Art World News
The silver fox with the golden eye is showing off.
Powerhouse art dealer Larry Gagosian will, for the first time, put his personal contemporary art collection on public view. The cultural and tourism divisions of Abu Dhabi are expected to announce shortly that the gallerist’s own works, which include some 72 Andy Read More
Collectors and dealers eager to know whether the art market will roar back after a sleepy August won’t have long to wait. Sept. 13 kicks off Asia Week, a twice-yearly (September and March) blitz of themed auctions, gallery shows and museum exhibitions highlighting contemporary and classic works by Asian artists-everything from Tang Dynasty Read More
The auction of Yves Saint Laurent‘s art collection in Paris last night brought in an astounding $262 million, according to Bloomberg. In fact, the sale set records for works of seven of the major artists, including Henri Matisse’s 1911 still life of cowslips in a vase titled Les coucous, tapis bleu et Read More
If you are the most suave multibillionaire on the planet, the man who owns Christie’s plus Gucci and the future father-in-law to Salma Hayek, you tear out the normal accouterment in your massive new penthouse duplex.
According to city records, a limited liability corporation called ROKUSA just paid $16.9 million for the top penthouse Read More
515 Park Avenue.
It’s already been quite a year over at 515 Park Avenue. In just the past couple months, two sprawling duplex apartments have sold for over $20 million.
In February, French billionaire Francois Pinault sold his 5,000-square-foot duplex for $22 million to financier Menachem Sternberg, as reported in The Observer. Read More
Today’s paper features over 25 of New York’s most powerful seniors, including members of the New York Five (Meier, Graves, Eisenman, Gwathmey), Ada Louise Huxtable, and Larry Silverstein.
Christie’s owner Francois Pinault sells on Park Avenue, in Manhttan Transfers. Also, artist James Turrell buys in Gramercy.