Sotheby’s, the New York-based auction house, will open a new art gallery for private sales in London this fall with a show of works by the German artist Joseph Beuys during “Frieze Week.”
Berlin’s museum authorities announced plans to build a new home for the city’s collection of 20th-century art near Potsdamer Platz in the center at a cost of 130 million euros ($174 million).
Pale dummies of children on wooden school benches stare blankly into space. A brick sticking out of a rucksack filled with wires shares a glass tomb with what are meant to be amputated limbs.
“Open the door and leave it like that,” Thaddaeus Ropac tells one of his 60 employees as he crosses the courtyard of his new gallery on the outskirts of Paris.
North Germans tend to stereotype Bavarians as flamboyant -- even flashy. Think of all those blingy baroque churches stuffed with cherubs and gilt.
A Gerhard Richter painting with a price of between $20 million and $25 million led sales at the world’s biggest fair of modern and contemporary art where U.S. billionaires Steven Cohen and Jerry Speyer were among the VIP visitors.
From the drug dens of Haight-Ashbury to the temple of modern art in Paris’s posh 16th arrondissement, Robert Crumb has made it.
A new art fair opens in London today that plans to be Europe’s “first truly global” event of its type, feeding a growing appetite for contemporary works.
Once upon a time, an emissary from England journeyed to the peoples of the East on a mission of peace. With him he carried his totemic deity, a bear.
Max Hollein, the director of Frankfurt’s Staedel Museum, is defying Europe’s debt crisis by expanding the museum underground to double its space and create room for some hefty loans from banks.