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Jon Isherwood's marble sculptures usher feeling of community on New York's most famous street

Eight sculptures, depicting various gigantic blooming flowers, give viewers the chance to interact with public art, and with each other

Young, emerging artists continue to dominate Frieze week auctions as Phillips sets seven records

Asian bidders set the pace again as several works sell for ten times their lower estimate at the auction house's 20th century and contemporary art evening sale. But are these prices sustainable?

Former Sotheby’s heavyweights form Art Intelligence Global, an art advisory with lofty aims

Led by Yuki Terase and Amy Cappellazzo, the company aims to have firm footing in both Western and Asian markets.

New blood reinvigorates MoMA leadership

The museum has appointed four impressive women who are breathing new life into the curatorial, education and outreach divisions, including 23-year MoMA veteran Sarah Suzuki.

Manhattan exhibition combats view of Iran as 'hostile anti-American state'

Asia Society group show from Mohammed Akfami collection shows 'great diversity' of Iran’s often unseen arts scene

Colnaghi's show explores the broad threads that connect Spanish art and the New World

Exhibition of work from the Pre-Columbian age to mid-century Modern paintings, extended to 22 October

A new flavour of non-fungible token: Vito Schnabel launches an NFT auction platform

ArtOfficial, developed with help from Gary Vaynerchuk, "aims to broaden the experience of digital art" and make its purchase more accessible and transparent

'A collector in dealer's clothes': Sotheby's to sell the collection of Richard L. Feigen

The sale of the New York dealer, who died earlier this year and was once a vocal critic of auction houses, will feature works from the 14th to 20th centuries

'Exactly what we needed': Armory Show returns to New York in a new, modern location

Despite travel bans and complications, many galleries from oversees had a presence, giving the first major US fair since the pandemic a truly international tone

Art on the move: Kasmin brings kinetic artist George Rickey’s monumental sculptures to Manhattan

Rickey’s moving sculptures will be on view along the Park Avenue Mall and the gallery’s rooftop garden

Art fairsanalysis

Armory week marks a return to normal—but not business as usual

As the art world judders back into action, dealers are taking stock of lessons learned, with many prioritising “doing more by doing less”

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Aline Motta’s meditation on colonial erasure at the New Museum to recent paintings by Markus Lüpertz at Michael Werner

New and noteworthy: see what the Armory Show's younger galleries are bringing to the fair

In the Presents section, galleries founded within the past ten years present solo or dual-artist shows. Here are some works to look out for this year

New dealer partnership between Lévy Gorvy, Salon 94 and Amalia Dayan hints at post-pandemic shift in traditional gallery model

The firm, called LGDR, will launch in January as a hybrid advisory/gallery and will abandon costly US fairs in favour of only doing events in Asia

Cuba on the brink: artistic voices refuse to be silenced

As Amnesty International calls on "prisoners of conscience" to be released, a movement starts to boycott Havana Biennial

Noah Horowitz joins Sotheby's after stepping down as Art Basel’s director of Americas

Horowitz's new position will see him increasing Sotheby's collaboration with galleries and art dealers

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect at Art Basel's return event in Switzerland next month

Visitor capacity is capped at 20%, but organisers are bringing back both Unlimited for large-scale works and the public art trail Parcours

Place your bids: Sotheby’s to auction 11 Picassos live from Bellagio in Las Vegas

The works, chosen by casino mogul Steve Wynn, will be auctioned as the entertainment group MGM Resorts moves to focus its art collection on "diversity and inclusion"

California man admits to selling over $1m in forged art, purportedly by Richard Hambleton and Barkley Hendricks

Jason Harrington pleaded guilty to selling phony paintings to at least 15 galleries and individuals between 2018 and 2020

Douglas Chrismas arrested for allegedly embezzling over $260,000 from Ace Gallery’s bankruptcy estate

Chrismas, who founded the Los Angeles gallery in 1967, is accused of embezzling the funds while acting as the estate’s trustee and custodian

Christie's to sell Texan oil tycoon Edward L. Cox's collection of Impressionist art

The collection is expected to make over $200m in New York in November

US galleries survive: despite a stark decline in revenue in 2020, many galleries have a positive post-pandemic outlook, report says

The Art Dealers Association of America 2021 survey shows many galleries intend to increase their artist roster in 2021 and slowly hire back employees

Cubanews

'Patria y Vida': anti-government protests sweep Cuba, as artist-led movement gains ground

The 11 June protests, the largest seen on the island in 30 years, were sparked by years of economic hardship and a lack of government support for its people

How did this gem—an ‘archaic Greek masterpiece’—end up for sale at Christie’s in New York after being banned from leaving the UK?

