in just $51.96 million with premium, below the evening’s … Read More

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Mayerson's 'My Family' (2013)


Michel Auder and Keith Mayerson Join Marlborough Chelsea

Marlborough Chelsea now represents video artist Michel Auder and the painter Keith Mayerson, the gallery told ARTnews today. Both New York-based artists have had storied careers, and both recently participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. (Auder also participated in Documenta 13). Director … Read More