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Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market

Which International Art Fairs Have the Largest Attendance?

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. In an analysis of attendance figures, Skate’s found “that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art … Read More

Katherine Bernhardt, Hamburgers, French fries, and Basketballs, 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CANADA

Here Are the Nominees for the 2014 AICA Awards

Today the United Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) announced the nominees for its 2014 awards, which honor exhibitions, performances, writers, and blogs. More than 400 AICA will cast ballots to decide first- and second-place winners. Looking over the list may make … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market

Just How International Is The Armory Show?

The Armory Show, which opens its 17th edition in New York next Wednesday, bills itself as “a leading international contemporary and modern art fair.” But just how international is it? We looked at where its exhibitors are based, and discovered that … Read More

Alice Neel, Woman on a Train, ca. 1940, watercolor on paper. ©THE ESTATE OF ALICE NEEL. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/LONDON

The Risk-Taking Portraitist of the Upper West Side: On Alice Neel’s Tense Paintings, in 1962

Alice Neel, like many women artists of her time, was under-appreciated when she was alive. During the 1930s, Neel was employed by the Works Project Administration and painted urban landscapes. Between then and the ’60s, the art world nearly ignored her. During the ’60s, … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
Stuart Shave Modern Art, LondonTorey Thornton, You Pissed On My Suburban (Divide), 2014.

Preview the 2015 Independent Fair

It’s hard to believe that the Independent is now in its sixth year. It feels like just yesterday that it opened up for the first time (in 2010) at the old Dia Art Foundation building in Manhattan’s West Chelsea gallery … Read More

Two African elephants. 


Morning Links: Elephant Edition

Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman behind high-end free ports dedicated to storing and shipping art in Geneva, Luxembourg and Singapore, was detained in Monaco on Wednesday on suspicion of fraud. He is currently under investigation for fraud in the hundreds of millions … Read More

The face that launched a thousand twerks — Miley Cyrus at the infamous 2013 VMAs.


Morning Links: Twerking Edition

For his new “Producers” series, sculptor Xavier Veilhan convinced Daft Punk to unmask themselves so he could make 3D scans of them, which he then used to create wooden sculptures of the pair. Veilhan also has a double exhibition, “Music,” opening … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Andrew Jeffrey Wright.

Consumer Reports: Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Andrew Jeffrey Wright is a multi-hyphenate Philadelphia artist known for, among other things, his screenprints, paintings, animations, drawings, collages, videos, installations, and performances. He is a co-founder of the influential Philadelphia gallery and creative community Space 1026 and has worked in collaboration with artists … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Previews
David Zwirner, New York and LondonForrest Bess, Untitled, 1967, oil on canvas, 10 x 14 inches.

Preview ADAA’s 2015 Art Show

The Art Dealers Association of America’s 27th edition of The Art Show opens March 4, with a gala preview on March 3. The fair will include 72 galleries, with the majority hailing from New York, and will boast several monographic … Read More

Thom Yorke, Radiohead frontman. 


Morning Links: Radiohead Edition

Mexico City’s Museo Jumex cancels a controversial Hermann Nitsch show. [The New York Times] London’s Wellcome Collection is showing a new exhibition, “Forensics, The Anatomy of Crime,” which showcases female artists who make art out of murder. [The Guardian] Read … Read More

René Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) (1929). 


Morning Links: Surrealist Comedy Edition

Despite improved relations with the US, Cuba is still refusing to return seized art. [The Art Newspaper] Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to set up a Prime Minister’s Committee on the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries if he wins the … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In A Band. 


9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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A scene from Pac-Man. 


Morning Links: Video Game Edition

The Toledo Museum of Art will return a 450-year-old astrolabe to the German museum from where it was likely stolen. [ABC News] Rothschild heirs are donating 186 works of their formerly Nazi-looted art to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe] … Read More

Graphics Market
Artists' individual contributions to the evening sales at Sotheby's and Chrsitie's in London.

Dissecting the London Postwar Sales

The postwar and contemporary evening sales in London this month brought in more than £240 million (about $370 million) in total sales for Sotheby’s and Christie’s—a banner year for the annual auctions. Today we slice into the numbers to see … Read More