Here Are 6 Lots Not to Miss at New York’s Showplace Fall Auction, From Picasso’s Portrait of His Son as Pierrot to an Andy Warhol Soup Can

Here Are 6 Lots Not to Miss at New York’s Showplace Fall Auction, From Picasso’s Portrait of His Son as Pierrot to an Andy Warhol Soup Can

New York’s Showplace auction house has garnered a reputation as a leading source for fine art, important design, high-end watches, jewelry, antiques, and luxury fashion. Collectors can browse both their selling exhibitions and auctions online or in person—with each offering impressive collections of unique and covetable pieces. On October 9, Showplace is holding their Fall … Read more

30 Los Angeles Artists Will Break Out in Hong Kong at an Upcoming Show in Adrian Cheng’s Art Mall

30 Los Angeles Artists Will Break Out in Hong Kong at an Upcoming Show in Adrian Cheng’s Art Mall

Hong Kong has long been connected—both culturally and financially—with London and New York. An upcoming selling exhibition at K11 Musea, a hybrid shopping mall and cultural platform founded by Hong Kong billionaire Adrian Cheng’s K11 Group, hopes to foster greater ties between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, which is home to one of the largest … Read more

Forrest Bess Was a Fisherman by Day and Painter of Wild Visions by Night. A New Show Explores His Legacy

Forrest Bess Was a Fisherman by Day and Painter of Wild Visions by Night.  A New Show Explores His Legacy

The painter Forrest Bess (1911–77) lived most of his adult life in a ramshackle house he built on a bayou in Chinquapin, Texas, a rural stretch of the state that straddles the Gulf of Mexico. In 1956, a writer for the houston chronicle called it “the loneliest spot in Texas.” A bait fisherman by trade, … Read more

Did This Man Really Burn a $10 Million Frida Kahlo on Camera Just to Sell NFTs? We Did a Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the YouTube Video

Did This Man Really Burn a  Million Frida Kahlo on Camera Just to Sell NFTs?  We Did a Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the YouTube Video

Here’s a very contemporary art-world brain puzzle: An entrepreneur burns his Frida Kahlo drawing in a scheme to sell NFTs. What’s worse: If it’s a total scam, or if it’s totally real? This is the question you are forced to confront after watching a video now circulating of an event from July 30 of this … Read more

How a $10 Million Miró Auction Flop Turned Into a Dream Come True for One Dutch Museum

How a  Million Miró Auction Flop Turned Into a Dream Come True for One Dutch Museum

While it’s rarely the case that the failure of a trophy multimillion-dollar artwork on the auction block has a happy ending, this one does. Nearly a year ago, Joan Miró’s Peinture poème (Musique, Seine, Michel, Bataille et moi) (1927), one of the artist’s last “dream” paintings, was offered at a Christie’s evening auction with an … Read more

Homage or Copy? Deborah Roberts Is Suing a Fellow Artist for Allegedly Stealing Her Photocollage Style

Homage or Copy?  Deborah Roberts Is Suing a Fellow Artist for Allegedly Stealing Her Photocollage Style

Deborah roberts waited a long time for recognition. Six years ago, the 59-year-old artist was working in a shoe store when a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation allowed her to start focusing on her creative practice. Her collage-based portraits of Black children are now found in museum collections across the United States. Dealers also noticed … Read more

The Rarely Seen Art Collection of a Former TV Lawyer Could Sell for $100 Million at Sotheby’s

The Rarely Seen Art Collection of a Former TV Lawyer Could Sell for 0 Million at Sotheby’s

An early de Kooning collage, a painted Giacometti bronze, one of the first portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter by Picasso—these and other treasures from the collection of the late art patron David Solinger may bring in $100 million at Sotheby’s this fall. With 90 lots offered across four sales in New York and Paris, it’s the … Read more

A $100 Million Willem de Kooning Painting Finally Returns to the Arizona Museum It Was Stolen From 37 Years Ago

A 0 Million Willem de Kooning Painting Finally Returns to the Arizona Museum It Was Stolen From 37 Years Ago

A Willem de Kooning painting that was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985 has finally returned home. A New Mexico gallery called Manzanita Ridge Furniture and Antiques found Woman-Ocher (1954-55) in 2017 among the possessions of Jerry and Rita Alter, whose estate it had bought for $2,000 after they both … Read more

Pace Recruits Top Gallery Stars, Including teamLab and Loie Hollowell, to Create NFTs for Its Web3 Arm

Pace Recruits Top Gallery Stars, Including teamLab and Loie Hollowell, to Create NFTs for Its Web3 Arm

A constantly evolving constellation of bird-like creatures from Random International, a meditation on childbirth by Loie Hollowell, and an exploration of the topology of outer space by Sui Jianguo are among the new projects in store from Pace Verso, the mega-gallery’s Web3 arm . Pace has pursued Web3—the nebulous term denoting decentralization and collaboration across … Read more

Hilma af Klint Fantasized About a Spiral Temple for Her Art. A New Virtual-Reality Experience Invites You Inside

Hilma af Klint Fantasized About a Spiral Temple for Her Art. A New Virtual-Reality Experience Invites You Inside

“Hilma af Klint dreamt of a spiraling building constructed to house her most important body of work,” Daniel Birnbaum, the former director of the Moderna Museet, told Artnet News. “Clearly her paintings were intended to lead the viewer onto levels of awareness beyond that of everyday life. Was it really a physical building she had … Read more