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Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

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 07.25.2014 | 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. ...

Portrait Of Francis Bacon's Lover Could Fetch $50 Million

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse is going up for auction, with an estimated price of 30 million pounds ($49.3 million...

Christie's Traffic Jam

Mike Smith | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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85 Works By Your Favorite Surrealist Are Up For Bid

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of 85 works by Spanish surrealist master Joan Miro acquired by the Portuguese government from a failing bank is up for auction...

Christie's Says Detroit Art Is Worth Up To $867 Million

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — Christie's auction house has completed its final report on the value of about 2,800 city-owned pieces in the Detroit Institute of Art...

On Breaking Books

Elaine Treharne | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Elaine Treharne

I now own the 'book.' Or at least, I might be said to own the 'book', since I possess the nineteenth-century binding. But I do not possess the book and will never be able to put it back together. Why?

In More Exorbitant Auction News, An Edward Hopper Painting Sold For Over $40 Million

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" has sold for $40.5 million — an auction record for the artist. The 1934 work depicts a...

A Celebration of Latin American Art

MutualArt | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

New York's art market has taken on a Latin American flair as Pinta NY returned to the city for the seventh year, followed by the upcoming Latin American Art Modern and Contemporary sales at Christie's and Sotheby's this week.

Ruth Asawa's Late, Meteoric Rise From Obscurity

ARTINFO | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

In 1947, a 21-year-old Ruth Asawa spent a summer in the rural Mexican town of Toluca, where she saw looped wire baskets for sale in a local market. Fa...

The Price of Bob Dylan Going Electric

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side -- it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

Misery Loves Company

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Sotheby's brought a lawsuit against Minor (it won); Minor countered with a lawsuit against Sotheby's, claiming the auction house failed to disclose critical financial elements of the consignment (he lost).