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FIAC Los Angeles Delayed Until 2016

The inaugural Los Angeles edition of the Paris-based FIAC fair has been pushed from March 2015 to sometime in 2016, its organizers announced. “In order to satisfy the requirement level of the galleries,” the fair organizers write, “FIAC has listened to … Read More


Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum Plans Yearlong Tino Sehgal Survey

Beatrix Ruf, the new director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, is beginning her tenure there with a nice flourish, announcing today that the museum will stage a 12-month survey of artist Tino Sehgal’s live artworks, with one piece being presented each … Read More

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Watch Record Set at Sotheby’s and Yet Time Marches On

In this era of auction records, let us not forget watches, and the people who love them. A Patek Philippe gold pocket watch from 1932 set a record for most expensive watch ever sold Tuesday night at Sotheby’s in Geneva, … Read More

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Alex Israel and Josh Smith Will Stage a One-Day Show at Reena Spaulings on Sunday

Good morning! This is just quick little public service announcement to say that New York’s Reena Spaulings Fine Art gallery is going to be hosting a one-day show called “Mirage” by Alex Israel and Josh Smith this Sunday, November 16, … Read More


Preying on Italian Churches

With masterpieces in Italian churches harder to steal, thieves are targeting less valuable objects: candelabra, chalices, even the silver crown of a carved saint Read More


Morning Links: November 12, 2014

The Alibaba-owned eBay-like site Taobao has shut down a vendor who sells pro-Ai Weiwei t-shirts. [The New York Times] “Vito Schnabel unveiled a new work by his dad, Julian Schnabel, at a new $9 million residence at 37 E. 12th … Read More

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Jasper Johns’s 1983 Flag trounced its $15 million-to-$20 million estimate, selling for $36 million with premium.

$36 M. Flag Sets Jasper Johns Record at Sotheby’s $343.7 M. Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s kicked off New York’s contemporary art auctions this week with a modest sale, led by a $44.97 million Mark Rothko painting from 1951, that saw new records for Jasper Johns, Glenn Ligon, Robert Ryman, and Jean Dubuffet. However, despite the house’s best efforts, the … Read More


Here Is the 2015 Outsider Art Fair Exhibitor List

The Outsider Art Fair New York, which runs at Center548 in Chelsea from January 29 through February 1, has announced the participating galleries for its 2015 edition. There are 40 of them, from 23 different cities and 7 countries. Alongside … Read More

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Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ Will Screen at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach announced its film program for the 2014 fair, and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes–a biopic about Walter and Margaret Keane starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz–will have a special screening before its national release on December 25. … Read More


The Power of the Press: Artists Celebrate Ebony and Jet at The Studio Museum in Harlem

In November, 1942, John H. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company and began publishing Negro Digest. Modeled after Reader’s Digest, the weekly publication was the first to focus solely on African-American history, literature, arts, and culture. “People thought he was … Read More

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Morning Links: Steve Cohen Edition

At Sotheby’s, 43 works from the collection of Bunny Mellon sell for $158.7 million. Every piece on offer sold! [The New York Times] Cindy Adams endorses Leonard Lauder’s new “age appropriate” marriage. [New York Post] Steve Cohen bought that $101 … Read More

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Rachel Rose Wins the 2014 Illy Present Future Prize at Artissima

New York-based artist Rachel Rose has won the illy Present Future Prize, which is awarded yearly at the Turin-based art fair Artissima to an emerging artist. Rose won for A Minute Ago, a video in which a hail storm interrupts … Read More


Former Dia Building Sold to Real-Estate Firm, Feuer and Independent Will Move

Right in the middle of Independent Projects comes news that Center548—the Chelsea building that is currently home to Independent and Zach Feuer, and was formerly owned by the Dia Art Foundation—will be sold to Property Markets Group, a real-estate acquisition firm. … Read More


Art Critics Association Reelects Marek Bartelik as President

Marek Bartelik has been reelected as president of the International Association of Art Critics announced, the UNESCO-recognized NGO announced today. Bartelik, who was born in Poland and is based in New York, took the office in 2011. His current term … Read More