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Signs of change

Signs of change appearing in global Contemporary art news, the art market, Art & Business.

FRIEZE et FIAC : les nouveautés
Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red) (2013), New Art Centre / Gagosian 
Frieze Sculpture 2017Art Market | (Being Translated) Alors que les foires alternatives ou spécialisées gagnent en influence, FRIEZE et la FIAC inaugurent en octobre un calendrier serré de foires dans le monde. Toutes deux affichent une programmation culturelle et un thermomètre de la […]
Read more » 13/09/17
Damien Hirst at the Pinault Foundation: a market revitalization
Damien Hirst, The Void (2000) vendue 5,85 millions de dollars chez Phillips New York le 18/05/2017Art Market | Following a severe decline in Hirst’s prices and an increase of unsold works between 2008 and 2014, since 1 January 2016 Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction results in Hong Kong, New York, London and Paris have improved. This can be interpreted as a […]
Read more » 28/06/17
The Damien Hirst effect at the Pinault Foundation in 2017
Damien Hirst, with “Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement)” from his new show, “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” at the Palazzo Grassi in VeniceArt & Business | Damien Hirst has taken over the Pinault Foundation’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana with his exhibition Treasures From The Wreck of the Unbelievable. Although the artist has deliberately reduced his presence on the international scene, the event […]
Read more » 27/06/17
Exposition Mondialité, Manthia Diawara, Edouard Glissant, One World in RelationContemporary Art | Curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Asad Raza have conceived Mondialité, an exhibition that differentiates itself from the current effervescence around contemporary African art at the Boghossian Foundation’s Villa Empain. Through the concept of […]
Read more » 23/05/17
Koons/Vuitton bag: a new co-branding scheme
Masters les grands maîtres, 2017, Jeff Koons X Louis VuittonArt & Business | Vuitton’s new line of bags Masters was designed by artist Jeff Koons, who appropriated the principle of museum-derived products and amplified it through four levels of co-branding in an unprecedented collaboration proposal. […]
Read more » 14/05/17
Hôtel Grand Amour : ''in bed with Claude Rutault''
Vue de la Chambre 105 par Claude Rutault à l’Hôtel Grand Amour, 2017 ʺà vous de jouerʺArt & Business | Following the trend set by hotels that are searching for synergies with the art world, regardless of their rating, the Grand Amour Hotel asked Claude Rutault to conceive an art installation in one of its rooms, offering a whole new experience : the […]
Read more » 26/04/17
Auctionata, a leading online market, shuts its doors
Le studio de ventes aux enchères de AuctionataArt Market | The closure of the online start-up Auctionata, which was confirmed on 1 March 2017, questions the current situation of the online art market. Although nowadays this sector is known for reaching higher annual growth rates than expected, it has not yet […]
Read more » 17/04/17
Carol Rama, a market revelation
Carol Rama, Bricolage, 1967, vendue 213.480,65 euros chez Christie’s Londres le 07/03/2017Art Market | Italian painter Carol Rama, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 97, has recently captured the international market’s attention. In march 2017, two of the artist’s pieces achieved sales records at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, while her work has […]
Read more » 29/03/17
Manifesto: a present-day call to action
Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto, Park Avenue Armory, New York, Décembre 2016 – Janvier 2017Contemporary Art | Manifesto, a multi-screen work by german artist Julian Rosefeldt, revives various historical manifestos from the 20th century Western avant-garde; revealing their invigorating relevance in the 21st century. […]
Read more » 28/03/17
Art Paris Art Fair in a “Whole-World” context
Namsa Leuba - Thumbs Up, from the series Zulu Kids, 2014 / Représenté par la galerie Art Twenty One (detail)Art Market | Parisian springtime fair, Art Paris Art Fair, differentiates itself from the FIAC, held in autumn, by exploring art scenes around the world through a local-global approach. Having focused on the discovery of the Asian continent in previous editions, this […]
