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Surviving art weeks. What to see in London after Frieze Week
Article date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Surviving art weeks. What to see in London after Frieze Week

Most art lovers in London are probably suffering from a long-lasting hangover this week. All the Frieze Week VIP champagne breakfasts and the late night drinks and dinner might have something to do with it, but this is another kind of contemporary hangover: the art week hangover.

New Museum Selects OMA as Architects for Next Phase of Expansion
Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Museum Selects OMA as Architects for Next Phase of Expansion

The New Museum Board of Trustees, Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, announced yesterday that OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu have been selected as the design architects for the Museum’s next phase of expansion.

 Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
Article date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017

Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier art show in the Americas, with more than half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, the 2017 edition of the show features 20 galleries who are participating in the Miami Beach show for the first time.

Can Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi mean a turning point in appreciation of classical art?
Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Can Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi mean a turning point in appreciation of classical art?

Without question the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century, this singular example of a painting by da Vinci in private hands will be offered as a special lot in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 15 November at Christie’s in New York.

Is the Insurance Value of Picasso’s Guernica Close to 3 bln USD?
Article date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Is the Insurance Value of Picasso’s Guernica Close to 3 bln USD?

Every now and then an arts publication will release a top 10 ranking of some form: 10 best booths at an art fair, 10 best paintings at an art fair, 10 best museums, and so on. All of these lists are extremely subjective. They will vary widely according to who is writing them. You can only achieve an objective ranking by using pure data as your listing criteria. Artdependence reached out to Christies and Sothebys to gather information on the most expensive auction lots from September 2016 to June 2017. We used the data to create a list, ranking the top 10 most valuable pieces of art according to pure market value.

Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat
Article date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat

“It is a priceless part of Europe’s modernist cultural and artistic legacy. We are doing our best not to let it be devalued or disrespected, but we need help.” Ian Hunter. Sometimes, as an arts journalist, you read something in the newspapers that fascinates you and compels you to find out more. The Guardian article “Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn under threat from property developers" by Hannah Ellis-Petersen was one of those articles for me. How is it possible that Schwitters’ Merz Bern, such an important piece of art history, could be under threat?

Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours Sale on 5 July
Article date: Monday, July 3, 2017

Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours Sale on 5 July

Christie's The Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours Sale will be highlighted by three important works by Joseph Mallord William Turner.

How much do you know about Dansaekhwa?  Hint: It is Korea’s most famous (and profitable) art movement.
Article date: Monday, July 3, 2017

How much do you know about Dansaekhwa? Hint: It is Korea’s most famous (and profitable) art movement.

If you are not particularly interested in contemporary Asian art the term "Dansaekhwa" (a.k.a Korean Monochrome Paintings or Korean Abstract Paintings) may have well gone under your radar. The popularity (and sales) of Dansaekhwa artist have enjoyed remarkable success in the past few years and in 2016 South Korea became the 10th largest art auction market in the world.

Diamonds and Circles, works in situ, by Daniel Buren
Article date: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Diamonds and Circles, works in situ, by Daniel Buren

A new permanent commission for Tottenham Court Road station in London to open 3 July 2017.

Rubens House presents David Bowie’s Tintoretto
Article date: Friday, June 30, 2017

Rubens House presents David Bowie’s Tintoretto

The Rubens House has the privilege of unveiling David Bowie’s Tintoretto. The British rock star owned St Catherine by the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–1594) for over 30 years. Following Bowie’s death in 2016, his exceptional art collection was auctioned on 10 November that same year at Sotheby’s in London.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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ArtDependence is an international online and quarterly print magazine, covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art.  A Belgian-Russian collaboration, the magazine has a global readership of more than 30,000 in 195 countries, including the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond with a discerning audience of art collectors, gallerists, curators, writers, critics, dealers, consultants, advisers and other arts professionals.   
ArtDependence features the latest art news, highlighting interviews with today’s most influential artists, galleries, curators, collectors, fair directors and individuals at the axis of the arts.  The magazine also covers a series of articles and reviews on critical art events, new publications and other foremost happenings in the art world. 

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