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Is Trophy Art the New Boy Toy?

Jay Fielden | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Jay Fielden

I have yet to hear someone use that word to refer to his new Modigliani​, but the way those windows looked it seems only a matter of time.

Modigliani the High Point to Otherwise Tepid Auction Season in New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.

Here's The Famous Nude Painting Expected To Fetch $100 Million At Auction

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Works by Amedeo Modigliani, Roy Lichtenstein and Paul Gauguin are poised to set artist auction records in a curated auction at ...

Artist Interview: Matthew Schommer

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Artist, Matthew Schommer shares with Arthena what its like to work at Christies, make art and his love for Bjork.

There's Art From Every Continent at Frieze London (Except Antarctica of Course)

MutualArt | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts

With global communication enabled as never before, in the digital age collectors, curators, and artists have unprecedented reach, but there's nothing like seeing the work in person. So, in October, it converges in London: the world's art in one city.

Art Digest: Would You Rather Buy a Picasso for $179 Million or Rent One for $5?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The high-end art world is a complicated place. It's amazing how two pieces by the same artist can end up in such dichotomous homes. This week's stories draw us into contrasting worlds, assuring that you'll have an interesting topic of discussion ready for Saturday's dinner party.

Top 5 Auctions This May in New York

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts

After a record year for sales in 2014 -- artnet reported that the global fine art auction reached $16.1 billion -- expectations are high for the upcoming modern and contemporary sales in New York. This May, the auctions will bring an influx of art buyers from around the world to the city.

Art and e-Commerce; Sales Are Booming

Richard Finger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Richard Finger

The online auction arena is rapidly growing. For Christie's it offers opportunity to be a more full-service well-rounded company. The numbers of players competing in this space seemingly expands, like our universe.

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

This Famous Manet Portrait Sold For Whopping $65 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet set a new auction record for the artist during the second day of a majo...

Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

Wade Guyton is one of those names that constantly pops up in frenzied contemporary art auctions, such as the wildly successful Christie's sale this past May, "If I Live I'll See You Tuesday."

The Creative Class with Paddle8: Tips for Launching a Successful Startup (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In just three short years Paddle8 an innovative marketplace infusing technology and art has held hundreds auctions with over $100MM in bidding activity and raising over $25MM for charities.

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

The World's Most Infamous Unmade Bed Is Up For Auction For $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

An unmade bed, littered with empty bottles, cigarettes, condoms and panty hose, does not seem like the tableaux for a million-dollar masterpiece. Who ...

Spectacular Auction Results Aren't the Real Art World News

John Seed | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Honestly I would like to see stories about auction prices covered as financial news: a few graphs and charts would tell the story just fine. That way, art critics and bloggers could devote their time to reporting on some more fresh and compelling art world stories.

Skateboarder Turns New York's Famous Auction House Into His Personal Skate Park

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to run wild in your favorite art haven, taking in masterpieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat or Christopher Wool like ...

Andy Warhol's Iconic 'Race Riot' Painting Could Fetch Millions At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

Most people are familiar with Andy Warhol's pop portraiture, depicting essential elements of popular culture from Marilyn Monroe to Campbell Soup. But...

Artist Resale Royalties Haven't Hindered Art Trade or Helped Artists in the U.K.

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"In general, I think resale royalties is a pretty good idea," said painter Chuck Close, who with other artists and artists' estates filed in 2011 a cl...

Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Many think art -- particularly original art -- is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie's or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don't buy.

How 'Moonrise, Hernandez' Came to Be One of the Iconic Photographs of the 20th Century

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The early prints of "Moonrise, Hernandez" showed what Adams actually saw that late afternoon in 1941, with the moon becoming visible in the sky while the sun was just sinking below the horizon; the moon was dim, while the sky was gray and open.

Bull Market: Today's Billionaire Egomaniacs Have Turned the Art World Into a High-Stakes Poker Game -- But the Loss Is Ours

Jay Fielden | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Jay Fielden

What is clear is that against the elegant backdrop of such noblesse oblige is a growing breed of money changers whose idea of cultural enrichment involves buying and selling works of art as if they were trading them on the New York Stock Exchange.

Corporations, Once Happy Buyers of Art, Are Now Happy If They Can Get Rid of It

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A much happier subject than this is the joy of collecting art. The newspapers are full of record sale prices for artworks at auction, and art fairs pr...

Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: February 2014

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up with FAVS & Commentary Text & Photographs (c) Jill Lynne, February 2014 Pete Seeger, The Tibet House Benefit, French ...

Basquiat's Early Work Is So Totally Basquiat

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

All we have to do is utter the name Jean-Michel Basquiat and, if you're familiar with the iconic calligraffitist's work, a flurry of coded myths, fren...

LOOK: Stunning Renaissance Era Prayerbook Up For Auction

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — A Renaissance prayer book that broke the auction record for an illuminated manuscript 15 years ago is on the auction block again. ...