Daily Management Review
Art & Art Market

In partnership with La Gazette Drouot International

Van Gogh: An Auction Rollercoaster

The auction of this view of Montmartre was beset by a series of human and technological errors. The Conseil des Ventes (Voluntary Sales Council) has expressed concerns about the bumpy ride afflicting Van Gogh's Scène de rue à Montmartre, the star of the sale at Sotheby's Paris on March 25 . As the...

The Louvre: Intrigue at Court

The reappointment of Jean-Luc Martinez as head of the Louvre was dictated by a certain logic. With a determined spirit that gained him not a few enemies, he set about reconfiguring the landscape. On his arrival, he promised to focus on vital improvements in visitor reception. With Jean-François...

The Spirit of Modern Art: The Société Anonyme Collection

Hailed as the first museum of modern art in the U.S., the Société Anonyme was founded by artists Katherine S. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray. Its collection offers a unique record of modernist innovation and experimentation. The Société Anonyme was an artists’ organization founded in 1920 by...

Virtual Reality with Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington is fortunate to be able to express himself on walls around the world, but his work seldom goes under the hammer on this side of the Channel. This large work is representative of Conor Harrington's style: a fusion of classical painting and street art  reflecting his...

The Art Market by UBS and Art Basel: 2020 Could Have Been Worse

A big drop, it's true, but not a collapse. The art market seems to have held up reasonably well in the face of Covid 19, according to The Art Market, the latest report by UBS and Art Basel. The 2021 vintage is not too bad, considering: the annual report on the art market published by Art Basel and...

RIP Biennale, Welcome Ex.Paris

Don't forget the lavish decorations by Pizzi, Wilmotte, Graf and Grange, September’s warmth under the glass roof of the light-drenched Grand Palais and the head-spinning maze of huge aisles where one could easily lose one's way—for the Biennale Paris, formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires, is no...

Brett Gorvy, on Navigating New Realities as Gallerist

We talked to Brett Gorvy, the co-founder of Lévy Gorvy, former Christie’s Chairman, and Instagram sensation, about the changing horizons of today’s art market, the gallery’s forward-thinking approach with pop-ups, artists and new technologies, and his own collecting habits. Starting as an art...

Art Dubai: Fairs Are Starting Up Again

The Emirates are hosting one of the first physical fairs of the year. To comply with health requirements, the organizers have moved the exhibition venue to a larger building: the iconic Gate Building in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In addition, the event is now longer—six days,...

Between the Primary and Secondary Markets, Galleries Wear Two Hats

This spring, Emmanuel Perrotin will open his ninth space in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle focusing on the purchase and resale of works on the secondary market. Contemporary art galleries are increasingly taking on this double role. True to form, and despite the context, Mr. Perrotin thinks...

Frick Madison: Xavier F. Salomon Discusses the Transformation from Mansion to Bauhaus

After three years’ planning, the Frick Collection has just reopened in Marcel Breuer’s Brutalist 945 Madison Avenue, on lease from the Met while the historic East 70th Street mansion undergoes renovation. We talked to chief curator Xavier F. Salomon about this extraordinary marriage of Modernism...
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