Girls, girls, girls. Can erotica save the art market? The answer would seem to be “yes” based on the results of the three–session sale at Christie’s New York of the Constantiner Collection of photographs, Dec. 16–17, 2008.
With the New York Stock Exchange Volatility Index at a historic high, and Sotheby’s (BID) stock plummeting from $56 last October to $9 a share today, what’s an art dealer to do in these seemingly troubled times?
Long Island's East End, known as the Hamptons, has long served as a summer retreat for New York City's elite, but the region possesses an even more impressive history as home to some of the greatest American artists.
The art market arrived in the Hamptons on July 10th at the first-ever ArtHamptons fair. The fair, which was held in four giant, climate controlled modular buildings in Bridgehampton, attracted 5,000 visitors.
Last month, three Arabian nations announced ambitious cultural projects that, over the next decade, are likely to pour billions into art collecting and arts institutions. Will this Mid-East oil money remake the art world? Yes, it will. The real question is: How much and how soon?