As November continues to speed along, people from all over the world are gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach. Last year, galleries reported selling works of art from $300,000 up to $5 million in the first few hours.
As the art world evolves, new forums for presenting and preserving collections emerge, id. collector is the first invention of this sort which visually documents, describes and consolidates a collectors vision into a book and electronic archive.
There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.
Some people think Roberto Paradise is a very well connected silent partner that relies in Rovira's young drive. Others speculate that he is a big European collector that thought Puerto Rico was the place for the perfect art gallery.
Much of Goldin's earlier work, the work that made her name, captured the vivid atmosphere of a world of which she was a part, and which now only exists in our cultural mythology and the memories of and artistic documents created by its survivors.
Schiro began talking to women about catcalling. Wanting to bring the words alive visually, she began to collect photographs of the women, along with the catcalls that haunted them. Her collection began to take shape.
This venerable arts non-profit launched in 1974 in San Francisco's Mission District with the challenging mission of supporting artists and commissioning work that celebrated pure artistic creativity and curiosity.
With its friendly and unintimidating vibe, FLAG is a great space to look at contemporary art. Its director and assistant directors aren't sealed away in back offices, but rather installed in public spaces that you can't help but stroll through.
He said, "Do you know the artist ? He's actually deceased. He was young." As soon as I saw the name on the wall, Ján Mančuška , I had this sudden and sad recollection. I had neglected to tell Mančuška that his work really made an impression on me several years back when we were in a show together.
Like sports teams, many of the major museums live and die by their seasonal lineup. A series of good shows attracts paying visitors, and generates the buzz that draws headlines, sponsorships, and donors.