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Collecting Art: Philanthropy or Self-Glorification?

Olivier Berggruen | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Olivier Berggruen

The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.

18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold For Millions This Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

This year was a year of art sale records. Records for individual artists, records for living artists, records for American artists and records for ite...

Art Basel Sets New Records

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - A 5-day Miami Beach art show broke sales and attendance records this week, helping to boo...

8 Steps To Collecting Contemporary Art

Paddle8 | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Paddle8

At once celebratory and elegiac, McEwen's art is sometimes an imitator of his life. He's now a key presence in the art world, as is his work at contemporary art auctions. Here are eight steps to collecting Adam McEwen.

Man Gets Lucky, Finds Picasso Print Worth Thousands

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.11.2012 | Money

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An unemployed Ohio man was browsing at his local thrift store for items he could restore and resell when he spotted a Picasso poster...

The One-Percenter Art World

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The analogy occurred to me: the Art World is to Art as Wall Street is to Democracy; the former no longer a vital contributor to the latter.

Who's At The Top Of The World's Art Market?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

Gerhard Richter is at the head of a changing art market. The German artist, known for his ability to cover a range of styles, from the abstract to the...

Richer Than Rich: Art Outperforms S&P

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

If you ever find yourself choosing between some Warhols or a few stocks, we're here to make that decision easier. A new study has found that artwork b...

Putting a Price on (Your) Art Takes Some Thought

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Deciding what price to put on artwork is one of the most difficult problems for lesser-known or "emerging" artists, since there is no obvious point of reference.

China's Cultural Revolution Brings Surge in Art Collecting

nytimes.com | ROBIN POGREBIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

As auction houses prepare for their fall sales, Chinese collectors are expected to be a major boost for the market, raising their paddles for big-tick...

Art Market Analyst On 'Investment-Quality' Art And The Future

artfagcity.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts

The past few weeks, the stock market has been reeling as concerns about the U.S. and global economy resurface. In an attempt to discover what this mea...

Francis Bacon Painting Sells For $28.7M

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Christie's auction house says a painting by Francis Bacon has sold for 17.96 million pounds ($28.7 million) at a sale in London. Christie's...

Art Basel: Proof Art Economy Is Strong Again?

Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

If Art Basel serves as the art world's bellwether, then this years fair is extremely promising. Works by twentieth century artists such as Pablo Picas...

Ten Undervalued Works Of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

It's not much of a challenge to figure out which of the hundreds of lots are considered the most valuable--just look at the estimates, starting at $40...

Portrait of an Arts Entrepreneur: Artisan Businesses Now an Economic Indicator

Patricia Martin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Patricia Martin

If you need evidence that the pallid economy is regaining its color, just ask mural artist Doug Coggeshall. Last week, I caught up with Coggeshall for...

Making Art and Selling Art: The Age-Old Conundrum

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

Should artists allow the "sale" potential of a piece to influence their art? You know, just add a dog in the background, and someone will buy it.

Tips For Artists Who Want a Career

Noah Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Noah Becker

Ever get curious about how an art career happens? Let's look at one recent example of an artist's rise for near obscurity to museum shows and New York gallery openings.

The Top New York Art Auctions of 2010

Katherine Jentleson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katherine Jentleson

Whereas highly valued masterpieces were rare in 2009, reassured sellers sent top-tier works from Giacometti to Picasso tumbling across the auction block in 2010.

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.

ARCHITECTURE: The Hidden Archives Of Philip Johnson, On Sale Now

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A huge and previously unknown trove of archival material from Philip Johnson's architectural practice -- including his hand-drawn sketches for towers ...

Art Shows Boom In NYC: Record Visitors And Big Sales

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a burst of positive news for the art market, New York's two biggest arts fairs, which closed on Sunday, both had a record number of visitors and ma...

The Armory Show; Contemporary Art in New York

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
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Lauri Lyons

Since 1913, The Armory Show Art Fair has been the preeminent international exhibition of modern art in the United States.

Global Economic Slump? June Art Sales Expected To Set Records

Financial Times | Deborah Brewster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The big June art sales, which start Tuesday in London, are expected by the auction houses to break more records as collectors from commodities-rich re...