Author Archives: Dan Duray


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COURTESY ART BASEL HONG KONG

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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PS Arts chairman Joshua Tanzer with Stiller and Koons.

COURTESY JOE SCHILDHORN/BFA

Ben Stiller, Shepard Fairey Celebrate Americans for the Arts at Cipriani

“There’s Frank Stella right there!” Nora Halpern said giddily as the iconic 78-year-old abstract impressionist wandered through the crowd gathering at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday night. Halpern, an art historian and curator by training, is now … 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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From 82nd & Fifth

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


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


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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
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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


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