Valerie Cassel Oliver discusses her latest trailblazing exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse.” Illustrating, through the frame of Southern hip-hop, how early 20th-century Black visual and sound aesthetics helped shape contemporary Southern art, music, and a material culture of customized cars and personal adornment, Cassel Oliver’s show is an exemplary expression of her curatorial vision.
Cassel Oliver is...
Even as it adapted to changing market conditions imposed by the pandemic, Phillips gained ground in auction totals, global reach, and the number of high-value lots it sold. At the same time, it furthered its long-held reputation as the auction house that creates markets for new artists. Phillips CEO Edward Dolman talks about the importance of Asia in the art market’s future and his company’s alliance with Poly Auction in China. He also speaks about the new Phillips auction rooms and...
Art writer, curator, fashion figure and man about town, Antwaun Sargent discusses the May/June 2021 issue of Art in America which focuses on New Talent. In the 1950s and 60s, Art in America ran a series of regular features and issues that sought to identify up-and-coming artists whose work would be lasting and meaningful for the future. Instead of approaching the idea of New Talent as a singular benchmark, Sargent talks about how he took the approach of assembling a group of artists and...
Robert Mnuchin, a retired banker who became an art dealer, reflects on his career as an organizer of insightful and original exhibitions. In an era when galleries have expanded across the world with multiple venues and large sales teams, Mnuchin remains a committed individual dealer advising and supporting clients in their acquisitions. Mnuchin’s unabated passion and a record of groundbreaking shows that gather works rarely seen together by a single artist—some lent by leading museums and...
Artsy CEO Mike Steib joined the platform for galleries and collectors only eight months before Covid-19 shut down the global art market. The pandemic has isolated most galleries from their collectors. Without gallery shows or the huge influx of visitors at art fairs, Artsy has worked to fill the gap with new tools for both client galleries and collectors seeking engagement. Despite the coronavirus-constrained art market, Steib believes the greatest opportunity in art lies in expanding access...
The 2020 auction season—a wild ride of improvised sales amid strong but elusive demand—closed out with Asia driving the market for a wide range of artists. Koji Inoue, Senior Director of Sales for Hauser & Wirth in the Americas, and Kim Heirston, a private art advisor, help us make sense of the bidding. Hong Kong Saves the Art Market is part of our ongoing Auction Reaction series.
Barry Avrich is a prolific documentary film producer. In 2017, he released "Blurred Lines" about the Contemporary art market. Avrich's latest project, "Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art," deals with the Knoedler forgery trial that took place in 2016. Avrich talks about how he got former Knoedler director Ann Freedman to participate in the documentary as well as alleged mastermind of the fraud, Juan Carlos Bergantinos. Throughout the movie, Avrich allows the parties to speak for...
Bill Griffin of Los Angeles's Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery joins Cynthia Sachs and Naomi Baigell of Athena Art Finance to discuss the current state of art market. Griffin discusses the ways that the pandemic has had an impact upon his business and the surprising ways that it has not. Gallerists are traveling less but collectors seem no less keen on continuing conversations and re-thinking the composition of their collections.
Nick Olney, Director at KASMIN Gallery, discusses the life and legacy of Paul Kasmin, the gallery's founder who died in March 2020. Olney illustrates Kasmin's vision through an examination of the William Copley show that opened just days before New York fell under a "stay-at-home" order that closed the galleries temporarily. Copley was a California-bred painter who became an ardent and self-styled surrealist before becoming an artist in his own right. Copley's experience dovetails with the...
This is another episode in our series of collaborations between ARTnews and Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance. At the Armory Show in New York, Vajra Kingsley moderated a panel on what it takes for women to be successful in creative leadership positions featuring Angela Redai, founder of Artine Advisory; Samantha Bloom, partner at Unbranded Pictures; Lexie Komisar, global head of Startup Ecosystems & Partner Platforms at IBM; and Wen-You Cai, founder and director at Special Special.
Since 2017, Athena Art Finance has awarded $10,000 to the best booth in The Armory Show Presents, a section of the fair for emerging galleries. In this podcast recorded at the fair, Athena's Naomi Baigell and ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas talk to Mariane Ibrahim, a gallerist and former winner of the prize, about what it takes to put on a winning art fair presentation. You'll learn here about all of the thinking, planning and strategy that goes into making an effective art fair booth.
