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204 articles taggés "contemporary art"
Five-star Contemporary Art
Whether they build up collections or host exhibitions, various luxury hotels are banking on contemporary art: a strategy aimed at a new connoisseur…
Art Basel 2018: Still in!
FIAC Lifts its Exhibitors’ Spirits
This year looked complicated for FIAC because "intermediary" galleries are dying in France in 2018. But foreign players who were questioned after the…
Victoria Mann, Broadening the Field of Artists and Collectors
The AKAA is a genuine ecosystem of Africa-based creation. Its founder, Victoria Mann, talks about it with a freshness that does much for the contemporary…
Ghada Amer: Prickly Beauty
The Egyptian artist, who studied in France before moving to New York, talks to us as the CCCOD devotes two exhibitions to her in Tours, nearly 20 years…
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro: a Passion for Latin American Art
On the occasion of the 33rd São Paulo Biennial, its general commissioner gives us a run-down of art and its dissemination in Brazil and the continent.…
All Quiet on the Eastern Front
Moscow may be a mega-city, but it generally seems to lag behind in terms of contemporary art. We look at the local offering, focusing on the Winzavod…
A rendez-vous with Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta is moving into the Paris Mint for his first ever retrospective in France. A chance to talk to the Indian contemporary art star about the…
1-54 Aims for Marrakech
Naomi Beckwith: Rising Curator
As the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its 50th anniversary, its young curator, Naomi Beckwith, talks about the museum's collections…
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Ralph Rugoff Curates 58th Venice Biennale
The American Ralph Rugoff, director of London's Hayward Gallery, is taking over the reins for the 58th Venice International Contemporary Art Exhibition.…
Art Basel Miami in 2017
With 268 galleries and a new-look exhibition area, the 16th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach holds the perfect conditions to take over the American…
Leon Amitai, a Latin American Art Lover
Leon Amitai is a collector and member of Art Basel’s Global Patrons Council. He says that Art Basel Miami Beach is a must for Latin American collectors.…
Robbie Fitzpatrick Gambles on Paris
When Robbie Fitzpatrick throws himself into a new venture, he doesn't do things by halves. After five years directing a contemporary art gallery in…
Ai Weiwei: Still a Disturbing Force
Lin Han: Pushing Art’s Boundaries
Do French Artists Export Well?
Uli Sigg: When Chinese Art Becomes Globalized
Wesselmann and Ufan Garner the Highest Bids
Lee Ufan with this large, clean painting and Tom Wesselmann with his Big Study for Nude were the artists who garnered the highest bids at this special…
"Collecting Should Be Fun"
"Collecting should be fun" goes the mantra of the star make-up artist and collector Terry de Gunzburg, who is opening a new store in Paris.
Ismaïl Bahri: Washing the Gaze
Frieze Plays the Star in Los Angeles
Although many a fair (like Paris Photo from 2013 to 2015) has come a cropper there, the indomitable British Frieze, with its golden touch, has now…
Okwui Enwezor, Curator with a Worldwide Vision, Has Died
Kejia Wu: An Art Market Emerging Before Our Eyes…
The author of the latest TEFAF report, Kejia Wu, has seen the birth of the world's most important secondary market from the inside. She reveals her…
1968, a Creative Year
Eric Booth, Herald of the Thai Scene
Managing director of the Jim Thomson silk company, the smiling collector and his stepfather, Jean-Michel Beurdeley, opened Thailand's Maiiam Museum,…
Art Brussels, Fair Weather in the Aisles
Although facing competition from Berlin Gallery weekend and, to a lesser extent, Art Monte Carlo, the Brussels Fair closed its doors on a rather cheerful…
Luc Tuymans: Beneath the Skin
The Palazzo Grassi is featuring his art of avoidance before a retrospective scheduled this summer at Tilburg, in the Netherlands.
A Fair Share in New York
With the TEFAF gaining more and more momentum and "stealing" exhibitors from Frieze, and with 1-54 putting down ever-firmer roots, other fairs are…
Venice Biennale: A Lacklustre Year
Ralph Rugoff is head curator of the international selection of the 58 th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Arsenale and in the central pavilion,…
Younghee Sohn: Building Up a Market
Art Busan is incontestably South Korea's second biggest fair, despite a venue outside the capital of this highly centralised country. Its founder and…
Ink: A Big Future in the Art Market?
