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Open the Storeroom:  Let’s Put on a Show at MOCA (NY Times) Subway Riders Are Greeted With a Blast of Sol LeWitt Color (NY Times) Fortune in Warhol Pop Art Stolen in Los Angeles (LA Times) Leibovitz Buys Back Control of Photos, Real Estate (Bloomberg) Gagosian in Talks to Open Paris Gallery, Dealers Say (Bloomberg) […]


Pop! An Empty Shop Fills with Art (NY Times) A Modern Artist Who Welded Both Pen and Brush (NY Times) ‘Personal Meditations’ on the Koran:  Sandow Birk (NY Times) The Travails of Plein Air Painting (WSJ) His Pictures Belie Lofty Words:  Jean Luc Mylayne  (WSJ) Van Gogh Hysteria, Kapoor’s Toothpaste Cannon:  Autumn Art Picks (Bloomberg) […]


At Louvre Many Stop to Snap but Few Stay to Focus (NY Times) For Annie Leibovitz, a Funny Financial Picture (NY Times) Auction Houses and Their Taboos (NY Times) Summer Reading:  Secrets of the Art Experts (WSJ) Whose Art Is It Anyway? (WSJ) D’Orsay Comes to De Young (ARTINFO) Robert Fontenot on Recycling LACMA (ARTINFO) […]


Art or Ad or What?  Lynda Benglis’ Photograph Caused a Lot of Fuss (NY Times) Stripping Away the Darkness as Murals Are Reborn at Rockefeller Plaza (NY Times) A Career Woman’s Short but Sweet Career in the 17th Century (NY Times) The Hand and Eye of Genius:  Frank Lloyd Wright (WSJ) Lehman Mounts Art Bargain […]


‘Futurism’ at Tate Modern: The Futurists’ Futile Chase After Motion (NY Times) In Venice, Peter Greenaway Takes Veronese’s Figures Out to Play (NY Times) This Summer, Some Galleries Are Sweating Their Survival (NY Times) ‘Your Bright Future’ at LACMA (LA Times) Christie’s Resumes Cutting Jobs After May N.Y. Auctions Decline (Bloomberg) Judge Slams MoMA, Guggenheim […]


New Yorker Cover Art, Painted with an iPhone (NY Times) Art Review:  If Paintings Had Voices, Francis Bacon’s Would Shriek (NY Times) Peter M. Brant Displays A Taste For the Moderns in Greenwich (NY Times) At Paris’ Pompidou Center, the year of the Women (LA Times) Hirst’s Pills, Twombly Squiggles Boost $67 Million New Museum […]


Previously published on Decorati.com By Emily Waldorf Profits are down at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, but business in their private sales departments has doubled.  Selling privately is very attractive now since it is quick, confidential, and avoids the inherent production costs and time delay of selling at auction.  Carol Vogel wrote an article in The New […]


Originally posted July 8, 2008 By Emily Waldorf Seasoned collectors and dealers are well-versed in the game of making post-sale offers on unsold or “bought-in” lots.  At an average auction, it is not uncommon for up to 30% of lots to go unsold. The trick to making a successful post-sale offer is getting as close […]


By Hayley Miner Tonight was the first preview night of MOCA’s FRESH auction at the Geffen Contemporary.  Over 320 works of art were offered for sale, some donated by the artists, others by various galleries from around the world.   The five immense walls were installed beautifully with works above a ledge where bright red and […]


In Los Angeles, Art That’s Worth the Detour (NY Times)  $80 Million?  Try a Tenth of That.  Art’s New Numbers (NY Times) Shrinking the art of Selling Fine Art: Auction Catalogues Thinning (NY Times)  Gallerist David Zwirner on the Art Crash (WSJ)  LACMA Curator Lynne Zelevansky to Head Carnegie Museum (ARTINFO)  Art in the Time […]