Auctioneers can be forgiven for being some of the most superstitious people on the planet. There are enormous pressures associated with the job—standing at the rostrum before billionaires around the world, making split-second decisions worth millions of dollars, and projecting calm while maintaining a sense of theater regardless of whether the sale is going well.
December 3, 2020
If we can’t go to Miami, let’s make a little Miami come to us. In our heads at least. Cristina BanBan has been one of our favorite emerging artists over the past few years, and her work in the new group show, Miami is a Beach, a 3-day show alongside María Fragoso and Jarrett Key, at 1969
Following a groundbreaking November 27 meeting between Cuban deputy culture minister Fernando Rojas and a group of protesters campaigning against state repression of the cultural sector that led to a
Artits have confronted our environmental impacts for years. There is Zaria Forman’s research and documentation, or Mary Iverson’s metaphorical paintings, to name a few. Oakland-based painter Peter Adamyan has a new angle in First World Cargo Cult, about to be on view at Spoke Art via appointment only. Taking a large scope overview on the impacts
2020 may have been defined by unexpected twists and turns, but one thing that remains consistent with years past is the struggle to find the perfect holiday gift. And while original artwork may come at a premium, there are ample (and more affordable) art-inspired gift ideas that provide great alternatives, and are guaranteed to please the
All images © Stefan Zsaitsits Despite their uncanny elements, the black-and-white worlds of Stefan Zsaitsits (previously) deftly encapsulate the ennui and angst of modern life. The meticulously cross-hatched scenes depict solitary figures in states of psychological stress as they wrap their bodies around docks, cry profusely, and find themselves stuck under a thundercloud. Some of
Missing Your Favorite Museum Masterpieces? This Online Marketplace Will Print Thousands of Famous Works on Almost Anything
Visiting a museum to see a favorite work of art is a special kind of comfort that many of us have been missing this year. Now, while we’re bundled up at home this winter, waiting for the world to return to normal, why not bring your favorite work into your home? And, no, we’re not
When I tell people I grew up in Prague, they tend to imagine cobbled streets and medieval whimsy. But much to everyone’s dismay, I come from another kind of Prague – a city of paneláks. Constructed of prefabricated concrete panels, the Soviet-era apartment blocks lack the romance of the historic urban centre but house roughly
Amoako Boafo, Dana Schutz, and Nicolas Party achieved new auction records at a Christie’s hybrid sale.
Amoako Boafo, Baba Diop (2019). Courtesy Christie’s. Christie’s hybrid “20th Century: Hong Kong to New York” sale closed yesterday, achieving $119.2 million in total sales, with a sell-through rate of 90 percent by lot. The sale, which occurred across the auction house’s locations in both cities, saw participation from buyers around the world, with roughly
France Rules Out Expanding Its ‘Culture Pass’ Program, Which Gives Youth a $600 Credit to Spend on Cultural Activities
The upper house of the French government is on its way to approving an increased culture budget for 2021, but expanded funding for an app that helps youth engage with cultural activities has been cut. On Monday night, the French senate put a proposed increase in funding for Culture Pass, an app that gives 18-year-olds