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Ileana Sonnabend

Film: Literal Illusions

The camera is trained on a paper scrim shot in negative. For a moment, a white field fills the frame, its expanse perfectly monochrome save a tremor of scratch and grain. Then the space is…

$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…

The Selling of Jeff Koons

He made banality blue chip, pornography avant-garde, and tchotchkes into trophy art. How Jeff Koons, with the support of a small circle of dealers and collectors, masterminded his fame and fortune.

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