Edward Albee Estate To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held this September in New York with proceeds of the sale benefiting The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.

7 May 2017

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Frieze New York 2017 Lizanne Merrill Chooses Her Top Six Booths

Whether you reach the luxurious tent that is Frieze by waterway or highway, the art fair’s weekend home on Randall’s Island is as accessible as the art itself.

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

4 March 2017

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Armory Show Highlights By Gallerist Zavier Ellis Of Charlie Smith London

The Armory Show, which opened to the public in New York on 2 March is always one of the highlights of the art fair season. This year, the first fully under new Executive Director Benjamin Genocchio is a step to separate the fair competitors like Frieze and Art Basel. “This is not a franchise fair,” Genocchio explained to the assembled press before the doors opened on Wednesday. “This is a New York institution.”

3 March 2017

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Christopher Le Brun PRA Touch And Improvisation The Artlyst Interview

Christopher Le Brun, PRA, painter, and president of the Royal Academy is a very busy man. With two shows currently on in the United States, Christopher Le Brun: Composer, at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017) at the Gallery at Windsor, he continues to expand his international reach as a force to be reckoned with.

12 January 2017

Frieze New York Announces Edition Six For Randall Island Park

Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists

14 November 2016

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Rothko’s Tenth Exhibition At Pace NY Explores His Darker Palette

Rothko: Dark Palette will be the 10th presentation of the artist’s work at Pace New York. The exhibition traces the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors in his sectional paintings. It is on view at 510 West 25th Street from November 4, 2016 through January 7, 2017.

7 November 2016

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French Modernist Designer And Architect Pierre Chareau Celebrated In New York Exhibition

The first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) has opened in New York.

18 October 2016

Marilyn Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Curated By Whoopi Goldberg Unveiled In NY

Review of Mana Contemporary NY presents: Marilyn: Character Not Image September 25, 2016 – October 22, 2016 Curated by Whoopi Goldberg

10 October 2016

Richard Long Exhibits At The Judd Foundation In New York

“Richard was busy doing these pieces, and a trail of mud was going to the basement,”  said Flavin Judd, curator of the Judd foundation. Created by American minimalist pioneer, Donald Judd, the Foundation is housed in the corner cast iron Soho building where the artist and his family lived. The upper floors preserve Judd’s self-designed furniture, his archives and working space. With […]

25 September 2016

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British Artist David Shrigley From Grocery List To NY Monument

The newly installed sculpture, ‘MEMORIAL’ by British artist David Shrigley replicates an average grocery list onto a 17-foot slab of granite. The monumental sculpture stands at the entrance to Central Park in New York City, on 60th street, across from the famed Plaza hotel. The accompanying explanation on the Public Art Fund’s signage reads “ While Shrigley’s […]

13 September 2016

Louise Nevelson: A Rare Female New York Mid-Century Art Star

Louise Nevelson was one of the relatively few female artists to make a major stir in the furiously competitive environment of the New York art world. Even so, it took her much longer to get there than was the case for male artists of the same generation. Born in 1899, she was not really a […]

17 July 2016

Three Summer Shows in New York’s Chelsea You Shouldn’t Miss

There are many wonderful summer shows up right now in Chelsea, from group shows to solo exhibitions, sculpture to painting to mixed media; you certainly get a little taste of everything. While I enjoyed many exhibitions, there are three that left a strong impression on me: Annie Pearlman/Adrianne Rubenstein/Alyson Vega at White Columns, Skins: Body as Matter and Process at […]

14 May 2016

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Art Now: Cologne, Brussels, Berlin And New York By Virginie Syn

Virginie Syn is Artlyst’s roving art correspondent. As an international art insider with a respected eye for what’s new Virginie has uncovered six of the best from her latest whirlwind tour of the globe in May 2016.  Spring started with a good round up of Art events and fairs and I found myself on the road again, busily meeting artists, […]

12 May 2016

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A-list Artists Prove Value At Sotheby’s £167,689,576 Contemporary Art Sale

Sotheby’s evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York has achieved a staggering $242,194,000 £167,689,576.22 The result included several record prices for artists. “Tonight we achieved exactly what we set out to do: tailor a sale to the market’s current taste. You only had to count the number of hands in the air for works as diverse […]

4 February 2016

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TEFAF Maastricht Moves In On The New York Art Market

TEFAF fairs, considered to be the leading art and antiques fairs in the world, will launch an unprecedented showcase in New York for high end art dealers from around the world. New York is already a saturated market with the tried and tested Armory Week along with newcomers the Frieze Art Fair.  Presented annually in […]

8 December 2015

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Jeff Koons Appropriates Great Masters While We Straighten Our Ties

A brand new series of paintings by the Post Pop artist Jeff Koons entitled Gazing Ball is currently on show in New York. In this series, Koons has appropriated images from artists of the past, such as Titian, El Greco, Courbet, and Manet, among others. The works deal with the power of artistic gesture. Each work has […]

6 October 2014

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Rothko Masterpiece Worth $50m To Be Auctioned In New York

