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Front and back of Picasso's La Gommeuse (1901).


Sotheby’s Announces Sale of Rare Double-Sided Picasso, Monet Masterpiece

Sotheby’s has announced that a rarely seen painting from Picasso’s Blue Period, La Gommeuse (1901), as well as one of Monet’s major Waterlilies paintings, Nymphéas (1908), will be auctioned at their Impressionist and modern art evening sale in New York … Read More

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Adrian Turner, Serra Pradhan, and Ricky Manne Are Now Partners at Marianne Boesky

Marianne Boesky Gallery announced today that Adrian Turner, Serra Pradhan, and Ricky Manne are now partners at the New York gallery, which has branches in Chelsea and the Upper and Lower East Sides. All three new partners have been directors … Read More

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Independent Brussels Announces Dates, Exhibitors for First Edition

Independent Brussels, the inaugural Belgian edition of Independent, which also organizes two art fairs in New York, has announced a preliminary exhibitor list. The fair will take place April 20–23 at the 50,000-square-foot Vanderborght Building. It will be designed by … Read More

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Manoucher Yektai, Portrait of Iris Clert, 1960, oil on canvas. COURTESY BONHAMS

Bonhams Sale of Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art Breaks Records, With Manoucher Yektai as Top Lot

Yesterday, in London, a sale of Middle Eastern modern and contemporary art at Bonhams broke records for five artists. The second in a series called A Century of Iraqi Art, the sale was particularly notable for one lot—Manoucher Yektai’s 1960 … Read More

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Michael E. Smith Is Now Represented by Andrew Kreps Gallery

New York’s Andrew Kreps Gallery announced today that it represents the New Hampshire–based sculptor Michael E. Smith. The Chelsea gallery also represents such noted artists as Darren Bader, Roe Ethridge, and Erika Verzutti.Smith has become known for lo-fi sculptures he … Read More

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Who Borrows Against Art? Galleries, Individuals, and Foundations Do—Track With Skate’s Art Loans Database

Skate’s is the art business intelligence unit of ARTnews S.A.Skate’s has recently completed an extensive database of all the public UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) filings that are practiced in the United States and even some international lending transactions to secure … Read More

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The Rise of the New York Art Book Fair: A Look at the Numbers

With 370 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors, this year’s fair was bigger than ever Read More

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Matthew Darbyshire Is Now Represented By Lisa Cooley

Matthew Darbyshire, who makes figurative sculptures using technically sophisticated means, is now represented by Lisa Cooley, the Lower East Side gallery announced today. The news comes on the first day of Darbyshire’s Manchester Art Gallery survey, “An Exhibition for Modern … Read More

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Art Dealers Association Elects Adam Sheffer Board President

The Art Dealers Association of America has announced that Cheim & Read’s Adam Sheffer, the vice president of the organization since 2013 and chairman of its annual fair since 2009, was elected president at an annual board meeting yesterday.Additionally, the board … Read More

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Christie’s Is Selling ‘The Largest Cushion-Shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever to Come to Auction’

One day, when my worldly trials have ended and I look back on my life’s work, I’m sure that I’ll spend quite a bit of the time I have left on this earth contemplating the blog posts I wrote about … Read More

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Sotheby’s Is Selling John Lennon’s Detention Sheet

Today in news about scraping the bottom of the barrel, Sotheby’s London will be selling a sheet from John Lennon’s detention book, which documents the 29 times that he was sent to detention between September 9, 1955, and July 11, … Read More

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Peter Doig, "Cabin Essence" (1993-4).COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Proceeds From Christie’s Sale of Peter Doig’s ‘Cabin Essence’ Will Benefit World Justice Project

At its October 16 contemporary evening sale, coinciding with the Frieze art fair, Christie’s London will auction Peter Doig’s Cabin Essence, which the artist completed in 1994. The painting, according to Christie’s, is the largest work in Doig’s “Concrete Cabins” … Read More

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Auction Houses Battle for an Audience Online: A Look at the Action

This week Skate’s released its Fall 2015 Art E-Commerce and Media Report, taking a particularly close look at Kickstarter and the Dutch online auction house Catawiki, which “raised $82 million in funding in July, eclipsing any of its peers with the … Read More

Expo Chicago 2015 Market News
Isa Genzken's Untitled (2004) triptych was reportedly priced at $750,000, offered by David Zwirner. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK AND LONDON

Expo Chicago Returns, With Big Ambitions, and Some Exhibitor Turnover

Since its phoenix-like arrival on Chicago’s Navy Pier four years ago under the direction of Tony Karman, Expo Chicago has sought to recover its city’s former reputation as one of the significant stops on the global art market circuit, a … Read More