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Olga Viso Steps Down as Executive Director of Walker Art Center

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The Art Market Moves East: How Gagosian, David Zwirner, and 14 Other Western Art Businesses Are Trying to Expand to Asia Asian and Russian Buyers—And a Pair of Record Chagalls—Powers Sotheby’s Solid $269.7 Million Impressionist Sale Olga Viso to Step Down as Executive Director of Walker Art Center Van Gogh’s Moody Ploughman Pulls Christie’s to a $479 Million Imp-Mod Sale, Flying Past Expectations Led by Van Gogh, Christie’s $479.3 Million Imp-Mod Sale Soars Past Expectations Rema Hort Mann Foundation Names 2017 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York Ade Omotosho Named Inaugural Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Artist List for the 2018 New Museum Triennial

Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie’s

Art Expectations: Sotheby's Simon Shaw on Trends & Competition to Come

New York Auction Preview: Da Vinci, Warhol’s “Last Supper” and Yoko Ono’s Basquiat

What Is Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Really Selling? Cracking the $100 Million da Vinci Code

Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch Join Forces Again to Present ‘Abstract / Not Abstract’ at Moore Building During Art Basel Miami Beach

Ben Genocchio Ousted as Armory Director, Accused of Sex Harassment, NYT Online Says

Britney Spears Just Sold Her Flower Painting to Robin Leach for $10,000

New Foundation Aims to Further Legacy of Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt

The Armory Show Lures Gagosian Back to the Piers for a Slimmed-Down 2018 Edition

A Cardboard Box for Two Warhol Prints Went Missing. Now a Dealer Wants $250,000 for It.

ADAA Names Maureen Bray Executive Director

Sharjah Biennial to Be Curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif, and Claire Tancons

Sotheby’s Posts $23.5 M. Loss in Third Quarter, Besting Expectations Slightly During Slow Period

Blockbuster Alert: The Whitney Museum Is Planning New York’s First Warhol Retrospective in Almost 30 Years

Culture Contrasts From Bowie to Kerouac in Derek Boshier’s “On the Road” at Gazelli Art House

Anderson Cooper Has Rather Dramatic Taste in Collecting Art (Flayings, for Instance)

Andrew Durbin Named Senior Editor for the Americas at Frieze Magazine

David Zwirner Sets New Hong Kong Opening Date, Hires Leo Xu and Jennifer Yum as Directors

Curatorial Team of Bienal de São Paulo’s 33rd Edition to Present 7 Exhibitions


American Friends of the Israel Museum Appoint Jill Bernstein as Board President

European Works of Art and Sculpture at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

RM Sotheby’s ‘Icons’ Sale includes Steve Jobs’ BMW Z8

Turner Contemporary Plans $7 Million Expansion to Its Seafront Locale

Phillips Makes History, Selling Paul Newman’s Rolex for a Record $17.6 Million in Its First Watch Auction

A New Report on Global Billionaires Confirms the Growing Art-Buying Power of Asia’s New Mega-Rich

A Day in the Life of RoseLee Goldberg, the World’s Busiest Performance Art Curator

Knight Landesman Resigns From Artforum Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

HILDE Gallery Owner Hilde Lynn Helphenstein on the Women-Run West Coast Art Scene

Ido Bruno Named Director of Israel Museum

Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Will Unveil New York Exhibition Space in February

Art Collector David Mugrabi Sues Mana Contemporary for Holding His Collection ‘Hostage’

Montreal Will Host Its First Major International Art Fair Next Year

Germany’s Far-Right Populist AfD Party Sues documenta Over Financial Irregularities

Following Departure of Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum Names Jan Willem Sieburgh Interim Business Director

Playboy announces the first transgender model for its cover

What Do Gagosian, Bernie Madoff, and a Multimillion-Dollar Conceptual Artwork Have in Common? One Heck of a Lawsuit.

Is Nike the New Medici? Curator Neville Wakefield Says Brands Are Our 21st Century Patrons

Metropolitan Museum of Art Names Lauren A. Meserve Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Mignoni Gallery to Open on Upper East Side, Headed by Former Christie’s Contemporary Director

Amid Accusations of Conflict of Interest, Stedelijk Museum Director Beatrix Ruf Resigns

Never-Auctioned Léger Estimated at $65 M. Will Lead Christie’s Imp-Mod Sale During New York Auctions

Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg Foundations Team with Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hurricane Aid

London’s Hayward Gallery Appoints Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson Senior Curators

Sothebys Auction to Help Survivors of Grenfell Tower Fire Raises Over $2.5 Million

Daniel Templon Is Opening Another Paris Gallery Next Year

Gary Nader to Sell $100 M. Worth of Artworks From His Collection to Fund New Miami Museum

Julian Cox Named Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Art Gallery of Ontario

Basquiat’s ‘Red Skull,’ Sold at Christie’s in London for $21.5 M., Will Fund New Charter Schools in New Jersey and Miami

US Government Withdraws From UNESCO, With Profound Implications for Cultural Institutions

Leonardo da Vinci’s Spooky Jesus Portrait ‘Salvator Mundi’ Could Fetch $100 Million at Christie’s

Thirty Artists Donate Works to £1 Million Sotheby’s Sale for Grenfell Tower Families

Jessica Kreps Named Partner at Lehmann Maupin

In a Historic Gift, David Geffen Pledges $150 Million to LACMA

Frieze Collections: Extraordinary artworks and objects at Frieze Masters, London

Christie’s Fails to Sell Bacon Painting, Frieze Week’s Star Lot, at $130 M. Contemporary Sale in London

‘Nude’ Group Exhibition at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Twombly, Hockney Lead Sotheby’s $90.9 Million London Sales

Big Sales at Frieze Preview—$2.75 M. Koons, $2.5 M. Polke—Point to Continued Strength in London Market

Does Sex Sell When the Work Is Made by Women? Frieze Spotlights Explicit Feminist Art

Collector Michael Xufu Huang has grown up fast in a changing art world.

50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie at Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Gallery: Adams and Ollman, Portland; Air de Paris, Paris; Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm; APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia; Hervé Bize, Nancy; CANADA, New York; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; Chapter NY, New York; Cheim & Read, New York; C L E A R I N G, New York / Brussels; Elizabeth Dee, New York; Delmes & Zander, Cologne; Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia; Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York; Dan Gunn, Berlin; Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles; The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York; JTT, New York; Jan Kaps, Cologne; Karma, New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; MAGENTA PLAINS, New York; Marlborough Contemporary, New York / London; Martos Gallery, New York; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne / Berlin; Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Maureen Paley, London; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York; Peres Projects, Berlin; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich; Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; Kerry Schuss, New York; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Sprüth Magers, Berlin / London / LA; STANDARD (Oslo), Oslo; The Sunday Painter, London; Tilton Gallery, New York; Timothy Taylor, New York / London; Travesía Cuatro, Madrid / Guadalajara; Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York; untilthen, Paris; VI, VII, Oslo; White Columns, New York