Read more » 27/03/17
Art from across the ages at TEFAF CURATED Maastricht
TEFAF 2017 Curated La Grande Horizontale, David Tremlett and Michel VerjuxArt Market | In its third edition, TEFAF Maastricht consolidates the development of TEFAF curated, a contemporary project committed to building a bridge between different artistic periods and to stimulate the markets. […]
Read more » 17/03/17
The Trésor d’Angoulême, Jean-Michel Othoniel’s integral work of art
Jean-Michel Othoniel, Le Trésor de la cathédrale d’Angoulême, vue de la salle dédiée au Merveilleux, 2016.
Une commande publique de la DRAC Nouvelle- AquitaineContemporary Art | Jean-Michel Othoniel has occupied a central position in the contemporary art scene since the 2000s, due to his famous installation in the entrance of the Parisian subway station Palais-Royal ; which was built with Murano glass (his preferred material)  […]
Read more » 14/02/17
Julie Mehretu and El Anatsui’s in the art market’s speculative sphere
Julie Mehretu, Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation (2001), vendue 4.603.750 USD par Christie's New York en 2013 (estimations: 1.400.000 - 1.800.000 USD)Art Market | Both eminent figures of the contemporary art scene in Africa, coming from different generations, Julie Mehretu and El Anatsui have incorporated the art market’s speculative sphere by fetching top prices at auction sales. This trend, observed by the […]
Read more » 13/02/17
Reflecting on creation - Reflecting on contemporary Africa
Appartement, exposition de Caroline TruccoContemporary Art | The continent’s economic development prospects have triggered a process of reflection around its current potentialities and its future. The dynamic has taken place in a continual back and forth between the African continent and France. […]
Read more » 07/02/17
The Sharjah Biennial broadens its influence
Amal Kenawy Non stop conversation, 2007 Padded satin covers, installation and performance Installation View  Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Biennial 8Contemporary Art | The Sharjah Biennial, which was created in the United Arab Emirates in 1993, will expand in time and space throughout its 2017 edition. Its curator, Lebanese Christine Tohme, reassesses the biennial’s role with a multidisciplinary program that unfolds […]
Read more » 31/01/17
Web trends : Kader Attia’s notoriety rises
Sans titreArt Market | Since he was awarded the Prix Marcel-Duchamp 2016, Kader Attia has become the most visible artist on the web. Of 130.8K mentions recorded from July 1, 2016 to January 20, 2017, 32% refer to the decoration which honors « a French artist or artist residing […]
Read more » 20/01/17
Artcurial’s sale of Michel Fedoroff’s collection boosts the French art market
Daniel Deward & Grégory Gicquel, Mason Massacre, 2008 / estimation: 40.000 - 60.000€ vendu 149.500€, prix record pour une œuvre du duo d’artistesArt Market | On 28th November 2016, the auction house Artcurial sold the collection belonging to Michel Fedoroff – a Monaco-based, French collector- revealing an upward trend in the relevance of the French art market. Former CEO of a music production and editing […]
Read more » 15/12/16
AKAA draws attention to African contemporary art
Extrait de la performance Contemporary Art | In line with the London 1 : 54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the first edition of the Parisian fair AKAA – Also Known as Africa – confirms the establishment of a new market trend covering the pluralities of contemporary Africa. Since the exhibition […]
Read more » 14/12/16
Sotheby’s auction raises Harry Bertoia’s position in the art market
Harry Bertoia, Untitled (Monumental Bush), welded bronze, circa 1970Art Market | American artist and designer Harry Bertoia - who became famous for his iconic piece ‘Diamond Chair’ created in 1952 - is developing a growing interest in the secondary market. The trend has been confirmed by the success of Sotheby’s November 2016 […]
Read more » 13/12/16
Prada gœs beyond the limits of Time
Past Forward, Allison Williams LookbackArt & Business | In line with its involvement in the world of visual arts and cinema, the luxury brand Prada commissioned the Oscar-winning American filmmaker David O. Russell to direct a short film in collaboration with the brand. Russell evokes Hollywood’s sublime […]
Read more » 28/11/16

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