This week the top art stories that stopped us in our tracks were very few. The art world seems to be busy getting ready for the art fairs, and in all honesty, that IS the top story of the week. Read on to find out what we have shortlisted this week as the top stories:
So, you want to be the next Mugrabi? This is a small but sure beginning. Christie’s is hosting an online auctions of Andy Warhol’s art from the Andy Warhol Foundation’s collection. The lowest bid starts as low as $600, and goes all the way up to an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000 for “Chicken with Rice Soup Can”. Be prepared to sift to a wide variety of works to find one that you really love (and hopefully one that the market values in the future). Story: Telegraph.
Go to the sale: Christie’s
Blockbuster art exhibitions are set to enter the world of a wider audience as films based on three major artists and their artworks are about to reach cinema halls. This concept will begin with Manet: Portraying Life, which will be screened on April 11, 2013. Edvard Munch and Johannes Vermeer films will follow Edouard Manet’s film in this project titled “Exhibition”. Replete with behind-the-scenes footage and guided tours to the exhibitions, these films will surely prove to be a valuable avenue for art enthusiasts. Telegraph.
Last week we told you about the Banksy mural that disappeared from the wall on which it was painted, only to reappear at an auction house in Florida. News is that the artwork was withdrawn from the auction at the last moment amid angry phone calls to Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM). All the noise around the “theft” managed to stall the sale! London Evening Standard.
Yes, it is March and there is tremendous amount of excitement in the air. We, at galleryIntell, have got done a round-up of the major art fairs of the season – The Armory Show & ADAA Art Show. Continuing with our curatorial approach towards the art world in general, we have shortlisted the must-see galleries in these art fairs after much deliberation and careful research. As an art enthusiast, you will find the list to be a useful guide to see important art, and as an art collector you will find the list to contain note-worthy destinations to collect art that has art historical relevance, present prominence and strong qualities that will make it relevant in the future. galleryIntell
Online art sales platform that will offer 10 artworks per month
Hong Kong will get its first online art sales platform up and about in April. It is called Artshare, and will display only 10 artworks per month. A bit too scanty a selection according to us, but the focus on Chinese Contemporary ar is an interesting factor for the website. Artinfo.