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Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Women in Art: Curator: Kristin Sancken

Malcolm Harris | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Over the past few years, the tenacious Ms. Sancken has managed to amplify her voice in the testosterone driven art world -- not only through her ground breaking curatorial projects but also through her whimsical and poignant writings for a number of art magazines and blogs.

Is Jay-Z And Kanye's Car A Work Of Art?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

It was a glorious day when the music video for "Otis," the first single from super-collaboration "Watch the Throne" was released. Yet in a music video...

Buying Hirst, Piece By Piece

ARTINFO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

When is a Damien Hirst not a Damien Hirst? When it's only part of a Hirst, that's when. Recently, Phillips de Pury has been scolded by Hirst's main ar...

WATCH: Renowned Auctioneer Simon De Pury Talks Design

Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts

Simon de Pury, chairman of auction house Phillips de Pury & Company and Work of Art judge, knows a thing or two about the fine line that separates goo...

Which Artist Sells Skateboards For $2K?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Damien Hirst is one savvy businessman. His publishing company Other Criteria, devoted to producing affordable limited editions and multiples, announce...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...

PHOTOS: This Means Warhol: The Week In Art Auctions

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been a week of triumph and disappointment at the auction houses, with Jeff Koons and Abstract Expressionists snubbed in favor of more, more, alwa...

Truthiness Is Beauty: Stephen Colbert Seizes The Gavel At Phillips De Pury To Sell His Ridiculous Portrait

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK-- When Steve Martin was called onto the "Colbert Report" last December to appraise one of the self-aggrandizing portraits host Stephen Colber...

You Know It's the 80's When... Highlights From Phillips de Pury's 80s Auction

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Damaris Colhoun

A curated tour of Phillip de Pury's forthcoming auction, simply called 80s, finds some images that help coin the style, the mood, and the values of an era.

Recap of "Carte Blanche" at Phillips de Pury

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

Two weeks after the major fall evening sales of Post-War and Contemporary art at Phillips, Sotheby's and Christie's in New York, the art world is still digesting the Carte Blanche Phillips sale.

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

Swarovski Auctions 22 Couture Dresses for the American Cancer Society

Bettina Prentice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Prentice

Designers were encouraged to create bold, confident dresses in black, each being a unique creation by some of the most respected names in the industry -- Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino, to name a few.

Auctioneers as Psychologists

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The pacing of sales and the careful arrangement of lots is a carefully learned skill (call it a science?) to which some portion of the ever-escalating prices of artwork at auction must be attributed, but its effectiveness has limits.

Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Nets (T.W.A.)" Top Lot At Phillips de Pury & Company Auction

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Thursday evening at Phillips de Pury & Company, an unusual, almost unprecedented occurrence took place: A woman took the top lot at a major auction...