Armory Week 2015 Market
Schachter wearing Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s Phantom (2015) at the New Museum.

Polke Dance: Kenny Schachter in New York (Part 2)

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. The first part of Shachter’s Armory Week report is here.On my second day in New York the snow was so heavy that I feared I … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
Razvan Boar, Ass Smile, 2015.

A Truffle Pig Heads for the Piers: Kenny Schachter in New York (Part 1)

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. The second part of Schachter’s Armory Week report is here.There should be a rule in art journalism: always lead with Damien Hirst. Hirst is having … Read More

Graphics Market

Looking Back on Sotheby’s Performance Under CEO William Ruprecht

This week Sotheby’s released its results for the final quarter of 2014, announcing that, with $938 million in revenue over the course of the full year, it had made about $118 million. That profit was down slightly from the $130 million it made on only $854 million … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market News
A work by Bazaar Teens in Dustin Yellin's section of Spring/Break.PHOTO BY ALEX GREENBERGER FOR ARTNEWS

At the Spring/Break Fair, Exhibitors Get Free Booths But Pay a Cut of Sales

One of the most talked- and written-about artist projects during Armory Week in New York, which began on March 5 and continues through Sunday, is happening not at one of the headliners—the Armory Show and the ADAA Art Show—but rather … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
Fayçal Baghriche’s Souvenir (2012) in action.

A Checklist for the 2015 Armory Show Focus: Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean

This year’s Armory Show Focus edition highlights art from the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean (Armory Focus: MENAM), curated by Whitechapel Gallery’s Omar Kholeif, and presented in partnership with Edge of Arabia and Art Jameel. Fifteen galleries offer excellent and … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market News
Potato chip bags, part of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's A Convention of Tiny Movements.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Potato Chips: Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t After You

“Whisper cube, sound, 5,000 chip bags, various objects,” are the materials listed for Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Armory commission, A Convention of Tiny Movements. On view at Istanbul’s Galeri NON as part of the 2015 Armory Focus: Middle East, North Africa, … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
The only thing better than a Bob Thompson is a double-sided Bob Thompson. This is from 1963, titled The Expulsion—note the rather frightening, shadowy figure who appears to wield a large weapon—and is at Detroit's David Klein Gallery.

A Tour of the Armory Show’s Modern Section

The Armory Show has been open for only a few hours, but Champagne bottles are popping with impressive regularity, red dots denoting sales are appearing next to works, and gargantuan croissants are being snapped up at the outpost of Breads Bakery. The Modern section on … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cordoni (Cords), 2015, at Luhring Augustine.

Velvet Ropes and Mirrors Set the Tone at Elegant ADAA Opening

Some of the worst weather of the winter didn’t keep collectors away from the Seventh Regiment Armory building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side last night for the opening of the ADAA’s annual fair, The Art Show. Raymond Learsy, Martin Margulies, … Read More

Market News

Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel 2015

Art Basel announced today the full line-up for its 46th edition, which runs June 18–21 in Basel, Switzerland. There are 283 galleries from 33 countries, spread out over four sections–the main fair, Edition (for prints and multiples), Feature, wherein galleries … Read More

Features Market

Boom Time for Brazil’s Art Market

Who needs soccer when you’ve got fairs, galleries, and a flood of international collectors animating the country’s art scene? Read More

Market Miami Basel 2015 News
PULSE Miami Beach.


Pulse Miami Shifts to Tuesday Opening, Saturday Closing

The Pulse contemporary art fair, which opens its New York edition this week, has announced new dates for its Miami Beach fair edition, which will return to a tent in Indian Beach Park this year. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 1, through … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market

Which International Art Fairs Have the Highest Attendance?

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. In an analysis of attendance figures, Skate’s found “that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market

Just How International Is The Armory Show?

The Armory Show, which opens its 17th edition in New York next Wednesday, bills itself as “a leading international contemporary and modern art fair.” But just how international is it? We looked at where its exhibitors are based, and discovered that … Read More

Armory Week 2015 Market
Stuart Shave Modern Art, LondonTorey Thornton, You Pissed On My Suburban (Divide), 2014.

Preview the 2015 Independent Fair

It’s hard to believe that the Independent is now in its sixth year. It feels like just yesterday that it opened up for the first time (in 2010) at the old Dia Art Foundation building in Manhattan’s West Chelsea gallery … Read More