Everyone is raving about Paris+, so should I skip Frieze London this year? Here’s what one accomplished art consultant has to say

What’s the smartest way to spend $20,000 on art? Is it a bad idea to help a major customer avoid sales tax? How do I get an invitation to a Gallery Dinner? Each month in Ask an Art Advisor, our expert Wendy Goldsmith invites you to share your most pressing questions about navigating the art … Read more

Robert Pattinson’s participation might prove to be the least notable part of Sotheby’s Experimental Contemporary Art Sale

What happens when you combine Robert Pattinson and an unusual market experiment where artists are auctioned off directly? You’ll get Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated Sale in New York, which raised $35 million on Friday. Earnings fell in the middle of its presale estimate of $27.2 million to $38.9 million. Watched closely was the debut of Artist’s … Read more

Arts Industry News: A Vanity Fair Editor Writes an Unauthorized Biography of Larry Gagosian + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, October 3rd. MUST READ Biden relaunches arts committee defunct under Trump President Biden signed an executive order reinstating the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, an advisory … Read more

Jameson Green will not apologize for his confrontational paintings. Collectors love him for it

Crucifixion. Cannibalism. Decapitation. A noose hanging from a tree. Jameson Green’s current exhibition at the Derek Eller Gallery contains enough violent imagery to send a wandering nun to her rosary beads. Abraham raises a knife to slit his son’s throat. Jesus settles on the cross wearing a crown of thorns as gray as his face. … Read more

Here are 6 lots not to be missed at New York’s Showplace fall auction, from Picasso’s portrait of his son as Pierrot to an Andy Warhol soup can

New York auction house Showplace has earned a reputation as the leading source for fine art, important design, fine watches, jewelry, antiques and luxury fashion. Collectors can browse both their sales displays and auctions online or in person, with each offering an impressive collection of unique and desirable pieces. On October 9th, Showplace will host … Read more

“It’s a big message to the century-old art market”: 18-year-old NFT star Diana Sinclair on how she’s taking on the blue-chip art world

Bidding went yesterday for the first time on Christie’s 3.0, the auction house’s new NFT platform that allows sales to be conducted entirely on the blockchain. To kick off the new initiative, the auction house has teamed up with 18-year-old artist Diana Sinclair, an aspiring young digital artist who is selling nine NFTs on the … Read more

Hilma af Klint fantasized about a spiral temple for her art. A new virtual reality experience lets you step inside

“Hilma af Klint dreamed of a spiral building built to house her most important work,” Daniel Birnbaum, the former director of Moderna Museet, told Artnet News. “Your paintings should clearly lead the viewer to levels of consciousness beyond everyday life. Was it really a physical building she had in mind? Or was it perhaps a … Read more

Homage or copy? Deborah Roberts is suing a fellow artist for allegedly stealing her photo collage style

Deborah Roberts long awaited 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 focus on her creative practice. Her collage-based portraits of black children can now be found in museum collections across the United States. Dealers also noticed her talent and … Read more

How a $10 million Miró auction flop became a dream come true for One Dutch Museum

While it’s seldom the case that the failure of a multi-million dollar artwork on the auction block has a happy ending, it does. Almost 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 estimate … Read more

When it’s time for work, sculptor Will Ryman skips tools and shows up “Midnight Cowboy.” Step into his sprawling downtown studio

When New York-based sculptor Will Ryman found his current studio about 20 years ago, he was looking for a place to stage his plays rather than create art. The Bowery loft he found through a newspaper ad caught on, he says, because “It had nice high ceilings to hang lights from.” Ryman got his start … Read more