More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Global art market shows signs of growth for second year in a row. The global art market reached $67.4 billion in 2018, up 6%. Basquiat leads £93.2 million Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art. £38 million Hockney powers Christie’s contemporary sale. Subdued week of London auctions ends with £36.4 million contemporary art sale at Phillips. Sotheby’s will offer 100-plus Steinberg collection works, including two Rothkos, in New York in May. 7 artists who stole the […]
Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts as a blank slate and that our reason and knowledge come from our own experiences, rather than anything innately inside us from birth. The social constructs within which we live […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): 5 standout New York exhibitions to see this March (Derrick Adams at Luxembourg & Dayan above). Must-see exhibitions during NYC’s Amory week. London’s Masterpiece fair to expand to Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia. Carmen Herrera sells for $2.9 million setting new record at Sotheby’s charity auction. Sotheby’s sales rose 16% in 2018, with private sales topping $1 billion. New records set for Signac and Caillebotte at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale. […]
Over the course of a few weeks, Tristan Eaton recently finished painting a mural on backlot of Universal Studios featuring five of their iconic monsters. The 50-by-200-foot piece looks to be the LA-based artist’s best work yet and is a good example of the aesthetic his fans have grown to love including his signature patchwork style, attention to detail, and his use of references (he was able to explore Universal’s secret archive and view all of the original posters and ephemera from all of the monster movies). The wall, a massive soundstage […]
New York will have another show to look forward to next weekend (March 9th) when Austin Lee opens a solo entitled Feels Good at Deitch Projects in New York. Fusing digital techniques with traditional painting, the locally-based artist has prepared a series of large pieces, many of them with his signature blur effect. Along with these works, he has also included some of his distinctive sculptural forms as well as a group of new portraits that he paints from life with an airbrush – from visitors to his […]
Last month in Honolulu, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) created a mural for this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii. Attending the street art festival for the first time, the American artist decided to address global warming and preserving the environment for future generations with his new piece entitled Golden Future? Working through his birthday, the wall was completed with the help of his mural crew and featured his distinctive palette and imagery. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Karl Lagerfeld, the kaiser of fashion who was also a talented photographer, dies at 85. See 2 decades of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic art in a new show honoring the late fashion eminence. What sold at Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze Los Angeles round-up—everything published in one place. The NY edition of SPRING/BREAK Fair is moving yet again to a former Finnish Embassy. A week before opening, the NY Armory Show art fair must relocate […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art dealer Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax fraud. The rise and fall of renowned New York gallerist Mary Boone. Complete Frieze Los Angeles 2019 coverage. The 10 best booths at Frieze Los Angeles. Five star artworks that stole the show at the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles. Highlights from Frieze Los Angeles 2019 West Coast debut. Who went shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We buttonholed the famous names […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Mexico City’s Zona Maco is buzzing with dynamic voices from the region. Zona Maco is exhilarating, inviting, and full of heavy-hitting art. Economic policies introduced by Mexico’s new president have yet to dent dealers’ sales at Zona Maco. As Zona Maco opens, the best exhibitions to see across Mexico City. How Graciela Iturbide became one of Mexico’s greatest photographers. Grace Jones graces the stage for Aids charity at Mexico City home of […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Doug Aitken’s mirrored mirage house installed in Swiss alps. The exhibitions to look forward to in 2019. What the art world is looking forward to in 2019 across Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. As Swiss art fair Artgenève opens its doors, your guide to the best shows in town. First Bangkok Art Biennale shows off city with art from near and far. The most Instagrammed artworks from Art Basel in Miami Beach […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Sterling Ruby’s massive sculptures to go on display in Dallas. Frieze Art Fair unveils artists, films and talks for inaugural L.A. event. Snarkitecture’s pop-up installation brings beach season to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Tupac Shakur’s erotic artworks sold for over $21,000 USD at auction. Yayoi Kusama editions snap up world auction record. Here’s what sold at Taipei Dangdai. Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen wants to open a private museum in the mountains outside Taipei. […]
Over the weekend in Taiwan, fans of KAWS experienced what their counterparts in Seoul felt (covered) when the American artist’s impressive HOLIDAY companion sculpture was revealed. Produced in a sitting position rather then laying down, the 36 meter tall inflatable figure relaxed itself at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei and will be on view through the 27th of this month. Check out more photos of the event made possible with the help of AllRightsReserved & JFJ Productions. Photo credit: @rkrkrk, @songmatin, @cchhii611, @s.yin.h, @nk7, and the artist. Discuss KAWS here.