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Issue 1, Wednesday, 02 March 2011  | Download this issue

Bonus time for art business?

The return of Wall Street wealth should give New York’s art fairs a boost

News and analysis

The Art Show sets a sophisticated tone

Collectors queue to view classic modern and contemporary works

Gaddafi’s son reveals true colours

Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif, is also an architect, urban planner, and surrealist/symbolist painter

Support for Austrian director forced to resign

Artists and museum directors back up Peter Noever following his resignation

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Guaranteed outcome

Insurance for sellers or market manipulation? Why auction guarantees are dividing the art trade

 
Diary

Zabludowicz’s Collection (and son) debut in NY

The cream of New York’s art scene was out in force on Monday night for the first exhibition of the Zabludowicz Collection (aka British power art couple Anita and Poju) in the US. Art world luminaries such as dealers Yvon Lambert and Victoria Miro,...

 
Exhibitions

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
Video

The controversial Chris Ofili

The British artist Chris Ofili is no stranger to controversy. In 1999, his painting The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996, which depicted the Virgin surrounded by pornographic imagery and covered in elephant dung, was at the center of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s threat to rescind public funding from the Brooklyn Museum, where the picture was on display at the “Sensation” exhibition. In this clip, Ofili discusses his 2002 work The Upper Room, which was purchased by the Tate amid more tumult in 2006, as the artist sat on the museum’s board of trustees as the time of purchase. His latest exhibition, “Night and Day,” (at the New Museum, New York, until 25 January 2015) opened this week.

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