Tag Archives: Lucio Fontana


Morning Links: Ai Weiwei Lifejacket Sculpture Edition

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Evening Contemporary Sales at Sotheby’s London Net $118.8 M., With $24.7 M. Fontana Setting a Record for Postwar Italian Art

When the smoke cleared on a two-part sale that inched closer and closer to the three-hour mark, Sotheby’s had pulled in a total of £76.8 million ($118.8 million) during its evening sales for postwar Italian and contemporary art. The paddle-wielders … Read More

Piero Manzoni, Merda d’artista, 1961, tin containers and printed paper, dimensions variable. FONDAZIONE PIERO MANZONI

Piero Manzoni at Museu de Arte Moderna

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L.A. at night.


Morning Links: L.A. Is Not A Creative Paradise Edition

In 2017, the Met will open a Lucio Fontana retrospective in the Marcel Breuer building that formally housed the old Whitney. This will only mark Fontana’s second-ever retrospective in the U.S. [The Art Newspaper]Philippe Decrauzat and Mathieu Copeland’s “A Personal Sonic … 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

Andy Warhol, Iolas, 1974, synthetic polymer paint and silk screen on canvas. ©1974 THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION.

‘Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955–1987’ at Paul Kasmin

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Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream

Versatile, sensuous, malleable, as basic as mud and as old as art itself, clay is increasingly emerging as a material of choice for a wide range of contemporary artists
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Making Cutting-Edge Art with Ballpoint Pens

Accessible and affordable, the ballpoint pen has become the medium of choice for artists to make obsessive abstractions, extreme drawings, and playful riffs on venerated ink traditions Read More

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London Contemporary Sales Surge Again

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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