High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing for The National Law Review, in an in-depth article published today.
Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s London saw 41 lots finding buyers with three unsold and if not a record price for David Hockney’s Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), a solid over the estimated sale price £33 million ($43.4 million)
A long lost painting attributed to Caravaggio which languished in a chateau attic in France for over 100 years is touring art market capitals and then going under the hammer at La Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, in June.
Artsy the art selling platform has been hacked along with 620 million accounts
7 February 2019
Marina Abramović, the iconic performance artist, presents her latest performance: The Life in Mixed Reality (a wearable augmented reality experience).
A Major Art Collection including works by Barbara Hepworth and Keith Vaughan is to be sold on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council to fund much-stretched services but should this be happening at all? And will they squander the funds raised on everything but enriching the art community in the area?
29 January 2019
James Turrell has voluntarily shut his popular Skyspace installation at MoMA due to scaffolding from a nearby construction site overshadowed the delicate viewing chamber.
Arts Council England has published the 2017/18 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report which shows that in the last year, 42 cases
10 December 2018
Art Basel’s 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.
Much has been written recently about the problems of the mid-level gallery, and indeed the roll-call of spaces that have closed in the last three years makes grim reading. While the biggest dealers – such as Zwirner, Gagosian or Hauser & Wirth – continue to extend their global empires, smaller players are struggling. Low foot-fall […]
We reported 0n 30th October that the Ben Uri Gallery trustees had decided to de-access around 700 artworks, in order to fund wider plans to include immigrant and refugee artists from all global backgrounds.
20 November 2018
It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.
Paris Photo, the well established fair dedicated to the photographic medium, closed the doors to its 22nd edition on Sunday 11 November
As one of the participants in the globe-trotting EMPIRE 2 project, exhibiting the moving image on a world tour, I came to Paris for the project’s opening at Le100Ecs, an artist centre at 100 Rue de Charenton.
Christie’s NY will be offering a large Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park series painting from 1985 on November 15.
13 October 2018
An iconic secondary market Banksy mural that was hacked off of a wall in London is to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in LA.
8 October 2018
Jeff Koons Cracked Egg (Blue) a large two-part stainless steel sculpture from the Celebration Series, which began with Balloon Dog in 1994, is the first of five versions, each one rendered in a vivid colour.
Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s
I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]
23 September 2018
Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million
17 September 2018
Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the hammer at Christie’s NY
One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.
10 August 2018
Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.
25 July 2018
A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.
Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October
With friend, Paul Freud, we took a golf car at the entrance of Chelsea Bridge Road to drive to the 9th edition of Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the ultimate glitzy meeting place colliding with the Mayfair Art Weekend.
3 July 2018
Art Athina 2018: When a city like Athens, Greece, is undergoing some form of economic crisis, a paradoxical trend tends to emerge.
3 July 2018
A landscape painting depicting trees and a bridge over a stream attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud has been uncovered after conservators painstakingly stripped off layers on a picture by a Suffolk artist acknowledged as a friend of Freud. The work of art is thought to have been painted over after World War II. […]
The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong word, it stands there as if trying to block your entry
27 June 2018
A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.
Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund aimed at helping culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.