Tag Archives: Kelly Devine Thomas


Profiles
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Seriously Funny

Swiss prankster Olaf Breuning navigates between the sublime and the ridiculous in films, sculptures, and multimedia works that take on everything from Easter Island to Woody Allen. Read More


Trends
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Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More


Profiles
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Show and Tell

Louise Bourgeois at her Sunday salon. Read More


Investigations
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The Scandal Sweeping Russia’s Art Market

Forgers have been retouching hundreds of works by minor European artists, putting the signatures of major Russian artists on them and selling them for many times their worth. Read More


Market

Smaller Houses Can Win Big

Although Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate the international auction market, smaller auction houses around the world also vie aggressively to win property for their sales, going after primarily lower-end and middle-market material that sells for under $1 million, and often for considerably less. Read More


Features
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


News

Smoke Screen at the Stedelijk

New evidence suggests that the museum obscured the history of how it came by its Malevich collection. New evidence suggests that the museum obscured the history of how it came by its Malevich collection Read More


Features

Modernizing the Modern

Creating a balance between modern art and contemporary art was just one of the challenges confronting MoMA’s staff, which used the museum’s latest expansion as the occasion for soul-searching about what the museum has been, what it is, and what it wants to be. Read More


Features
Realist paintings from the 1960s by Gerhard Richter, like Der Kongress (Professor Zander), 1965, can sell for as much as $10 million. ©CHRISTIE’S IMAGES

The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists

Tracking the highest prices paid for contemporary artworks. Read More


Features
Tobias Meyer takes bids for a Mary Cassatt painting during the evening Impressionist and modern sale at Sotheby’s New York last May. The picture sold for $1,352,000. SOTHEBY’S

‘Walking a Tightrope without a Net’

Auctioneers at evening sales create a sense of drama in performances that can range from buoyant to burlesque. Read More


Features
Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla’s Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1931, by Walker Evans. COURTESY SONDRA GILMAN AND CELSO GONZALEZ-FALLA

The Top 25 Photo Collectors

The most active, committed—and obsessed. Read More


Features
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The Most Wanted Works of Art

If a piece is “truly, truly to die for” and is still in private hands, it is no doubt on someone else’s wish list. Like that $100 million Cézanne. Read More


Features

Aftershocks

From death and displacement to questioning the role of artists and museums in the face of devastation to the loss of $100 million worth of art—the repercussions continue. Read More