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Art World Roundup: response to global protests, Black Lives Matter murals, a found Banksy, and upcoming auction horrays and woes

This week’s Art World Roundup covers ongoing response to global protests, from Steve McQueen to Black Lives Matter artworks to a controversial ex-Whitney Museum trustee, and a couple of upcoming auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s that are making headlines for very different reasons.    Artist Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes Film Festival films to George Floyd […]

Winner of €1m Picasso announced in charity raffle

In a 12-minute live streamed video, Claudia Borgogno was announced as the winner of an oil painting by Pablo Picasso. The painting, titled Nature Morte (1921), was part of a Care charity raffle with tickets selling for €100 (£90) each to raise money for communities in need of clean water. The winning ticket was purchased […]

Art World Roundup: More COVID-19, COVID-19, and Kanye West

In this week’s Art World Roundup we bring you more COVID-19 news and a little bit of Kanye West’s early artworks. LA arts project helping feed the community Having provided food for some of the most at-risk individuals in LA County for 30 years, Project Angel Food  (PAF) has partnered up with the grantLOVE project […]

Art World Roundup: more COVID-19 news, an update on the boy thrown from the Tate, and #MuseumBouquet

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover more side effects of COVID-19, some more uplifting than others. We also have an update on the health of the boy who was thrown from a Tate Modern viewing deck and unfortunately, report the passing of art historian and critic Maurice Berger. UAE backs artists, buys thousands […]

The emperor has no clothes: the scams and swindles driving up art prices

For many, the headline-making stunt Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan pulled at Art Basel Miami this year—Cattelan duct taped a banana to a blank white wall, called it “Comedian”, and sold it for $120,000—crystallized the problems with how art is valued. After Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog shattered records in 2013 to sell over Christie’s auction block […]

Christie’s 100, where bidding started at just $100, wrapped up with success

Yesterday, an online auction at Christie’s wrapped up but this auction wasn’t like most of the art world’s sells today. Christie’s was hoping to bring in new clientele and first-time bidders in an abnormal way, and it worked well. The auction, titled Christie’s 100, was held exclusively online, featured 100 contemporary artworks, and every lot […]

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips battle it out to sell $700m Macklowe collection

In the midst of a very public and nasty divorce, Harry and Linda Macklowe have been court ordered to sell off 65 works from their extensive art collection. With that news, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are all now competing for the chance to sell the Macklowe collection later this year. In 1959, the couple, now […]