Market


Graphics Market
lower_east_side_galleries_2010_2015

Just How Quickly Has Manhattan’s Lower East Side Gallery District Grown?

Anyone who has visited Manhattan’s Lower East Side over the past few years knows that it seems to be growing more and more densely packed with galleries every single day. There are now a grand total of 132 of them … Read More


Market News
New site of Art Brussels 2016.

COURTESY TOUR & TAXIS

Art Brussels Relocating to Inner-City Brussels in 2016

The Art Brussels fair, which runs this weekend, is moving to a more central location for its 2016 edition—Tour & Taxis, which was formerly the site of the Royal Customs House. Constructed between 1904 and 1906, it sits adjacent to a … Read More


Market News
Screenshot of the screensaver, Event Listeners. 


COURTESY COINTEMPORARY.COM

MAK Vienna Becomes First Museum to Use Bitcoin to Acquire Art, a Harm van den Dorpel

Digital currencies have been (very) slowly but surely infiltrating the art market, and now the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) has become the first museum in the world to have purchased a work of art using Bitcoin. That … Read More


Market News
An intact and complete Elephant Bird Egg, Madagascar, 17th-century or earlier.COPYRIGHT SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s to Auction Big Ass Egg

Here’s one for all you egg fans out there: Sotheby’s sent out an e-mail blast this morning—headline: “The World’s Most Valuable Egg?”—announcing that it was selling an “extremely rare elephant bird egg,” valued at £30,000–£50,000 ($45,450–$75,750). For anyone used to … Read More


Market News
The Hotel du Duc.COURTESY CURTYS.COM

Outsider Art Fair Moves to New Locations in Paris and New York

The Outsider Art Fair, which will be held in Paris this fall and in New York next winter, has settled on new locations for both of its forthcoming iterations. In Paris, the fair will move to the Hôtel du Duc, … Read More


Graphics Market
Art_fairs_attendance_vs_galleries_change_FINAL_9-01

How Are Art Fairs Doing This Year?

A look at attendance and exhibitor numbers Read More


Market News
Robert Rauschenberg.COURTESY PACE GALLERY

Gagosian No Longer Represents Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is leaving Gagosian Gallery, which has represented the late artist’s work since a little after his death in 2008. The New York Times reports that the foundation will now be overseen by three galleries, spread out across the … Read More


Market News
Giacometti's Pointing Man.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Giacometti’s ‘L’homme Au Doigt,’ Coming to Auction for the First Time, Could Become Most Expensive Sculpture Ever

At Christie’s evening sale in New York on May 11, Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man) will be for sale for the first time at auction. The work has been owned by a “distinguished private collector” for … Read More


Dallas Art Week 2015 Market
2015 MTV RE:DEFINE GALA & AUCTION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN

At Dallas Art Week, a $2.2 M. Benefit Auction, a $2.5 M. Car, and ‘Spending Money Like Drunken Sailors’

Sometimes art-fair weeks have an echo-chamber reverb—the same canapés, the same Instagrams, the same Damien Hirst spin paintings. But if you’re lucky, the stars align and bequeath you unique experiences. On Friday, at 10:30, the morning after the opening of … Read More


Market SP-Arte 2015
ARTNEWS

Attack of the Monster Black Suit: Enormous Clothing Trend Continues at SP-Arte Fair

Some readers may recall that at last year’s edition of NADA’s Miami Beach art fair, no less than three exhibitors showed up with artworks that took the form of oversized articles of clothing—a fleece jacket by James Viscardi at The … Read More


Market SP-Arte 2015
Michael Werner Gallery, with work by Marcel Broodthaers on the wings and James Lee Byars at center. High mysticism, aesthetically and conceptually.

From a Gorgeous Bridget Riley to a Gargantuan Pile of Cookies: A Look Around SP-Arte 2015

When the 11th edition of the SP-Arte fair opened to invited guests this morning at 11 a.m. in Saõ Paulo, all was quiet. The few collectors on hand strolled through the airy, curvaceous 1957 building that Oscar Niemeyer designed for the … Read More


Market News The Talent
Sarah Koch. COURTESY CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL

Silvia Koch Named Director of Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul announced today that Silvia Koch will be the director of the Turkish art fair’s 10th edition. Koch comes from artnet, where she oversaw galleries from Berlin and London for the past seven years. Currently slated for November, the … Read More


Market Previews SP-Arte 2015
PSH projects, Miami and Bogotá and La Paz, Colombia Gastón Ugalde, Red V, 2013, C-print, 43¼ x 63 inches. COURTESY PSH PROJECTS

Preview SP-Arte 2015

The 11th edition of the SP-Arte fair opens April 9 in São Paulo, with a VIP preview on April 8. The fair will include 159 galleries from around the world, including blue-chip outfits like David Zwirner, Gagosian, and White Cube, … Read More


Market News
The Fontainebleau lobby.COURTESY FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH

NADA Miami Beach Will Move to the Fontainebleau Hotel

NADA Miami, the New Art Dealers Alliance’s fair during Art Basel Miami Beach in December, will be moving to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Collins Avenue for its 2015 edition. NADA opened in Miami in 2003, and in 2009 moved to … Read More