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Overtime: March 23 – March 29

More stories from the week that ended March 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Christie’s gets $140mil. Picasso for its May sale. Could break the record for most expensive artwork at auction. RIP: William King, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: Hans Erni, who passed away at the age of 106. Ironworker performing construction on Larry Gagosian’s mansion dies after fall from ladder. Los Angeles Unified School District data shows that LA students getting virtual no arts education. Fire destroys […]

Overtime: March 25 – March 31

More stories from the week ended March 31: Steven A. Cohen purchases Picasso’s Le Rêve for $155 million from Steve Wynn. Nicole Klagsbrun to close New York gallery after 30 years in the business. 20×200 has been offline for months and some collectors still have not received prints they ordered long ago. Historic Berlin Wall section featuring some classic murals, removed with police guard protection amid protests. Joseph J. Lhota has no regrets when looking back at his campaign to remove Ofili piece from Sensation show. […]

Happy Halloween from AM!

Readers out there planning to get your costumes on for Halloween, AM would like to wish you a safe and productive evening. Remember, we always love to see art-related getups and we are sure other art fans out there will appreciate them as well. Photo va Kristy Solomon.

Overtime: Sept 5 – Sept 11

Controversial graffiti by Zevs in Room 233 at the Comfort Inn in Maine where the terrorists of September 11th stayed before attacking the World Trade Center (only seen under UV light). The Atlantic interviews JR. Jim Carrey – comedian and now “graffiti artist.” Bike designed by Ben Eine being sold at Christie’s with funds benefiting War Child. Los Angeles continues its [misguided] crusade against graffiti by targeting everyone who buys spray paint as a potential criminal. Video: Poesia vs. Kofie by Collabo Arts. Remi/Rough and […]

Overtime: July 4 – July 10

Inti throws off hats and shoes in Paris. A new wall from Rime, Askew, Deus, Vans, Score, Dabs & Myla, and Witnes. Shepard Fairey interview by Brooklyn Street Art (Huffington Post). My Love For You talks to ESPO on podcast. Stik will be releasing his Heritage Blue Plaques soon online. Street Cred museum show gets a write-up in ARTFORUM. A perfect match between Remi/Rough and Augustine Kofie. New walls from Hyuro, Fin DAC & Morten Andersen, Jaybo, and Escif. Escif also does the Macarena. Painter […]

Art Basel Switzerland 2010 – Part 1

There are many art fairs each year around the world, but there is one that draws the biggest galleries, the most eye-popping works of art and the wealthiest collectors, and that of course is Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This year, for the first time, AM was there for the big show, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. And it seemed that the top-end collectors were also impressed, as the show was packed and buzzing from preview to closing, with many galleries reporting excellent […]

Auctions: Picasso Painting Sells For Record Price

History was made in the art world last night.  There is a new record holder for priciest work ever sold at auction and that distinction belongs to Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso. The 1932 painting sold for $106,482,500 (after auction fees were accounted for) to an unidentified phone bidder at Christie’s. The sale brings huge publicity, hope, and optimism to the start of the auction season. This is a defining moment that many will point to as evidence of confidence in the […]

Auctions: Christie’s Kicks Off Auction Season

Tonight, May 4, the auction season opens to a roaring start, as Christie’s NY has its Impressionist/Modern sale and an auction from the Collection of Mrs. Sydney F. Brody. As always, the art and financial worlds will look at the auctions as a gauge of confidence in the overall art market. Signs of renewed interest have appeared and tonight’s sales could carry that momentum. Spearheading everyone’s hopes is Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a 1932 painting that many feel could top $100 million […]
Photo © Galerie Maeght

Auctions: Giacometti’s “Walking Man I” Sculpture Sells at Sotheby’s for Record $104.3M

At Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London today (Feb 3), this Alberto Giacometti sculpture sold for £65 million or $104.3 million.  The “Walking Man” is a mottled bronze and stands six-foot tall.  Its sale is a record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.  Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with a Pipe” was the previous record holder.  It sold for $104 million in 2004 at Sotheby’s in New York. More after the jump…

Video: Pablo Picasso – “Guernica” in 3D

Just yesterday, we showed you Ron English’s mural homage to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica for the Primary Flight project during Art Basel Week. So, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the original masterpiece and arguably one of the most recognizable pieces from the Spanish painter. The famous painting depicts the bombing of Guernica, a Basque town, during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. The image has become synonymous with the tragedies of war (especially of innocents) and has become and anti-war symbol. Take […]