The Asian market is mad about this traditional medium, so conducive to hybridisation and technical innovation, and Western museums and collectors are…
Victor Gisler, an Outsider’s Life
On the eve of a new edition of Art Basel, Victor Gisler, from the Mai 36 gallery, looks back at his career and recent trends in the art world.
MoCo: A New Art Ecosystem in the South of France
In Montpellier, a new entity aims to reshuffle the cards of contemporary art on a national and global scale, starting with the renovation of a private…
Yan Pei-Ming in Courbet’s Studio
At the Musée d'Ornans in the Doubs, the Franco-Chinese star of contemporary painting is engaged in an unprecedented face-to-face encounter with the…
Biennale Paris: Heading for the Future
Rooted in reality, the Biennale has decided to forget the past and write a new chapter in its history.
What Have Galleries Got Lined Up for the Biennale Paris?
For the new autumn season, several Paris galleries have pulled out all the stops, with outstanding hangs designed to resonate with the fair occupying…
Tony Cragg at Boboli
The combination of the extraordinary setting of the Boboli gardens and the monumental sculptures of Tony Cragg (b. 1949) works marvellously.
Hervé Bize, the Gallerist from the East
Hervé Bize, who opened his gallery in Nancy, Lorraine 30 years ago, has shown that Parisian centralism is not written in stone and that an alternative…
Unseen 2019: Good Vibes on the Amstel
Half-fair, half-festival, Unseen has been a favourite with new photography lovers since its inception. In 2019, how is the event viewed now that it…
Outsider Art Fair: Can Art Brut Mix with Contemporary Art?
The Outsider Art Fair has become a meeting place for European collectors and confirms the appeal of contemporary art for what has long been a niche…
Kamel Mennour, Still Ahead of the Game
For 20 years, the Parisian has pursued a single goal: making his contemporary art gallery the best while making occasional forays into Old Masters.…
Hervé Loevenbruck: Contemporary Art Militant
The Paris gallery owner promotes a fringe of current creation that could shape a new definition of the avant-garde, and fights for French artists to…
A World Record for the Late Huang Yong Ping
In presenting a large installation by Huang Yong Ping, knocked down for €411,920, this contemporary art sale became a form of tribute, as the Franco-Chinese…
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Beatrix Ruf Develops Moscow’s Garage Museum
Garage Museum in Moscow has hired former Stedelijk Museum director Beatrix Ruf.
ST-ART: Seeking an Identity?
Four years after its buyout by the Lyon company GL-Events, the Strasbourg fair is finding it hard to define a clear artistic line, and is highlighting…
Gitte Ørskou: Towards a Nordic Model?
In early September, the Danish curator became head of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet , Sweden’s leading museum of modern and contemporary
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Curator Denise Murrell Joins the Met
In the Met’s first major hire since Max Hollein took the reins in April 2018, Denise Murrell will assume the newly created role of associate curator…
Staffan Ahrenberg, a Scandinavian Saga
Sweden's Theodor Ahrenberg was one of the 20 th century’s greatest art collectors. We interviewed his son Staffan, the publisher of Cahiers d'Art .…
Gilles Diyan: Gallery Owner and Entrepreneur
As Opera Gallery celebrates its first quarter century in 2019, its president and founder Gilles Diyan talks about changes in the art market and the…
Art Basel Miami Beach: Unaffected by Hard Times
These few days in early December, when transactions were particularly active, proved yet again that Americans still dominate the contemporary art market.…
John Baldessari, a Key Figure of American Conceptualism, Has Passed Away
On January 1, the art world lost a key figure of American conceptualism with the passing of John Baldessari, who significantly impacted the Los Angeles…
The Templons: Contemporary Art Gallery Owners from Father to Son
At 33, Mathieu Templon joined his father's company (based in Paris) by taking over the Brussels branch. Although son and father may not always agree…
Marianne Rosenberg: Fundamentals and Determination
In the Rosenberg dynasty, the great-granddaughter is a new asset. Her entry into the gallery world (she only opened her own in New York gallery in…
Arter: A New Showcase for Contemporary Art
With its well-conceived architecture, a far cry from aesthetic effects and ostentatious prowess, Istanbul once again vaunts its cultural ambitions.…
Philip Tinari: "We're in a Golden Age for Museums in China."
