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Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market
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Which International Art Fairs Have the Highest Attendance?

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. In an analysis of attendance figures, Skate’s found “that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
Stuart Shave Modern Art, LondonTorey Thornton, You Pissed On My Suburban (Divide), 2014.

Preview the 2015 Independent Fair

It’s hard to believe that the Independent is now in its sixth year. It feels like just yesterday that it opened up for the first time (in 2010) at the old Dia Art Foundation building in Manhattan’s West Chelsea gallery … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
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2015 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

Armory Week has returned! Here’s a rundown on next week’s most important fairs.  Armory Show March 5–8 With an entire week of fairs dedicated to its name, the Armory Show is the largest of them all, with more than 200 exhibitors showing artwork … Read More


Dispatches
A Michael E. Smith work from his upcoming show at SculptureCenter. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Michael E. Smith: An Insider’s Outsider

Michael E. Smith’s sculptures look like things you might see tangled in a chain-link fence, or gathering around the edges of a Walmart parking lot: a duffel bag, scraps of foam, a satellite dish, sweatpants. But rather than simply presenting … Read More


Art of the City Reviews
A detail of Josh Kline, FREEDOM, 2015.

The 2015 New Museum Triennial Is a Pointed, Bracing Survey of Now

The New Museum’s forward-looking third triennial, “Surround Audience,” is dark and anxious, and cut through with levity and humor. It sees quite a few intriguing young artists stepping up their games, and it introduces others to these shores. In short, … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Previews
David Zwirner, New York and LondonForrest Bess, Untitled, 1967, oil on canvas, 10 x 14 inches.

Preview ADAA’s 2015 Art Show

The Art Dealers Association of America’s 27th edition of The Art Show opens March 4, with a gala preview on March 3. The fair will include 72 galleries, with the majority hailing from New York, and will boast several monographic … Read More


News
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


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


Graphics Market
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


Artists Q&A
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‘For the Most Part It’s Introspection’: A Talk with Theodora Allen

Theodora Allen’s inaugural show with Blum & Poe opens in L.A. on March 7. Bill Powers: The last time we met you were on your way to a Joni Mitchell concert. She was also silhouetted in a painting at your … Read More


Market
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‘I Coulda Been a Contender’: Kenny Schachter on L.A. Wildcatters, a Davos Doomsayer, the London Auctions, and the Future of the Art Market

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. I am convinced that the art market is in an extended bull run the likes of which have never been seen before. Sure, … Read More


Artists Features
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Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility

Last spring, Mike Spano, the mayor of Yonkers, New York, a city of about 200,000 that shares a border with the Bronx, delivered his State of the City Address at City Hall. After describing Yonkers as a destination for “new-economy” … Read More


Features
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The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More


Memoir
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True Confessions of a Justified Art Dealer, Part Three: Downhill All the Way

The first real crossover art celebrity to come out of Los Angeles’s Chinatown was Eric Wesley, who showed at China Art Objects. The gallery’s owner, Giovanni Intra, was selling Wesley’s bronze casts of onion rings in neighborhood bars ($100 a … Read More