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Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Watch as the award-winning Irish writer Colm Tóibín shares his thoughts on Giacometti's iconic 'Homme qui marche'. A timeless and inspirational scul...

A Peek at the Personal Art Collection of Swiss Gallery Director Stefan von Bartha

MutualArt | Posted 08.13.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether as an artist, collector, dealer, or curator, we all can probably recollect, with relish or regret, our first introduction to the art world. For Stefan von Bartha, however, his first memories of the art world are intertwined with his first memories of growing up.

The Art Money 20: Which Artists Have Performed Best At Auction Since 1995?

artnet | artnet News | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella and Jonathan Yee Source: artnet Analytics. Which blue chip artists have perf...

A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

First Nighter: Craig, Weisz, Spall in Nichols's Angle on Pinter's "Betrayal"

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Something Mike Nichols chose to do when directing the final moments of Harold Pinter's Betrayal annoyed me so I had to remind myself that up until then, the revered director had brought unusual insight and vitality to the nine-scene intermissionless play.

6 Brilliantly Bizarre Dada Visionaries You Should Know

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

If you've ever looked at a sandbox and thought that's art, if you've ever been moved to tears by a kitchen appliance, or if you've ever imagined a tel...

César: A Giacometti for the Machine Age

David Galenson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

César's sculptures show us what Giacometti's work might have looked like if he had been locked in a junk yard with a spot welder. Whatever the material or method, whether figurative or abstract, the sculptures of César share a concern with surface texture.

Portrait of Lucian Freud

David Galenson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In 2003, the critic Martin Gayford began sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. In 2010, Gayford published his journal of the sittings as a book. Among his reflections, we get glimpses of Freud's attitudes and methods that create a portrait of a great experimental artist at work.

Tiny Paintings By Big Artists

Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

Oftentimes exhibitions are organized around artist, movement, location or theme. But rarely have we seen one organized around size. (Excluding Shaq's ...

Rodin's Drawings

David Galenson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

As far back as he could remember, Auguste Rodin loved to draw. When it came time for him to prepare for a career, his parents sent him to a school of commercial art. There, he recalled, "I thought I had gone to heaven."

Architect of Illusions: Charles Matton's Enclosures

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

A retrospective of handmade miniature interiors by the Parisian artistCharles Matton is on exhibit in London's All Visual Arts gallery. Matton, who died in 2008 of lung cancer, built 'Boxes,' that recreated artist studios and mise-en-scènes, emotive still-frames of inhabited interiors, empty hotel hallways, lonesome ateliers and imaginary boîtes. Poking one's head inside one of Matton's enclosures is being Gulliver trespassing into another reality and expecting the room's lilliputian occupants to return any moment.

Surrender To Dreams: 'The Surrealist Revolution In Art'

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

(Via MutualArt.) “I would like to sleep, in order to surrender myself to the dreamers, the way I surrender myself to those who read me with eyes ...

AUCTION ART: 2010's Record Breaking Auction Highlights | Warhol, Picasso, Giacometti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: ArtFixDaily) Exceptional beauty, rarity, and historical significance are among the factors that drive collectors to compete furiously for art, ...

ART SAVES: Rainn Wilson Asks 'What Art Has Saved Your Life?' On SoulPancake

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When I'm having a terrible day, my favorite remedy is to go to an art museum. For me, engaging with culture is a great reminder of the world outside o...

Pedigree and Promise in 50 Years At Pace

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

By now the New York artworld has pretty much reduced the Dan Colen show at Larry Gagosian's 24th Street gallery in Chelsea to a cynical attempt to mar...

AUCTION NEWS: Round-Up Of Christie's Record Auctions In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The art market has spoken: the first half of 2010 has been a success for Christie's. Worldwide sales have been up 46% compared to the same period last...