2014: The Year in Review Market
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

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Hanging works by Danh Vo at Marian Goodman's space at Frieze New York 2015.COURTESY FRIEZE NEW YORK

Here’s the 2015 Frieze New York Exhibitor List

Today Frieze New York announced the nearly 200 galleries that will be included in its 2015 edition, which runs May 14 through 17 on Randall’s Island, the week after the Venice Biennale opens to the public. Among the galleries showing for the first … Read More

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Phillips' new headquarters.

Phillips Hires Matt Carey-Williams and Damien Whitmore

The Art Newspaper reports that Phillips auction house, which gained a new chairman this July in Christie’s veteran Edward Dolman, has made two high profile hires recently. The company named Matt Carey-Williams deputy chairman of Europe and Asia and Damien … Read More

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Paris Photo Director Julien Frydman Quits

Artnet news reports that the director of Paris Photo, which stages art fairs in both France and Los Angeles, will step down in January. Frydman told the site that he has taken a new job, but that he won’t be … Read More

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Photographs Auction Record Set at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s 175 Photographs to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography sale last week set the record for a photographs auction, totaling $21,325,063 with 90 percent lots sold. The sale exceeded its high estimate of $20 million, and records were set for … Read More

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The work in question.


Swedish Auction House Sells Work to Online Bidder For $1.9 M.

The Financial Times reports that the Swedish auction house Bukowskis has sold a work by August Strindberg from 1894 to an online bidder for SKr14.3m, or $1.9 million. Though the opacity of these things can be tricky, that would seem … Read More

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Record Set for Adriaen de Vries, But Apple-1 Sold By Steve Jobs Falls Short of Estimate at Christie’s

A 1976 Apple computer, originally sold to a customer by Steve Jobs himself out of his Los Altos garage, sold for $365,000 at Christie’s in New York on Thursday, below its estimate of $400,000 to $600,000. The computer was part … Read More

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Here’s the List of Participants for Independent 2015

If you’re still experiencing a Miami hangover, you’re out of luck. Armory Week is right around the corner! Independent, which just held its inaugural second event (called Independent Projects) in New York during the November auctions, will return during Armory Week, … Read More



Christie’s Americas President to Depart

The Financial Times reports that incoming Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet will soon need to find someone to replace Christie’s President of the Americas Doug Woodham. Ms. Barbizet is herself a replacement for Steven Murphy, who announced that he would step down … Read More

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ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory.

Here’s What Galleries Are Bringing to the 2015 ADAA Art Show

The ADAA Art Show has released details of what exhibitors will be showing at the fair, which runs March 4-8 at the Park Avenue Armory. There are 35 solo booths and 37 thematic exhibitions. Have a look below! Solo and … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Market
Miami Beach.

‘You Definitely Need to See This Work in Person': Kenny Schachter at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. For weeks I’d been telling myself, and anyone who would listen, that I was going to skip the 2014 edition of Art Basel … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Artists Market
Walter Robinson at Lynch Tham's booth at Pulse.

At Pulse Miami Beach, Walter Robinson Offers Up Clothing Catalogs, Porn

This year the Miami edition of Pulse art fair decamped from its longtime home in the Ice Palace in Miami proper for a tent in Indian Park Beach in Miami Beach—a major improvement in terms of location, spaciousness, and lighting. … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Market

Here’s The Full List of Everything Going From MOCA to The ICA

Last week in my story about the creation of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and its offshoot the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, I pointed out that while 70 percent of the MOCA collection will stay at that … Read More

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Art Basel in Miami Beach | Public | Ryan Gander | Courtesy: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Nicholas Baume on Ryan Gander’s Bodyguard Performance: ‘It Felt Slightly Odd’

The first two nights of Art Basel Miami Beach, the already important Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nichalas Baume seemed significantly more important. That’s because the artist Ryan Gander— whose breeze you may remember from Documenta 13—hired two professional … Read More