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Guston at McKee Gallery's Frieze Masters booth.

Oktoberfest in a Cutthroat Art World: Kenny Schachter at Frieze London

Today’s pal is tomorrow’s plaintiff! Read More


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Here’s the List for Mexico City’s 2015 Material Art Fair

Back in February, Mexico City’s Zona Maco art fair, then 11 years old, was joined by a scrappy newcomer, the Material Art Fair, focused on bleeding-edge galleries. “We were really battling to fill those stands,” Brett W. Schultz, one of the … Read More


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Young and Worldly: China’s Newest Collectors

A new generation reaches out far beyond its traditions and borders Read More


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Paul Kasmin’s Robert Motherwell Show Highlights the Artist’s Influence on a Younger Generation

Paul Kasmin, the Chelsea gallery that represents contemporary artists such as Walton Ford, Nir Hod, and James Nares, will open an extensive survey of Robert Motherwell’s works on paper on October 30. In addition, a show of young artists responding … Read More


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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.

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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


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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


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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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Old Shoes and a Sleeping Guard at Frieze

Not to worry. Those high-top Pumas hanging over the sign for Hauser & Wirth’s booth at Frieze are supposed to be there. As with most unusual sights at an art fair, it’s an artwork. The artist responsible is the relentless … Read More


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The view from above.

The Sunday Fair, a Low-Key Frieze Week Satellite, Opens in London

The Sunday art fair is just a five-minute walk down Marylebone Street from Frieze, but—as the saying goes—it feels like a world away. Frieze, for instance, opened yesterday to thrumming crowds that included Valentino and A$AP Rocky, but this afternoon, … Read More


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Untitled, 1989, at Capitain/Metro.

There Are Quite a Few Kippenbergers at Frieze Masters

The Germans are everywhere at Frieze Masters! Strolling booths yesterday, I started counting the number of Gerhard Richter paintings on view, but quickly lost count. Same for Sigmar Polkes, which were running a close second—maybe not surprising since his retrospective, … Read More


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The "bedroom."

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


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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


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London Auction Preview: ‘Dschungelbild’ by Gerhard Richter (1971)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More