Art Market Hits ‘Mania Phase,’ School Fights Air Rights Decision—and More

The 2011 LISTE Art Fair. (Photo: Wikipedia)

The 2011 Liste Art Fair. (Photo: Wikipedia)

A report from the University of Luxembourg claims that while the art market may still be in the “mania phase of its formation,” with virtually no end in sight for its sky high prices, it’s actually headed for a “severe correction,” especially in the Contemporary and American art categories.

Members of the nonprofit school the Art Students League are fighting a legal battle against the school’s leadership over the decision to sell the air rights above its historic West 57th Street building.

The New Yorker’s Calvin Tomkins delves into The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new(ish) commitment to Modern and Contemporary Art under the leadership of Thomas P. Campbell and on the eve of its move into the Breuer Building.

Kourtney Kardashian, the oldest Kardashian sister, posed nude for celebrity photographer Brian Bowen Smith’s show “Metallic Life” at De Re Gallery in Los Angeles.

And speaking of celebrities, they turned out in droves to see Todd DiCiucio’s exhibition “GOLD” at Gruin Gallery at the Jue Lan Club, which turned into an impromptu get together to honor the late David Bowie.