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Venice Biennale showcases art from 88 countries

Venice Biennale showcases art from 88 countries

The Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious contemporary art fair, launched its 55th exhibition on June 1. This year’s fair represents work from 88 different countries and features renowned artists like Ai Weiwei, Ahmet Güneştekin and Jeremy Deller, as well as up-and-coming faces Marya Kazoun, Zanele Muholi and Tavares Strachan. At the June 1 awards […]

Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

Amazon.com, the powerhouse of online shopping, will join forces with galleries to develop an online art marketplace this summer. Last week, Amazon invited several galleries to an informational event held in New York City. The email invites read: This summer Amazon is planning to launch a Fine Art Gallery where customers will be able to […]

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

Record-breaking sales suggest ‘new era’ in art market

This month, a contemporary art sale at Christie’s in New York brought in $495 million—the highest total in auction history. The sale included works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, establishing a total of 16 new world auction records, with nine works selling for more than $10 million and 23 for more than […]

Art Copyright Coalition fights infringement in China

Art Copyright Coalition fights infringement in China

The Art Copyright Coalition, the first nonprofit organization of publishers and artists to pursue copyright violators, spent three days at the April 2013 Canton Fair and Jinhan Fair in Guangzhou, China searching for copyright infringed artwork. During the visit, the coalition found more than 40 infringing exhibitors, an amount similar to their findings five months […]

Artexpo New York 2013 highlights

Artexpo New York 2013 highlights

The Art Business News staff hit New York City March 21-24 for Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show. We saw thousands of pieces by the world’s most innovative artists and met some of the top dealers, collectors and industry leaders. Keep an eye out for inside looks at Artexpo in our […]

Spotlight: Dage

Spotlight: Dage

Dage paints not with a traditional brush, but with a stick dipped in paint. She calls this technique “intentional dripping,” a practice that allows her to combine her conscious direction as an artist with the chaotic nature of the paint as it falls to the canvas. “I want my work to portray the roles played […]

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

Fact: Michelangelo Could’ve Been a Merchant

If  Michelangelo had followed the wishes of his father, Lodovico, he would have become a merchant instead of a painter; Lodovico was infuriated by his son’s chosen career path, possibly because in the early days of the Italian Renaissance art was stigmatized due to its association with manual labor.

Art Business News to Partner with Madavor Media

Redwood Media has selected Madavor to publish this long-standing title This February, Madavor Media and Redwood Media Group joined forces to publish Art Business News, a leader in art industry publications since 1977. The magazine joins a family of special-interest and niche publications at Boston-based Madavor Media. Art Business News provides readers with comprehensive coverage […]

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

Fact: Bryan Lewis Saunders Suffers For His Art

For his series DRUGS, Washington, D.C. artist Bryan Lewis Saunders has created dozens of self-portraits, one per day, each while under the influence of a different mind-altering substance, including cocaine, Ritalin, nitrous oxide and Valium.

Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

German-born painter Walter Sickert was a leading figure in the British avant-garde movement during the early 1900s, a respected art critic and teacher, a former pupil of James Whistler… and one of the men today suspected of being Jack the Ripper, or at least an accomplice of his.