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Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More

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Louise Lawler Plans Sotheby’s Project for High Line

  The New York Times reports that the High Line’s next commission for the billboard at the base of the High Line will be an image by Louise Lawler taken at Sotheby’s auction house. The piece features work by Donald … Read More


Contemporary Art Finds a Place at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Last year, when artists Terrance Houle, Adrian Stimson, and Jamison Chas Banks did a performance at Santa Fe’s Indian Market, a giant outdoor fair that features the work of Native American and First Nation artists from across the U.S. and Canada, … Read More

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Six Regional Auctioneers Launch Online-Auction Site, Challenging LiveAuctioneer and Non-Paying Bidders

The worldwide art and collectibles auction trade has become worldwide over the past decade because of greater wealth that has been accumulated by entrepreneurs around the globe and because of the ability of buyers in far-flung locations to participate in … Read More

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The relevant passage.

Who Was the Art Dealer in Madame Claude’s Stable?

The just-out September issue of Vanity Fair has a fun and tawdry story on Madame Claude, “the world’s most exclusive madam.” The story’s print-only for now but here’s something: apparently one of Claude’s ladies included a “major art dealer,” who … Read More

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From the video.

Qatar May Have Purchased Warhol’s ‘Eight Elvises’

A few days ago the video for the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies’ impressively stacked Andy Warhol panel—moderated by Bob Colacello Peter Brant, Donna De Salvo, Larry Gagosian, Jane Holzer, Alberto Mugrabi, and Aby Rosen—went online and it’s … Read More

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Lyles with a work by Aura Rosenberg.©Drex Drechsel,

Tilton Gallery Hires Isaac Lyles as Director

Isaac Lyles, of Chelsea’s Derek Eller Gallery, is headed uptown to join Tilton Gallery as a director. “I’ve had three and a half great years as the associate director at Derek Eller Gallery and Tilton Gallery is the perfect next … Read More

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Mary Grace Wright Joins New York’s Bureau Gallery as Director

New York’s Bureau gallery has hired Mary Grace Wright to be its director. She joins the Lower East Side spot from SoHo’s Team Gallery, where she was associate director. Before Team, Wright was director at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery and helped start its … Read More

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The apartment.


Tobias Meyer, Mark Fletcher Sell New York Apartment for $16.2 M.

Curbed NY reports that former Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer and his husband, the art adviser Mark Fletcher, have sold their apartment in Columbus Circle for $16.2 million. The sum falls just short of their $16.9 million asking price, which is … Read More

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Sellers Beware! Feigen Ruling Says Dealers Must Pay Taxes on Forged Art Sales

New York dealer Richard Feigen recently lost an attempt to get back the taxes he paid on the 2004 sale of a Max Ernst painting that later turned out to be fake, the New York Law Journal reports. Feigen returned … Read More

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The 2014 edition.


Marc Spiegler Seeks Asia Expert for New Basel Hong Kong Director

Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler said in a phone interview today that despite the impending departure of Art Basel’s Director Asia, Magnus Renfrew (who started the fair as Art HK in 2008), Art Basel Hong Kong attendees can expect better editions, if … Read More

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Cameron Winklevoss at the 2008 Olympics. 


Paddle8 Partners With Winklevoss Twins, May Let You Buy Art With Bitcoins

Earlier this week the Winklevoss twins’ Winklevoss Capital invested in the auction start-up Paddle8. The investment on the part of the twins, famous for their claims regarding the development of Facebook and more recently their boosting of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, … Read More

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Sotheby’s Plans ‘Modest’ Layoffs

Sotheby’s auction house announced Thursday that it will soon downsize a “modest” number of its employees worldwide.

Market The 200 Top Collectors Web Exclusive
Left to right: Maria Ludovica, Ignazio, and Luigi Maramotti. Maramotti is one of 33 collectors who did not appear on the 2013 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors list. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/COLLECTION OF STEVEN LATNER AND MICHAEL LATNER

Inside the Top 200: A Who’s Who of Who’s New (And Returning)

The 33 additions to our annual list of the world’s top art collectors Read More