Publisher, critic and museum director all at once, this American forty-something is above all a leading specialist in contemporary Chinese art and…
Can Taipei Dangdai Compete with Art Basel on the Eastern front?
Unrest in Hong Kong benefits the new Taiwanese fair, which has strengthened its ambition and, with around 100 high-end galleries, is becoming a key…
Robert Tibbles: Friend of Young British Artists
After spending thirty years building up a consistent group of three hundred pieces, Robert Tibbles has reached the end of a chapter involving the Young…
Artgenève Confirms its Status as a Fair for Connoisseurs
The Geneva art fair founded by Thomas Hug is doing well, with a 2020 edition attesting to a savvy, intimate setup appreciated by exhibitors and public…
Mehdi Hadj Khalifa: "Morocco Is in an Experimental Phase"
On the eve of the 1-54 Marrakesh fair, this young entrepreneur, son of one of Hassan II's engineers, tells us about his vision of Moroccan contemporary…
Zona Maco: A Beacon of Art in Latin America
The 14 th edition of the Mexican fair took place from 5 to 9 February in the country's capital. Despite a tough economic context, high-quality exhibitors…
Yvon Chu: Spreading Chu Teh-Chun's Name Throughout the World
To commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the Franco-Chinese painter Chu Teh-Chun, his foundation is staging an exhibition at the National…
The Heart: a Vital Organ as Both Theme and Symbol
The Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris explores the heart and its representation in contemporary art.
Stéphane Gaillard Wakes Up Rome's Villa Medici
Since Muriel Mayette's departure, he has been acting in the interim as director of the famous villa, the French Academy in Rome. A return to its roots. …
Photographs and Drawings from Across the Atlantic
Cindy Sherman, Salvador Dali and Thierry Cohen have one thing in common: they created on both American continents.
Frieze: A Decided Niche in Los Angeles
The second edition of the Californian fair, held from 13 to 16 February in the Paramount Studios, confirmed the considerable potential of the first.…
Pearl Lam Does Away with the Boundaries Between Contemporary Art and Design
Between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese gallery owner Pearl Lam campaigns for intercultural dialogue and the recognition of Chinese contemporary art…
Hubert Looser: A daring and Intuitive Collection
With rigorous standards and determination, the collector and philanthropist has built up one of Switzerland's most important private art collections…
ARCO Madrid: To the Tunes of Latin American Music
Sales were slow but steady at the 39 th edition of this refreshing fair focusing on Spain and Latin America.
Ben Brown: A Gallery Owner with a Sharp Eye
One of the top connoisseurs of post-war Italian art, former auctioneer Ben Brown has founded two galleries, in London and Hong Kong, where contemporary…
The Armory Show Withstands the Epidemic
The coronavirus did not get the better of the 26 th edition of the New York art fair, which ran until March 8 on the quays of the Hudson River. Collectors…
The Virtual Art Fair Takes its First Tentative Steps
Cancelled because of Covid-19, the Art Basel Hong Kong fair took place from 18 to 25 March thanks to online viewing. Though the results may not have…
Radiant Kupka: Abstraction and Vitality
Vera Molnar: Between Rigor and Transgression
The digital art pioneer celebrated her 95th birthday in January. Her preparations for two exhibitions for Zurich and the Centre Pompidou are in no…
Ephtée or the Complicated Art of Trunks
Is it possible to exist in the luxury trunk market and seriously compete with Vuitton or Hermès? A young Bordeaux brand proves that yes, it is, with…
Velickovic at Top Speed
The Serbian-born painter vaulted every hurdle and garnered a world record, alongside two highly original 20th century figures, Dado and Antonio Segui.…
Billie Zangewa: Soldier of Love
One Sale; One Work (1 and 2)
During the lockdown, the Millon auction house took the initiative of staging private sales featuring a single work.
"Bêtes de scène à Paris" Animals in Contemporary Sculpture
A Singular Collection Featuring a Particular Period
A passion for historical artists of the 20 th century led to a collection of works marked by rigorous choices and a sharp eye.
