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Bloomsbury London Auctioning Off Vintage NASA Photos

On February 26, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury London will be auctioning nearly 700 photos taken in space and on the moon, dating from the very first photo outside the Earth’s atmosphere in 1946–from the launch of a V2 rocket–to the final … Read More

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Florence Bourgeois to Head Paris Photo, Christoph Wiesner Named Artistic Director

Florence Bourgeois has been named the director of Paris Photo and Paris Photo Los Angeles, the next of which will run at Paramount Pictures Studios from May 1 through May 3, 2015. The major fair has been without a director … Read More

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Skate’s Examines Marina Picasso’s Planned Picasso Selloff

As you may have seen yesterday, The New York Times is reporting that Marina Picasso, a granddaughter of Pablo, is planning to sell off a trove of the master’s work that she owns, worrying some that it could harm the Picasso … Read More


Kurt Seligmann Makes $262,000 Artist Record at Sotheby’s London

Witches, a 1950 painting by the Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900–62), one of the lesser-known people in the movement, set a record for the artist last night at the Surrealist Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s London, going for £173,000 (about $262,000), with … Read More

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Eric Clapton Continues Auction Sales With Cy Twombly

Next week in London Eric Clapton will sell a Cy Twombly painting from 1969 that he bought in 2012 for under $6 million that now bears that low estimate, The Daily Telegraph reports. The news follows a streak of recent … Read More

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There Are A Handful of Interesting Auction Debuts Coming Up in the London Day Sale

More and more we’ve seen Christie’s and Sotheby’s entering the market for younger artists, traditionally the domain of Phillips auction house, and Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary day sale in London on February 12 is no different. In fact, there are … Read More

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Art Basel Hong Kong Announces ‘Encounters’ Sector

It’s the beginning of February, one of the twelve cruelest months of the year, notable especially as the time when the winter malaise of January gives way to incipient cabin fever, producing strange irrationalities, colored by thoughts like, “Maybe I … Read More

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Preview: The Outsider Art Fair in New York

This afternoon, amidst installation, I had a look around New York’s Outsider Art Fair, which officially opens tomorrow at the old Dia building in Chelsea on West 22nd Street. There’s much to see! The fourth floor features not only some paintings by … Read More

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Here’s the 2015 Pulse New York Exhibitor List

Fair season in New York is nearly here. March 5 to 8, the Pulse New York fair will take place at the the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, 125 West 18th Street, with more than 40 national and international exhibitors. Eighty percent of … Read More

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Gilbert & George, Ice Cream, and a Talk Show at Art Stage Singapore

One afternoon last week, at the Art Stage Singapore fair, which closed on Sunday at the futuristic-looking Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, French collector Steve Rosenblum and his wife Chiara talked for an hour with Cambodian artist Svay … Read More

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Sotheby’s to Raise Buyer’s Premiums

On February 1, Sotheby’s will raise its buyer’s premiums, according to an 8-K Securities and Exchange Commission form filed yesterday. The form reads: Effective February 1, 2015, Sotheby’s (the “Company”) will enact a new buyer’s premium rate structure. Generally, the … Read More

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Andrew Edlin Boosts Outsider Art Market Ahead of Outsider Art Fair

On January 29 the Outsider Art Fair will launch its 23rd edition, boasting 50 exhibitors (its most ever) at Center 548 in Chelsea, all part of a trend owner Andrew Edlin (of the eponymous gallery) sees as a growing demand and … Read More

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James Fuentes Opens Project Space This Sunday

New York’s James Fuentes gallery announced today that this Sunday it will open a project space within its gallery at 55 Delancey Street. The 400-square-foot space is called Allen & Eldridge (two streets that do not intersect, though they do frame … Read More

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‘Dr. Doom’ Predicts Art Market Troubles

Professor Nouriel Roubini, the famous NYU economist also known as “Dr. Doom” for his predictions about the housing crisis, sounded off on the art market at Davos, the Financial Times reports. From the FT: “Whether we like it or not, art … Read More