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Here’s What’s Headlining Next Week’s New York Sales at Sotheby’s

The New York Sales at Sotheby's run concurrently with Christie’s Spring Marquee Week auctions and offer a similar lineup of storied masterpieces and works seemingly handpicked for the serious (and wealthy) art collector. The lineup of auctions of works from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries kicks off on May 13 with the Now Evening Auction and runs through the Modern Day Auction on May 16. Across the sales, several career-defining masterworks and rare-yet-recognizable pieces stand out.

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Here’s What’s Leading Next Week’s 20th- and 21st-Century Evening Sales at Christie’s

Christie’s Spring Marquee Week is back next week with a lineup of sales featuring storied masterpieces and sought-after works by notable artists. Often, the pieces in the 20th- and 21st-century auctions were created during historically significant periods of the artists’ lives or have been part of notable collections. This year, several works in the Marquee Week sales come from Lyn and Norman Lear’s art collection and the de la Cruz Collection Museum’s holdings. Major artists represented include

For MCNY’s Centennial, an Exhibition Celebrating Stories Inspired by New York City

People associate New York City with the fine arts but often gloss over just how many iconic pop culture moments took place in this city. There’s the MTA bus that splashes gutter on Carrie Bradshaw’s white tutu in the opening credits of Sex and the City. There are Jim Henson’s Big Bird, Snuffleupagus and friends who call Sesame Street home (sidenote: the intersection between Broadway and West 63rd was officially renamed Sesame Street in 2019). There’s King Kong gripping the spire of the Empire St

A Guide to All the May Art Fairs

Art fair fatigue can start to set in just before May, which is ironic given that May is one of the busiest months in the spring art calendar. Or maybe they’re all busy now. There were loads of April art fairs; even February’s art fair calendar was packed. Like it or not, art is a global affair, and dealers in sometimes underrepresented parts of the world are catching up, making it increasingly a year-round occupation. What sets May apart, however, isn’t that there are so many art fairs—when are

How Tony Notarberardino’s ‘Chelsea Hotel Portraits’ Captured the End of an Era

Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood has a rich and established arts and culture scene with an array of galleries, the High Line and the unique urban oasis that is Little Island. One relic of the artistic history of the area can be found on West 23rd Street: a 12-story Queen Anne Revival and Gothic building with Victorian dollhouse rooms. The large neon sign reads “HOTEL CHELSEA” in white and red.

The Chelsea Hotel, a famed bohemian landmark that opened its doors in 1888, is known for its lo

Artist FRIDGE’s ‘FreezerBurn Factory’ Is a Playful Take On an A.I. Takeover

Much of New York’s copious art can be seen in exhibitions in museums and galleries, murals inside and outside of local businesses and restaurants and even large public installations along the streets of Manhattan, but another art form that greatly contributes to the vibrancy of NYC is graffiti. It’s these spray-painted masterpieces scattered around New York City that left a mark on the Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist FRIDGE, whose solo exhibition “FreezerBurn Factory” at the Lower East S

Artist Vince Fraser’s A.I.-Powered ‘Ase: Afro Frequencies’ Is Now On View in New York City

Walking into ARTECHOUSE, you’re immersed in beautifully tranquil electronic music: the beating of a drum paired with spoken word. On the walls around you, the energetic and electrifying moving imagery of futuristic environments and animated golden sculptures of Black people tell a carefully crafted story of the Black experience and, moreover, Black excellence. This is the award-winning “Ase: Afro Frequencies” by London-based artist Vince Fraser, now on view in New York City for the first time.

Christie’s Post-War to Present Sale Led by Cy Twombly Netted $21.5m

Last week, the March contemporary art auctions at Christie's in New York brought few surprises but some notable sales. In the “Contemporary Edition: New York” auction, Sol LeWitt’s Irregular Zig Zag Bands sold for $20,160, over one hundred times its low estimate. A Fernando Botero bronze, Dancers, achieved more than 260 percent of its low estimate to sell at $3,922,000 in the “Latin America Art” live auction. And the “Post-War to Present” live sale brought in more than half of the $39,131,579 re

Inside Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Exclusive Art Auction in a Private L.A. Skating Rink

At the start of Frieze in Los Angeles, the much-anticipated week of contemporary art fairs and events in L.A., a special auction took place at the personal home skating rink of Jimmy Iovine, cofounder of Interscope Records, and his wife, English model Liberty Ross.

The star-studded event, which raised $2.48 million for the Iovine and Young Center, a magnet school for high schoolers preparing for careers in design, technology and entrepreneurship, was co-hosted by Sotheby's, the school founders

Is ARTECHOUSE’s ‘World of AI·magination’ the Future of Art?

A 6,000-square-foot futuristic art space hides below the popular food hall and shopping hub that is New York City’s Chelsea Market, and the unassuming white-on-black sign on the brick wall outside belies the intensity of what visitors experience. What lies beneath the market is ARTECHOUSE, an immersive technology-powered art space that aims to “stimulate interest in the limitless possibilities of creative innovation and to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

ARTECHOUSE’s current exhibitio

Pipilotti Rist Explores Interior and Exterior in Two Chelsea Galleries

Walking into Luhring Augustine on 24th Street, gallery visitors must pass a large red textile work quilted with multiple colorful patterns: Pipilotti Rist’s Textile Gleichzeitigkeit (Joey Foulard) (2023). More signpost than barrier, it still transports you into the world of the Swiss visual art pioneer. Rist’s “Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon” is a two-gallery show, on view now at Luhring Augustine and Hauser & Wirth’s West 22nd Street location.


At the entrance are small-scale works