Contemporary Art: From China to Algeria
Contemporary art featuring Chu Teh-Chun and Mahieddine Baya, who broke a world record
Bold Volumes by Sanyu
Sanyu's modernity: a question of angle…
Marie Delas: The Champion of Paris Gallery Weekend
As Paris Gallery Weekend shapes up to a 7 th edition in highly charged circumstances, we talk to Marie Delas, its new young director.
Harper’s Bazaar: The First Fashion Magazine
"The Beauty of the Gesture" at Sèvres: Musée National de Céramique
That's All, Folklore! At the Centre Pompidou-Metz
As the planet and the debates on cultural appropriation heat up, the Centre Pompidou-Metz celebrates the eternal return to favour of folk arts and…
Iwan Wirth, Visionary and Human
With his wife Manuela Wirth and his acolyte Marc Payot, he is co-president of the mighty Hauser & Wirth gallery. While participating in the Art Basel…
The MCH Group in Turmoil
This year shapes up to be a particularly challenging one for the Swiss company. In the midst of restructuring, it is being targeted by investors who…
Anne Gruner: The Quiet Philanthropist
Creator of the Fondation des Treilles, Anne Gruner Schlumberger devoted her life to artists and built up a collection of works by Dubuffet, Arp, Ernst,…
Robert Morris: The Perceiving Body
Jean-Marc Lelouch: "Ceramics Are Underpriced"
As the Parcours céramique brings together 19 Paris galleries, the dealer discussed ceramics, long considered contemporary art's poor relative.
Art Market Overview: The Richter Market Brightens
After dipping slightly, Gerhard Richter's prices seem to be bouncing back, at least according to the Artnet website.
Yves Klein & Co in Metz: The Intangible Studio
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, an outpost of the Paris Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, immerses us in a wide-ranging…
Indulge Yourself at the Exhibition "Drouot Déco"
After months of confinement, reimagine your surroundings with a visit to "Drouot Déco", a selection of the most extraordinary – and affordable – art…
Art Paris: An Unexpected Success
This 22 nd edition will go down as a red-letter day, when the event's weak point, in being essentially a French affair, became a strength in the context…
Charles Riva and the Art of Scaling Down
The former dealer and collector goes against the flow. While most others accumulate, he is thinking of trimming his collection down to fewer than 100…
The Tapestries of Aubusson: The Thread of Innovation
Could tapestry be an antidote to a territory's sluggish economy? This is the line adopted by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie d'Aubusson. Four…
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Kyla McMillan Joins David Zwirner
David Zwirner has hired a determined-looking young woman to head his influential contemporary art gallery.
"Cranach: Artist and Innovator" at Compton Verney
Compton Verney’s new exhibition "Cranach: Artist and Innovator" is an exploration of his profound influence on contemporary artists today.
Farewell to Stéphane Janssen, Whose Stamp on the Art Market Won’t be Forgotten
The gallery owner and collector, born in Paris in 1936, died quietly on 16 September at 84, to the relative indifference of the media.
Viewing Rooms: Assessing the Model
As a new season of online fairs begins, what initial conclusions can we draw from these alternative platforms?
Cindy Sherman: A Retrospective at the Louis Vuitton Foundation
The recipe never changes, yet the outcome is always different. Since the mid-1970s, Cindy Sherman has been staging herself, not to speak about herself…
Vanessa Guo Moves to Paris to Open the Marguo Gallery
Braving the health crisis, on 19 October Vanessa Guo and her partner Jean-Mathieu Martini will open a new gallery, Marguo, on rue des Minimes. A promising…
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Gallery Owner Jacqueline Martins Wants to Showcase Brazilian Artwork
Opening a space in Brussels on October 15, the gallery owner from São Paulo is bypassing the health crisis by focusing on local programing with an…
Nathalie and Georges-Philippe Vallois: Visionaries for 30 Years
The gallerists have preferred staying in Paris and keeping things in the family rather than opening up outposts abroad. Today they run one of the city’s…
Artprice: Analyzing 20 Years of Contemporary Art
The French database attests to contemporary art’s encroachment on the auction market over two decades.
