Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne’s next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.

14 November 2016


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.

17 May 2015


American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950’s.

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE ~CHOICE, 2003  “This excellent publication builds on the earlier publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified…omission of African American artists…and concentrated on 88 artists…Excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended.” ~CHOICE August, 2003. “Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.Recommended for American art museum, […]

14 May 2015


Christie’s Achieves Eight New World Records For Contemporary And Modern Art

Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary art has achieved US $658,532,000 (£419,714,468/ €584,662,254) with sell-through rates of 88% by lot and 94% by value.  Bidders from 40 different countries gathered for the sale to compete for top-quality works by the pioneering artists of the era, including Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Franz Kline, and Robert […]

9 March 2015


Mark Rothko Masterpiece No. 36 To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Christie’s is auctioning Mark Rothko’s masterpiece No. 36 (Black Stripe), 1958, from the collection of the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden – one of Europe’s most important and prestigious private museums for Classical Modernism and Contemporary art based in Germany. With Rothko’s signature concordance of three shimmering rectangles of directly contrasting color asserting themselves against […]

27 November 2014

Mark Rothko At The Gemeentemuseum – A Canvas Soaked In Life

Artlyst has travelled to the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, which is presenting a retrospective of the great Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko – for a private tour of the show with the exhibition’s curator Doede Hardeman – forty years after the artist was last shown in the Netherlands. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy Rothko’s […]

19 November 2014


First Dutch Mark Rothko Exhibition In 40 Years At Gemeentemuseum

These days, exhibitions of the American artist Mark Rothko’s work are huge crowd-pullers, and his paintings fetch record sums at auction. Now the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is presenting a new exhibition of Rothko’s work, forty years after the last such show in the Netherlands. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the artist’s work, as […]

12 November 2014


Jasper Johns’ Flag Fetches $36 Million At Sotheby’s And Sets New Auction Record

Co-Head of Sotheby’s Global Contemporary Art Department Alexander Rotter, commented to Art Daily: “It has been a wonderful start to our week of Contemporary Art sales, with the running total now above $460 million, and a very strong day sale yet to come. Having known and admired Jasper Johns’ final encaustic Flag for decades, we […]

11 November 2014


Sotheby’s Bunny Mellon Auction Sells Out With £100 Million Haul

Sotheby’s placed under the hammer the prestigious collection of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon on Monday night, the auction houses experts called the collection – of modern and contemporary works that spanned 400 years -“one of the last great private American collections formed in the 20th century.” On its completetion the auction made over £100 million, exceeding […]

13 September 2014


Sam Taylor-Johnson Shows Spirit Of Coco Chanel To London Fashion Week

Apparently it wasn’t the catwalk that was the must see this London Fashion Week; but the opening at the Saatchi Gallery of an exhibition of 34 photographs that the artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson took of Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon apartment in Paris. The work is a departure for Taylor-Johnson; the artist is better […]

22 April 2014


Glafira Rosales Spanish Partner Arrested Over Fake Abstract Expressionist Scam

Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, a Spanish art dealer has been arrested as part of the widening search for suspects involved in the Knoedler & Company art swindle. According to officials  Bergantiños has been sought for many months. He was arrested by the Spanish police on Friday at a luxury hotel in downtown Seville, according to […]

17 September 2013


Glafira Rosales Blows The Whistle On New York’s Biggest Art Fraud

A Long Island art dealer who operated a scam selling more than $80m (£50m) worth of fake Abstract Expressionist art, to a number of high profile galleries, has pleaded guilty in an U.S. District Court, in Manhattan. Glafira Rosales, 57 confessed to the sale of 63 counterfeit works of art, sold over a twenty year […]

21 July 2013


New York Jewish Artists: Celebrating 100 Years Of Creative Influence

Sy Colen Artist and writer explores the seminal roots of the New York School and beyond, uncovering many leading artists, who happened to be Jewish. At the turn of the 20th century, Paris was the center of advanced art. Artists from across Europe and America headed for this caldron of creativity.  Among the most talented […]

13 December 2012


Tate Modern Rothko Vandal Get Two Years In Jail

The self-styled ‘Yellowist’ artist, who caused international outrage by tagging a 20th century masterpiece by Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in the name of a pseudo movement that he created, has been jailed for two years. Wlodzimierz Umaniec surprised gallery goers in October as he icily stepped through a barrier at Tate Modern and using […]

9 May 2012


£54m Mark Rothko Breaks Contemporary Art Auction Record

Before last night the price of $86.3 million, paid for Francis Bacon’s ‘Triptych’, 1976, in 2008 was the most expensive post-war artwork ever sold at auction. But now Mark Rothko’s Orange, red, yellow has been sold for $86.9 million (£53.8m). Wow. The painting was executed in 1961, and was sold at Christie’s in New York. […]

9 November 2011


Warhol and Lichtenstein See Christie’s Reversal Of Fortune

  $247.6m sale total at Christie’s makes up for last week’s auction in which even work by Degas failed to find a buyer We speculated yesterday that the lukewarm contemporary sale at Phillips De Pury was perhaps attributable to buyers guarding their purse strings in anticipation of bigger sales at rival houses later in the […]

9 September 2011

Rothko Archives Shed Light On 1961 Whitechapel Exhibition

Rothko In Britain Whitechapel Gallery 9 Sept 2011 – 26 Feb 2012 Rothko in Britain is an exhibition about an exhibition. It recreates, at least through archival material, the Whitechapel Gallery’s ground-breaking 1961 show that displayed the works of Mark Rothko in Britain for the very first time. Despite only having one actual Rothko painting […]

6 August 2011


John Hoyland RA Painter Dies At 76

John Hoyland British Abstract Painter (1934 – 2011) The British abstract painter John Hoyland has died age 76. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and educated at Leighton Park School, before going onto study at Sheffield School of Art and later the Royal Academy Schools. In 1959, influenced by the American abstract painters Mark Rothko […]

8 July 2011


Rothko In Britain New Whitechapel Show

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this influential exhibition held In 1961, the Whitechapel Gallery is to hold a major new show of the seminal Abstract Expressionist’s work. This was the first solo show of American artist Mark Rothko in Britain the now iconic exhibition is brought vividly to life through the Gallery’s archives of […]