The Ionides Scarab sold for $250,000 in April—but it may not have been the auction house’s, nor the consigner’s, right to sell the object in the US

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met’s survey of women photographers to Wong Ping’s dark films at the New Museum

Campeche, a new gallery in Mexico City, champions underrepresented artists in a country dominated by 'machismo'

"We are trying to build a programme that will be very female and queer oriented... that might be difficult for a Mexican audience, but it has to happen,” founder says

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Huguette Caland at The Drawing Center to the last week to visit the Met’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing

Blast off! Painting by David Bowie sells for more than $87,000 in online auction

The painting was found in an Ontario thrift shop and purchased for just five Canadian dollars

Records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar and Julie Curtiss at Phillips's $118.2m evening sale

Auction house chose to hold its 20th century and contemporary art evening sale in New York during what is traditionally the London season due to "detonated" calendar

Los Angeles gallery Regen Projects brings on two new directors Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski

Both Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski have worked with major museums and galleries in the city

Satellite summer: Lehmann Maupin and Carpenters Workshop Gallery collaborate in Aspen, while Christie’s pays homage to the Hamptons

Galleries and auction houses continue to set up shop with niche exhibitions where their clients spend their vacations

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Cézanne's drawings at MoMA to Takashi Murakami curating Outsider art

Cubanews

Cuban artists ask Museum of Fine Arts to remove their work from display while Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara remains in government custody

The San Isidro Movement founder was forcibly taken to a Havana hospital in early May eight days into a hunger strike protesting the government's clampdown on artist's rights

Black artist detained by police in his gallery residency in South Carolina

John Sims's current exhibition confronts the symbols of white supremacy and visual terrorism

Bosco Sodi brings a hopeful, reflective public art performance to Manhattan

The work invites members of the public to bring home and plant one of 439 small clay spheres, each with seeds inside

Experiential art space Superblue (finally) opens in Miami

The inaugural program will feature immersive experiences by Es Devlin, teamLab, James Turrell

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 cancelled after multiple delays

The cancellation of the Dutch art fair, scheduled for this September, casts some doubt on whether Art Basel will go ahead as planned just a fortnight later

Dasha Zhukova, collector and founder of Garage magazine, launches a real estate firm that places a high premium on culture

Instead of the routine amenities offered by most residential apartment buildings, Zhukova’s buildings will feature artist studios, workshops and masterclasses

Lehmann Maupin opens a summer popup in Taipei, expanding further into the spirited Asian market

The space will open in the Neri & Hu designed Kimpton Hotel Da An in Taiwan

Monet's $70m water lilies float to the top of Sotheby's three-auction marathon

The evening of sales in New York totalled $439.6m, with Basquiat's Versus Medici topping the contemporary art offering at $50.8m and a new record for Leonor Fini

Unable to run in its usual format, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair moves into Christie’s for bijou showcase

Knotted Ties exhibition features textile works by female artists from Africa and the diaspora

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Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

'It is like spring in the art world': A more civilised, 'humane' Frieze New York bodes well for the market

Exhibitors praised Frieze for seamlessness of install and timed entry gave galleries and guests more time than usual for art chat, making deals and catching up

Cubanews

Cuban dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara forcibly taken to hospital by security services eight days into a hunger strike

Otero Alcántara’s hunger strike and calls for free speech and artistic freedom in Cuba has drawn international attention

If you can't beat them, join them: Goodman Gallery jumps on the Hamptons bandwagon with new outpost

Denis Gardarin has joined as US director and will oversee the South Africa- and London-based gallery's presence at Frieze New York this week as travel restrictions persist

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

Stand and deliver: the $950m ‘art hostage situation’ involving paintings by Malevich and Goncharova

In a long-running legal battle, the Shchukin Gallery seeks the return of five paintings worth $63m that the gallery says were taken by a Russian financier

Phillips names Stephen Brooks, a former Christie's financial officer, as new chief executive

The current chief, Edward Dolman, will shift in September to a new role as executive chairman of Phillips’ holding company

Cubanews

Cuban artists and intellectuals commemorate the 50th anniversary of poet Herberto Padilla's confession

The public confession, which came after 36 days of imprisonment, marked a pivotal moment in Cuba's oppression of voices critical of the government.

Mexico City galleries come together for homegrown Zonamaco Art Week

Despite postponing the traditional art fair, organisers found a way to hold shows and create a sense of occasion

Prizesnews

Curator Meg Onli wins inaugural prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

The $75,000 Figure Skating Prize will be awarded annually to a Black artist, curator or scholar

Andy Warhol Foundation fights back in fair use case

Lawyers for the foundation claim a US Court of Appeals decision conflicts with precedent and threatens historically significant contemporary art work

Cubanews

Despite Raúl Castro's retirement, Cuban artists don't believe the country will change any time soon

"As long as the Communist Party is in power, Cuba will be a ‘dictatorship’," some believe as Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel takes over leadership

Paula Cooper names four new partners in her New York gallery

The announcement bolsters Cooper’s legacy and sets up a possible line of succession

From heartstrings to purse strings: nostalgia's pull on the art market

Sometimes the wistful memory of time long past is all one needs to spend a few hundred thousand.

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