The Top Auction Moments of 2016

Henri Neuendorf for Artnet News At the top end of the market 2016 was a year of consolidation and return to normality, and whilst sales volume was lower than in 2015, the high-profile evening auctions in New York and London did not pass by without excitement. Here we summarize the top

Art Basel in Miami Beach Parties You’ll Never Get Into, 2016 Edition

by Eileen Kinsella and Sarah Cascone for Artnet News We’re well aware the snark factor is high—at least a ten—but after several years of extensive coverage it has become an artnet News tradition to tell our readers which Miami parties you’d die to be on the guest list for, but are sadly…

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Party Guide

Though the 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will have its share of hurdles to clear, the party announcements are already coming in strong. Take a look below at our current list of things to do. It's early, and we'll update this story as more parties come across our

The Alternative Art School Fair Debuts at Pioneer Works

by Juliet Helmke for BLOUIN ArtInfo Pioneer Works, the Red Hook, Brooklyn-based art space that opened in 2012, has, since its inception, put its educational functions front and center—perhaps even more so than the regular exhibitions and performances it hosts. Alternative means of creating, displaying, and discussing art have also often

Ai Weiwei Is Having A Huge New York Moment With Four Simultaneous Shows

by Eileen Kinsella for Artnet News Given that it is all but unprecedented for an artist to have four simultaneous gallery shows opening on the same day, it is fair to say that Ai Weiwei is having a New York moment this fall. Fortuitiously, this moment comes four years after he was arrested

Judge Rules $6 Million Lawsuit by Buyer of Jeff Koons Sculpture Can Proceed

By Brian Boucher for Artnet News A judge in New York Supreme Court has ruled that London dealer Fabrizio Moretti’s $6 million lawsuit against David Zwirner can go on. Justice Barry Ostrager dismissed two charges of fraud and one of “promissory estoppel,” a legal concept in which promises are enforceable by

19 Art Galas and Benefits to Get Excited About in November

by Sarah Cascone for Artnet   As the year draws to a close, the art scene is busier than ever, with a packed schedule of high-end art benefit events taking place in New York throughout the first two weeks or so of November. Recommended: Why Are Portraits of Women More Valuable Than Portraits of

New York’s Hottest Art Halloween Party

Tickets to the Halloween Ball at MoMA PS1 are sold out. Limited tickets to the AFTER PARTY will be held at the door: 54 North 11th Street, Brooklyn. Hosted By: Korakrit Arunanondchai, BCALLA, Klaus Biesenbach, Kevin Beasley, Ryan Burke, Maria Cornejo, Eartheater, ECKHAUS LATTA, Peter Eleey, Gazelle, Angela Goding, Devin Kenny, KENNY KENNY, Kiki Kudo, Scooter LaForge,

Madonna Wants to Take You to Art Basel

The Material Girl is coming for Art Basel this December, and she’s looking for two “art world virgins” to take with her. In a Twitter announcement published on August 16 (amid the digital love-festthat was her 58th birthday), Madonna shared a link to her latest fundraising campaign for Raising Malawi, the nonprofit she co-founded in

Swizz Beatz Is Using Hip-Hop Dollars to Put Power Back in Artists’ Hands

This past Thursday, hip-hop artist and Grammy-winning producer Swizz Beatz drifted through a sprawling South Bronx warehouse with his five-year-old son at his hip and an angel on either shoulder. “Keith Haring is one of my artist-heroes,” he said with a smile, nodding towards the tattoos that cover his upper