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Art & Art Market

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The King's Gambit: The Price of Gaming at the French Court

At the court of Versailles, people needed to know how to play the game in every sense to avoid being burned by the Sun. Today, the game is played at auction… When France was a kingdom, people in high places played games—not only for fun, but also by royal decree. Louis XIV made games a meticulous...

Art Market Overview: the Highest Prices in 2020

Every year, Artprice ranks the most expensive artworks sold at auction. The website posted very positive results for 2020, but scales of values decreased. Of course Bacon, Hockney and Rothko made the list; but Claude Monet  and Jeff Koons did not. Read more...

C for Cristallo

The sieges of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453 spurred the growth of a thriving luxury glassware trade in Europe. The invention of cristallo—thin, translucent glass—made Venice famous. From the 13th century, princes who collected precious objects became unhappy with the unreliability of the supply...

BRAFA in the Galleries: An International Fair

The Belgian government’s anti-Covid restrictions have not prompted the cancellation of BRAFA. However, the Brussels eclectic fair will take place not in an online viewing room but at participating galleries. Welcoming the invitation they received in late October, the dealers themselves encouraged...

Living with Modern Art: The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection

On long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum, the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection encapsulates the enduring legacy of a collector fascinated with the experience of art. According to his recollections, Henry Pearlman became an art collector when he first saw Chaïm Soutine’s...

Mini-Fairs Are Thriving During the Health Crisis

The paralysis affecting big events is encouraging some gallery owners to launch their own projects: a fitting approach fostering a return to the local dimension. Small is beautiful. Faced with the pandemic and government health measures that are forcing one major event after another to throw in the...

Vera Molnar: Between Rigueur and Transgression

For this digital art pioneer "Art is an obsession; that's all I think about," even at age 96 Since 1964, she has lived and worked in a house-studio she designed with her husband François, hidden at the back of a garden behind a building in Paris's 14th arrondissement, not far from...

Fine Arts Paris 2020: "Online Only"

After four years of brisk growth, Fine Arts Paris, like other fairs, went online due to Covid-19. Here is an assessment. According to the organizers of Fine Arts Paris, the results are honorable: 12,000 logins during the 10-day fair, interesting innovations like videos and, for some dealers, a...

With a Digital Miami, Art Basel Achieves Sales

The 2020 international trade fair season is ending on a positive note, achieving a slew of sales with the digital edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, staged from December 2 to 6. The hefty participation fee—$6,500 for exhibitors in the Galleries sector, compared with zero for previous editions of the...

The Oscar Kokoschka Collection: an all-encompassing curiosity

This cosmopolitan artist traveled the world in search of art, as the 300 objects in his collection attest. The foundation illustrates all the painter’s artistic phases—and detours.
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