1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "contemporary art"

  2. Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back our Skate N Surf auction, featuring incredible decks by Warhol, Murakami, Bessell, Koons, and Hirst. 

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  3. As this year’s Art Basel opens for VIPs with 285 galleries from 34 countries, we’ve selected the top 25 best booths to give you a taste of what’s on offer.

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  4. Except for some strategically placed letters, a naked Jeff Koons is gracing the cover of the current issue of Vanity Fair - garnering some amusing responses from the (art) world. 

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  5. Love Aijing, an exhibition by the Chinese pop star-turned-artist Ai Jing will go on show May 25 at the China Art Museum in Shanghai. We caught up with the artist earlier this month while she was putting final touches on her new works in her Beijing studio near the 798 Art District.

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  6. Not A Bubble

    By Hendrik Hansson, Follow the author on Twitter @hendrikhansson

    Recently, a sale of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s New York generated a sum of $744 million, with many pieces selling substantially over their high estimate. Two Andy Warhol works sold for over $100 million, an incredible $30 million more than the high estimate; this included White Marilyn, 1962 a portrait completed shortly after the actresses death. Barnett Newman’s Black Fire I sold for $84.2 million, a record that almost doubled his previous best auction result.

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  7. Hello Mickey ! 

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  8. Contemporary Chinese artists you need to know, now

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  9. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bids. There is only one day left in our Jeff Koons auction. 

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  10. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bids. There are only two days left in our Jeff Koons auction. 

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  11. Previewing Art Cologne

    By Hendrik Hansson, @hendrikHansson

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    On a gloomy, overcast Wednesday afternoon in Cologne, the European art set descended upon the city for this year’s annual Art Cologne fair. As the focus of the German art scene shifts increasingly to Berlin and the European art scene has already shifted to Basel, the devolution of influence has moved decidedly away from the Rhineland. Nevertheless, a quick glance of the list of exhibitors reveals that the art powerhouses David Zwirner, Thaddaeus Ropac, and Hauser & Wirth are not yet ready to concede their presence.

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  12. Aaron Curry: From Texas Kid to International Art Star

    Aaron Curry is one of those exceptional artists who has stayed true to his own unique style while taking his career and work to the next level. So, how did the soft-spoken Texas kid grow up to become an internationally acclaimed art star?

    by Hendrik Hansson

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    Mid career artists are often confronted with the creative challenge of maintaining their own unique style while exploring new ideas and concepts to take their career to the next level. At 41, Aaron Curry is an artist who finds himself in the middle of this period. Contrary to some of his contemporaries, he’s defying expectations by continually building on his early success - by showing impressive consistency and exploring new materials and mediums within his distinctive style rather than trying to reinvent himself and his art. Curry’s outdoor exhibition in New York’s Lincoln Center plaza late last year gave the artist well-deserved public exposure that could potentially be viewed as a breakthrough moment. The 14 piece show featured Curry’s trademark brightly colored abstract figurative sculptures.

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  13. When Art & Tech Meet

    Art & Tech are finally meeting this week: Can Silicon Valley moguls be turned on to collecting art? The Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair is testing the water. 

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  14. Take a look at the top 300 most popular Modern & Contemporary artists right now. 

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  15. Exhibition: Kevin Appel

    Using photographs as a ground on which to build paintings, LA-based artist Kevin Appel applies layers of paint to the mechanically printed image on each canvas. The abstract application of paint on the surface and a photographic representation of another time and place masked in the background creates layers, each obliterating the last. The act of looking through one element to another, or the blocking of one impenetrable layer by another, has become a hallmark of his paintings. 

    This Spring, New York institution Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is showing the work of Kevin Appel in a beautiful exhibition on view through April 19. The space has earned a reputation for showing some of the best artists from around the world - don’t miss this exhibition. 

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  16. Lucien Smith and the Next Generation

    Following a string of fantastic solo shows from New York to London, rising star Lucien Smith is making waves in the art world while attracting a younger generation of collectors.

    By Hendrick Hansson

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    Whilst the abstract expressionists weren’t getting serious attention and solo shows until well into their 40’s, hot contemporary artists are being thrust into the spotlight at increasingly younger ages. The pursuit of the next art star has reached a stage where talented young artists are being cherry-picked directly out of art school.

    One such artist is Lucien Smith. Born in Los Angeles in 1989, his talent was recognized by Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, co-owner of Salon 94 Gallery. She bought a painting at Smith’s thesis show whilst he was still an undergraduate at the Cooper Union art school. The relationship turned out to be fruitful for both parties, the artist found a patron before graduating, and the dealer found a potentially lucrative talent.

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