More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): This hip-hop producer’s Basquiat could be a hit at Phillips in May. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new $650-million building was approved. Can a museum for progressive artists have an arms-manufacturer vice-chairman? Guggenheim ‘decommissions’ conceptual and Minimalist works over questions of authenticity. Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida plans $38 million expansion. Patronage without pretension abounds at the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair. Art Basel to unite across continents […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): KAWS painting of ‘The Simpsons’ sells at Sotheby’s for $14.7 million after being estimated at $1 million. What sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong. The artists everyone was talking about during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A KAWS for concern and Asian market analysis—on the ground on Hong Kong. How collector demand impacts an artwork’s value. The online art market grew 9.8% in 2018—and other key takeaways from the 2019 Hiscox […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art Basel Hong Kong (29-31 March) is now a firm fixture on Asia’s art calendar. Here’s a rundown of the highlights to see during Art Basel Hong Kong. Persue launches “Wet Paint” exhibition in Tokyo’s Basement Ginza. Ahead of Gallery Weekend Beijing, a run-down of the best exhibitions in China’s capital. Asia’s most innovative and interesting institutions from Hong Kong to Japan. Amid a gloomy economic forecast and political tensions, Art Dubai […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The much-hyped Chinese art market’s best days may already be gone. The boom in pop-up galleries is only just getting started. 7 art-historical treasures for sale at TEFAF Maastricht. Powerful collectors open up in TEFAF Maastricht’s Chinese art market report. The bookseller who supplied Sister Wendy a copy of Mapplethorpe’s ‘X Portfolio’ is selling her library. Bid me up before you go-go: sun goes down on George Michael’s art collection at Christie’s. […]
A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen above and below) and one sculptural installation… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta, Jasper Wong, and Lanny Nguyen. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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 […]