As 2011 comes to a close, Gallerist has been looking back on what has occurred in the art world in this year—the shows that thrilled, the people who died, the prices that were made. To conclude our year-end coverage, we asked our writers and editors to pick their articles of the year, particularly those that did not make the site’s list of the 25 most popular posts of 2011. Their selections are listed below. Thank you for visiting. See you in 2012. Read More
In the approximately 100 days since Gallerist launched, we have worked to provide up-to-the-moment news and rich features with a critical (and occasionally irreverent) tone, releasing the list of artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, breaking the news that Ryan Trecartin was leaving his Chelsea gallery and reporting on the ground from Art Basel Miami Beach; Los Angeles, during the opening of the Art Platform fair and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative; New York’s Performa 11 biennial; the occupation of SoHo’s Artists Space; and the past season’s auctions. Read More
The auctions this year were relatively robust in spite of continued global economic instability, even if the top lots were frequently aided by third-party guarantees. Here’s an overview of the top prices realized at auction this year at New York’s top three auction houses.
All research courtesy of Artnet.
This list isn’t comprehensive or definitively a “best of” (it’s also in completely random order), but these are the shows I’ve found myself thinking about most as I look back at what I saw in 2011. I decided not to include museum exhibitions because who really needs another list with Willem de Kooning on it?
The year is almost over, and Gallerist is reflecting on what has occurred, readying ourselves for the new year. Last week, we summarized some of 2011′s major events and hazarded guesses about the future. This week, we will be taking more detailed and—in some cases—more subjective views on the state of the art world in a series of slide shows. Read More
There Was a Website Launch, and an Artistic Float
As 2011 draws to a close and myriad writers vie to pinpoint the year’s trends and noteworthy developments, whether those be pernicious or salubrious, let it not escape attention that it was the fall of this year that marked the auspicious launch of The Observer’s new website GalleristNY and its accompanying column in the paper, which you are reading this very minute. We promised to describe to you, with verve, the latest news of the art world in New York and, when relevant, beyond. If our visitor numbers are accurate, we believe we have delivered, and we hope to do even more in the New Year. Read More