Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

9,367 Added | 19 Magazines | 1,507 Likes | 7,524 Following | 4,809 Followers | @JKLFA | Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. | Dealer blue-chip contemporary and pop art  | josephklevenefineartltd.com

‘Marian’ director shuts down charges of exploitation

“Marian,” a documentary about Marian Seldes that upset many theater people because it shows the actress in the grip of dementia, will be screened on …

Entertainment

High-tech heels transform into flats with the push of a button

A start-up footwear maker is trying to steal the hearts of Manolo-loving New York fashionistas with a high-tech high heel that can be converted into …

Shoes

Bankrupt Manhattan Art Gallery Accused of Ripping Off Clients

Paintings by Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky and the Italian surrealist Giorgio de Chirico were allegedly used by a New York art dealer to lure …

Artists

The Da Vinci Homerun: How a `Wild Idea' Turned Into $450 Million

The vision came to Loic Gouzer when he was free diving in the Caribbean: Da Vinci and Warhol, together, on sale.<p>The Renaissance painter was on …

Salvator Mundi

After Leonardo’s Sky-High Sale, the Art World Asks, Is There Still a Ceiling?

In interviews on Thursday, collectors, sellers and public sale consultants appeared to agree that the sale of the Leonardo was prone to be sui …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Getting Their House in Order: How a 'Reloaded' Christie's Built a Near-$500 M. Sale

The Christie’s facade at Rockefeller Center in New York City.<p>COURTESY CHRISTIE’S<p>In May 2015, during a high-profile auction at the peak of the …

Sotheby's

What Is Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Really Selling? Cracking the $100 Million da Vinci Code

Opinion<p>Jesus saves, but the buyer of da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' will spend—a lot.<p>,<p>The signs all point one way: Christie’s upcoming sale of Leonardo …

Art History

The Last Known Painting by Leonardo da Vinci Just Sold for $400 Million

Auctions<p>The 500-year-old painting is, by far, the most expensive work ever sold at auction.<p>,<p>After weeks of anticipation, it finally happened: …

Art History

Old Vic Inquiry on Kevin Spacey Finds 20 Reports of Misconduct

LONDON — The Old Vic theater here said 20 people have come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior by the actor Kevin Spacey before and during his time as the theater’s artistic director.<p>Following accusations of sexual misconduct against the actor, the theater opened an investigation …

Corruption

He was one of the world’s greatest ballet stars. Then he crashed.

As falls from grace go, David Hallberg’s was spectacular. Tall and elegant, with a swoop of blond hair and the haunted air of a Victorian poet, Hallberg was one of the world’s greatest ballet stars. Fueled by an obsessive work ethic, he’d risen from a South Dakota boyhood to become the hot property …

Ballet

Kevin Spacey: Netflix Can't Fire Me

Contract employees have very different rules than normal, at-will employees.<p>In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey has the real talent for making the viewer root for a truly horrible person, Francis Underwood. But, can he get people behind him now?<p>According to <i>The Blast</i>, Spacey is claiming that Netflix …

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey contract may force Netflix to end House of Cards

Netflix may have a far tougher task on their hands of firing Kevin Spacey from <i>House of Cards</i> than it first thought.<p>Spacey was dropped by the …

Netflix

John Travolta Accused of ‘Sexual Battery’ by Male Masseur

A police report published by Radar Online revealed that the actor was accused of ‘sexual battery’ by a male masseur in 2000. And it’s not the first …

Corruption

How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries

It watched as its then-owner, King Charles I, was beheaded in 1649.<p>It was hanging in Buckingham Palace back when it was still called Buckingham House …

Art

Analyst predicts the iPhone’s home button will soon disappear

The iPhone’s home button will go extinct next year, according to an influential tech analyst.<p>KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Monday that he …

OLEDs

Glenn Lowry: 5 answers in 50 seconds with the director of the world's most famous museum of modern art | Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports

Every year in <b>Paris</b> from <b>mid-October</b> onwards, and more specifically during the <b>FIAC,</b> a <b>proliferation of exhibitions</b> is inaugurated.<p>We have already …

