"If I Live I'll See You Tuesday" at Christie's

The contemporary art auction season opened during happy hour on Monday with a loud bang at Christie’s, as the bespoke and trendy, “If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday” sale made $134,630,000. Of the 35 lots offered, all but one sold for a skinny buy-in rate by lot of five

20 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibits in 2014

It seems art has gone Hollywood these days, with record-breaking prices and long gallery lines. But a series of shows in 2014 is set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency. We witness the insane prices that billionaires pay for art, and imagine it decorating their yachts. We stand in line to see exhibitions of the usual suspectsÃf¢e"Impressionists, girls with pearl earrings, high-end fashion designersÃf¢e"and feel as though weÃf¢e(TM)re in line for a Hollywood blockbuster. These days, itÃf¢e(TM)s easy to imagine that art has joined the world of the superficial and consumable. All the old claims that art is good for the soul, and for society, can seem either overblown or out of date. So itÃf¢e(TM)s a pleasant surprise to find that, in the huge roster of shows coming to art museums in 2014, a good number number seem likely to wake us up to the state of our world today and to the problems weÃf¢e(TM)re facing. Here are 20 exhibitions that look set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency. To read the full article by Blake Gopnik on the DailyBeast.com click here.

Damien Hirst Splits Gagosian Gallery.

Artist’s Exit Sets Back Gagosian GalleryJust a week ago Damien Hirst, the famously provocative British artist, was at Art Basel Miami Beach, hanging out at the party at SoHo House for which Larry Gagosian, the superdealer, was a co-host. According to people who were there, nothing seemed amiss. But a

Jeff Koons on His Whitney Retrospective, the High Line Train, and Emptiness

Whether it’s the mission to bring his $25 million dollar “Train” to the High Line or calling his own artwork “empty,” artist Jeff Koons never ceases to be an art-world enigma. His appropriated sculptures, from “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” porcelain pieces to the enormous “Balloon Flower (Magenta),” incite both staunch criticism and astronomical auction records. The

Whitney Museum Plans Jeff Koons Retrospective

The Whitney Museum of American Art has no intention of leaving quietly. Before heading to its new, considerably larger home in the meatpacking district of Manhattan in 2015, its final exhibition will be as much a first as it is a last. The museum is planning to present aJeff Koons retrospective

Jeff Koons Lends His Playful Characters to Designer Lisa Perry's New Capsule Collection.

When designer Lisa Perry walked into her eponymous Madison Avenue boutique last Thursday evening, the white sequined shift dress she wore appeared stark and devoid of color, until she whirled around to show off the digital print of Jeff Koons’s 1988 porcelain sculpture “Pink Panther” emblazoned on its back. Koons’s wife, Justine Koons, walked