Tag Archives: Picasso


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Jeff Koons photographed in his New York City studio on January 13, 2016. 

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‘Some People Think What I’ve Done Is Almost Sacrilege’: A Talk with Jeff Koons

Bill Powers: How do you see the “Gazing Ball” paintings as being on a continuum with the “Gazing Ball” sculptures?Jeff Koons: With the sculpture, you feel a constant polarity between the biological and Platonism. The sculpture also places an emphasis on … Read More


2015: The Year in Review
Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999.

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Inequality Endures: The Price of Being a Female Artist in 2015

An annual overview of how female artists and their work fared over the past year in the marketplace and the broader art world. Here is the 2014 edition.“Is the Pope Catholic?” Marilyn Minter said in response to a 2014 survey querying the existence of gender … Read More


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Morning Links: Stabbing at Art Basel Edition

A stabbing occurred at Art Basel Miami Beach on Friday night. At 5:15 p.m., a woman stabbed another visitor to the fair with an X-Acto knife, saying, “I had to kill her and two more!” The injuries were non-fatal, but … Read More


Auctions Market News
Front and back of Picasso's La Gommeuse (1901).

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Sotheby’s Announces Sale of Rare Double-Sided Picasso, Monet Masterpiece

Sotheby’s has announced that a rarely seen painting from Picasso’s Blue Period, La Gommeuse (1901), as well as one of Monet’s major Waterlilies paintings, Nymphéas (1908), will be auctioned at their Impressionist and modern art evening sale in New York … Read More


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Photo from the opening night performance of September Spring.

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‘You’ve Got to Get Rid of Your Crutch’: Sam Falls on ‘September Spring’ at The Kitchen

At 31, Sam Falls is something of a luddite. This idea, not quite an ideology, makes its appropriately subtle presence in his work. “I’ve gone through a lot of art by painting and using technology, and still, somehow, come back to more traditional practices,” … Read More


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K. Koch's Spewing Rubik’s Cubes. Purchased at a Boston thrift store, 2007.

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Morning Links: ‘Celebrating Failure Since 1993’ Edition

Linda Yablonsky reports on Havana’s rich art scene. [W Magazine]The Museum of Bad Art is celebrating its 21st birthday. [The Creator’s Project]The $16 million SeaGlass carousel, funded by the Battery Conservatory, will open next Thursday in Lower Manhattan. The three-and-a-half … Read More


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Picasso Gets a Mention on the New Dr. Dre Album

Yesterday the storied West Coast musician and entrepreneur Dr. Dre released his first album in 16 years. It is titled Compton, and it is well worth a listen. Since this is an art website and this is what we do, … Read More


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Mykki Blanco for Iceberg SS15.

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Morning Links: Mykki Blanco Edition

Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske’s “Reciprocal Score” at Independenza in Rome.  [Contemporary Art Daily]“Old Car City, USA…is no longer a junkyard.” [The New York Times]“What else can art do?” A profile on Mark Bradford. [The New Yorker]Comparing and contrasting the … Read More


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Screenshot from Ann Hirsch's "Penis Envy" on hornylilfeminist.com.

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Morning Links: Ann Hirsch Edition

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids has opened a $22 million  eight-acre Japanese garden. [The Minneapolis Star-Tribune]The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow has removed a video art work by Artur Źmijewski, called Game of Tag (1999), which … Read More


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Calder's Spring (Printemps), 1928.


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Morning Links: Russia’s First-Ever Calder Retrospective Edition

An artist group called Atopie are likely responsible for the brick walls that have been found blocking entrances to a few museums in Basel, Switzerland. [Artforum]USC Roski dean denies complaints made by all seven MFA students who recently dropped out. Instead … Read More


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Pablo Picasso, Les Femme d'Algers (Version “O", 1955. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Buyer of $179.4 Million Picasso Revealed? [UPDATED]

Unnamed art world sources have told the New York Post that the mystery buyer of Pablo Picasso’s Les Femme d’Algers (Version “O”) at Christie’s last week is the former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The piece sold for $179.4 million on May … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
SIggi Hofer's Oh Heaven...Six Children and No Bread.


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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MAY 19Opening: Alex Katz at Mary Ryan “Modern and wonderful,” Calvin Klein says of this show, in which artist Alex Katz will debut nine original, extremely large, monochromatic screen prints at 80 x 30 inches, most of which feature women … Read More


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Chris Burden after his 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which his assistant shot him in the arm.

Morning Links: Chris Burden Edition

The late Chris Burden’s final project, a 40-foot-long airship, will go on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week. [The Art Newspaper]A professor in the University of California, San Diego department of visual arts is requiring his students … Read More


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Picasso's Petit carré au visage, one of his "lesser-knowns." 


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Harvard Business School Warns of Picassos Flooding the Market

Adding to the other upheavals the art market is currently faced with—the possible repeal of the tax code darling known as the “1031 Exchange,” the amendment of the California Resale Royalties Act—an article published today on Harvard Business School’s Working … Read More