Author Archives: Dan Duray


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‘Sheer Pandemonium Broke Out': Please Enjoy The Story of the First Painting to Sell For Over £1 M. At Auction

At The Spectator, Richard Cork tells when he was in the room for the first ever painting to sell for £1 million at auction. Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. It started at £315,000, and took just 130 seconds. After … Read More


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Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize

The 32-year-old mixed-media artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby has won the 2014 James Dicke Prize Contemporary Artist Prize, the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today. The award comes with $25,000 and, according to the release, “recognizes an artist younger than 50 … Read More


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Sotheby’s Gives Outgoing CEO Bill Ruprecht $4 M. Golden Handshake

An SEC filing out today shows that outgoing Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht will receive $4 million in severance. The company, which has been the subject of scrutiny from hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb for the past year, announced last week that Ruprecht … Read More


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Francine Snyder to Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced today that it has hired Francine Snyder, formerly the director of the library and archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as its first senior archivist. Among other tasks, Snyder will work on the forthcoming Rauschenberg … Read More


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Ugo Rondinone Joins Public Art Fund Board

The Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, whose Public Art Fund-organized “Human Nature” show took over Rockefeller Center last year, has joined the board of the organization, it announced today. The release also said that Vin Cipolla, who has served as president of … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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