'There’ll Always Be an England': Cecily Brown at Blenheim Palace
The market darling Cecily Brown takes over Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, with over thirty works created in response to the country estate.
Art Market Overview: China in Difficulties
The Chinese art market has been hit hard by the health crisis: as indicated by Artprice, auctions in Hong Kong were suspended until July, while on…
Shining a Spotlight on the ADIAF, the Group Behind the Marcel-Duchamp Award
ADIAF created the Marcel Duchamp Award to shine a spotlight on France’s art scene. To celebrate its 20 th anniversary, here’s a look back at this adventure…
Laurence Crespin and Frédéric Bodet: Ushering Ceramics into Modernity
The Parisian fair C-14 is truly a pioneering event—whose 2020 edition has been postponed to next year due to the health crisis—considers ceramics…
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Collector Adora Mba Aims to Promote Emerging African Artists
Before opening her own contemporary art gallery in Accra, Ghana, on October 15, this gallery owner and collector was a journalist and art consultant…
The New Realists Collector Jean Hamon Has Died
The former real estate developer and collector passed away on October 18 at the age of 85.
Hannah Bennet at Avery – a Library of the Future
We sat down with Hannah Bennet the new Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, at Columbia University in New York City.
Chu Teh-Chun Ignites Bidding
On September 23, 1978, the Chinese painter's sky turned red. On October 27, it positively caught fire.
Small Fairs in Paris: A Determined Resistance
Despite the cancelation of the FIAC , several Paris fairs were held in the capital between October 15 and 25. While not always successful in terms…
Death of Sindika Dokolo, A Leading Collector of African Art
The businessman and leading collector of African art died suddenly on October 29, following an accident in Dubai. He was 48.
PAD: Banking on Digital
Hard hit by the first lockdown, postponed in May and then moved to the FIAC dates from October 19 to 25, the art and design fair is forced to go digital…
Art Market Overview: The Rise of Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman, the top woman in Artprice's contemporary artist ranking between 2000 and 2020, is the focus of a retrospective at the Vuitton Foundation,…
Herman Daled: Conceptual Art Loses its Greatest Supporter
The outstanding Belgian collector of contemporary art died on November 8, aged 90.
Christo Ties Up the Pont-Neuf
As a tribute to the recently deceased master of land art, this composition has reemerged: one of a series of works created as a prelude to his monumental…
Artist Seund Ja Rhee Celebrated in Cannes
The yearly "Morceaux choisis" (Chosen Works) sale lived up to its name with enthralling works by a Korean-born French artist and Paul Jenkins.
Art Market Overview: New York, No. 1 in the Marketplace for Collectors
According to the New York Art Market Report , a study carried out by Clare McAndrew published on November 18, New York remains the epicenter of the…
Jean-Luc Martinez: Bid for the Louvre!
The chairman and director of the world's largest museum takes us behind the scenes of an "online only" auction designed to finance "projects to support…
Death of Daniel Cordier: A Resistance Hero Passionate About Art
He led a double life: a Resistance hero and a contemporary art lover. A witness to and player in the postwar market, he had a distinct bent for going…
Jean Souverbie & Günther Förg Hit the Heights
From the classic allegory of Jean Souverbie to the dynamic colors of Günther Förg, modern and contemporary arts express its variety.
With a Digital Miami, Art Basel Achieves Sales
The 2020 international trade fair season is ending on a positive note, achieving a slew of sales with the digital edition of Art Basel Miami Beach,…
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Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter is Fond of Contemporary Art
Anne-Sophie Mutter may have achieved global success in the world of classical music, but the German violinist is certainly no stranger to contemporary…
Soulages and Senghor: Linked Through Poetry
In 1956, the year they met, this painting sealed the friendship between the abstract artist and the Senegalese writer and politician.
