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How Did This Week’s London Contemporary Art Sales Fare?: A Look at Five Years of Auctions

It was a week of huge contemporary art auctions in London. Just how huge? The above graph tells the story, comparing this week’s figures at the three big houses with the results for the same sales going back to 2011. The big news: Phillips … Read More

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Mark Bradford, Constitution IVChristopher Wool, Untitled,  1994. COURTESY PHILLIPS

Phillips Rebounds With $48.8 M. Contemporary Art Haul in London, Setting Records for Bradford and Nara

When Fredric Brandt, the plastic surgeon to the stars, took his own life earlier this year, he left behind a trove of artworks that might have surprised those who thought his tastes were purely cosmetic. His collection, scattered between his … Read More

George Bellows, Men of the Docks, 1912, in the collection of the National Gallery.NATIONAL GALLERY

Workers Strike at London’s National Gallery, Shuttering Parts of the Museum

Picket lines have appeared today outside of the National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square as part of an indefinite strike by about 200 members of the museum’s Public and Commercial Services union, the Associated Press reports. The museum has closed some of … Read More

London Art Pitch

Summer Colors: Jesse Wine at Limoncello, Alex Olson at Laura Bartlett Gallery

London Art Pitch is a monthly column by Jamie Sterns, a New York curator and writer attending school in the British capital.Summer is upon London and this usually grey city is full of sunshine and light. Complementing the temperature rise, … Read More

Head of a priest, Ptolemaic Period, found at Alexandria East harbor, Egypt. (© Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, photo by Christoph Gerigk.)


Morning Links: Underwater Cities Edition

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London Art Pitch
T.A.G.'s Crystal Catalyst Long Sleeve Top.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Why London? Four Expats—Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Scholar—on Working in the British Capital

London Art Pitch is a monthly column by Jamie Sterns, a New York curator and writer attending school in the British capital.London. Say the word, and many things come to mind: bad weather, double-decker buses, fish and chips, his and … Read More

News The Talent
An installation view of 'The Stuff That Matters: Textiles Collected by Seth Siegelaub for the CSROT' at Raven Row in 2012.MARCUS J. LEITH/COURTESY RAVEN ROW

Whitechapel Names Raven Row’s Alex Sainsbury Board Chair

Alex Sainsbury, the founder of the closely watched nonprofit London art center Raven Row, has been tapped by the city’s Whitechapel Gallery to chair its board of trustees. He will take the place of Robert Taylor, who served from 2005 to … Read More

2014: The Year in Review News
Installation view of Korakrit Arunanondchai, 2557 (Painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names 2), 2014, at Carlos Ishikawa.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CARLOS ISHIKAWA

It’s Snowing Art Advisers: Kenny Schachter’s Best of 2014, and Predictions for 2015

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. The Best of London in 2014 Let us put aside the oodles of money, the stupefying levels of celebrity worship and the trend … Read More

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Visitors could walk through the partly disassembled Gulf Stream camper featured in the installation Quiver of Arrows at 303 Gallery in New York last year.

Britain’s Curator of Garbage

Mike Nelson’s multiroom installations hint at marginal lives and fallen ideologies. Read More