Art History

Magritte: How a painting reproduced 18 times was to become an icon for twentieth-century art and the art market | Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports

On <b>13 November,</b> <b>Christie’s</b> is set to auction an artwork that perfectly encapsulates the fascination wielded by <b>René Magritte</b> (1898-1967) over the …

Artists

A ‘Fake’ Da Vinci Painting Bought For $60 Is Set To Fetch $100M At Auction

<b>Leonardo da Vinci</b>‘s last privately owned painting, <b>Salvator Mundi</b>, is expected to sell at auction next month and the estimated price is fucking eye …

Salvator Mundi

Christie's releases condition report on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Christie’s has now released a condition report on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi (around 1500), which will be auctioned on Wednesday 15 November in New …

Art

Merlin Carpenter Can’t Let You See His New Paintings (They Might Be Against the Law)

Partner Content<p>They're on display at Simon Lee Gallery in London—but they can't actually be seen until 2081.<p>,<p>In 2009, the conceptual painter Merlin …

Art

The Gray Market: What Art-Fair Schedules Tell Us About the Market (and Other Insights)

Opinion<p>This week, our columnist asks why Frieze really decided to add an extra VIP day to its New York fair—and he questions the speed with which the …

The Arts

Breaking Further With Its Secluded Past, the Barnes Foundation Makes Half Its Art Collection Available Online

Art World<p>A museum that didn't reproduce its collection in color until the 1990s enters the digital age.<p>,<p>The art collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes …

Art

Asian and Russian Buyers—And a Pair of Record Chagalls—Powers Sotheby’s Solid $269.7 Million Impressionist Sale

Auctions<p>The atmosphere was far from electric, but the sale had some highs.<p>,<p>“You’re not going to get another Chagall this big, I don’t think,” quipped …

Artists

Meet 6 Collectors Behind the Most High-Profile Works Heading to Auction This Week

Auctions<p>A spotlight on several of the extraordinary art collectors whose work is heading to sale in the tentpole fall New York auctions<p>,<p>It’s auction …

Art History

artnet Launches New Initiative on WeChat, China’s Largest Social App

Art World<p>The expanded offering will capitalize on huge potential in the Chinese art market.<p>,<p>artnet is expanding its presence in the Chinese art …

China

The Vanity Fair Diaries 1983-1992 by Tina Brown review – ‘the heart of the zeitgeist, people!’

These reflections by the celebrated editor aren’t really about a magazine but about her, and the name-dropping and hard-glamour sell are relentless<p>Almost 20 years ago I bought a book in a charity shop purely because of the author: it was <i>Life As a Party</i>, by Tina Brown, published in 1983. I was …

Books

New book to give insider view of 'nasty daily clashes' at Trump's volatile White House

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is based on 200 interviews with Trump, his team and people in and around the administration<p>An explosive new book promises to blow the lid off a volatile White House that skidded from crisis to crisis in the first nine months of Donald …

Donald Trump

The year since Trump's election victory – a cartoon scrapbook

A year ago, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to shock the world and win the US election. The artist Katie Fricas reflects on an extraordinary 12 months since

Elections

Dalí, Duchamp, Basquiat and beards: the best art of autumn 2017

Modigliani seduces, the Turner hits Hull, Rebecca Warren shakes up St Ives – and Gilbert and George have a close shave with facial hair<p>• Autumn arts preview 2017: Stage | Music | Film | TV<p>Jean-Michel Basquiat<p>The subway invaded the art gallery in 1980s New York. Basquiat, who died in 1988 aged 27, …

Art

Mark Bradford: the artist and ex-hairdresser forcing America to face ugly truths about itself

He turned the US pavilion at the Venice Biennale into a comment on slavery, Trump and police brutality. The outspoken painter talks about feeding off rejection, muscling into Monet territory – and what he’d like to do to middle-class lawns<p>Mark Bradford created one of the most talked about displays …

Art