Arco Madrid: the whisper of a new “Movida” in the art market?

  Troubled times Coronavirus, various regions in quarantine, political upheaval and economic uncertainty… Do people still want to buy art in these troubled times? And yet it’s against this backdrop that the first large-scale fair of the year, Arco Madrid, has opened and will run until 1 March. Simultaneously Art Basel Hong Kong, which was […]

Frieze:the British art fair copes with the uncertainties of Brexit

Peres Project @Frieze Almine Rech gallery @ Frieze Goodman Gallery @ Frieze Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli Sandro Botticelli ( detail)Sandro Botticelli ( detail) Philip Guston Jacqueline de Jong Jacqueline de Jong Pang Tao Pang Tao Pang Tao Neil BeloufaNeil Beloufa @Frieze Victim of the Brexit It’s clear to see that the art market is one of […]

Art Basel 2019: stratospheric prices and artworks that dreams are made of

In front of Art Basel Unlimited Kerry James Marshall Jeff Koons Lucio Fontana Lucio Fontana Alighiero Boetti Paula Rego Anish Kapoor Laure Prouvost Jill Mulleady Xinyi Cheng Xinyi Cheng Pablo Picasso   Selling less The art market is one of those rare places where selling less can also involve selling for higher prices. What I […]

The Arco fair in Madrid: History keeps a lot of artists awake at night

Santiago Sierra, Eugenio Merino Ana Teresa Barboza Ana Teresa Barboza Ana Teresa Barboza Maria Eugenia Davila , Eduardo Portillo Maria Eugenia Davila , Eduardo Portillo Dagoberto Rodriguez Dagoberto Rodriguez Rikrit Tiravanija Carlos Motta Carlos Motta David Wojnarowicz Unique charm Amid the abundance of fairs springing up all over the world, Arco, which is held in […]

The Fiac in Paris attracts Michael Heizer, Hauser & Wirth, a monumental Calder, 100 starfish and an organic gallerist

Katharina Grosse Alexander Calder Michael Heizer Michael Heizer Michael Heizer Michael Heizer, Anselm Kiefer Cows from Nevada in Michael Heizer’s hand Katharina Grosse Douglas Gordon Douglas Gordon Elmgreen & Dragset Elmgreen & Dragset Paul McCarthy Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois Jeff Koons @ Fiac Ulla von Brandenburg Ulla von Brandenburg Information has a resounding impact in […]

In Brazil, despite the chaos, the art market is still in good shape

Jonathas de Andrade Sao Paulo In the streets of Sao Paulo Alberto da Vega Guignard Pierre Verger Jonathas de Andrade Helio Oiticica Tunga Alex Katz Ricardo Kugelmas In  Brazil a country already wracked by corruption, economic crisis, an acute political crisis and violence, Rio de Janeiro’s police haven’t been paid for two months, its university professors […]

Art Basel: An abundance of the very, very big and the very, very expensive

Donna Huanca Subodh Gupta Subodh Gupta Sue Williamson Julio Le Parc Julio Le Parc Donna Huanca David Hockney Sigmar Polke Sigmar Polke Joan Miro While History shows as a whole, and the Renaissance in particular, that posterity has a predilection for works by artists afflicted by madness, the art market is far more rational agent. […]

Photo London: the biggest names in modern photography are underrated. Just ask Elton John.

Rudolf Koppitz Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson Lord Snowdon Cecil Beaton Gustave Le Gray anonymous french Barry Lategan ‘It’s apparently easier to sell a $30 million Picasso than a Henri Cartier-Bresson for 8,000 euros these days’. This statement by Johannes Faber, an Austrian dealer specialising in modern photography, is based on recent results in the market. […]

Independent and Art Brussels: The Brussels microclimate for contemporary art

David Zwirner Booth Bruno Gironcoli Mendes Wood Gallery Mendes Wood gallery Independent Brussels Aaron Garber-Maikovska Bruno Girconcoli Lyle Ashton Harris Belgium has its own microclimate for art. On the one hand, since the ’70s the country has developed an established tradition for boundary-pushing art collections (see for example the fabulous Herbert foundation in Gent (www.herbertfoundation.org) […]

Art Basel Hong Kong: No, China’s art market isn’t a mirage

At Art Basel Hong Kong Su Xiaobai Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Mark Bradford Philip Guston Jean Michel Basquiat Kwon Young Woo Lee Ufan Gonkar Gyatso Francis Picabia James Lee Byars ‘Asia’s Precarious Rise’ was the headline the Wall Street Journal ran across its front cover not long ago (1). In fact, the eyes of the […]

Maastricht: In wonderland among Tefaf’s masterpieces

Italian, XVII th century @ Agnew’s T Callet Juan de Mesa max-beckmann Golan feminin figure Golan feminin figure Jean dubuffet At a time when the world has been shaken by a series of catastrophic election results, France is growing increasingly nervous about the approaching presidential contest in April. Running counter to these trends is the […]

The Armory Show: the first major art market event in Trump’s America

Yayoi Kusama Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence David Hockney David Hockney David Hockney Willem de Kooning Nevine Mahmoud Nevine Mahmoud New York is the international epicentre of the art market. And it’s here, from 2 until 5 March, that The Armory Show, a fair that is emblematic of the city, takes place, […]

ARCO Madrid: Is Buenos Aires a new eldorado?

Mondongo ( Barro) Edgardo Antonio Vigo (Richard Saltoun) Julio Le Parc (Nara Roesler) Margarita Paksa (Document Art) Diego Bianchi (Jocelyn Wolff) Ad Minoliti ( Crevecoeur) Cecilia Szalkowitz ( Ignacio Liprandi) Hauser &Wirth booth There was once a time, until the late ’90s, when if you wanted to be considered a prominent artist, you were best off being […]

Miami and the ABMB fair, as if you were there

Damien Hirst @ Faena Faena San Lorenzo yacht A Scheggi in a San Lorenzo yacht Francis Picabia Alejandro & Pascale Jodorowsky Lee Krasner Mimmo Rotella Cy Twombly Cy Twombly (detail) Joseph Beuys Kerry James Marshall ( Shainman gallery) Jack Pierson Everyone in Miami, from the taxi drivers to the sales associates in the fashion stores, […]


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