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Richard Serra, Double Rift II, 2013, three panels and one color etching, 94 x 144 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GEMINI G.E.L. LLC

Benefit Preview: SculptureCenter at Maccarone

This February, Long Island City’s SculptureCenter will stage a benefit exhibition at New York’s Maccarone gallery and, whether or not you’re looking to buy, it seems like it’s going to be a great one. The show runs February 3 through … Read More

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Skate’s Reports: 2014 Was the Worst Year for Global Art Industry Stocks

2014 was the worst year for the global art industry companies tracked by Skate’s Art Stock Index (SASI) since 2005. SASI tracks 16 listed companies that derive most of their business from servicing the art market, collectors and/or artists, with … Read More

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Jesús Rafael Soto, "Armonia Ambigua," 1982.©Jesús Rafael Soto/ADAGP, Paris, 2014. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

Transatlantic Kinetic Energy: Perrotin Brings Jesús Rafael Soto to New York and Paris

Born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, in 1923, Jesús Rafael Soto began his artistic career painting film posters for local movie theaters as a teenager. After discovering Cubism as a student at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Caracas, Soto moved … Read More

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Three Studies of Lucian Freud (in 3 parts) (1969) by
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Skate’s Reports: Masterpieces Market Exceeds $50 Billlion in Size in 2014, Yields 4.9 Percent Average Return

Skate’s has released key performance metrics for the global art market measured by the universe of the top 10,000 artworks by auction prices (Skate’s Top 10,000). The world’s high-end art market crossed the $50 billion mark in the second half of … Read More

2014: The Year in Review Market

The Top 10 Auction Lots of 2014

This past year was yet another strong one for the auctions, so we’ve complied a list of the top 10 most expensive lots to remind you of the top earners. The trends to spot are trends that have been going on for … Read More

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Family of Deceased Qatari Sheik Will Pay $7.5 M. for Stamps, Rep Says

The New York Post reports that Qatar’s ruling family, the Al-Thanis, will pay the $7.5 million it allegedly owes for a set of stamps recently purchased by its patriarch Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died in November. The Al-Thianis … Read More

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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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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