Art Info Selects 5 Must-See Satellite Fairs During Frieze Week New York 2016

New York City’s most exciting arts event of the season is just around the corner. Frieze New York, which runs May 5 through 8, plays host to some of the most cutting edge galleries from around the globe, along with a program of debates, panel discussions, and keynote lectures. It

Christie's Latest Blockbuster Edges Closer to the $1B Mark

Christie’s yet again set a record for all auctions everywhere on Wednesday evening at its Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York, taking in a mind-boggling $852,887,000 for 75 works of art.The tally surpassed the night's historic high pre-sale expectations of $630.6-836 million. (Estimates reflect hammer price and not the added

A Rundown of Miami's Art Fairs, As Explained Through High School Stereotypes

By our count, 1,087 galleries will be trekking down to Miami this week to participate in more than 20 art fairs around the city. With that much art for sale, there’s bound to be something for everyone — if you can find it. To help, we’ve put together a handy

Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Sale Takes $388 Million, Led by a Record-Smashing $87-Million Rothko

Powered by a stunning handful of super-trophies, including a sublime and record-eclipsing Mark Rothko masterpiece from 1961, Christie’s delivered a $388,488,000 Postwar and Contemporary at evening sale. The tally zoomed beyond the $236-329 million pre-sale estimate and nicked the May 2007 high water mark of $384.6 million, harkening back to a time generally acknowledged as

"The Scream" Scares Up $120 Million and Shatters Records at Sotheby's Epic Impressionist and Modern Sale

Edvard Munch’s angst-filled masterpiece "The Scream" rocketed to a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s Wednesday evening. The 1895 pastel, expected to fetch in excess of $80 million, became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction and the first to break the $100 million mark.It is one of four versions and the

Sales Report: Frieze New York Makes a Convincing Case for Itself With an Opening Burst of Business

Wandering around the airy, massive tent that is home to the inaugural Frieze Art Fair, critic Jerry Saltz mused, “New Yorkers usually don’t cross water for culture, unless it’s an ocean.” But cross water they did, and in droves — though the tent was so large that it was at times difficult to

Banksy: primed and all set for take-off

After a few years in the wilderness, the elusive graffiti artist Banksy was back on form last week with two highly successful auction sales. At Christie’s, a metal panel from the exterior of a sound-system lorry which Banksy had spray-painted with military helicopter images for the 1998 Glastonbury festival, trebled

On the Market: Insider Alice Gregory Exposes Sotheby's

I spent the summer after graduation reading novels in McCarren Park. I had been warned that nobody was hiring and was secretly relieved because this meant it wasn’t entirely on me to have a legitimate job. I could copy-edit and babysit and transfer money from my savings account to my

Sotheby's Contemporary Sale Soars to $80 Million in London, Driven by Gerhard Richter Fever

LONDON — Stoked by a half-dozen Gerhard Richter paintings chased by an international cast of hungry bidders, the contemporary art market maintained its surging pace at Sotheby’s tonight, realizing £50,688,450 ($79,672,106). The tally clipped pre-sale expectations of £34.5-48 million ($54.2-75.5 million), and improved on last February's £44.3-48 million ($71 million). Only six of the 63 lots

A Sizzling Francis Bacon Helps Christie's Cook Up $126 Million at Its London Contemporary Sale

LONDON — Powered by a rare-to-market Francis Bacon painting of a reclining female nude, Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Art evening sale shot to £80,576,100 ($126,504,477), the highest contemporary mark for the house here since June 2008.The tally came close to the high end of the £56.77 to 84 million ($88.96-131.9 million)