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Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

It’s perhaps the most famous art heist in history, and it remains unsolved to this day. The 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which continues to make headlines over 25 years later, is now the inspiration for a new exhibition by artist Kota Ezawa. All 13 of the stolen artworks, including canvases by Rembrandt van […]

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Here’s What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Despite the palpable calm in the convention center, sales were in full swing. Eileen Kinsella & Henri Neuendorf, December 2, 2016 Tony Tasset, Arrow Sculpture (2016). Courtesy of Kavi Gupta/ABMB. The first thing we heard from nearly every dealer, collector, art advisor, or other expert we spoke to in the opening hours of Art Basel in […]

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PHILLIPS SELLS PAUL ALLEN’S RICHTER FOR $25.6 M. IN $111.2 M. CONTEMPORARY SALE, UP 66 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

Phillips netted $111.2 million in its only evening auction during the fall sales in New York, securing a total just above the pre-sale low estimate of $100 million, though short of the $144 million high estimate. With a well-manicured selection of just 37 lots, the sale successfully sold 34 of them, earning Phillips a sell-through rate of […]

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MOMA’S RETROSPECTIVE OF THE SHAPE-SHIFTING PROVOCATEUR FRANCIS PICABIA IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

The history books have always favored artists who are dependable, who show up on the scene at just the right moment, ready to do their thing, and then do it. It is easy to picture Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe marching through the years, steadily developing their projects and having their shows. Life, of […]

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Turrell’s Meeting Reopens at MoMA PS1

The site-specific installation, one of the artist’s Skyspaces, has reopened after a three-year restoration and renovation. James Turrell’s Meeting at MoMA PS1, one of his site-specific Skyspace installations, has re-opened after a three-year restoration and renovation. The installation, located inside the museum, “…invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view of the sky.” The […]

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Top 200 collectors of 2016

Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons New York Real estate Contemporary art Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova Moscow Steel, mining, investments, and professional soccer (Chelsea Football Club); philanthropy Modern and contemporary art Haryanto Adikoesoemo Jakarta, Indonesia Energy, logistics, and real estate Indonesian and Western modern and contemporary art Ricard Akagawa São Paulo Travel and […]