1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "contemporary art"

  2. Steve Mcqueen: Beyond Contemporary Art

    Indomitable. That’s how Brad Pitt described Steve McQueen during the Oscars Ceremony last night, when 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture award. 
    McQueen is no doubt a film force to be reckoned with, embraced and feted by Hollywood. And it’s within Hollywood that the artist has found the platform he was looking for.

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  3. A Time For Volta

    We are delighted to be partnering with VOLTA NY, which this year returns to its SoHo sanctuary: 82MERCER. Over ninety meticulously selected galleries from five continents mount a dynamic survey of emerging and innovative contemporary artists from thirty nations. Not to be missed, VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects, a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery. The strict solo format gives the New York fair its unique character, which curators and collectors often compare favorably to experiencing a series of intense studio visits.

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  4. To an aspiring collector, looking in on the contemporary art world it might seem an exclusive, inaccessible, club where multimillion-dollar purchases are common. Think again, says the BBC ..

    The inside scoop on buying fabulous art online

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  5. A Hollywood Ending?

    Oscar Murillo and the ascent towards the upper realms of the Contemporary Art scene.

    By Hendrik Hansson 



    It’s a blockbuster story worthy of a movie. A young, virtually unknown artist with a difficult upbringing, the son of immigrants who left their home in search of better opportunities is plucked from obscurity and within a year and a half achieves a sale worth $401,000 at auction. The artist in question is of course Oscar Murillo.

    Born in 1986 in the tiny, mountainous provincial Colombian town of La Paili, the 10 year old Murillo followed his family to London in search of a better life.

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  6. Spotlight: ARCOmadrid 

    Originally organized for the Spanish speaking market in 1982, ARCOmadrid now brings together over 219 galleries from 23 countries, divided across four main sections: 164 belong to the General Program, 13 to #FocusFinland, 29 to #Opening, and 21 to #SoloProjects.

    Displaying everything from historical avant-garde pieces to classic Contemporary Art and Emerging Art, ARCOmadrid is a highlight of the art fair circuit. 

    Read our guide to the fair. 

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  7. Millions For Bacon

    A painting by Francis Bacon of a burglar he caught breaking into his house who went on to become his lover, sold at Christie’s in London for $70 Million. Consigned by Mexican financier David Martinez, it was purchased by an unnamed American collector. 

    The event was the last and the largest of four evening postwar and contemporary art sales this week in London that generated a combined 260.9 million pounds. According to Bloomberg, bidding was global with wealthy new buyers from China, the Middle East and Russia helping to push up prices for blue-chip and emerging art stars.

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  8. Last Night At  Sotheby’s 

    At Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction in London last night, wealthy collectors from nearly 40 countries competed for established and emerging art trophies in a sale totaling $146 million. 

    The top lot was Gerhard Richter’s abstract painting Wand (Wall), (pictured) which sold for 17.4 million pounds, just above its target of around 15 million pounds. Another highlight of the sale was Andy Warhol’s red 1973 portrait of Mao Zedong sold for 7.6 million pounds, surpassing the high estimate. 

    Browse more works by Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter

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  9. Interview with Hassan Hajjaj

    Hassan Hajjaj’s work addresses issues of consumerism and branding in a cross-cultural context, combining elements of contemporary fashion and design with art historical portrait formats that are enriched by handcrafted frames. 
    We caught up with the Moroccan artist at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York.

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  10. Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

    After one of the coldest winters on record for most of the United States, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair has never looked so inviting. The fair, now in its third year, takes place in the beautiful Coachella Valley, and has become increasingly popular among galleries and visitors alike.

    Check out our ultimate guide to the fair, which is scheduled to take place over the long Presidents’ Day weekend. 

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  11. Interview With The Director of Art Rotterdam

    We caught up with the director of Art Rotterdam 2014, Fons Hof, about why this is one of the must-see fairs in Europe, and about his previous role as a partner at Galerie Hof & Huyser in Amsterdam.

    Read the interview with Fons Hof. 

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  12. Breakfast with Wangechi Mutu

    Wangechi Mutu is a Brooklyn-based artist and sculptor whose work is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, which runs through March 9, 2014. 
    Mutu is best known for her provocative collages, which challenge cultural conceptions of gender and consumerism through the lens of politics, fashion, pornography, and science fiction.
    The artist joined us for breakfast to discuss her career and inspirations. 

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  13. Zona Maco

    Zona Maco, one of the most important Contemporary art fairs in Latin America, opens February 5, 2014. The name of the fair is derived from the Spanish word “zona,” which means zone, and the acronym Maco, which stands for México Arte Contemporáneo. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the fair, which is hosted in the beautiful Centro de Exposiciones Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Have a look at our ultimate guide to Zona Maco

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  14. Meeting Wang Qingsong

    Selected as one of three artists to represent China in the China National Pavilion at this year’s 55th Venice Biennale, Wang Qingsong is one of the country’s most famous Contemporary artists. 
    We sat down with him to discuss his past work and future projects.

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  15. In 2013, the global Fine Art market increased 5% by value sold from the previous year, earning over US$14.4 billion. Take a look at our review of 2013. 

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  16. Introducing Contemporary Abstraction, our latest auction featuring masterpieces by Jim Dine, Sol LeWitt, Ross Bleckner, and Sam Francis. 

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