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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More

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No Filters At The Art Basel Miami Beach Instagram Panel

Had the concept of art fairs existed in 1410 (the date of some of the earliest surviving canvases), would we have had panels about canvas that praised it as a medium? Would we even have had to ask how canvas … Read More

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Simon de Pury Will Curate at 3 Grafton Street in London

What’s up next for Simon de Pury, the former head of the auction house formerly known as Phillips de Pury and Co. and former host of that former Bravo show about art? Georgina Adam has the answer in her Financial … Read More


$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


Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov are charting new terrain by using the language of Socialist Realism to comment on contemporary Russia. Read More


Gold Rush

Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter’s prices rise so high so fast?. Read More

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