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November 14 | The New Museum Triennial announces 2018 program

In New York, the New Museum looks to emerging artists, whilst Christie’s past and future sales continue to feature all-time classics.

The New Museum Triennial announces 2018 program

From February 13 through May 27 2018, the third edition of The New Museum Triennial will welcome 30 artists hailing from 19 countries. Chosen by a duo of curators consisting of Gary Carrion-Murayari (the Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum) and Alex Gartenfeld, associate director and curator at Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art. The fourth edition of the triennial will be titled “Songs for Sabotage”.

The artists, aged between 25 and 35, and largely unknown by the wider public, will participate through “interventions into cities, infrastructures, and the networks of everyday life, bringing together objects that could potentially create shared, or common, experiences.” The full list is available via the New Museum.


Manolis D. Lemos, dusk and dawn look just the same (riot tourism) (still), 2017. Mixed media installation, video, and score by Julien Perez; installation: dimensions variable; Video: 3 min. Courtesy the artist




Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale realizes $479.3 million

Only eight out of the 68 lots offered during Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art sale in New York went unsold, and the auction realized a sum of $470.3 million, just above its high estimate. The auction represents Christie’s best result for a sale of this kind since 2006. Twelve guaranteed lots also sold for a total of $63 million.

The auction was led by the sale of Vincent Van Gogh’s Laboureur dans un champ, St Remy (1889), which sold for  $81.3 million (including buyer’s fees) surpassing Fernand Léger’s Contraste de formes, which realized $70 million with buyer’s fees, smashing the artist’s previous record, which stood at $39.2 million. Records were also set for artists René Magritte, Édouard Vuillard, Jean Crotti, Suzanne Duchamp and Emil Nolde. More via Artnews.


Vincent van Gogh's Laboureur dans un champ (1889). Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd.




Christie’s features new trailer ahead of Da Vinci sale...

Following a somewhat surprising first promotional video for the upcoming sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi — which is expected to fetch more than $100 million — Christie’s released a new video, showing visitors’ responses to the painting, currently on show at Christie’s New York. At 3:09 in the video, another well-known Leonardo takes in the beauty of this Old Master painting.


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