Yes, the Whitney Museum is still going strong uptown. It’s not closing for another few months. In fact, it’s so not closed that they’ve just started opening up on Mondays, just to handle the massive crowds coming to see “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.”
But, come next springtime, the Upper East Side building will be making way Read More
An untitled 1986 work by Gerhard Richter—an oil-on-paper work measuring about two feet by three feet—led the first Sotheby’s contemporary art sale of the fall season, bringing in $842,500, more than double its high estimate of $350,000. The sale, which took place on Friday, Sept. 21, in New York, brought in about $12.3 million, which was comfortably within its pre-sale estimate of $9.7 to 13.8 million, with 71.1 percent of lots selling.
The artist Jenny Holzer, in head-to-toe black, was doing her best model pose at a photo shoot with photographer Todd Eberle. They were tucked away from the crowd that was beginning to fill Cipriani in Midtown for the National Arts Awards. Ms. Holzer, once a part of the scrappy Colab art collective—the people behind the celebrated “Times Square Show” that co-opted an old massage parlor in 1980—was being honored for outstanding contributions to the arts.
Frank Stella is having one incredible fall. A show of his early Minimalist work is on view in a smart show at Paul Kasmin Gallery through October 29, his BMW art car recently sold for what is believed to be a substantial sum, and he will be honored with a lifetime achievement award on Monday, at the Americans for the Arts annual gala at Cipriani in Manhattan.