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Hauser & Wirth Adds Jack Whitten to Its Roster, Plans Show for Spring 2017

Following a five-decade retrospective of Jack Whitten’s work that traveled around the United States over the past year and a half, Hauser & Wirth will now represent the New York–based painter, who is known for what he terms “conceptual abstractions.” Whitten, who … Read More

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Basquiat's Untitled (Devil), 1982.COURTESY BRETT GORVY'S INSTAGRAM

A Basquiat From the Collection of Adam Lindemann Could Break $48.8 M. Artist Record at Christie’s

Each day this week, Christie’s chairman Brett Gorvy has been using his improbably popular Instagram feed—27,000 followers, and counting!—to reveal the major lots in the house’s postwar and contemporary evening sale that happens in New York on May 10. Today’s drop is Basquiat’s … Read More

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Beatriz Esguerra Art, Bogotá Elsa Zambrano, Picasso, 2015, assemblage.

Preview the 2016 Dallas Art Fair

The eighth edition of the Dallas Art Fair opens Friday, April 15, with a special gala preview on the evening of Thursday, April 14. The fair will bring together 97 exhibitors to the Texas city. Among the highlights are Michelle … Read More

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The 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Names Participants in ‘Forum’ Educational Programming

Today the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair announced the lineup for Forum, its educational programming initiative during its New York fair, which will run at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn from May 6 through 8.Forum will be organized by Koyo Kouoh, the founder and artistic director of RAW Material, an … Read More

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Altman Siegel's new warehouse space. COURTESY ALTMAN SIEGEL

Altman Siegel to Relocate to San Francisco’s Dogpatch District

The news from San Francisco just doesn’t stop coming!Altman Siegel, a San Francisco mainstay since 2009, has now jumped on the craze and announced that it will move from the Financial District to the Dogpatch district. The gallery plans to … Read More

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Oliver Barker at the rostrum. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Names Oliver Barker and Mario Tavella European Cochairmen

As restructuring begins at Sotheby’s, following a string of high-profile defections, including, last week, contemporary art head Cheyenne Westphal, the company has looked within its ranks to rebuild the leadership. This morning Oliver Barker, the contemporary specialist and auctioneer, and Mario … Read More

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Westphal in front of a Hirst.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Head Cheyenne Westphal Out After 25 Years

Cheyenne Westphal, the worldwide head of contemporary art at Sotheby’s, is leaving after 25 years in what is another high-profile departure in the string of defections from the auction house’s upper ranks following the fall sales. Alex Rotter, her cohead … Read More

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The 2015 edition of Spring Masters New York. LEANDRO J./BFANYC.COM

Here’s the Exhibitor List for Spring Masters New York 2016

Spring Masters New York announced the exhibitor list for its 2016 edition today. This year’s fair opens on May 6 and will include 48 exhibitors from Europe, America, and Asia.Now in its third year, Spring Masters is focused on connoisseurship, … Read More

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Greene Naftali to Open a Temporary Brooklyn Space With a Lutz Bacher Show

In a month when everyone is setting up outposts in San Francisco, here’s a little New York counter-programming: Greene Naftali is opening a temporary exhibition space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A Lutz Bacher show will inaugurate the space, which will be … Read More

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Untitled Fair Adds San Francisco Edition

The Untitled art fair—which apparently styles itself “Untitled, Art”—announced today that it will host a second fair, in San Francisco, in January 2017, at Pier 70, in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Untitled has since 2012 staged a fair every December in … Read More

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William Koch's cellar.COURTESY SOTHEBY's

Who Wants to Buy Bill Koch’s Wine?

Sotheby’s announced today that it is selling over 20,000 bottles of wine from the cellar of William I. Koch in a three-day auction that begins May 19. William, better known as Bill, is the slightly-less-evil twin of industrialist David Koch, … Read More

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 Market News

With Dark Clouds Overhead, Art Basel Hong Kong Opens for Business

Hong Kong was born out of the drug trade. It was the result of the global trading explosion of the 19th century, and an early indication that the Western world, mostly Britain and the United States, would seek maximum profits … Read More

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The invite for the opening of Anton Kern and Andrew Kreps's joint space. COURTESY ANTON KERN AND ANDREW KREPS

Anton Kern and Andrew Kreps to Open Temporary Space in San Francisco

Just two weeks after the news that Gagosian Gallery is opening its 16th space, in San Francisco, Anton Kern and Andrew Kreps announced that they, too, will join in on the action by opening a joint space in the city. They’ll … Read More

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Mary Kelly, "Flashing Nipple Remix," 2005.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NY

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Now Represents Mary Kelly

New York’s Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery now represents artist Mary Kelly. Kelly, who is based out of Los Angeles, is perhaps best known for her work Post-Partum Document (1973–79), a six-year conceptual performance of sorts that chronicles the birth and early … Read More