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I Rant: Koons is OK with Me.

  While reading yet another article bashing Jeff Koons, I decided it was time to out myself once and for all: I am a Jeff Koons non-hater. Lately the volume … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

AUCTION: Monet’s ‘Nymphéas’ sells for £31.7 million

    Sotheby’s boasted a total of £121.9 million from their London Evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art. Top lot, Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water lilies) achieved  £31.7 million and … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Armory Show: Where has all the weltschmertze gone?

One wonders if, instead of falling apart due to an imbalance cased by monied art fairs, perhaps the art market is adjusting itself by spawning a separate art fair culture … Continue reading

March 11, 2014

Crass Act: Sell You Later

One of the best things to happen in art market news EVer! ArtRank, which can be located at SellYouLater or ArtAnal (short for art analysis) claims to be a tool … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

The Gugg Abu-Dhabi Chronological Reading List

Since it’s initial announcement in 2006, the partnership between the The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority (TDIC) has been fraught, to put it … Continue reading

February 27, 2014

Is Gugg Abu-Dhabi in Check?

In 2006 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority (TDIC) announced a plan to build a 452,000-square-foot (the larlgest ever) Guggenheim Museum on Saadiyat … Continue reading

February 26, 2014

Picasso’s Schmatte

When the Seagram’s Building was being planned, Phyllis Lambert, the 27 year old daughter of the Seagram founder, Samuel Bronfman. was enlisted to take charge of design and construction. So … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

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