Adam Sender, one of the first hedge-fund managers to get serious about contemporary art, is putting much of his collection on the auction block after shutting his firm Exis Capital Management Inc.
If you think that avant-garde art is ponderous and austere, think again.
A black-and-white Ed Ruscha painting with the words “Let’s Be Realistic” spelled out in bold white letters hangs outside the sound-proof trading room at art collector Adam Sender ’s hedge fund.
Donald Judd bought 101 Spring Street, an 1870 cast-iron building, in 1968 for $68,000.
If Christian Scheidemann had become a conservator in, say, Michelangelo’s day, his job would have been a whole lot simpler. Fading fresco? Slap up scaffolding, grab some paint and get to it.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, known as Macro, has had the bright idea of looking at neon art since the 1950s, gathering about 70 works by more than 50 artists including Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman.
Two years ago, artist Oscar Murillo, now 27, cleaned offices to put himself through art school. His paintings sold for less than $3,000.
Why are so many museums beginning to look alike?
See what’s happening among “The Ungovernables,” about 50 young artists who are part of the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial, many of whom have never been shown in this city.
If you survive New York’s Armory Week, with its 10-plus art fairs, here are a few side trips into Chelsea.