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Visionary art dealer Carla Pellegrini (1931–2019)

Carla Pellegrini, the director of the Italian gallery Galleria Milano in Milan since 1965, recently passed away at the age of 87. The visionary avant-garde dealer offered such artists as Ed Ruscha, Georg Baselitz, and Sigmar Polke their first major shows in Italy. During her lengthy career, Pellegrini staged some three hundred exhibitions at the […]

The Final Art Destination: “Velvet Buzzsaw” Film Review

In Velvet Buzzsaw, a film written and directed by Dan Gilroy, audiences encounter a sensitive art critique, a ruthless gallery owner, a cut-throat art dealer, and an ambitious art assistant who together dig-up a recently deceased artist’s oeuvre of paintings with fatal consequences. This art thriller is a satire on the art contemporary art market […]

Finalists for the 2019 Prix du dessin, Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel and Florence Guerlain

Friedrich Kunath, Claire Morgan and Jérôme Zonder have just been named as the three finalists for the twelfth edition of the Prix du dessin, the drawing prize organized by Daniel and Florence Guerlain contemporary art foundation. An exhibition of their works will be presented at Paris’ Salon du Dessin drawing fair at the Palais de […]

Film Review: “The Price of Everything”

The Price of Everything presents a capricious art market that places living artists at the mercy of a few leaders with many followers. The film presents three vignettes that offer glimpses into the reality of the contemporary art market: the collector, the auction house, and the artist. This review illustrates the bittersweet cycle created for […]

Jenny Saville’s “Propped”: Female Worth in the Art Market

Throughout art history, women have struggled to break the shackles of the muse and gain the same footing as male artists. The battle for equality in the art world goes beyond recognition or exhibitions and asserts itself in auction houses. Yet, on October 5, Jenny Saville’s Propped (1992) sold for an astounding £9.5 million at […]

The contemporary art market looks like it may be cooling off

Since 2000, the contemporary art market has experienced immense growth. Artprice details in its report of 2017/2018 that the number of transactions since the turn of the millennium has multiplied 5.5 times while global turnover has risen a stunning 1,744% from $103 million USD to $1.9 billion USD in 2017/2018 period. In 2000, the average piece of […]