Robert Indiana’s estate seeks legal action to halt reproductions of his best-known works

Nearly a year after the death of Robert Indiana, the artists famous for his ‘LOVE’ and ‘HOPE’ sculptures and prints, the ongoing legal battle that has marred his legacy got a bit thicker. The battle began the day before Indiana passed away on May 20th, 2018 and it has gotten muddier ever since as various […]

After years of legal fights, Vivian Maier comes to London

Vivian Maier took more than 100,000 photographs but never meant for them to be seen, displayed, or even discovered. Now, they are selling for thousands. A decade since she died in a remote Chicago senior home after slipping on ice and hitting her head, a major collection of her photos is going on display and […]

Monet’s ‘Meules’ goes for $110 million despite an underwhelming evening at Sotheby’s

At Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 14th, one of Claude Monet’s iconic haystack paintings set a new record for Impressionists. After more than eight minutes of continuous bidding, the gavel fell and the 1890 painting, titled Meules, sold for a whopping $110.7 million. The winning bid shattered the painting’s pre-sale estimate of […]

Christy’s: bootleg blue-chip art for millions less

As auction watchers reacted over the sale of Jeff Koons’s Rabbit (1986) that marked its place in history as the most ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist, a bootleg version of the same work could barely stand up straight at a gallery show in Chelsea called “Christy’s”. Artist Eric Doeringer opened […]

SI Newhouse’s $150m art collection up for auction

Christie’s New York announced that it will be presenting 11 extraordinary works from the famous collection of Samuel Irving “S.I.” Newhouse Jr., expected to bring in over $130m. The amount will of course be led by the iconic Jeff Koons Rabbit sculpture, which could beat the artist’s auction record of $58.4m with it’s $50-70m estimate. […]

Mana Contemporary launches a platform to connect artists directly to buyers

About a week ago, Mana Contemporary, a New Jersey-based arts organization founded in 2011, introduced the first phase of their new marketplace concept: Mana Decentralized. As a physical and digital marketplace, Mana Decentralized will allow artists to sell their works directly to buyers, by and large eliminating the middleman. As of April 28th, Mana Decentralized […]

French court sentences art dealers with prison time for creating ‘fake-genuine’ works by Rodin

Recently, Gary Snell, an American businessman and art dealer, received a one year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty by a Parisian court of appeals for selling unauthorized sculptures using Auguste Rodin’s casts. In addition to Snell’s sentencing, his business associate, Robert Crouzet, a French art dealer, was sentence to four months of a […]