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Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
James Welling, 4776, 2015, inkjet print. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Ticket Masters: Takashi Murakami’s Designs Take to the Slopes

The slope at Buttermilk, a ski park in Aspen, Colorado, is home to the extreme sports competition the Winter X Games and, on average, 300 inches of snow per year. In addition to intense weather and feats of athletic prowess, … 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

Auctions Market News
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

Art of the City

Crowd Control: Xavier Cha Channels Unseen Forces at 47 Canal

Let’s begin with a warning.If you are going to be able to see Xavier Cha’s current show in New York at 47 Canal—a five-day affair that closes this Sunday, November 15—it would be best to stop reading right now. The … Read More

Auctions Market News
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

News Q&A
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

Auctions Market News
Lucio Fontana's Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio (1964) sold for $29.2 million, a new record for the artist.CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD.

Christie’s $331.8 M. Postwar Auction Offloads a Record Bourgeois—and an Undervalued Warhol—En Route to Modest Total Sales

The trend of cooler bidding that has defined these New York sales continued Tuesday night at Christie’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale, where notable flops and a few withdrawn lots accounted for a tepid $331.8 million haul, just over … Read More

Lafawndah, who staged a performance the Brooklyn Museum on November 7. ELAINE HE/COURTESY THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Detours: Xavier Cha on a Lafawndah Performance at the Brooklyn Museum

Detours is an ongoing series in which a New York–based artist gives us a tour of a show of his or her choosing Read More

Auctions Market News
The star of the evening, Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché, which had an on-request estimate of $100 million, sold for an astounding $170.4 million to a Chinese collector.

Christie’s ‘Artist Muse’ Sale Nets $491.4 M., Led by a $170.4 M. Modigliani, the Second-Highest Price Ever Realized at Auction

Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu Couché (1917–18) soared past its already astronomical $100 million on-request estimate en route to a record-smashing price of $170.4 million at Christie’s Monday night, making the magnificent nude portrait the second-most-expensive painting ever sold at auction—and, in a twist, … Read More

Artists Habitat
Tom Otterness photographed in his Carroll Gardens studio. 

Habitat: Tom Otterness

Habitat is a weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces Read More

Auctions Market News
Le Corbusier, Femme rouge at pelote verte.  COURTESY PHILLIPS.

A Risky, Rebooted Phillips Sale Sees New Record for Le Corbusier on a Taboo Night of the Week

Phillips, the perennial bridesmaid of the New York sales, gambled this year by mixing Impressionist and modern work among its usually all-contemporary lots—and by scheduling the auction on that most taboo of sales nights, Sunday. But it seems the house avoided … Read More

Art of the City

Big Heat: The Bronx Museum Champions the Brave, Unflinching Martin Wong

Martin Wong loved firemen. The late East Village artist, whose paintings stand as some of the most original and brave art produced in New York in the past 40 years, painted an intimate portrait of one in bed, still wearing … Read More