Today our parent company announced a shift in ownership. Brant Publications has assumed full control of the assets of Artnews S.A., including the magazine titles Art in America, Modern, Antiques, and ARTnews. The full release follows below.
NEW YORK–Brant Publications, Inc.’s BMP Media Holdings, LLC announced today it has taken control of all assets of Art in America, LLC; BAM Modern, LLC; Antiques, LLC; and Artnews LTD from their former parent company, Artnews S.A., which is based in Poland. Once the transaction was completed, on May 25, 2016, BMP became the legal owner of the publications and will continue to operate them in the United States.
“The U.S. magazines that BMP originally brought into this transaction, Art in America, The Magazine Antiques and Modern, will continue their normal operation, as will ARTnews, under our management,” said Peter M. Brant, owner of BMP Media Holdings LLC. “This will allow us to begin to grow the U.S. magazines.”
About Brant Publications, Inc.
Brant Publications Inc. was founded in 1984 by Peter M. Brant and is one of the nation’s leading magazine and digital publishers. Its holdings include four art titles, Art in America, ARTnews, The Magazine Antiques and Modern, as well as Interview, a fashion and culture magazine, which was created by Andy Warhol.
Art in America was founded in 1913. Art in America is published 11 times per year. Current, provocative and comprehensive, over 200,000 readers rely on Art in America’s in-depth coverage every month. The magazine’s editorial team explores the contemporary art world with expertise and passion, engaging readers through critical essays, reviews and profiles.
The Magazine ANTIQUES, in print since 1922, currently publishes six bi-monthly issues each year on fine art and antiques for collectors, museum directors and enthusiasts. The publication delivers deep insight into the history of American, European and Continental works of beauty. Its prestigious reputation in the art world has made it well known for intelligent articles on exquisite objects of historical importance that are illustrated with outstanding photography.
MODERN magazine is a vibrant quarterly magazine on modern furniture, architecture and design that began publication in 2009. It examines 20th and 21st century design from all angles – looking at architecture, interiors, furniture, objects and the players in the design industry with a fresh and intelligent approach. Its readers are a unique, affluent audience of sophisticated fine art and design connoisseurs.
ARTnews, founded in 1902, is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Published in print four times a year and continually online, it reports on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping the international art world, with a focus on up-to the-minute news coverage, investigative reporting, and incisive criticism. The magazine’s contributors have included Alfred Barr, Bernard Berenson, Arthur Danto, Steve Martin, Louise Nevelson, Bob Nickas, Harold Rosenberg, David Salle, Jean-Paul Sartre, and William Carlos Williams.
Peter Brant is a world-renowned art collector and businessman. He has been the steward of important art publications for over 30 years.
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