Archive for the ‘auctions’ Category

Iron Checkbook Shapes Cultural Los Angeles (NY Times) From Instant Thrill of Polaroid, Enduring Art, Now for Sale (NY Times) Alexander McQueen, Designer, is Dead at 40 (NY Times) Giacometti Record and Other Bright Spots for the Art Market (WSJ) Renoir as Closet Modernist at LACMA (WSJ) Fight for Doig, Fontana Boosts $84.5 Million Sotheby’s […]


At London Sale, a Giacometti Sets a Record (NY Times) In the Naked Museum:  Talking, Thinking, Encountering at the Guggenheim (NY Times) Steve McQueen:  Intense Seeker of Powerful Elegance (NY Times) In Goth They Trust:  Tim Burton at MoMa (WSJ) Nexus New York:  Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis (WSJ) Dell Buys Magnum Photo Print […]


Despite Assurances, Met Finds Artworks Aren’t Restored Overnight (NY Times) Questions Over Fixing Torn Picasso (NY Times) For Tapestry, One More Renaissance (NY Times) How Art Affects the Brain (WSJ) A Cultural Agony in a Nation Where Art is Life (LA Times) A Gleaming New Showcase for the Acropolis (LA Times) Christie’s Sees Art-Market Recovery […]


Art for Haiti, a silent auction organized by eleven Los Angeles art galleries will be held this evening at the Mandrake from 7pm-9pm.  All funds raised are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Opening bids will be starting as low as $100 and bidding in the sale […]


Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art (NY Times) Gift Guide:  Critics Select the Best Art & Architecture Books (NY Times) A Survey Shows Pain of Recession for Artists (NY Times) Rembrandt Real and Fake at Getty Museum (LA Times) Art Review:  Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser Gallery (LA Times) Russians are Collecting Used […]


Art Prices (and Mood) Inch Back Up at Big Fall Auctions (NY Times) How to Conserve Art that Lives in a Lake:  Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (NY Times) ‘FallMauerFall 61-89-09’:  An Art Show Encompasses East Meets West: (WSJ) Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ Revisited at the MET (WSJ) Art Review:  ‘Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years’ (LA Times) […]


Warhol’s ‘Dollar Bills’ Fetches $43.7 Million at Auction (NY Times) Zaha Hadid’s Modern Lines for the Eternal City (NY Times) Some Object as New Museum Trustee Joannou Shows his Art (NY Times) MOCA Revs Up Chris Burden’s ‘Big Wheel’ (LA Times) Francesco Vezzoli Escorts Lady Gaga to MOCA’s Gala (LA Times) Christie’s Sale Brings in […]


Degas Pastel is Highlight of a Tepid Christie’s Sale (NY Times) On the Block:  Traditional Offerings, Bargain Prices (NY Times) Van Gogh’s Personal Letters Debut Online in English (LA Times) New Street Signage Coming for Downtown LA Galleries (LA Times) Psychoanalyzing Twitter at the Rubin Museum of Art (WSJ) Asian Art Worth $26 Million Lures […]


Christie’s iPhone application was unveiled this summer and is proving to be a valuable method of staying connected with the auction world in the palm of your hand.  Downloading the application is not, however, a substitute for previewing works in person and clients are not yet able to bid live, although the auction house plans to unroll […]


Nancy Spero, Artist of Feminism, is Dead at 83 (NY Times) Artists Salute Undersung Multitasker:  Ron Warren (NY Times) David Hockney’s Long Road Home (NY Times) Signs of Life in London’s Art Market (WSJ) Sun King’s Ego, Lust Are Celebrated in Versailles Exhibit (Bloomberg) Dutch Financier to Auction $40 Million Paintings:  Art Buzz (Bloomberg) Art […]