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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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Ileana Sonnabend, Robert Rauschenberg, and Michael Sonnabend at Galerie Sonnabend in Paris, ca. 1963.

Rauschenberg Eagle Ruffles Feathers

Sonnabend heirs, IRS dispute value of ‘Canyon’ Read More


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De Alvear at the Juana Mordó gallery with Nam June Paik in 1989, the year of his first exhibition in Spain. She ended up buying everything in the show.  ©LUIS PÉREZ MÍNGUEZ

A Dealer With Ideas

With her Madrid gallery and her private collection, Helga de Alvear has introduced a wave of high-concept, new-media artists to Spain.
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$25 Billion and Counting

Auction sales are what one dealer calls the “visible part of the iceberg.” But how big is the rest of it? According to dealers, auction house experts, and other advisers, the private art market is exponentially larger—fueled by increasing demand from Russia, Asia, the Middle East, and other emerging markets. Read More


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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: How Jeff Koons Became a Superstar

Kelly Devine Thomas tracked the way an artist shaped his own career. Read More


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Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988, porcelain. DOUGLAS M. PARKER STUDIO/BROAD ART FOUNDATION, SANTA MONICA/©JEFF KOONS

The Selling of Jeff Koons

He made banality blue chip, pornography avant-garde, and tchotchkes into trophy art. How Jeff Koons, with the support of a small circle of dealers and collectors, masterminded his fame and fortune. Read More