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Morning Links: Notorious Bully Edition

Here’s the latest on the legal war between Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian. Perelman has spent an estimated $3 million, and Gagosian’s lawyer says the collector “is a notorious bully with a well-known history of filing meritless litigations who once … Read More


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Koons Kalamity: Whitney Wall Tagged in Late-Night Graffiti Strike [Updated]

A vandal hit the Whitney Museum of American Art after midnight today, spray painting a string of black letters across a fourth-floor wall. The museum was open all night as part of a 36-hour swan song for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.” According to a … Read More


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Here Are Some More Frieze Sales Figures

All from The New York Times: The New York-based dealer Andrew Kreps brought three sculptures by the up-and-coming artist Darren Bader, who makes works in degradable materials that have to be recreated by their new owners. An axe in a … Read More


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Sotheby’s Italian Sale Totals $66 M.

Sotheby’s “The Italian Sale,” held Friday in London and featuring various masterpieces of 20th century Italian art, totaled £41,387,900 ($66.6 million) across 49 lots. The top lot was an Achrome by Piero Manzoni, which went for £12,626,500 (about $20.3 million), … Read More


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Morning Links: Untitled Film Stills Edition

21 of Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” will be auctioned at Christie’s in November. [The New York Times] Gagosian Gallery now represents the estate of Walter De Maria. [The Art Newspaper] Frank Gehry is in talks to revamp the Geffen … Read More


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Joe Bradley Sells For $1.5 Million at Christie’s Sale

An untitled Joe Bradley painting from 2011 sold for £986,500 ($1,569,522) at the Christie’s contemporary sale in London this evening, nearly doubling its £500,000 high estimate. Interest in work by the artist has been steadily increasing over the past few … Read More


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Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Design Approved by Fine Arts Commission

Frank Gehry’s revised design for the long-delayed Eisenhower Memorial on the Washington Mall was approved today by the United States Commission of Fine Arts, The New York Times reports. The Times said the new design “replaces the memorial’s east and … Read More


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New York Foundry Owner Sentenced in Jasper Johns Sculpture Scam

An ex-New York foundry owner has been sentenced today to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for attempting to sell fraudulent sculptures by the likes of Jasper Johns and others, the AP reports. Brian Ramnarine, 60, had previously worked for … Read More


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Price Check: Frieze Masters

At art fairs, the ARTnews team checks in from time to time with dealers at certain booths to hear about any sales they’ve made. These disclosures are collected in a completely non-scientific fashion and based mainly on which booths have … Read More


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Price Check: Frieze London

At art fairs, the ARTnews team checks in from time to time with dealers at certain booths to hear about any sales they’ve made. These disclosures are collected in a completely non-scientific fashion and based mainly on which booths have … Read More


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Morning Links: The D Train Edition

The D train subway line in Brooklyn between Sunset Park and Coney Island has one of the greatest concentrations of public art in the city. [The New York Times] A studio visit with artist Terry Winters. [The Wall Street Journal] … Read More


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Christie’s Announces More Top Lots for Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York

Christie’s has announced further highlights for its Impressionist and Modern sale on November 5 in New York in addition to Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps, the lead lot, which is expected fetch $25-35 million. Fernand Léger’s Les constructeurs avec arbre is … Read More


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Creating a Renaissance for Italian Modernism

A scholar and collector transforms a New York loft into a center for the study of Futurism and beyond it Read More


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Morning Links: State of the Art Edition

“Painting at Clark Art Museum deemed real Rembrandt” [The Boston Globe] “State of the Art” at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art “represents a serious effort to introduce contemporary art to a mainstream audience far from the rarefied galleries … Read More