Jean-Michel Basquiat

Why is contemporary art edging out historical works at museums?

Museums that organise contemporary art exhibitions attract more people per exhibition, studies find.<p>For Americans who love art by the likes of Hans …

Art

9 Beauty Products That Could Actually Help You De-Stress

Paint them on for instant zen.<p>Calming benefits to makeup? Your B.S. detector might be dinging, but coloring small areas, like parts of your face, may have Zen-out effects similar to shading mandalas in an adult coloring book, says psychologist Joel Pearson, Ph.D., an associate professor of …

Makeup

Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68

Edit DeAk, a critic and downtown scenemaker who made it her mission in the 1970s and ′80s to cover art and artists overlooked by the mainstream press through the journal Art-Rite, which she helped found, and in the pages of Artforum, died on June 9 in Manhattan. She was 68.<p>The cause was pneumonia …

Art

Why Leonardo DiCaprio is giving back an Oscar

Leonardo DiCaprio has no luck when it comes to Oscars!<p><b>Leonardo DiCaprio</b> was gifted <b>Marlon Brando</b>'s best actor <b>Oscar</b> for his performance in <i>On the</i> …

The Oscars

The spookiest places in NYC

1<p>The inside of this subterranean metal dive glows like the burning flames of hell; but don’t worry, it’s just the foreboding din of red twinkle …

New York City

A spending spree in Switzerland bolsters Art Basel's position as the world's biggest and best art fair

A sales bonanza in Basel Switzerland has left everyone agog at the normally invisible strength of the modern and contemporary art market outside the auction room. By the end of day two, the Art Market Monitor website had produced a list from various press sources of some 500 sales worth an …

Art

The Department of Justice is forcing Leonardo DiCaprio to hand over Marlon Brando's Oscar

As part of a movie-worthy international investigation<p>The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confiscated one of Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars—not the one he …

Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Hands Over Picasso Artwork In Wake Of Embezzlement Scandal

As well as Marlon Brando's oscar<p>It looks as though Leo has got himself a Jordan Belfort problem IRL.<p>As well as recently giving up Marlon Brando's …

Leonardo Dicaprio

Beyoncé's dad must be regretting announcing the arrival of her twins

“Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins” was Monday’s rare glimpse of good news, relayed in headlines around the world. The babies’ names and genders are …

Grammy Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio offers to turn over Basquiat and Picasso works to FBI

The US justice department has revealed new details in its investigation of an alleged $4.5 billion Malaysian money laundering scheme that has …

Leonardo Dicaprio

The Gray Market: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Into Art-Fair Sales Reports (and Other Insights)

Analysis<p>This week, our columnist presents three takes related to Art Basel, the summertime royalty of the art-fair realm.<p>,<p><i>Every Monday morning,</i> …

Art Basel

Billions’ Worth of Baubles Could Wind Up in U.S. Hands in 1MDB Case

You can almost hear Robin Leach narrating the introduction to an episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” by describing a luxury yacht, diamond jewelry, a Picasso painting, and real estate in New York, Beverly Hills and London.<p>All those baubles — and much more — may end up in the hands of the …

Business

Vince Staples makes an assertive artistic statement for turbulent times

Vince Staples creates powerful, potent protest hip-hop on a level that other genres don’t dare approach.

Music

As the 1 percent washes their money through arts funding, artists respond

In an age of rising financial inequality, artists are using their work to follow the money<p>At the most recent edition of the Whitney Biennial, the long-running survey of American art, visitors were greeted by a quote of the sort not usually seen in museums: “The two greatest stores of wealth …

Liberal POV

What Sold at Art Basel in Basel

Installation view of Mnuchin Gallery’s booth at Art Basel, 2017. Photo by Benjamin Westoby for Artsy. <br>The mood at the 48th edition of Art Basel in …

Art

Candid Magazine at Art Basel 2017

June 16, 2017<p>Arts | by Harry Seymour<p>With collectors, gallerists, advisors and journalists converging in their masses on sunny Switzerland, the …

Art

Basel Shows Art Heating Up as Billionaires Chase After Basquiats - Bloomberg

Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Prince and Philip Guston sold this week at Art Basel in Switzerland, the world’s top modern and contemporary …

Art

As art flies off the walls at Art Basel, buyers beware, experts warn

The ranks of art buyers have swelled in recent years, but art’s one-of-a-kind nature can make it a tricky investment<p>“When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?” wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel’s VIP preview this …

Art Basel

U.S. Government Seeks to Seize ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Proceeds

The U.S. Department of Justice today expanded its massive corruption case involving a Malaysian state development fund, seeking to seize an …

Corruption

Discount Degas? Older Art Needs a Sales Plan

In 1990, “Bathsheba,” a painting of a voluptuous biblical-era nude, sold for $2.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. Though some snooty critics have long dismissed the artist, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and his exquisite, intensely erotic late 19th-century canvas, the sale set a record price for …

The Arts

The ’80s Are Back, Baby! Art Basel Ushers a New Decade Into the Blue-Chip Pantheon

Art Fairs<p>Basquiat may be leading the charge, but many of his peers are resurgent too.<p>,<p>Has the 1980s generation muscled its big-shouldered way into …

Art

From Basquiat to Medieval Manuscripts, Here’s What to Expect at Masterpiece London 2017

Art Fairs<p>For its eighth edition, the art fair is boosting its contemporary art offerings.<p>,<p>From June 29-July 5, the fair Masterpiece London will …

Art

Here Are All the Basquiats at Art Basel, Worth a Combined $89 Million

Market<p>,<p>Now is a very good time to own a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Hot on the heels of Sotheby’s record-breaking $110.5 million sale of the …

Artists

At Art Basel, Galleries Bet Big on Booming Basquiat Market, Sales Flow During VIP Preview

Multiple galleries said it was their best first day ever in their histories of coming to the fair. Read More

Art

Tour A Collector's Maximalist New Orleans Home

<b>Name:</b> Carla Williams <b><br>Location:</b> "New Marigny," Seventh Ward — New Orleans, Louisiana <b><br>Size:</b> 2,500 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years, owned<p>Carla may have …

New Orleans

5 Key Auctions to Watch in June 2017

Auctions<p>See what's hitting the auction block this month from Chicago to Beijing<p>,<p>From Chicago to London to Beijing, a wide range of artwork, including …

Art History

Fabolous Receives Key to Brooklyn

On Sunday (June 11), Fabolous was awarded the key to Brooklyn by New York borough president Eric L. Adams.The special ceremony took place at the …

Botanical Gardens

10 Key Moments in Street Art History That Made Graffiti a Beloved International Art Form

One often associates graffiti with vandalism, but over the past 40 years, graffiti art has proved to be much more than kids writing on walls. From its start as a New York subculture to the international explosion of street art, graffiti has slowly invaded contemporary culture.<p>We take a look at 10 …

Street Art

Steve Cohen buys Lichtenstein's 'Masterpiece' for $165 million

Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is back — and he's spending bigger than ever.<p>An avid art collector, Cohen paid $165 million earlier this year for …

Roy Lichtenstein

Urban Art Fair to Debut in New York this Summer!

After launching in Paris in 2016 and a highly successful 2017 edition at Le Carreau du Temple this spring, the <b>Urban Art Fair</b> is crossing the pond to …

Street Art