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Celebrated Chef Alexandre Gauthier Doesn’t Want to Separate Art and Artist
The chef at La Grenouillère , a two-star restaurant in Pas-de-Calais, confirms his love of art by participating in the first “ Dîner de la creation…
Champagne and Big Names in Art
Great champagne-makers strive to outdo each other’s inventiveness to burnish their image. Some even join forces with contemporary artists as famous…
The Pont-Neuf by the Young Soulages
The sale of this view of the famous Paris landmark by the master of outrenoir had been eagerly anticipated since its postponement. It was worth the…
Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach
At Whitechapel Gallery in East London, the German painter Kai Althoff’s exhibition pays homage to the British Potter Bernard Leach’s (1887-1979) influence…
Alain Servais and His Collection: A "Platonic" Relationship
The Belgian banker has been collecting art for art’s sake since the mid-1990s. Part of his collection is on display in his old Brussels loft twice…
Art Market Overview: The Highest Prices in 2020
Every year, Artprice ranks the most expensive artworks sold at auction. The website posted very positive results for 2020, but scales of values decreased.…
The Palazzo Butera: A Place of Exchange
In Palermo, a couple that loves old and contemporary art is giving the palace of the Branciforti dynasty, the Princes of Butera, a new lease on life.…
The Salon du Dessin and Drawing Now Art Fair Come Together
Two French fairs are joining forces to boost their impact on a market yearning for a return to normality.
Art Market Overview: Gerald Chukwuma On the Rise
Born in Nigeria in 1973, Gerald Chukwuma (a graduate of the University of Nigeria, where he met El Anatsui) is now considered one of the most dynamic…
The Early Career of Designer Martin Szekely
Rémi Gerbeau and Jean-Philippe Mercier staged a real exhibition for enthusiasts, in Paris, where nothing involved purely commercial considerations.…
Crystal Bridges: The Museum that Walmart Built
Initially criticized for its links to the retail giant, ten years on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has surprised many in the world of…
Soulages and Senghor: An Eagerly Awaited Duo
Two famous names and a work with flawless aesthetics and a perfect pedigree sparked a bidding war ending at over one million euros.
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Émily Marant Prizes the Sensuality of Sculpture
At less than 30 years old, the niece of famous French stylist Isabel Marant founded Studio Marant, described as an “ecosystem for art, fashion and…
Happy Birthday Ropac Gallery!
t he Thaddaeus Ropac g allery was founded in Salzburg in 1983 and opened up a Paris branch 30 years ago. Since then it has become one of the world’s…
A Painting by Lee Ufan Makes its Debut at Auction
Over forty years after it was produced, a work typifying the Korean artist's formal explorations is appearing on the market for the first time.
FIAC Goes Online
The Paris contemporary art fair has released the list of participants in its first Online Viewing Rooms from March 2 to 7 (the first two days are reserved…
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Dagny Corcoran Joins Marian Goodman to Expand Gallery into Publishing
The venerable Marian Goodman appointed Dagny Corcoran to head the Books and Multiples Department at her New York, London and Paris galleries.
Claude Viallat: Still Going Strong
A new show again attests to 85-year-old French artist Claude Viallat ’s ability to do something new while always remaining true to himself.
Claude Viallat, the Bull and the Canvas of Nîmes
Between his bullfighting paintings, his emblematic canvases, his exhibitions and the updating of his collections, Claude Viallat never stops working.…
Audemars-Piguet, Between Modernity and Tradition
The Audemars Piguet museum-workshop unveils its heritage collection in a new avant-garde building, boasting an image halfway between tradition and…
Carlos Cruz-Díez, Color Theorist
The Venezuelan artist, 1923-2019, continued his research on color, the foundations of which he established in 1954, right up until his death aged 95.…
Wols Between Myth and Reality
A fascinating figure of the post-war Parisian art scene, Wols was a genuine myth in the 1950s-1960s. Nicknamed the “French Pollock”, he was mostly…
The FIAC Online Viewing Rooms
The FIAC is the last fair to launch its digital version, with a very convincing preview. Stay tuned...
The Louvre and Cy Twombly: The Ceiling of Discord
The squabble between the Louvre and the Cy Twombly Foundation over the renovation of the s alle des b ronzes, whose ceiling the artist frescoed in…
A Focus on Latin American Art
Geometric figuration, championed by the Argentinean César Pasternosto, opened the way to the future discovery of other South American artists.
The Highly Exclusive St. Moritz
Lying in the Upper Engadine at an altitude of 1,856 m, the village of St. Moritz becomes a holiday home for many collectors each winter.
