Champagne

Jeff Koons and Dom Pérignon Collaborate on Special Rosé Package

(Photo by Raphael Gianelli Meriano, courtesy Dom Pérignon)

Jeff Koons has teamed up with Dom Pérignon on a limited-edition rosé package that will retail for $20,000. It is a 2003 vintage, which the company’s chef de cave (cellar master), Richard Geoffroy, tells WWD is “as bold, as provocative…as full bodied, intense, sensuous as can be.” That’s actually also a pretty good description of Mr. Koons’s amazing show at Gagosian Gallery right now. Read More

Awards

2013 Kresge Artist Fellows Named

Kresge

Detroit’s Kresge Foundation has named its 2013 Kresge Artist Fellows, who will each receive an unrestricted grant of $25,000. The awards, which were started in 2008 and go to artists working in the Detroit area, are administered by the College for Creative Studies. The winners include Cary Loren, one of the cofounders of the early noise band Destroy All Monsters, and painter Bryant Tillman. The full list follows below. Read More

Auctions

Phillips London Contemporary Sale Totals $18.8 M.

Rudolf Stingel, "Untitled (Bolego)", 2007. (Courtesy Artnet.com)

The contemporary art evening sale at Phillips London last night scored a total of £12,330,000 ($18,864,900). The top lot was Glenn Brown’s Oscillate Wildly (after ‘Autumnal Cannibalism’ 1936 by Salvador Dali), which sold for £2,882,500 ($4,410,225). Rudolf Stingel’s 2007 Untitled (Bolego) also did well, selling for £782,500 ($1,197,225) and setting an auction record for a self-portrait by the artist, according to Phillips. (That’s a pretty esoteric record, but uh, who am I to judge?) Read More

Curators

Francesco Bonami: ‘I Hate Ai Weiwei’

Bonami. (Courtesy PMC)

Over at Artsy Editorial, there’s a really great interview with the Italian-born, New York-based curator Francesco Bonami, who curated the 2003 Venice Biennale, the 2010 Whitney Biennial (with Gary Carrion-Murayari) and the just opened “Maurizio Cattelan: Kaputt” at the Fondation Beyeler, in Basel, Switzerland, where Artsy’s Marina Cashdan caught up with him. It seems like he was in a pretty frank mood! Read More

Reviewing Artforum

Reviewing Artforum’s Advertisements: Summer 2013

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'Artforum,' Summer 2013

Artforum has delivered a strong, strong summer issue. Michael Sanchez contributes an exciting essay on the state of contemporary art and digital transmission; Antonio Blair, Marie Karlberg and Stewart Uoo discuss their fruitful collaborations (and Mr. Uoo’s two-person show at the Whitney with Jana Euler); and Isabelle Graw reviews the Kippenberger show at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof. Plus, Sadie Benning delivers the Top 10. And there are even more pleasures—too many to list here. Read More