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Resale Royalties Are Roiling the Art Market in the U.K. and California

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the past 15 months, several lawsuits by artists have been filed against collectors, art galleries and auctioneers Christie's, Sotheby's and even eBay, for failing to pay a percentage of the profits, referred to as royalties, when artworks are sold in California on the secondary market.

Olsen Twins Make Forbes' List Of 30 Artists Under 30

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

It is hard enough for a twenty-something to be able to take care of oneself, let alone establish oneself in the art world. But here are 30 artists and...

The Darker Side Of Human Folly: This Artweek.LA (Dec. 19-Jan. 1, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush


A Picture Worth 1000 Words

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When last week I talked about the provocative performance staged by Marina Abramovic for the MOCA Gala, I sort of expected a good response but still w...

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

Artists Sue Auction Houses Over Royalty Dispute | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

A group of major artists, including painter Chuck Close, and the heirs of abstract expressionist Sam Francis and sculptor Robert Graham, filed a pair ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

To Give and Give Not

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Breaking a promise -- or changing one's mind, whatever you want to call it -- to donate money or objects to a museum (or any other nonprofit institution) is rare, but it does happen, sometimes in spectacular fashion.

WATCH: Chuck Close On Corruption In The Art Market

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Chuck Close is well known for his photorealistic portraits, and as an artist with numerous parties vying for control of his work, he is in a unique po...

Diane Von Furstenberg, After The Ski Accident, By Chuck Close (PHOTO)

Posted 06.01.2011 | Style

Diane Von Furstenberg sat down with artiste celebre Chuck Close weeks after her skiing accident to take a photograph for her upcoming "Diane von Furst...

Inspiration Is For Amateurs

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

"Inspiration is for amateurs." Only an amateur sits around waiting for inspiration to hit. There's no waiting. The inspiration is in the process; the energy and motivation is in the doing.

PHOTOS: 6 Portraits, 6 Studio Visits: From Jon Swihart To Don Bachardy

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

My series of slideshows on paintings and palettes continues this week with a focus on portraits, and the palettes and studio gear of the artist's who ...

In Paris an Art Fair Called 'FIAC' Stamps 'End' to the Perception of Contemporary Art as 'Elitist'

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

Contemporary art has become to many and especially the young a mirror of our lives, of who we are, how we communicate, how it is still possible to coexist and more fundamentally what commonality we all share.

Seen and Heard in New York: Helen Mirren, Renee Fleming, Chuck Close

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Actress Helen Mirren, interviewed by Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University, at the 92nd St. Y in ...

Chuck Close Divorce? Artist's Marriage To Leslie Close May Be Over

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is the music over for legendary painter Chuck Close and his wife? Page Six reports that Close was recently seen in the company of a tall blonde and w...

New York Apartment Adventures Of Chuck Close, Nora Ephron, Andy Samberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

No matter how rich and famous they become, newcomers generally suffer through the most absurd living conditions as a rite of passage to becoming New Y...

Obama Art

Charlotte Appleyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Appleyard

Tuesday night's spectacle proved just why Barack Obama has inspired a lot more than most candidates, much of which up until recently had been smart poster-like and kitsch.

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.

Lucky Diamond's Take on the Lucky Obama Dog!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Just like an ideal candidate must fit the nations needs, the ideal White House dog must fit the Obama family's needs.

Artists For Change Art Auction In New York

Crains | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

More than 200 famous artists, including Chuck Close and Kara Walker, will auction off their work next Tuesday to raise money for social activist organ...