Outsider Art Moves Inside

The Contemporary art world has been on a long-term collision course with the world of Outsider artists for decades. A fascination with artists who lack formal training may be a product of the art world’s interest in representation and authenticity.

Art Basel Sales Report

Art Basel has opened for the VIP preview and that means the galleries are sending out the sales they've made in advance of the fair but confirmed in person or sold on the first day. This post will keep a running account of sales from the galleries that report directly and quote sales in the art press.

On the Block: Special Art Basel Edition

Art Basel is the sanctum sanctorum of art fairs, the inner circle’s inner circle, the fair that world’s best dealers save their very best works for. But it’s also, in this season of passion for new names with fresh ideas, a place to discover great talent.

LiveArt Sale Report: Frieze New York

Frieze New York’s 2022 edition found the art world returning to steady sales after a spate of more muted COVID-era events. Attendees flocked to Manhattan’s west side to wander amongst four floors of art at The Shed.

Art Basel Storms Paris with New Fair

Art Basel dropped a bomb this morning when the Grand Palais in Paris—which will be under renovation for the next two years—announced the Swiss fair had out-bid FIAC for the French fair’s traditional week in October.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 Sales Report

Art Basel Miami Beach re-emerged from its two-year suspended animation seemingly without so much as a cryogenic burn. Like everything else in our pandemic-paused world, the last fair seemed like it had taken place just yesterday or in another era entirely.

Will Trade Cryptopunks for James Turrell

It may be hard to believe when the biggest event at this year’s Miami Art Week was a fashion show/tribute to the recently deceased designer Virgil Abloh, but it took a very long time for luxury brands to find a way into Art Basel. After the first major art fair since the dawn of the NFT era, it would seem that digital art is trying to find its footing on a similar path.