Laurence Dreyfus: “With Americans, the desire for art always vanquishes fear”

For over a decade, art adviser and curator Laurence Dreyfus has been running Chambres à Part on the fringes of FIAC. The private event is unique in that it proposes a new vision of contemporary art. This year, visitors could explore works by Anish Kapoor and...
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Three People Arrested for Selling Lee Ufan Fakes

After an initial wave of arrests last June, three people are currently being held by Seoul police, charged with being connected to a scandal relating to the sale of fake Lee Ufan paintings. According to Korea Times, the three are a painter known as Park and a...
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Jeff Koons Unveils Sculpture Gifted to Paris

American artist Jeff Koons has a special relationship with France. His exhibition at the Centre Pompidou was record breaking. His Balloon Dog was installed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in 2008. Now, the so-called king of the art market has decided to...
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White Glove Sale for Picasso Ceramics

The market for Picasso’s ceramics has soared in recent months. This artform, which the Spanish painter started experimenting with in the 1940s, is of increasing interest to collectors. In June 2015, Sotheby’s successfully sold Marina...
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David Hockney to Create Stained Glass Window for Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey

No project is too ambitious for David Hockney. The 80-year-old British painter, who lives in Los Angeles, has just received an extraordinary commission. He has been invited to imagine a stained-glass window for Westminster Abbey in honour of the 60 years of...
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Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale Saves the Day

After mixed results and a record for a painting by Monet in the impressionist sale, the contemporary evenings confirmed the market slowdown. However, the auction houses managed to pull through, aided by works by big names such as Willem de Kooning, Gerhard...
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Munch and Monet Star in New York Impressionist Sales

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have opened the New York sales a week after the American presidential elections. As with all major art events, specialists poured over the results in the hope that sales would rise after a somewhat flat period. In an art...
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Three People Arrested for Selling Lee Ufan Fakes

After an initial wave of arrests last June, three people are currently being held by Seoul police, charged with being connected to a scandal relating to the sale of fake Lee Ufan paintings. According to Korea Times, the three are a painter known as Park and a couple...

Jeff Koons Unveils Sculpture Gifted to Paris

American artist Jeff Koons has a special relationship with France. His exhibition at the Centre Pompidou was record breaking. His Balloon Dog was installed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in 2008. Now, the so-called king of the art market has decided to reinforce...

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