Author Archives: Dan Duray


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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


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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


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Zielony, Steyerl, Nicolai, Metwaly, and Rizk to Represent Germany in Venice

Der Spiegel, via Artforum, reports that Tobias Zielony, Hito Steyerl, Olaf Nicolai, Jasmina Metwaly, and Philip Rizk have been chosen to represent Germany in the 2015 Venice Biennale by pavilion curator Florian Ebner. Read more at Artforum.


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Pharrell Williams Did Not Visit the Museum Show He Curated

The Wall Street Journal reports that Pharrell Williams did not actually visit “This Is Not A Toy,” a show of designer toys that he was said to have co-curated at Design Exchange, a national design museum in Toronto. Pharell had donated … Read More


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Art Basel Now Owns Art Basel Hong Kong Outright

In a quiet Friday afternoon email, the Art Basel organization announced that its owner, MCH Group, has acquired the final 40 percent of Art Basel Hong Kong. The deal news is minor since MCH already purchased 60 percent of the … Read More


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Margulies Collection Acquires Centerpiece of Royal Academy’s Anselm Kiefer Show

The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired Die Erdzeitalter (Ages Of The World) (2014), the daunting installation that serves as something of a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy, which runs through December. “This major work … Read More


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The Met Plans 100-Artist Online Video and Photography Series

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is at work on organizing an online series of video and photography from 100 “inspirational artists” set to run in 2015. Tentatively titled “The Artist Project,” the series will take its basis from other Met … Read More


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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.


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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


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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


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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


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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