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Morning Links: Detroit Institute of Arts ‘Tiptoes Into Art Auction Market’ Edition

“Night Lights at Wave Hill,” a $250,000 show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hudson River estate in Riverdale, features work by Chris Doyle and runs through May 24. [The New York Times]A just-released letter from Prince Charles to UK government ministers … Read More


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Navigating the Fluxus Labyrinth at Frieze New York

Between the aisles clogged with collectors drifting along at glacial speeds and the free-wheeling art advisors hurtling about with iPads at the ready, art fairs can feel a lot like obstacle courses. Tribute to Flux-Labyrinth (1976/2015), a participatory project at … Read More


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Grab a Bud or 2,978: Kader Attia Installs Beer Cans at Frieze

Somewhere inside the enormous white tent housing Frieze this year (“towards the back, I mean, towards the front? I can’t even tell anymore,” said a security guard hopelessly while attempting to direct me to the bathroom, or any bathroom), 2,978 … Read More


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DiCaprio Digs Dots: Jonathan Horowitz at Frieze Art Fair

An hour into the frenzied Frieze New York VIP preview this morning, one booth had caught Leonardo DiCaprio’s eye. “Jonathan Horowitz at Gavin Brown’s,” he said, clad in his signature incognito ensemble, famous face hidden beneath bushy beard, sunglasses and … Read More


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Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai … Read More


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Roy Lichtenstein’s The Ring (Engagement) (1962), which was estimated to sell for around $50 million, made $41.7 million with the buyer's premium.

Sotheby’s Delivers a Solid, If Slow, $379.7 M. Contemporary Sale, With Records for Polke, Wool, More

Earlier this evening in New York, Sotheby’s held a contemporary art sale that brought in $379.7 million, well within its presale estimates of $322.1 million to $420.7 million, and that saw new records for seven artists—Christopher Wool, Mark Bradford, Mark Grotjahn, Danh … Read More


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Frieze Week 2015 Art Fair Cheat Sheet

The Frieze New York 2015 art fair opens to the public in just two days, joined by a number of other fairs that are happening around New York this week. Below, a complete guide to all the Frieze Week 2015 action.FRIEZE NEW YORK: … Read More


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Anita Hill and Others Join Rose Art Museum’s Board

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, has appointed five new board members: Lazar Fruchter, Anita Hill, Cynthia Reed, Rivka Saker, and Carey Schwartz.Fruchter is also on the board of the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and he … Read More


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Stephen A. Schwarzman Donates $150 M. For New Yale Performing Arts Center

Yesterday, it was announced that the billionaire Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman will give a $150 million dollar donation to his alma mater Yale, transforming their 114-year-old limestone building Commons into a performing arts center and cultural hub, according … Read More


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Morning Links: Turner Prize Edition

The Turner Prize shortlist has been announced, and the list includes Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers and the collective Assemble. [The Art Newspaper]A “machine vision algorithm,” has surpassed art historians at identifying artists and their unique styles of painting. [MIT … Read More


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Alberto Giacometti's L'homme au doigt (1947) sold for $141.3 million.

Christie’s Nets $705.8 M. at ‘Looking Forward’ Sale, Led by Picasso and Giacometti Record Setters

Earlier tonight Christie’s hosted an impressive $705.8 million auction that set a new world record for a single work of art at auction with Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) (1955), which went for $179.3 million. The evening also set six new auction … Read More


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Timothy Rodgers, Former Director of Scottsdale MoCA, Will Head the Wolfsonian-FIU

The former head of Arizona’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Timothy Rodgers, has been named director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University collection in Miami Beach. Having recently resigned from his six-year-directorship at SMoCA, Rodgers will begin his new position on July 1.The Wolfsonian-FIU … Read More


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Pablo Picasso's Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O') (1955) became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, fetching $179.4 million.

Picasso Sells for $179.4 M. at Christie’s, an All-Time Record for a Work at Auction

Tonight at an auction at Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’), which he painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, sold for $179.3 million, including buyer’s premium, a record for a work by Picasso, and any work at auction, even when adjusting … Read More


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Alexander Gray Now Represents the Jack Tworkov Estate

The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a … Read More