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Art Site Auctionata Nabs $20.2 Million in Venture Capital
April 04, 2013
It appears that the online auction house winning the startup funding war is the one you've never heard of: Auctionata. The Berlin-based startup, which has only been in business for a year...
Is the Art Market Undervalued? A Debate on the Numbers
April 03, 2013
How big is the art market? It’s a question that seems relatively simple, yet is elusive. The difficulty of pinning down an estimate (mostly as a result of the fact that it’s...
Art at the Center of $4.15-Million Chelsea Hotel Feud
April 01, 2013
New York’s iconic bohemian paradise, the Chelsea Hotel, came upon its status in part because its former managing partner, Stanley Bard, was friendly to artists of all stripes, and would...
Can 20x200 Be Saved?
Julia Halperin, Shane Ferro
March 28, 2013
NEW YORK — On January 16, Esther de Hollander placed an order from affordable print purveyor 20x200 for her sister’s birthday. Her credit card was charged immediately, but she did not...
Is L.A. the "New" New York? Gallerist Perry Rubenstein Think
March 27, 2013
Since moving to Los Angeles last summer, Perry Rubenstein has already made a mark for himself as a power player on the West Coast art scene. Now that he has settled, ARTINFO chatted with...
Asia Week Auctions Kick Off in New York
March 20, 2013
Asia Week kicked off on Tuesday with a bang. As has been the trend in the last few years, there were plenty of lots selling for 10 times estimates. As always, Chinese ceramics are hot, as...
Trends Shaping the Art Market
March 20, 2013
Art economist Clare McAndrew’s unveiling of the annual TEFAF market report has become a tradition — generally giving the art world the most in-depth industry...
What's Behind MOCA's Plan to Ditch LACMA for the NGA?
March 13, 2013
The last week has been something of a rollercoaster of news about the Los Angeles museum world. First, after months — years, even! — of financial turmoil for the smaller institution,...
A Tale of Two Hirsts
February 22, 2013
Next Wednesday evening, Phillips will hold its first-ever editions sale in London, offering 92 lots ranging from early 1900s Matisse monotypes to hot-off-the-presses...
Does Investing in Art Make Sense?
February 11, 2013
So you think you want to invest in art? Diversifying portfolios by purchasing tangible luxury assets has become increasingly fashionable over the last decade, and fine art is a popular...
Great Minimalist Richard Artschwager Dies at 89
February 10, 2013
The American artist Richard Artschwager, who blurred the lines between minimalism, conceptual, and pop art, has died at 89 . The news was confirmed late Saturday afternoon by...
Dot Dash 3 Lets Artists Build Virtual Galleries
February 07, 2013
New art-tech venture Dot Dash 3 (the word art in Morse code includes three dots and three dashes), is something like a video game for art collectors. The new technology creates...
Georg Baselitz Is Irrelevant
February 01, 2013
This week, I received a press release about a new web-based art technology venture. It noted, among other things, that the founder of the company was “a very smart girl.” The...
10 Former Art Sensations That the Market Has Left Behind
Shane Ferro, Rachel Corbett
January 30, 2013
It is fairly well known that art market prices have, on the whole, risen substantially — definitely over the last century, and particularly at the top of the market. However, the "art...
Outsider Art, Americana, Wondrous Dice at the Metro Show
January 24, 2013
NEW YORK — A dealer-who-shall-not-be-named shot me an exasperated look when I tried to get her to open up about how the Metro Show was going. "This is a really boring show, I know."This...
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