Continuing ARTnews's collaboration with Yieldstreet for the Armory Show fair in New York, Michael Weisz talks about bringing liquidity to art collectors in the form of non-recourse loans backed by Yieldstreet's platform. Weisz, co-founder and President of Yieldstreet, talks about the transformation Yieldstreet is bringing to investors looking for diversified investments and the opportunities that offers to art collectors and dealers. Loans, properly applied, offer those with significant...
At the 2020 Armory Show Art Fair, three entrepreneurs—Yieldstreet's Co-Founder and President Michael Weisz, PRZM Co-Founder Larry Milstein and Athena Art Finance's CIO Cynthia Sachs—got together to talk about the challenges to building a business in the creative industries. Milstein's PRZM guides companies through the complexities of marketing to Gen Z consumers who prize experiences and cultural property in ways that are novel and rapidly expanding. Sachs has built Athena into the leading...
To kick off the second Frieze LA art fair, ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas interviewed Los Angeles collectors Ric Whitney and Tina Perry-Whitney at the Four Seasons Los Angeles, exploring ways to begin collecting art.
During the panel the Whitneys spoke about their interest in patronage of such institutions as CalArts, getting to know artists as individuals, and how they got involved in the art world in Los Angeles and beyond. “All this art we live with, there’s an energy emanating...
At the Peninsula hotel in Los Angeles, Art in America hosted a brunch for the highlighting the magazine's January Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Generative art. Artist, scholar, and collector Anne Spalter joined A.i.A. editor William S. Smith and tech entrepreneur Laura Lehmann for a conversation about the history and future of computer art.
Spalter, author of the influential history The Computer in the Visual Arts (1999), described how her research into a field within art history...
Postcommodity's The Point of Final Collapse is a sound piece broadcast from San Francisco Art Instititute's Chestnut Street campus every day at 5:01pm. The work incorporates the effects of AMSR to capture the city's housing crisis by highlighting the sinking Millennium Tower, a ten-year-old development in downtown San Francisco, and its structural problems. The work attempts to turn data about Millennium Tower's pitching and yawing into a soothing, ever-evolving audio experience. In a...
Art in America's Editor Will Smith interviewed Diarmuid Kelley at Offer Waterman's pop-up gallery on Madison Avenue in New York during the November 2019 sales season. Smith and Kelley talk about Kelley's interest in clothes, costume and cinematography.
Born in Stirling in 1972, Diarmuid Kelley grew up in the north of England. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 1995. He was the youngest artist ever to win the prestigious Nat West Art Prize at the age of 23, in the...
Pamela Joyner's collection of abstract art by African-American artists includes some of the giants of the field like Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten and Sam Gilliam. Her collecting focuses on supporting scholarship as much as acquiring and donating important works by African American artists to institutions like the Tate Modern in Britain.
Adam Lindemann regales Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews, with his stories and adventures on the art auction market. Lindemann explains the strategies he uses to approach estimates, reserves, guarantees and private sales. One of the most successful sellers at auction, Lindemann set the record price for a living artist in 2007 when he sold Jeff Koons's Hanging Heart for $23m. He succeeded again when his Jean-Michel Basquiat painting sold for a record price of $57m.
AMM Fantasy Art Collecting game is live now for the November auctions. Entries will be accepted until 9pm on Nov 10th at fantasy.artmarketmonitor.com. In this podcast, Christie's Johanna Flaum, a past winner of the game, joins us at CORE Club to talk about strategies for playing the fantasy collecting game and give us an overview of the November 2019 New York sales season.
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Art in America's Editor in Chief, William Smith, talks about the redesigned magazine, the launch of two newsletters—one featuring a daily review from the magazine's critics and one on the subject of Art & Technology—as well as Theaster Gates's Portfolio project featuring images from the Johnson Publishing Archives and W.E.B. Dubois's early 20th Century infographics about African American life, and his own essay on the artist KAWS and what Smith calls the long 1990s.
Jean-Paul Engelen discusses Phillips's position in the new global auction marketplace, its recent additions of highly experienced specialists in Impressionst, Modern and American art, and the new exhibition space, "The Cube," at 432 Park Avenue.
Jean-Paul Engelen is the Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. He joined Phillips in August of 2015 and is based in New York.
With over two decades of market experience and working with artists, Engelen was...