Archive for June, 2014

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction, June 30th, 2014

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer, via Sotheby’s The sales have closed at Sotheby’s and another week of Contemporary Art Sales are underway in London.  The evening’s sales performed well above estimate, bringing in a final sales tally of $159 million for 51 of the 59 available lots. Peter Doig, Country-Rock (Wing-Mirror), via [...]... | Read More

Inside the Shifting Landscape of the Contemporary Art Market

A recent Financial Times article notes the continually shifting state of the contemporary art market, and the changes in gallery representation, points of sale, and dominant art buying countries that are currently shaking up the art world and in correlation, notes the skyrocketing rents felt by many galleries in hot art neighborhoods like New York’s [...]... | Read More

Jeff Koons Gets OK on Proposal for Colossal Uptown Estate

After several years of petitioning, Jeff Koons has been granted approval to gut a pair of houses the artist purchased at 11 and 13 E. 67th St, and to combine them into a colossal mansion.  ”It must be nice to not only be an artist but to be your own Medici,” comments one local renter.Read [...]... | Read More

Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.30.14

The Trouble With Opera AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-06-30Droit de Suite revisited AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-06-30Stream come true AJBlog: Life’s A Pitch | Published 2014-06-30A new face in the canon AJBlog: About Last Night | Published 2014-06-30First View: A Pre-Opening At The Clark AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-06-30NEA Jazz... | Read More

Felice Varini New Piece – Hasselt, Belgium

For the "De Unie Hasselt-Genk" exhibition , Felice Varini realised a painting on the roofs and facades of 99 buildings in the city centre of Hasselt: ‘Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre’. The composition can only be seen in its entirety from one particular vantage point. Following the route of De Unie across town, however, visitors will be confronted with a number of fragments of... | Read More

Etam Cru New Mural – Oslo, Norway

Sainer and Bezt from Etam Cru spent the last few days in Norway working on this new piece somewhere on the streets of Oslo.In town for Urban Samtidskunst, Bezt and Sainer dropped yet another masterpiece with this massive new wall depicting the prolific imagination of young boy brushing his teeth.Etam Cru enjoys to depict real objects and human figures in unexpected contexts. In doing so, the... | Read More

Ludo New Pieces For Glastonbury Festival 2014 – UK

While you were reading about Banksy's "Sirens of The Lambs" installation @ Glastonbury, Ludo was at the festival site as well, working on his fake billboard ads.Mixing the ideas from George Orwell's "1984" and the superabundance of messages, with a contemporary nonsense use of aesthetic visuals to sell random goods, he created these 2 billboards using his signature... | Read More

Jim Campbell

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Is Jeff Koons More Like Edward Snowden or Buzzfeed?

Jeff Koons, Fourth floor installation view at The Whitney. All images: Christian Grattan

Jeff Koons may inspire more debate than any other living artist. His work is kitschy, expensive, and market-friendly. He recycles imagery to the point of looking intellectually lazy. Is his factory of art makers really that different from Buzzfeed, a vast and wealthy... | Read More

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