Auctions are nothing if not ruthless. Last week, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips held multimillion-dollar spring photography sales of a combined 644 images. The results offered clues, as the art market continues to thaw from the 2008 recession, as to which contemporary photographer’s stocks have risen, whose have fallen and whose are holding steady post-crash. In Read More
For his latest exhibition at Pace Gallery, conceptual British artist Keith Tyson plucked 52 images from the backs of playing cards—including the Twitter logo and a 1950s pinup girl—and transformed them into paintings. “The back of a card, normally, doesn’t represent anything,” said Tyson, who is also a card collector. “When you put 52 of Read More
When art fairs and galleries try to be hip, they release an iPhone app or start a YouTube channel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, always the traditionalist, opted for something subtler: an audio slideshow.
Aspiring photographers, head outside and take some photos—now’s your chance to be critiqued (and maybe discovered!) by New York Magazine art critic and Work of Art judge Jerry Saltz.
What’s creepier than a platinum, diamond-encrusted human skull? A platinum, diamond-encrusted infant skull, of course!
Shock-jock artist Damien Hirst is notorious for his 2007 sculpture “For the Love of God,” a human skull cast entirely of diamonds which he tried (unsuccessfully) to sell for £50 million.
Now, he’s at it again. Perhaps out Read More
The largest poster at Swann Galleries’ upcoming Dec. 15 sale of Art Nouveau-era posters is also the most mysterious.
The nearly 10-foot-tall poster, by the well-known Belgian poster designer Henri Privat-Livemont, depicts a beautiful (and quite curvy) woman swathed in a transparent gossamer veil and holding up a tambourine. “Rajah,” the name of a popular Read More
Alternative art types came out in droves to celebrate the launch of The Sound of Art, a DJ battle record created by Paddy Johnson, editor of the Brooklyn-based art blog Art Fag City. The record is a collection of sounds gathered over the course of five years from museums, galleries, and other art venues in Read More
Dasha Zhukova sure knows how to plan ahead.
According to Artinfo.com, the heiress and girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich will open a satellite of her Moscow Garage Center for Contemporary Culture on Abramovich’s New Holland development, an 18-acre former military base near St. Petersberg for which he won a tender last week. Read More
What’s next for the man ranked by Forbes as the 50th richest on the planet? Possibly his own museum.
The investment company of art collector and Russian businessman Roman Abramovich has won a tender for New Holland, an 18-acre, long-derelict island adjacent to St. Petersburg. Mr. Abramovich, 41, won’t technically own the island, a former Read More