White, large and occasionally cracked, Jeff Koons’s plaster sculptures of Greek gods and heroes crowd David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea. Men in black guard the works.
A monumental Barnett Newman canvas fetched a record $43.8 million at a $294 million Sotheby’s auction last night, as contemporary art prices rose with stocks.
Carole Server, a New York collector, bought lunch and three paintings at the VIP opening of Frieze Art Fair on New York’s Randall’s Island on Thursday.
In the mid-1960s, a young Richard Serra was working as a furniture mover and experimenting with time, process and material alongside friends such as composer Philip Glass, actor Spalding Gray and choreographer Trisha Brown.
When actor Ben Stiller approached David Zwirner to help him raise money for Haiti through a charity auction, the art dealer proposed an evening sale at one of the big auction houses.
If you survive New York’s Armory Week, with its 10-plus art fairs, here are a few side trips into Chelsea.
Thomas H. Lee, the private-equity manager, said he’d like to do more scuba diving.
Per Skarstedt is the latest New York dealer to open in London as the city’s existing galleries expand to profit from growing demand.
Fifteen years after Magdalena Sawon moved her Postmasters Gallery to Manhattan’s Chelsea district from SoHo, the art dealer is heading back downtown because her rent is about to double.
The editors and writers for Bloomberg’s Muse arts and culture section chose their favorite moments of 2012. Here they are, led off by Executive Editor Manuela Hoelterhoff:
"I have to get back to the Prado."
- David Zwirner on Apr 17, 2013