So, you want to bring something home from an art fair, but your budget is limited? For the duration of this summer's Art Basel fair (June 10-16), New York artist Jonathan Horowitz will organize "Free Store," an outdoor market, open 24 hours a day, encouraging a free-flowing exchange of merchandise in which no cash need change hands. The project operates under the premise, "bring stuff in that you can't use, take stuff away that you can," according to a press release. Read More
Impressionist and modern works of art from the collections of Madonna, Gregory Peck and Alex Lewyt, the inventor of the clip-on bow tie, will be up for grabs when Sotheby's and Christie's start the New York spring auction season next week. Read More
Los Angeles's Paramount Pictures Studios was the setting for a new art fair last week: the inaugural Paris Photo L.A. (Apr. 26-28), the newest edition of the French photography fair Paris Photo, now in its 17th year. In the introduction to the fair catalogue, director Julien Frydman writes that Los Angeles was an obvious choice because of its "unique relationship to the construction of images—both moving and still." Read More
Sotheby's held a $15.2-million contemporary art sale last night in Doha, Qatar, far outpacing its only previous contemporary art auction in the region. Almost 90 percent of the 46 works on offer found buyers.
The 47th Art Cologne (Apr. 19-22) fair marked five years since Daniel Hug, previously an L.A.-based dealer, took over as director. "Dan Hug has done an incredible job, revamping the fair in a short time and bringing in some big galleries," Gilbert Lloyd, CEO of Marlborough Fine Arts (London), told A.i.A.
Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.