Art In America

Catherine Murphy Wins Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

The winner of the third annual Robert De Niro Sr. Prize is Catherine Murphy, an artist based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Bestowed by the Estate of Robert De Niro Sr. and administered by the Tribeca Film Institute, the $25,000 award is presented to one...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Unplanned Freud Tribute at the Met

A month ago, with no fanfare or press release and little signage to speak of, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art installed 17 major oil paintings by the British figurative master Lucian Freud. The show of forceful fleshy nudes, sixteen of which...

Collector Valentine Goes Public With LA Outpost

Dean Valentine, the trend-setting Los Angeles collector known for pursuing emerging artists, is opening an exhibition space named Bowmont Art to showcase his holdings. The first show includes works by Nathan Hylden, Alex Hubbard and Dianna Molzan....

Edward Dolman Lured to Qatar From Christie’s

Christie's International chairman Edward J. Dolman is leaving the London-based auctioneer to join the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA). After a 27-year rise at Christie's, Dolman has been tapped to serve as executive director of the QMA, which currently...

Where are the American Collectors at Art Basel?

Though American collectors appeared to be in short supply, New York's Sperone Westwater reported sales to Asian buyers based on relationships formed at the recent ArtHK fair in Hong Kong—which Basel MCH, owner of this fair, recently acquired. A...

Controversial Deceased Director Wins Golden Lion

The German pavilion took top honors at the 54th Venice Biennale, winning the prestigious Golden Lion for a moving elegy to the life and work of the late film and theatre director Christoph Schlingensief. The candle-lit church-like installation, A...

O'Keeffe, Liz Taylor, Kassay Highlight a Strong Phillips Sale

Warhol continued to dominate the spring contemporary auctions, taking the top slot at Phillips de Pury & Company last night. A turquoise portrait of the recently deceased Elizabeth Taylor in all her sultry glory, Liz #5 (Early Colored Liz), 1963, sold...

It's Warhol Again at Strong Christie's Sale

Christie's auctioneer Christopher Burge usually rules the saleroom with an iron gavel. But last night, amid a rousing $301.7 million contemporary art sale, he lost control. For nearly 16 minutes, the auction was hijacked by a pair of dueling...

Warhol Pumps Otherwise Slow Sotheby's Sale

Andy Warhol's role as art market Viagra endured at Sotheby's last night. Four of his canvases, spanning periods and subject matter, ranked among the 10 most expensive in a high-profile evening auction in New York. The priciest was also the largest and...

DiCaprio Livens Up Christie’s Impressionist Auction

An appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio brought frisson to Christie's staid Impressionist and Modern art auction last night. Poorly disguised under obligatory blue baseball cap and puffy black parka, DiCaprio was the evening's hottest accessory, appearing...

Picasso the Star of Slow Start at Sothebys

New York's two-week spring auction blitz got off to a lackluster start last night at Sotheby's, as a quarter of the artworks on offer during the Impressionist and Modern art sale failed to find buyers. The sale pulled in $170.5 million, towards the...

Pinault's Venice Collection Raises Doubt, Boosts Younger Art

As the international art party comes to Venice this week for the biennale's 54th edition, Francois Pinault's museums--the Dogana and Palazzo Grassi--were among the first venues to open. Two new shows were mounted by the fashion magnate's curator...

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