Sotheby’s New York will present The Schlumberger Collection this November. The magnificent compendium of Modern and Contemporary masterworks acquired by distinguished collectors and benefactors, Pierre and São Schlumberger brings together over 90 outstanding works from the Twentieth Century with a combined estimate in excess of $85 million and is led by Mark Rothko’s pivotal canvas […]

11 June 2014

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Stik Creates New Work At Union Tower In New York

Stik, the London grafitti artist, was in the process of finishing his second major New York City piece. Repeats of his iconic stick figure, holding hands, embellishes one of downtown’s iconic remaining water towers. “The Union Square piece is a union of eight points of the compass, eight figures all holding hands, symbolizing the union […]

8 March 2014

Onnasch Collection: Tracing The History of New York’s Art Scene 1950-1970

What is the difference between a museum survey show, showcasing New York’s art scene between 1950 and 1970 and a viewing of a private collection spanning the same period? I would say the answer probably lies in the unabashed passion and freewheeling initiative of the collector, particularly if that collector is Reinhard Onnasch. Let’s face […]

6 March 2014

Armory Week: Press Packs And Sausages Ben Austin’s Diary Day 2

New York 2014: So dear reader, I’m sitting here in my favourite diner ‘Neil’s’ on 70th and Lex nursing a horrible hangover. My breakfast of sausage, bacon, home fries and eggs (sunny side up, of course) has helped but still feeling sort of fuzzy from excesses of last night. It is damn cold here too, […]

19 January 2014

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Frieze Projects Announced For 2014 New York Fair Programme

The Frieze Projects program of specially commissioned artworks to be realized at Frieze New York 2014 has been announced. The program for 2014 is curated by Cecilia Alemani and includes seven newly commissioned projects. Frieze New York is located in the unique setting of Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, overlooking the East River. The artists participating […]

3 November 2013

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Banksy Bids Farewell To New York After Successful Residency

Friday 31 October was the last day of the Banksy’s New York project, which ran for a month in Manhattan. The objective of residency was to create a new public work of art each day. The pieces ranged from his popular ‘Spray Art’, Sculpture, to Video, and Installation works. The media frenzy created made international […]

20 October 2013

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Latest Banksy installations In New York Are Proving Popular With Ants

The latest Banksy works in New York are proving a hit with the public, as well as ants? Yesterday he set up two paintings on canvas under a Chelsea overpass. One a solidarity painting for Jailed punk-artists Pussy Riot the other soldiers surrounding a woman wearing a hijab. The artist stated on his website,  “Are […]

4 October 2013

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Banksy Creates Free New York Solo Exhibition With Audio Guide

Brand new works by the British street artist Banksy have appeared in New York. The elusive king of graffiti has unveiled plans for a month-long residency in the city that never sleeps. For the next month Banksy will be attempting to present an entire solo show on the streets of New York. You may follow […]

23 September 2013

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Andy Warhol Museum Announces Development Of New York Satellite Gallery

Development of a New York extension to the Andy Warhol Museum, dedicated to the Pop artist and located in New York’s Lower East side, has been revealed in an email, by the Pittsburgh based museum. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums located in Pittsburgh, the birthplace of the artist. The […]

17 September 2013

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Stik On The Lower East Side Ilka Scobie Meets The Artist

 “A true patriot must always be ready to defend his country from his government” – Herman Melville quote via Stik Finished just before a torrential autumn downpour, Stik’s sixty foot Avenue A mural will grace the busy East Village corner for a year. The young London street artist sat down with me for tea, joined […]

12 March 2013

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AIDS in New York: The First Five Years – New Exhibition

The early history of the AIDS epidemic in New York City is explored from the first rumors in 1981 of a “gay plague” through the ensuing period of intense activism, clinical research, and political struggle—will be the subject of a major new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, AIDS in New York: The First Five […]

7 January 2013

John Chamberlain Confluences My Favourite Show Of The Year – Review

John Chamberlain (1927-2011) lived just long enough to help plan his retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York (Feb 24 – May 13, 2012) and it proved exemplary. First, it looked good spiralling up the ramps, where its chronological ascent made sense. Second, the ‘Choices’ – a title designed to emphasise that Chamberlain selected his materials, […]

23 November 2012

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Auction Update: Modern And Contemporary Art Breaking The Billion

Last week, the auction houses threw open their New York bidding rooms and captured the attention of the art world – and it was a rollercoaster couple of weeks, providing a great deal of conflicting material for market analysts to try and sew together. Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern auctions concluded well below estimate, […]

7 November 2012

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Andy Warhol The Flower Paintings New Exhibition

A New York Gallery is to  present a comprehensive survey of Andy Warhol’s Flowers paintings from 1964 and 1965. The exhibition will feature around 50 works, as gallery Director Kristy Bryce explains, “This show will bring together prime examples of Warhol’s Flowers in a variety of media to explore the series in a depth not […]

12 May 2012

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Egon Schiele Ruling Could Open Floodgates To Spurious Art Claimants

Art dealers are up in arms about looming US legislation that they believe would have a ‘significant and negative impact on the art market in New York’. The potential legislation relates to the legal battle over the ownership of Egon Schiele’s Seated Woman With a Bent Left Leg (1917). In 2010, the US court of […]