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Koons's Balloon Monkey (Orange) outside Christie's last week.

Of Spec-u-lectors and Drug-Dealing Art Advisers: Kenny Schachter at the New York Auctions

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. In The Graduate, the hapless protagonist is given career advice in a single word: Plastics. Today, that word would be art. Just as … Read More


Pierre Huyghe: Traveler of Both Time and Space

The French artist preps LACMA retrospective, and projects beyond the art world Read More

The 200 Top Collectors

‘Indecipherable Concoctions': Dimitris Daskalopoulos on Art, Pipes, and His Collections

On Friday evening, the Athens, Greece–based collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos was sipping coffee in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Four Seasons, where he has stayed on visits to New York for the past three decades, and getting ready … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Sunday, November 23, 2014 Read More


Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More

Market News
Tauba Auerbach, Untitled (Fold), 2010, acrylic on canvas. COURTESY PHILLIPS.

Records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson at $52 M. Phillips Contemporary Art Sale

Earlier tonight Phillips ended the week of contemporary art auctions in New York with a small sale that saw new records for Danh Vo, Tauba Auerbach and Rashid Johnson but brought in just $51.96 million with premium, below the evening’s … Read More


Kenny Scharf Delivers Cosmic Cavern Museum This Fall

Last May, Kenny Scharf, the self-proclaimed “Pop Surrealist,” was a few days away from moving out of the living and work space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that he calls his Cosmic Cavern. Scharf had been spending most of his time in … Read More

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009- Andy Warhol - Triple Elvis

Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale Nets $852.9 M., All-Time Auction Record

Records fall for Twombly, Ruscha, Doig, Kippenberger, Sturtevant, Price, and more Read More

consumer reports
Jim Drain. Photo By Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Consumer Reports: Jim Drain

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. As a member of the influential Providence art collective Forcefield, Jim Drain helped blend music, performance, film, and installation into … 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

Art of the City
40, Kippenberger, Untitled, 1988

Don’t Hate the Players, Hate the Game, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Auction Previews

Auction houses are pretty easy to dislike. They are trading floors for the supremely wealthy, they play fast and loose with the careers of young artists, and they distort the public’s perceptions of art history by only selling a small … 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


Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More


Essex Street Presents Siegelaub’s ‘Artist’s Contract’ Exhibition

“There is no art without you. There is no art world without you. You have given up rights you probably do not know exist. Perhaps you think that you have freedom in your art. But you definitely have no freedom … Read More