Brett Gorvy, on Navigating New Realities as Gallerist
We talked to Brett Gorvy, the co-founder of Lévy Gorvy, former Christie’s Chairman, and Instagram sensation, about the changing horizons of today’s…
Emmanuel Perrotin and Coronavirus
His ‘small’ business never having known a crisis, the gallerist has found himself impacted – along with the rest of the art world – by the consequences…
Art Dubai: Fairs Are Starting Up Again
The Emirates are hosting one of the first physical fairs of the year.
Tetsumi Kudo: Portrait of the Artist in a Cage
The Japanese artist’s disturbing work still unleashes passions, as witness the very high bid in Entzheim (east of France) for this piece reflecting…
Between the Primary and Secondary Markets, Galleries Wear Two Hats
This spring, Emmanuel Perrotin will open his ninth space in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle focusing on the purchase and resale of works on the…
At Home with Fabienne Verdier
A few days before her first exhibition in London, the artist welcomes us into her den. A place of light and shadow, sheltered from the tumult of the…
Amy Sherald’s Everyday Vision of “The Great American Fact”
Amy Sherald’s new gallery show “The Great American Fact,” at Hauser and Wirth in Los Angeles, showcases her insistently personal depictions of Black…
Louis Benech, the Chameleon Gardener
His renovation of the Tuileries Garden in 1990 made him a household name in France. In thirty years, the French landscape gardener has designed some…
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Fashion Designer Vanessa Bruno Admires Sheila Hicks and Hubert Lenoir
The French fashion designer was chosen to take over the presidency of the MoCo, a new contemporary art center in Montpellier , which opened in June…
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Jaya Asokan, the New Head of India Art Fair
New Delhi’s modern and contemporary art fair has just announced the appointment of Jaya Asokan as its new director. She takes over from Jagdip Jagpal…
Menart Art Fair Makes the Middle East Shine
The Middle East and North Africa now have their own international fair. Laure d’Hauteville, founder and director of the Beirut Art Fair , has just…
Art Market Overview: The Consecration of Claire Tabouret
Claire Tabouret (b.1981) has just become the art market’s highest-priced living French artist and been ranked the ninth-highest valued French artist…
Durjoy Rahman, Activist Bangladeshi Collector
The founder of the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, collector Durjoy Rahman puts all his energy into promoting artists from his country and South Asia…
Transformation of the Pernod Ricard Foundation for Contemporary Art: Season 2
After 20 years near the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Pernod Ricard Foundation, a pioneer in contemporary art sponsorship in France, is moving…
An Unprecedented 1975 Painting by Pierre Soulages
The contrasts of blues and black and the play of material in this 1975 work by Pierre Soulages were a key step on his path.
Dr. Shwetal A. Patel: Establishing the “People’s Biennale” in Kerala, India
We spoke with Dr. Shwetal A. Patel, a founding team member of India’s first visual arts biennial, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, about the upcoming iteration…
Hans Rasmus Astrup, Founder of the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Has Died
Hans Rasmus Astrup, who made ARTnews annual list of the top 200 collectors every year since 1992, died on April 23 at the age of 82.
Tadashi Kawamata: A Work in Progress
With high-perched huts, nests, waves and desolate landscapes, his many-faceted corpus is all part of a single project he has been working on since…
Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Prunella Clough Reach for the Moon
Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Prunella Clough were the winning duo of this sale focusing on modern and contemporary art.
Eli Broad, Los Angeles Loses One of its Most Important Patrons and Art Collectors
Born in the Bronx on June 6, 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents from Lithuania, Eli Broad, co-founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), died…
Vasarely, Buffet and Hockney: 20th-century Masters in Nice
Works by Vasarely, Buffet and Hockney were accompanied by sought-after artifacts from China and Australia.
Art Market Overview: Louise Bourgeois, Frieze's Queen
Frieze New York has just ended, and initial figures for the works sold are already circulating. Louise Bourgeois made the headlines within a few hours…
Pierre Soulages Soars, with Corot and Buffet Following Right Behind
A powerfully balanced black and blue painting by the contemporary master largely lived up to its promise, followed by works by Bernard Buffet, Robert…
Art Market Overview: New York on Top
The just-ended week of sales in New York was an extraordinary one, with Picasso's Woman Sitting by the Window fetching $103.4 M at Christie's and Basquiat's…
Art Brussels Week: A Fair Without the Fair
Fairs are still off the agenda in Belgium, so Art Brussels Week 2021 had to reinvent itself and design a new format at the last minute.
