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10 of the best art galleries in Manhattan

New York holidays,Art and design,City breaks,United States holidays,Travel,Museums,Culture,Top 10s<p>From a SoHo loft full of soil to contemporary art in a converted church, art blogger <b>Aneta Glinkowska</b> guides you to the best off-the-radar spaces to see art in New York<br>• <b>As featured in our New York city</b> …

Asia Pacific's art market comes of age

This year the Hong Kong International Art Fair was held under the Art Basel brand name for the first time, sending an important message to the art world. After Basel and Miami, the leading western art show has invested in the former British colony. Art dealers, collectors and the merely curious …

Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

Even in art, Asia cannot be lumped together as one region. Just like other continents and regions, there are unique cultures, lifestyles and language that spill over into the art world that influence the artists in each geographic area. For example. we need to distinguish all the different types of …

Qatar's Sheikha Mayassa tops art power list

Her full title is Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and although the 30-year-old is a long way from being a household name she has been named the most powerful person in art.<p>The sheikha, daughter of the former emir of Qatar and sister of the current one, has control …

So the Art World's Biggest Player Is Now a 30-Year-Old Qatari Woman

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sheika al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is determined to make Qatar a cultural center of …

Art Auctions Are Transparent Markets, In Theory

The obscure and opaque way in which big art galleries set prices is one of the topics tackled this week in Nick Paumgarten’s excellent profile of David Zwirner in The New Yorker. As Paumgarten says:<p>“Auctions, in theory anyway, determine price and possession in accordance with the laws of supply and …

Cuts in art funding leave culture in the hands of the rich

Catherine Bennett touches a nerve ("The arts are more than just a way to make money, Maria", Comment). Outside the narrow, self-important world of wealthy art market dealers, most people look to artworks for non-material enhancement of their lives – for a different and precious experience from …

How Large Is the Market for a $30m Work of Art? 180 Potential Buyers

While in Miami for Art Basel, the man who runs the Contemporary art department for Christie’s did more than take a victory lap for last month’s …

Selling art online and reaching new markets: 5 tips for artists

The internet offers the visual art market great potential for growth and change. Currently, online sales make up just 1.6% of total global sales, but this is set to change. In the past couple of years millions of dollars have been invested in online sales platforms. In 2013 Artspace received $8.5m …

Big Data and the Art World: Mutual Art

Walid Raad peels back the onion of Artist’s Pension Trust and it’s parent Mutual Art, the operator of MutualArt.com, to reveal the big data operation …

Free Market or Manipulated Market: Which Is Better for Young Artists?

Mark Gimein has a story on Bloomberg that deals with the gallery system’s desire for control over the markets of young artists. The story refers to …

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Arthur Danto and Lou Reed: A Weekend of Mourning for a Couple of Warhol Champions

Arthur C. Danto<p>Arthur C. Danto, the man who coined the term “artworld,” died Friday of heart failure at his home in Manhattan. A philosopher who …

Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

Imagine buying a genuine Pablo Picasso painting valued at $1 million — and paying only $135.<p>That's the prize if you win the "1 Picasso for 100 Euros" raffle Sotheby's is currently putting on. It's the first time a Picasso has been offered as a raffle prize, and while 100 euros (about $135) isn't …

State of the Art

It's high noon for high culture in Texas, where an art boom has Dallas and Houston going head-to-head for the best architects and curators in the …

Hedge Fund Manager Wants Sotheby's to Start Betting on Art

Dan Loeb, an activist investor and erstwhile Jeff Koons egg-haver, today fired off an apoplectic screed to Sotheby’s on behalf of Third Point LLC, …

Frieze London Co-Director Matthew Slotover on the Rise of the Art Fair

There's no question that the art fair has undergone something of an apotheosis in recent years, assuming a preeminent role in the way the art world …

The Arts

Jerry Saltz on Art’s Insidious New Cliché: Neo-Mannerism

Call it Neo-Mannerism. We all know it. That ever-expanding assembly of anemically boring, totally safe artistic clichés squeezing the life out of the …