Auction Houses Artists 04-03-2016

March 4 | A Daily Digest of Art News

Another one bites the dust. Miety Heiden, Vice President and Head of Contemporary Private Sales for North America at Sotheby’s is leaving the auction house. Heiden has been with Sotheby’s since


Institutions Auction Houses 03-03-2016

March 3 | A Daily Digest of Art News

During a conference at the Kunsthaus de Zurich on Tuesday, the collector and president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, urged Switzerland stop housing works of art linked to Nazi crimes. The American millionaire accused Switzerland of turning a blind eye to the sale and exhibition of works that were either looted or involved in forced sales under the Third


Artists Institutions 02-03-2016

March 2 | A Daily Digest of Art News

A Mumbai court has rejected Chintan Upadhyay’s bail petition. The Indian artist has been in judicial custody since his estranged wife and her lawyer were found dead in December. A post-mortem has revealed that Hema Upadhyay’s cause of death was


Auction Houses Galleries 01-03-2016

March 1 | A Daily Digest of Art News

Bonhams have fired Deputy Chairman of Asia, Magnus Renfrew along with seven other Hong-Kong-based employees in light of the market drop in Asia. Bonhams will keep on a team of 18 employees in Hong Kong despite fierce competition in the region from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and mainland auctioneers China Guardian Auctions Co as well as a tough market


Auction Houses Artists 29-02-2016

February 29 | A daily digest of art news

The wave of departures continues at Sotheby’s, this time it is Chairman Europe, Henry Wyndham, who is leaving the auction house. Following 22 years at the auction house he announced that he was stepping down via an internal


Biennials & Triennials Artists 26-02-2016

February 26 | A daily digest of art news

Chennai’s first ever international photo festival opened its doors today. The Chennai Photo Biennale, jointly organized by the Goethe-Institut Chennai and Travelling Lens, runs through March 13 and comprises several print exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, symposium and curated


Galleries Artists 25-02-2016

February 25 | A daily digest of art news

Pace Gallery is to open its new exhibition space at 229 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, on April 27 with a show dedicated to James Turrell, featuring holograms and a new light installation, on display until July


Institutions 24-02-2016

February 24 | A daily digest of art news

Oslo’s new city council has announced that it will indeed go through with construction of the new Edvard Munch museum, which is set to open in 2020. The NOK 2.7 billion ($314 million) project has been met with much


Artists Institutions 23-02-2016

February 23 | A daily digest of art news

German artist Thomas Schütte has announced the opening of his private museum, which he designed himself, to display his own sculptures. The 700m2 museum, situated southeast of Düsseldorf, will also include office space for curators, a ticket counter, a library, and a large storage facility in the


Artists Institutions 22-02-2016

February 22 | A daily digest of art news

In 2017, the work of David Hockney is to be presented as part of a major retrospective at the Tate Britain to coincide with his 80th birthday. The exhibition is to take place from February 9 through March 29 2017, presenting over 160 artworks including his famous iPad. The exhibition will then travel to the Centre Pompidou and the


Fairs Artists 19-02-2016

February 19 | A daily digest of art news

The billionaire hedge fund owner Kenneth Griffin has reportedly paid $500 million for two artworks in one of the largest private art sales to date. Griffin acquired Willem de Kooning’s 1955 oil on canvas Interchanged for about $300 million and Jackson Pollock’s 1948 Number 17A for about $200


Auction Houses Institutions 08-11-2015

December 8 | Jochen Volz to curate Brazil Pavilion at 2017 Venice Biennale

The curator of the Brazil Pavilion is announced, the New Museum welcomes newcomers to its board, and Simon Hantaï tops his previous auction


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