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Finding a Way to Write About Art

What is asked of me as an art writer and critic today, is not why I became an art writer and critic. In this time of great transition in media, art and business, there are more media venues than ever filled with everything from drivel to genius. 1,529 more words

Contemporary Art

The Burlington Magazine as tool for the study of the art market

In the Burlington Magazine (especially in the first 50 years of its existence) there is a wealth of material to aid the study of the art market. 328 more words

Art Criticism

A new world record for Christie's: the highest total for PWC Evening sale in the history - November 12th, 2014

(Press Release) Christie’s set Art market history with its Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale, which totalled $852,887,000, with strong sell-through rates of 97% by value and 94% by lot. 411 more words


Record for Jasper Johns' 1983 Flag at Sotheby's Contemporary Art sale in NY - November 11th, 2014

Contemporary Art has achieved $460,268,000 at Sotheby’s so far this week, including works by Rothko, Diebenkorn and Lucio Fontana from The Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold last evening for a total of $116.6 million. 302 more words


Manet's "Le Primtemps" led Christie's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art - New York, November 5th, 2014

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the new owner of Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (Springtime), sold at Christie’s New York Wednesday night for$65,125,000 (£41,028,750 / €52,100,000) after an epic bidding battle between private and institutional clients from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 373 more words


Opening Night at the IFPDA Print Fair 2014

Opening night at the Print Fair brought crushing crowds and some amazing power on paper!

A growing market for early 20th century British printmakers seemed to grow exponentially as several dealer booths focused on displays by Sybil Andrews, CRW Nevinson, Claude Flight, Margaret Barnard, Cyril Edward Power, and Lill Tschude, much admired but scarcely known in the US. 241 more words

Art Market

Historic results for Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s New York - November 4th, 2014

The Evening Sale totaled an exceptional $422.1 million, marking the highest total for any auction in Sotheby’s history.     Alberto Giacometti’s legendary Chariot is the second sculpture in auction history to cross $100 million, achieving $100,965,000, the second-highest auction price for the artist, and second-highest price for any sculpture at auction. 188 more words