Marian Goodman discusses her life, at length, with her expansive new gallery on the cusp of opening in London. [WSJ]
Holland Cotter on memory: “As a critic, I’m partly a research analyst, comparing and evaluating new data. But I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the Read More
In 2011, at Sotheby’s, L’Aubade, a 1967 painting by Pablo Picasso sold for $23 million. In recent years, Picasso’s late works have taken center stage, with giddy results at auction and thronged exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery. It wasn’t always thus. The late works were undervalued for years by all but a perspicacious few. One of Read More
Tart, Big Foot and Fat and Skinny Anguish are some of the characters that people Pablo Picasso’s play Desire Caught by the Tail, an odd little plotless number written by the painter in 1941 that, according to The New York Times, will be given a fresh dramatic reading at the Guggenheim. The play will be read on Oct. 14 and 15 in conjunction with the exhibition “Picasso: Black and White,” which opens on Oct. 5.
The British-born Picasso biographer John Richardson was recently named a knight and, in an interview with the Evening Standard to mark the occasion, showed that time has not tempered his personality or candor.
The British Museum announced today that, following a gift of $1.6 million, it has acquired a major collection of etchings by Pablo Picasso made between 1930 and 1937.
As the fall auction season winds down with the last major contemporary sale at Sotheby’s tonight, we thought, for the sake of perspective, it might be useful to take a step back and look at the broader auction market. Who, for example, is buying dinosaurs right now? Do you even know?
The fall auction season kicked off last night with a disappointing Impressionist and modern art sale at Christie’s that filled the auction room with murmurs and tut-tuts, as fewer than half of the 82 lots on offer sold within or above their pre-sale estimates.