Miami Basel 2015 News
Face to face with Emory Vodka.COURTESY EMORY VODKA

New Vodka Brand Is Taking Miami Beach (By Strategy)

Emory Vodka, “a new ultra-premium line of 100% corn-based, Naturally Gluten Free vodka with a unique design concept,” will “launch” a “subliminal guerrilla marketing campaign” during Art Basel Miami Beach and “the unique brand marketing platform that Art Basel and … Read More

Auctions Market News
Kenneth Noland's Heat (1958) was the second-most expensive lot at the auction. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Strong Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Totals $98 M., Sets Kenneth Noland Record at $3.37 M.

Sotheby’s capped its auction week yesterday with a respectable contemporary day sale that brought in $98 million. With 323 out of 418 lots finding buyers, 80 percent of the works that went on the block sold. Although some momentum was lost … Read More

A rendering of Holzer's project.COURTESY THE ARTIST

VIA Art Fund Names Fall 2015 Grant Recipients

The nonprofit philanthropic arts organization VIA Art Fund has announced its fall 2015 grant recipients, who received a combined total of $190,000. In recognition of work that falls within VIA’s three core values of “artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement,” … Read More


Morning Links: Condom Installation Art Edition

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Paul Cézanne’s Pommes sur un linge (circa 1885), which was estimated at $7 million to $10 million, sold for $9.13 million.

Christie’s Nets Healthy $145.5 M. at Imp-Mod Auction, Led by Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne

The New York evening sales concluded tonight with the Impressionist and modern sale at Christie’s, which racked up $145.5 million, well above its low estimate of $108.8 million—a quite successful tally accrued during a slow, steady waltz through a list of 59 relatively low-priced … Read More

Beautiful Palermo, Italy.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Manifesta 12 Will Be Held in Palermo, Italy, in 2018

The opening of Manifesta 11, in Zurich, is still more than seven months away, but today reps from the roving European biennial announced that they have selected Palermo, Italy, on the island of Sicily, as the site of Manifesta 12, … Read More

Market News
Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, in Belém, Portugal.


ARCO Madrid Will Stage a Lisbon Fair in 2016

The International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO), which has run annually in Madrid since 1981, will hold a 2016 edition in Lisbon from May 26 through May 29, 2016, the art fair announced today.ARCOlisbon will open at the Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, in Belém, … Read More

Auctions Market News
Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Painting in Porcelain (1967) sold for $437,000 this morning at Christie's. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Contemporary Art Day Sales Net $88.8 M., With Records for Gilliam, Krushenick, and for a Moment, Kelley

Christie’s finished out its contemporary-art auctions in New York with a morning sale and an afternoon sale Wednesday that offered about 400 lots and raked in $88.8 million in total. About 81 percent of the 224 lots in morning sale found buyers, while about 76 percent of the 175 lots … Read More



Morning Links: Zaqistan Edition

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Cy Twombly’s Untitled (NYC) (1968) sold for $70.5 million.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale Hauls In $294.9 M., Setting Twombly Record at $70.5 M. in an ‘Infectious’ Salesroom

An enormous round of applause rang out in the Sotheby’s salesroom following its contemporary art evening sale tonight in New York, as the auction house wrapped perhaps the first solidly positive sale of the past week, totaling $294.9 million, over a low … Read More

Scott Reeder Ancient Jazz from the Bright Lyons collection. BRIGHT LYONS

Check Out Paul Bright’s Collection on the New Bright Lyons Website

Earlier this week, Bright Lyons—the Downtown Brooklyn store run by the collector Paul Bright that specializes in art and antiques—unveiled a new website that contains a browsable selection of around 600 works from Bright’s collection.Bright, who also just released a book about … Read More

Mernet Larsen's Gunfighters, 2001.


James Cohan Gallery Now Represents Mernet Larsen

James Cohan now represents Mernet Larsen, the gallery announced today. The 75-year-old painter last showed in New York at Johannes Vogt Gallery in 2012, which also marked her first solo show in Manhattan. The year before, Larsen showed in a … Read More

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Temple of Bel in Palmyra, destroyed by ISIS militants in 2015.


‘This Is a Genocide’: Art Historian Zainab Bahrani on ISIS’s Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Last year, news outlets began reporting that the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria had begun bombing and bulldozing cultural heritage sites and artifacts, some dating back to ancient times. The losses this far include … Read More

Market News
Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street. (Photo by Evan Joseph)COURTESY SPRING STUDIOS, NEW YORK

Here Are the Exhibitors for Independent New York 2016, at Its New Home in TriBeCa

Independent New York, the art fair that runs concurrently with the Armory Show in March, has shared the details of its 2016 edition. The fair, previously held at the former Dia building in Chelsea, which was recently sold, will open … Read More