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Dorotheum Previews Modern and Contemporary Sales, Featuring Richter, Zero Group

Dorotheum is responsible for the content of this post.Whether you’re buying art in the interest of investment, collecting, or interior decorating, minimalist pieces have a rare appeal. Steering away from the figurative work that defined previous periods in art history, … Read More

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Comparing the Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter Markets After a Hot Week in London

The past week’s evening sales of postwar and contemporary art in London saw major results for painter powerhouses Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon. At Sotheby’s, a 1986 abstract painting by Richter made $46.3 million. At Christie’s, Richter’s landscape painting Vierwaldstatter … Read More

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Klara Lidén Painting Sets Artist Record at Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s has officially surpassed itself this week, recording its highest-ever total sales of contemporary art in Europe. Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, which sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), contributed significantly to a grand total of £140.4 million ($214 million) over … Read More

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Christie’s Nets $177.9 M. at Contemporary Sale in London, Led by $30 M. Twombly

It has been a roaring week for the contemporary art market in London. Last night, Sotheby’s sold £123.5 million (or about $188.2 million) worth of art at its annual postwar and contemporary sale across 65 lots (out of 75 on … Read More

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Richter's Abstraktes Bild sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), a benchmark for any living European artist.


New Records for Gerhard Richter, Jonas Wood at Buoyant $188.2 M. Sotheby’s London Sale

Multiple records were broken last night at the contemporary art evening auction at Sotheby’s in London, including the total for that annual auction, which made £123,515,250 ($188.2 million) on a presale estimate of £88.6 million to £125.5 million ($135.43 million–$191.84 million).The highlight of the evening was … Read More

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London Auction Preview: ‘Dschungelbild’ by Gerhard Richter (1971)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More


Morning Links: Harun Farocki Edition

Film and video artist Harun Farocki has died at the age of 70. [Artnet]Artist Devin Leonardi has died at 33. [Artforum]The benefactors of Lucien Freud’s $161 million fortune—presumably his many, many children—will remain secret. [The Daily Telegraph via Artnet]Jori Finkel … Read More


Pushing Software to Its Artistic (and Algorithmic) Limits

Daniel Temkin’s Glitchometry brings the psychedelic esthetic of Op to the language of coding Read More


Alain Servais: Not Easy To Shock

Brussels-based collector Alain Servais keeps a focus on new media–and his opinions public on social media Read More


MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More

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The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More


The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More


Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More

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London Contemporary Sales Surge Again

Who bought what at the recent auctions Read More