We were out and about previewing São Paulo’s sp-arte last night.
Held at the famous Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, a 15,000 square foot architectural icon designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the fair showcases the best selection of Brazilian and international Modern and Contemporary masters.
Check out our first impressions from the fair!
Rising Contemporary artist Chris Bracey created this brilliantly dynamic neon and incandescent light bulb installation.
Typical LaChapelle: he transcends the worlds of fashion and art, and often exploits popular culture with an air of excessive beauty.
Pictured is model, artist, and fashion icon, Amanda Lepore, kneeling provocatively atop a mirrored surface.
On the Rocks
From flashy diamond or gold-encrusted works on canvas to classic black-and-white celebrity portraits, we’re thrilled to debut our latest auction, On the Rocks, a fabulous new sale showcasing over 50 works by the most cutting-edge Contemporary artists.
Discover artworks that epitomize the fusion of high art, fashion, and music with the obsession with success and materialism embraced by contemporary culture.
Browse On The Rocks on artnet Auctions.
Top 300 Artists
Check out the top 300 most popular Modern and Contemporary artists around the world right now.
Pictured: Banksy’s Because I’m Worthless
We are thrilled to be partnering with Art13 London, London’s newest art fair for Modern and Contemporary Art.
Art13 London will bring together 129 galleries from 30 countries around the world, many of whom will be exhibiting in London for the first time. This Modern and Contemporary art fair promises to be London’s premier event of the season.
Also, Fortnum & Mason will be creating a bar and restaurant especially for the fair, in case you fancy a glass of champagne, some lunch, or their world famous afternoon tea!
Take a look at some of the galleries we’re looking forward to seeing at Art13 London!
Artist Bill Fisher’s 2012 work, FUCK OFF FUCK, was apparently inspired by the text-based works of Chris Wool, as well as the work of Twombly and Basquiat.
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This week, we’re looking forward to Spain’s premier exhibition, ARCOmadrid.
Originally organized for the Spanish speaking market in 1982, ARCOmadrid now brings together over 160 galleries from 20 countries around the world, displaying everything from historical avant-garde pieces to classic Contemporary Art and Emerging Art!
Fuck Off And Die by British artist Adam McEwen is one of the newest lots on artnet Auctions. McEwen appropriates pop culture to expose absurdities in today’s society.
In Fuck Off And And Die, McEwen covers a page of the “Companies International” section of the Financial Times in a dark layer of paint and prints the words in a neon green. On the reverse, the newspaper is left in its original state, showing articles on international business!
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Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week, the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami.
Famous for its stylish gallery-like decor and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases some of the best in Modern and Contemporary Art from more than 125 international art galleries.
In an adjacent pavilion, the fair will present CONTEXT, a curated group of 50 galleries focused on the promotion of emerging and mid-career artists.
Preview what Art Miami has to offer.
Yet another very compelling reason to hit Art Basel Miami Beach:
The inaugural UR1 Music & Art Festival featuring Kanye West, The Offspring, and Lou Reed will launch during the most influential art week in the country, blending music with world-class artists Russell Young, Ultra Violet, and Isaiah Seret!
Set to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, 34 established and emerging Contemporary and Modern artists will explore performance, film, new media, sculpture, street art, painting, and more with 30 site-specific installations.
Rothko Stars at Sotheby’s
Leading the sale was Mark Rothko’s masterpiece No 1 (Royal Red and Blue), which was the subject of a heated bidding war before being auctioned for US$75.1 million!
The price far exceeded the pre-sale estimate of US$35–50 million, but fell short of the record US$86.9 million a Rothko work fetched in May.
Browse more results from Contemporary Art Evening Auction.
In its 7th edition, Turkey’s Contemporary Istanbul is welcoming more than 100 galleries who are featuring around 600 artists from November 22 to 25, 2012.
Its largest rendition to date, this year’s focus is on Central and Eastern Europe, with Contemporary Istanbul hosting galleries and artists, curators, publications, art critics, and collectors from the region.
In honor of 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands, Contemporary Istanbul is also welcoming important Dutch artists, gallerists, and collectors to the fair.
Browse Contemporary Istanbul’s 2012 Exhibitor List.
Purple in Brooklyn
At Causey Contemporary, 11 female Contemporary artists explore Purple as a color, word, and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition in which medium, formal strategies, and process intersect to create original content.
Affordable Art Fair NYC
Attention New Yorkers: Don’t miss this year’s Affordable Art Fair, taking place from October 4 to 7, 2012.
This exciting 4-day event features over 60 galleries with a fantastic selection of Contemporary Art paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, ranging from US$100 to 10,000.
Check out emerging artists as well as some famous names, and don’t miss the chance to snap up a work by a future art world star at the Recent Graduates Exhibition!
Get your tickets online.