Thomas Houseago is on a tear at the moment.
First of all, his huge sculptures are on view at locations around the world: the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England, Hauser & Wirth’s outdoor sculpture space in London, Miami’s Rubell Family Collection, Venice’s Palazzo Grassi, and New York’s High Line. And now one more venue: the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowksi Castle in Warsaw, Poland.
It was one remarkable week at the New York contemporary art evening sales. As the global economy tanked, Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury & Company filed generally strong results, while Christie’s nailed its best performance in the category since 2008, its second best ever. With all of that money flowing, the art world’s key players had plenty of great things to say this week. Below, our favorite quotations, from the reporting of our colleagues and competitors.