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A Bigger Version of Christie’s $22 M. Léger Sold in 2001 for $5.7 M.

One of the top lots at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale this Wednesday evening will be Fernand Léger’s Les constructeurs avec arbre (1949–50), a penis-heavy oil on canvas work that clocks in at 42 5/8 x 54 3/8 inches. It … Read More

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Christie’s Will Open New Galleries This Month Focused on Private Sales

Christie’s New York will expand its ground-floor exhibition space at Rockefeller Plaza in November with new galleries that will display art available for private sale. The 11,000-square-foot space, called the West Galleries, was designed by Selldorf Architects and includes five … Read More

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New York’s Churner & Churner Gallery Will Close

After almost four years in business, Chelsea’s Churner & Churner gallery will close at the end of November. The gallery made the announcement over the weekend, releasing information for a final exhibition, “The Last Picture Show,” which will feature work … Read More

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Sotheby’s $50 M. Van Gogh Actually Failed to Sell in 1990

Sotheby’s has put together an impressive evening sale for next week, led by two guaranteed works estimated to go for above $100 million and $45 million each (by Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigiani, respectively). The catalogue cover lot for the … Read More

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David Wojnarowicz Photograph Sets Artist Record at Bonhams

Art Daily reports that a photograph by David Wojnarowicz has set a new record at Bonhams auction house, selling for $125,000, four times the high estimate. The artist’s previous record, according to Artnet, was $122,500, achieved at a Christie’s afternoon … Read More

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French Connections: Kenny Schachter at FIAC

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. On the heels of the Frieze art fair in London, I was off to FIAC in Paris, a breather before November’s monster modern … Read More

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Art Basel Now Owns Art Basel Hong Kong Outright

In a quiet Friday afternoon email, the Art Basel organization announced that its owner, MCH Group, has acquired the final 40 percent of Art Basel Hong Kong. The deal news is minor since MCH already purchased 60 percent of the … Read More

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Margulies Collection Acquires Centerpiece of Royal Academy’s Anselm Kiefer Show

The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired Die Erdzeitalter (Ages Of The World) (2014), the daunting installation that serves as something of a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy, which runs through December. “This major work … Read More

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A new work by Olafur Eliasson at Berlin's neugerriemschneider.

Grand Openings: FIAC Begins as Paris Museums Come to Life

“Etrangers Partout,” reads one of the white walls in the nave of Paris’s Grand Palais. The shocking-pink neon sign, a 2006 work by Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine, could not be more appropriate. From U.S. film director Sofia Coppola to … Read More

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

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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

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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