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COURTESY ARTBASEL.COM

Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel 2015

Art Basel announced today the full line-up for its 46th edition, which runs June 18–21 in Basel, Switzerland. There are 283 galleries from 33 countries, spread out over four sections–the main fair, Edition (for prints and multiples), Feature, wherein galleries … Read More


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Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More


Market Miami Basel 2015 News
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COURTESY PULSE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

Pulse Miami Shifts to Tuesday Opening, Saturday Closing

The Pulse contemporary art fair, which opens its New York edition this week, has announced new dates for its Miami Beach fair edition, which will return to a tent in Indian Beach Park this year. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 1, through … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market
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Which International Art Fairs Have the Highest 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


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


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


Armory Week 2015 Market
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2015 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

Armory Week has returned! Here’s a rundown on next week’s most important fairs.  Armory Show March 5–8 With an entire week of fairs dedicated to its name, the Armory Show is the largest of them all, with more than 200 exhibitors showing artwork … Read More


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Skate’s: Top Four Online Auction Houses Cleared $144 M. Last Year

In its latest Market Note, Skate’s notes that Berlin-based online art trading platform Auctionata published its 2014 results, rising to the number-one spot ahead of peers like Paddle8, Christie’s, and artnet.com with $41 million in gross merchandise value sold, a 148 percent increase … Read More


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COURTESY PETER LIK

Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More


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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


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A 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina Chassis No. 1945 SAEngine No. 1945 SA (estimate: $6–7 million) will be offered on March 14 at the RM Sotheby's sale in Amelia Island, Florida.


COURTESY RM SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Acquires Stake in Collector-Car Specialist RM Auctions

Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership, RM Sotheby’s, in which Sotheby’s will acquire a 25 percent ownership interest in the car-auction company, with the opportunity to increase its stake. (The market for collector cars, … Read More


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COURTESY GAGOSIAN

Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment. Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of … Read More


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Speculation (2014), by Sarah Meyohas.


COURTESY THE ARTIST

A New Cryptocurrency Enters the Art Market: BitchCoin

Artist Sarah Meyohas launched her own personal cryptocurrency on Sunday night in the Financial District at Trinity Place, a bar located across from the birthplace of the Occupy movement, Zuccotti Park. Called BitchCoin, perhaps a feminist play on the name … Read More


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Ahmed Mater's "Cowboy Code (Hadith)" (2012)COURTESY THE ARMORY SHOW

Here Is the Lineup of Special Projects for the 2015 Armory Show

The Armory Show at Piers 94 and 92 in New York has announced the full line-up of special projects for its 2015 edition, which are part of the fair’s Focus section, centering this year around the Middle East. Projects at … Read More