The Cligman Collection at Fontevraud Abbey: The Art of Conversation
Martine and Léon Cligman have donated their 900-work collection to the Royal Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud (Anjou), creating a unique modern art…
Supports/Surfaces: Painting Above All
In 1970, when the contemporary art scene was obsessed with the “death of painting”, a dozen of young artists declared their love for the venerable…
Welcome Back, Paris Gallery Weekend!
Nearly 130 galleries will participate in the eighth four-day Paris Gallery Weekend—a record reflecting the vibrancy of the Paris art scene and dealers’…
Art Market Overview : Works Worth Over $100 M
A Pablo Picasso painting narrowly passed the $100 M mark when Femme assise près d'une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse) ( Woman Sitting by a Window (Marie-Thérèse…
Alexandre and Pierre Lorquin, Keepers of the Flame of the Dina Vierny Gallery
Their reserve barely conceals an ambition honed at elite schools. At 25 and 27, the grandsons of Dina Vierny, the post-war gallery owner and Maillol's…
Daniel Dezeuze: Eternally Questioning Painting
In his studio in Sète the 79-year-old French artist, a founding member of the Supports/Surfaces group, looks back on his complex career and a philosophy…
The Bourse de Commerce, Piazza Pinault in Paris
After a year’s postponement, on May 22 the Bourse de Commerce (Commodities Exchange) has finally had its moment. We made an eagerly awaited visit to…
Bernar Venet and the Vitality of Modern Drawings
Works by Bernar Venet, Le Corbusier, Zao Wou Ki and Vieira da Silva illustrate the vitality of modern drawings.
Simon Hantaï: The Art of Blue
There were various aspects to this classic sale, but a memory in blue by Simon Hantaï fetched the highest bid.
Art Market Overview: Julie Mehretu is Back
Ethiopian-born American painter Julie Mehretu has made a noteworthy return to the auction room.
Denis Gardarin: Creating Opportunities for Women Artists and Collectors in the Arts
Leading Goodman Gallery’s first US venture in East Hampton, New York, Denis Gardarin gives us an insight into his rich career, passion for working…
Art Market Overview: Arts and Antiques, a Key Sector
According to the 2020 report of the CVV (France's Voluntary Sales Council) , the "arts and antiques" sector still represents 60% of sales in the "art…
Alex Katz Dominated a Contemporary Art Line-Up
As expected, the cheerful figure of Alex Katz in a black hat was the sale’s most sought-after painting.
Sèvres Porcelain: An Illustrious History and Vibrant Present
Founded in 1740, the Sèvres Manufacture is the custodian of a priceless intangible heritage—centuries of French know-how in the ceramic arts, passed…
Art Market Overview: Peter Doig
Scottish superstar Peter Doig placed 75th in Art Price 2020’s overall rankings. His prices have remained stable despite Covid.
Marion Baruch’s Long-Awaited Retrospective at Les Abattoirs
As part of their season devoted to “textile art”, Les Abattoirs present a retrospective of Marion Baruch’s art. The exhibition brings together the…
El Anatsui: A Majestic Showing at the Conciergerie in Paris
Invited to the Conciergerie for a carte blanche exhibition, the Ghanaian artist presents a sensitive circuit in harmony with the venue and its history,…
In the Crosshairs: Luma Arles Cultural Center
There is nothing quite like the Arles cultural center, an offshoot of the Zurich-based foundation created by philanthropist Maja Hoffmann. Its emblem…
Camille Morineau: Promoting Women Artists of the 20th Century
Curating the groundbreaking “elles@centrepompidou” in 2009-11, featuring works by women artists from the Centre Pompidou collection, Camille Morineau,…
Jean Chatelus: Contemporary Art First and Foremost
The man styling himself an accumulator, not a collector, died on July 6 at 82.
In Arles, Vincent van Gogh’s Late Paintings Are Reimagined by Laura Owens
At the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles , the American artist Laura Owens has created an immersive environment that showcases seven works by Vincent…
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