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Cy Twombly’s Untitled [Bacchus 1st Version V]  (2004) sold to Simon de Pury for $15.4 million.© SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Rebounds With $242.2 M. Contemporary Auction, Anchored by Big Sales of Twombly, Bacon

After a bleak Impressionist and modern sale Monday night, where a lack of bidding led to a dismal sell-through rate of 66 percent, Sotheby’s silenced both critics of the house and art-market doomsayers with a tight and lively $242.2 million contemporary evening auction Wednesday, … Read More

Mark Flood's "5000 Likes."

The Diary of Mark Flood, Part One: Gone to Texas

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a multipart series about Mark Flood’s experience organizing his first museum survey. The diary is slightly backdated because, as mentioned, he was busy organizing his first museum survey. “Mark Flood: Gratest Hits” … Read More

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) sold for $57.3 million. Its on-request estimate had been said to be around $40 million. It was a new record for the artist.COURTESY CHRISTIE’S

Christie’s Hosts $318.4 M. Contemporary Sale, Sets New Basquiat Record, $57.3 M.

It took until day three of the New York sales for a lot to pass the $50 million mark, and when bidding reached that magic number on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) at the $318.4 million postwar and contemporary evening sale at Christie’s tonight, … Read More

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American Beauty: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and the Case of the Missing Flag

Robert Rauschenberg kept only one major example of his earliest, most influential body of work, the Combine paintings he made between 1954 and 1961. Short Circuit (1955) is similar to other works from the period; it incorporates sculptural elements with … Read More

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Auguste Rodin, L'Eternal Printemps (1901-1903), which set an auction record for the artist by selling for $20.4 million.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Notches New Rodin Record at Otherwise Mixed $144.5 M. Imp-Mod Sale

Despite a new record for a work at auction by Auguste Rodin—L’Eternel Printemps (1901–3), which went for $20.4 million after competitive action from multiple bidders—Sotheby’s did not pull off an absolute victory at its Impressionist and modern evening sale in New York on Monday … Read More

Installation view of the 2016 solo exhibition Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner, New York.COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER

The Man-Machine: Jordan Wolfson on his Giant New Robot, Hung by Chains at Zwirner

Last July I was at Jordan Wolfson’s house in the Hollywood Hills, sharing a nice lunch with the artist outside by his pool, even though it was raining. Precipitation in Los Angeles is spoken of like a biblical plague when it’s hypothetical, … Read More

Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York
Rochelle Goldberg, The Cannibal Actif, 2015, steel, chia, carpet. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND FEDERICO VAVASSORI

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More

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Mark Bradford, Building "The Big White Whale," 2012, estimated at $3 million to $5 million.

Phillips Sells $46.6 M. of Contemporary Art in Subdued Sale in New York

The first night of New York’s May auctions wrapped up with a modest 20th-century and contemporary art sale at Phillips. The house hammered down $39.3 million total (without buyers’ premium), below a presale estimate of $40.85 million to $60.95 million (calculated … Read More

Maurizio Cattelan's Him (2011) beat its $15 million, selling for $17.2 million with premium.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s ‘Bound to Fail’ Succeeds, Sets Record With $17 M. Cattelan Hitler Sculpture

The May sales in New York kicked off with “Bound to Fail,” a specialty auction at Christie’s that directly referenced the difficulties facing the market but became a runaway success, selling all but one of the 39 lots, including Maurizio Cattelan’s … Read More

Frieze New York 2016 Market News

ARTnews’ Complete 2016 Frieze New York Coverage

Below, a continuously updated list of ARTnews’s reports from Frieze New YorkFrieze New York – A Tour of the Fair – Collectors Are Still Buying, But the Market Has Cooled – Maurizio Cattelan Brings a Donkey and Some Are Not … Read More

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Works by Lucas Simões at Space In Between, London. MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS

A Tour of NADA New York 2016

NADA New York, the art fair put on by the New Art Dealers Alliance to coincide with Frieze New York, opened yesterday to invited guests and runs through Sunday, May 8. More than 100 exhibitors have works on offer. Here’s … Read More


‘My Work Can Make People Say Stupid Things’: A Talk With Richard Tuttle

Bill Powers: You were telling me about your town house on Vandam Street. Richard Tuttle: Aaron Burr used to live on the corner. He actually left his house here and rowed across the Hudson River for his famous duel with … Read More

Frieze New York 2016 Market News
New York artist Gina Beavers outdoes herself with just three works at Clifton Benevento, of Manhattan—that lip painting and two cubes, each visible side blessed with a panel, heavy with paint. It's hard to pick between the porn one and the food porn one. Pure joy.ARTNEWS

A Few Delights at Frieze New York

32 things I would like to buy, stare at, or eat, with some commentary Read More

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Wolf Spiders, Bondage Polaroids, and Crapstraction: Opening Day at NADA New York

In addition to the work-hungry collectors crawling through NADA New York during its opening Wednesday afternoon, there was another, slightly more venomous crew crawling around: hairy, six-legged wolf spiders. Or so claimed the artists Brad Troemel and Joshua Citarella, who … Read More