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What Is Frieze New York’s Economic Impact on the City?

Education Space 2013 Frieze New York Photograph by Graham Carlow Courtesy of Graham Carlow/ Frieze

Take a stroll through the aisles of the third edition of the annual Frieze New York art fair on Randall’s Island this week and the commerce, while discreet, will nevertheless be palpable. The VIP preview day on Thursday is all about business. Millions of dollars worth of art will be sold, or put on reserve for future sale. Dealers will sell artworks not on view at the fair based solely on jpegs popped up on iPad screens. And the seeds of future deals will be planted. Less obvious, but just as important, is the art fair’s overall economic impact on New York City. Read More

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The Art of Art Dealing


Part One: Getting Started

1. Do you want to know how to sell art?

2. Do you have one foot in the past?

3. Do you have your other foot in the future?

4. Do you consider yourself someone with a point of view and something to say?

If you answered yes to these questions, Read More

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Michael Stipe, Ryan Trecartin and RoseLee Goldberg Take Part in GIFS Festival

Michael Stipe, stil of animated GIF, 2012:
"It's all the things that are basically obsolete thanks to the digital revolution; tv, film, landlines."
- Michael Stipe, 2012

Michael Stipe, RoseLee Goldberg, Ryan Trecartin and the Rodarte sisters are just some of the artists and curators signed up to take part in “Moving the Still: A Festival of GIFS,” the “first ever large-scale open call and exhibition” dedicated to GIFS as an art form, both in digital and real space. The festival, which is being presented by Paddle8, the online site for art collectors, and Tumblr, the social blogging platform, will launch its online call for submissions on Oct. 17. Read More

art basel miami beach 2012

VH1 to Sponsor Scope Miami 2012

Penelope Umbrico, 'Suns from Flickr,' Photograph. (Courtesy Scope Art Show and Aperture Foundation)

Nothing foreshadows the end of summer like news trickling in about Art Basel Miami Beach. Today’s announcement that the Scope Art Show has struck a sponsorship deal with cable network VH1 was just such news, and it gave us a slight shiver. Scope, the satellite art fair that will run concurrently with ABMB from Dec. 4 to 9, will make its biggest splash to date, occupying a 100,000-square-foot pavilion in midtown Miami, replete with a VH1 Outdoor Lounge for post-fair frolicking. Read More