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MoMA to Deaccession a Monet

The New York Times reports that the Museum of Modern Art will sell a work by Claude Monet at Sotheby’s London’s February 3 auction. The work features an irrevocable bid, which is slightly akin to having been pre-sold, and carries an estimate … Read More

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Here Is the 2015 AIPAD Photography Show New York Exhibitor List

From April 16 to April 19, the AIPAD Photography Show New York, the annual fair dedicated to photography and held by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, will return to the Park Avenue Armory for its 35th edition. Today, … Read More

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TEFAF Hires Patrick van Maris as CEO, Paul Hustinx Retiring

The European Fine Art Fair, or TEFAF, which takes place annually in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and which is known for its top-flight galleries, top-notch canapés  (150,000 were served at the preview in 2011, the last year on record) and generous beverage … Read More

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Meet Your Latest Art Auction Start-Up: FAB

In the Financial Times today, Georgina Adam reports that there’s a new “game-changer in the field of auctioneering” headed our way. Fine Art Bourse, or FAB, is an online auction house founded by Australian Tim Goodman, formerly a major player … Read More

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The Art in Alberto Mugrabi’s Home Is Definitely Worth Much More Than the Home Itself

The collector and dealer Alberto Mugrabi has put his Gramercy Park North home up for sale, Curbed reports, and you can head over there now for some great real-estate porn, which naturally features tons of art. In 2013 Mugrabi bought … Read More

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Pete Wells: The Average Markup for Wine at Larry Gagosian’s Kappo Masa Restaurant is 200 to 300 Percent

In his review of the Upper East Side’s Kappo Masa, a sushi joint owned by chef Masayoshi Takayama and dealer Larry Gagosian, Pete Wells, the restaurant critic for The New York Times, spends quite a lot of time discussing the … Read More

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The interior of Pioneer Works, where 1:54 NY will be held from May 15–17. COURTESY 1:54 AND PIONEER WORKS

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces New York Pop-Up

The London-based 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be jumping across the pond, albeit briefly, this year for 1:54 NY, the fair announced yesterday on its website. The pop-up will be held at Red Hook art center Pioneer Works from … Read More

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Richard Serra, Double Rift II, 2013, three panels and one color etching, 94 x 144 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GEMINI G.E.L. LLC

Benefit Preview: SculptureCenter at Maccarone

This February, Long Island City’s SculptureCenter will stage a benefit exhibition at New York’s Maccarone gallery and, whether or not you’re looking to buy, it seems like it’s going to be a great one. The show runs February 3 through … Read More

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Skate’s Reports: 2014 Was the Worst Year for Global Art Industry Stocks

2014 was the worst year for the global art industry companies tracked by Skate’s Art Stock Index (SASI) since 2005. SASI tracks 16 listed companies that derive most of their business from servicing the art market, collectors and/or artists, with … Read More

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Jesús Rafael Soto, "Armonia Ambigua," 1982.©Jesús Rafael Soto/ADAGP, Paris, 2014. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

Transatlantic Kinetic Energy: Perrotin Brings Jesús Rafael Soto to New York and Paris

Born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, in 1923, Jesús Rafael Soto began his artistic career painting film posters for local movie theaters as a teenager. After discovering Cubism as a student at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Caracas, Soto moved … Read More

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Skate’s Reports: Masterpieces Market Exceeds $50 Billlion in Size in 2014, Yields 4.9 Percent Average Return

Skate’s has released key performance metrics for the global art market measured by the universe of the top 10,000 artworks by auction prices (Skate’s Top 10,000). The world’s high-end art market crossed the $50 billion mark in the second half of … Read More

2014: The Year in Review Market

The Top 10 Auction Lots of 2014

This past year was yet another strong one for the auctions, so we’ve complied a list of the top 10 most expensive lots to remind you of the top earners. The trends to spot are trends that have been going on for … Read More

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Family of Deceased Qatari Sheik Will Pay $7.5 M. for Stamps, Rep Says

The New York Post reports that Qatar’s ruling family, the Al-Thanis, will pay the $7.5 million it allegedly owes for a set of stamps recently purchased by its patriarch Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died in November. The Al-Thianis … Read More

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Georgia O’Keeffe, "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1."© 2014 The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Women’s Worth: The Price of Being a Female Artist

There has never been a time when auction results for art made by women have equaled those of art made by men. This year has seen a reawakening of the discussion of this disparity—of why, and by how much art … Read More