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Skate’s: Top Four Online Auction Houses Cleared $144 M. Last Year

In its latest Market Note, Skate’s notes that Berlin-based online art trading platform Auctionata published its 2014 results, rising to the number-one spot ahead of peers like Paddle8, Christie’s, and artnet.com with $41 million in gross merchandise value sold, a 148 percent increase … Read More


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Artis Contemporary.

Artis Receives $1 M. Anonymous Donation

The independent nonprofit organization Artis—created to raise awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel—announced today that it has received a $1,000,000 gift from an anonymous donor. According to the organization’s news release, the donation will allow for a new Artis … Read More


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Rudi Fuchs Will Curate ArtZuid 2015

Rudi Fuchs will curate the fourth edition of ArtZuid, an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam. The selected artists–which include Ai Weiwei, Georg Baselitz, James Lee Byars, Tony Cragg, and KAWS–will each have their own podium to display ensembles of … Read More


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René Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) (1929). 


COURTESY THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Surrealist Comedy Edition

Despite improved relations with the US, Cuba is still refusing to return seized art. [The Art Newspaper] Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to set up a Prime Minister’s Committee on the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries if he wins the … Read More


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Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 2010.

The War at Home: Norwegian Critics Rain Fire on Prodigal Son Bjarne Melgaard for Munch Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s current show at the Munch Museum in Oslo, “The End of It Has Already Happened,” which pairs the work of Norway’s most celebrated contemporary artist with one of its national icons, has turned into “a huge national scandal … Read More


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COURTESY PETER LIK

Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More


Features Reviews
Installation view of “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (December 14, 2014-April 5, 2015). JOHN WRONN/©2014 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Structure Rising: David Salle on ‘The Forever Now’ at MoMA

What the flawed survey tells us about painting today Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In A Band. 


COURTESY DEY STREET BOOKS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Friday, February 27 Read More


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A scene from Pac-Man. 


COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Morning Links: Video Game Edition

The Toledo Museum of Art will return a 450-year-old astrolabe to the German museum from where it was likely stolen. [ABC News] Rothschild heirs are donating 186 works of their formerly Nazi-looted art to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe] … Read More


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Artists' individual contributions to the evening sales at Sotheby's and Chrsitie's in London.

Dissecting the London Postwar Sales

The postwar and contemporary evening sales in London this month brought in more than £240 million (about $370 million) in total sales for Sotheby’s and Christie’s—a banner year for the annual auctions. Today we slice into the numbers to see … Read More


Picabia Alert
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Picabia Alert #5: Waves Crashing at David Lewis Gallery

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective opens in 2016 at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The sky is dark, the water is churning, and we … Read More


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Kehinde Wiley's Napoleon Leading The Army Over The Alps (2005). 


COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Morning Links: Kehinde Wiley Edition

Marina Abramović will have a solo show this summer, “Private Archaeology,” at collector David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. It will include her early work with former partner Ulay. [The Art Newspaper] Roberta Smith reviews “Kehinde Wiley: … Read More


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James Turrell Allowing Limited Visitors to Roden Crater for $6,500 a Person

On May 14, 15, 16, and 17 this year, the Roden Crater, artist James Turrell’s unfinished but still legendary piece of land art in the Arizona desert, will be open to a select group of people for a fundraising event–meant … Read More


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Joyce Pensato, Gotham Batman, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL

Joyce Pensato’s New Petzel Show Has a Charming Video Trailer

The exhibition trailers just keep coming! In recent years, major exhibitions, like the “Made in L.A.” biennial and the Carnegie International, as well as a number of artists—Korakrit Arunanondchai, Cory Arcangel, and Artie Vierkant, among them—have made short videos to whet … Read More