Frieze London 2014 Market
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

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Brian Faucette Joins New York’s Derek Eller as Director

Chelsea’s Deller Eller Gallery has hired Brian Faucette as director. Faucette, who joins Eller after six years at 303 Gallery, is co-owner and director of the Knowmoregames gallery, which is located in the so-called Donut District of Brooklyn, on the … Read More

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A Crawford drawing at Fulton Ryder.COURTESY FULTON RYDER

7 Things to Get Very Excited About at the 2014 NY Art Book Fair

I know I’m sounding like a broken record these days, but I’ll say it again: the NY Art Book Fair, which opened last night and runs through Sunday at MoMA PS1 in Queens, is just the best. The vibe is low-key … Read More

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Here’s the 2014 Miami Project Exhibitor List

The fourth edition of Miami Project, the Miami art fair that is a sister to Texas Contemporary, Art Market San Francisco, and Art Market Hamptons, returns December 2–7, in Midtown Miami, where it will fill a custom-built tent. A full list of … Read More

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Vija Celmins's Burning Plane, 1965.

Sotheby’s ‘Contemporary Curated’ Sale Nets $28.3 M., Sets Celmins Record

Sotheby’s “Contemporary Curated” sale in New York pulled in $28.3 million yesterday, with a solid 80 percent of lots finding buyers. The result was good enough to beat the presale estimate of $15.8 million to $22.7 million. The high numbers were due in part … Read More