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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


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Michael Krebber, Untitled, emulsion paint and acrylic on canvas, 1999.

Christie’s ‘First Open’ Sale Nets $11.2 M. With Strong Online Presence

Yesterday Christie’s First Open NYC live auction brought in over $11.2 million across 203 lots, with a 70 percent sell-through rate by lot. One-hundred forty-seven further lots remain available online until September 30. The auction set record sales for Cheyney … Read More


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Frieze Names Victoria Siddall Director of All Fairs

Victoria Siddall, who has served as director of London’s Frieze Masters fair since its inception in 2012, has also been named director of Frieze New York and Frieze London. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, who founded Frieze and had been … Read More


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Sotheby’s Bets Big on Six-Figure Shirin Neshat Video for Qatar Auction

On October 13th, Sotheby’s will put Passage, a 2001 video piece by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, up for auction at its outpost in Doha, Qatar. Filmed in Essouaria, Morocco, Passage is a single channel work depicting three parts of an … Read More


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Sotheby's To Auction Joe DiMaggio's 1936 Yankees Uniform

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Ebay Try To Block Ninth Circuit Royalty Act Rehearing

Last Friday in San Diego, a joint effort between Christie’s, Sotheby’s and eBay attempted to move the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals away from rehearing a class of artists’ appeal to their challenge of the California Royalties Act, Law360 reported … Read More


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Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Will Move to New 8,500-Square-Foot Space

Chicago’s Shane Campbell gallery will move from the West Town location it’s occupied since 2010 to a new, 8,500-square-foot space the gallery has purchased at South Wabash Avenue and East 21st Street, in the historic Motor Row district. Director John Schmid … Read More


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Here’s the 2015 ADAA Art Show Exhibitor List

So many art fairs! The Art Dealers Association of America has announced the participants for The Art Show, which will return to the Park Avenue Armory again next year, running March 4-8. There are 72 galleries, including a number of … Read More


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Phillips’ ‘Under the Influence’ Auction Nets $5.26 M., With Record Sales for 26 Artists

Yesterday Phillips’ Under the Influence auction brought in $5.26 million across 201 lots, 56 others failing to find buyers. The auction had record sales for 26 of the artists included, such as the British-Iranian painter Kour Pour whose Untitled from … Read More


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Fredericks & Freiser and Garth Greenan Gallery, both New York outfits, split a booth, Freiser hanging a 2011 John Wesley dead center. A stunner.

A Tour of Expo Chicago 2014

And we’re back. After a modest summer break, the American art market reconvened this week in Chicago for the third edition of the Expo Chicago fair. Some 140 dealers are here from around the world, a diverse list that includes … Read More


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New York’s Martos Gallery Plans Los Angeles Branch

New York’s Martos Gallery, which has staged shows under the banner of its Shoot the Lobster project space in cities the world over, will open a permanent location in Los Angeles. The new location, which at 1,000 square feet is smaller … Read More


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Wildenstein Gallery: Sale of Manhattan Headquarters to Qatar Is Off

An announced plan by the legendary art dealing family Wildenstein to sell its palatial headquarters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has been cancelled, a spokeswoman for the family-owned art gallery said today. David Wildenstein, vice president of Wildenstein … Read More


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Work by John Tweedle, on view at Independent Projects in November.

Here Is the Exhibitor List for Independent Projects, a New Fair Debuting in New York in November

Independent, the five-year-old art fair that runs during March’s Armory Week in New York, is inaugurating a second event in the city in 2014–called Independent Projects–at its usual location in the former Dia building in Chelsea. Unlike most fairs, Independent Projects will … Read More