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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


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London Auction Preview: ‘Flowers’ by Andy Warhol (1964)

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


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At Werner's booth.

At Frieze, a James Lee Byars Performance Strolls the Aisles, Looking for a Buyer

No matter where you were strolling today at London’s Frieze Art Fair, a group of 10 young people wearing bright pink hats always seemed to walk by, performing James Lee Byars’s 10 in a Hat (c. 1969/2012) piece. Who was responsible? An … Read More


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Dancers prepare for the ballet performances that Nick Mauss has planned to run throughout the fair.

A Tour of Frieze London 2014

The 2014 edition of Frieze London has begun, swinging its doors open to VIPs this morning at 10 a.m. in Regent’s Park. It runs through Saturday. By noon the aisles were thick with people, on the hunt for a new artwork, an old … Read More


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At Frieze.

Two Franz Erhard Walthers, a Classic and a Rarity, Alight at Frieze

As the aisles buzzed inside Frieze London this morning, a young woman in black pants, a black sweater, and black shoes was standing absolutely still on a sheet of metal in the shape of an L. Most people rushed by, but a … Read More


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On one lift.

Frieze Art Fair Has Already Started in the London Tube

London’s Frieze Art Fair doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14, when it will open to invited guests, but if you’re looking to get a head start on the action, head over to the Regent’s Park Underground stop, which is … Read More


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Phillips Opens New Headquarters in London

Yesterday collectors and dealers crowded Phillips’s new headquarters at 30 Berkeley Square for a VIP preview of its upcoming Frieze Week auctions and to take in the building, which reportedly cost the company $160 million. In the airy front room … Read More


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London Auction Preview: ‘Abstraktes Bild’ by Gerhard Richter (1990)

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


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London Auction Preview: ‘Ohne Titel’ by Martin Kippenberger (1992)

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


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Sotheby's building in New York City.

Schlumberger Collection Could Fetch $85 M. At Auction

On Monday, Sotheby’s announced that a block of modern and contemporary art from the personal collection of Pierre and Sao Schlumberger is expected to sell for upwards of $85 million when it goes to auction this November. Highlights of the sale … Read More


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EBay Launches Its Live Auction Platform

Today eBay unveiled its new online auction platform, which aims to open up a rarefied market to the broadest possible audience, providing a virtual entrance to auction house salesrooms for eBay’s whooping 149 million online shoppers (technology that will, presumably, soon … Read More


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Skate’s Releases Report On Art Fairs

Earlier today the art market analysis service Skate’s released its Art Fairs Report, part of a series of 16 annual reports covering, “art industry earnings and statistics from listed companies (tracked with Skate’s Art Stock Index since 2009), art trading … Read More