When He Turned 50, Jason Boyd Kinsella Left an Advertising Career to Pursue Art. Two Years Later, His Paintings Are Selling for Almost $500,000

When He Turned 50, Jason Boyd Kinsella Left an Advertising Career to Pursue Art.  Two Years Later, His Paintings Are Selling for Almost 0,000

Patrizia Koenig likes to be conservative with her estimates, and the arrival of a Jason Boyd Kinsella painting for consignment at Phillips about four months ahead of the auction house’s spring day sale hardly qualified for an exception. She judged that the artist’s Thaws portrait would sell for $10,000 tops, an aspirational ceiling for a … Read more

Art Basel Offerings Aren’t Just for Billionaires. Here Are 5 Notable Sales at Every Price

Art Basel Offerings Aren’t Just for Billionaires.  Here Are 5 Notable Sales at Every Price

Switzerland is said to be one of the world’s most expensive countries to live in—so perhaps it’s not surprising that the artworks on view at Art Basel, the mother of all art fairs, tend to be equally pricey. Not long after the doors of the Messeplatz opened to VIPs on Tuesday, triumphant emails began flooding … Read more

As an Art Advisor, I’ve Watched ‘Meme Art’ Destroy All Logic in the Art Market. Here’s What We Can Do About It

As an Art Advisor, I’ve Watched ‘Meme Art’ Destroy All Logic in the Art Market.  Here’s What We Can Do About It

During the pandemic, we all watched with fascination as the Reddit chat room WallStreetBets wreaked havoc on the stock market. While these day-traders earned great profits, philosophically they were also giving the middle finger to the financial establishment in an effort to prove that the stock market often has no basis in reality. A similar … Read more

We Went Behind the Scenes With the Ultra-Wealthy Attendees of Zurich Art Weekend, Now an Essential Stop Before Art Basel

We Went Behind the Scenes With the Ultra-Wealthy Attendees of Zurich Art Weekend, Now an Essential Stop Before Art Basel

On Saturday evening in Zurich, Switzerland, over a symphony of excited dinner chatter and the clinking of champagne glasses toasting to Zurich Art Weekend, a seasoned French art collector faux hesitated as he raised a glass to his lips. “If it’s not too vulgar to say,”—and, in the amber glow of table lamps on the … Read more

‘It Allowed Me to Work Quietly’: Christopher Wool on How Two Years in Relative Isolation Changed the Course of His Art

‘It Allowed Me to Work Quietly’: Christopher Wool on How Two Years in Relative Isolation Changed the Course of His Art

Belgian gallerist Xavier Hufkens has inaugurated his renovated, four-story space in Brussels with an extensive solo show dedicated to the American artist Christopher Woolmarking their first project together and Wool‘s first show in Belgium since 2009. On view are Wool‘s abstract paintings, which combine silkscreening and other processes; black-and-white photographs of Marfa, Texas, where he … Read more

Louise Nevelson Was Once as Famous as Andy Warhol. Here’s Why Her Market by her Has Lagged So Far Behind Her Peers

Louise Nevelson Was Once as Famous as Andy Warhol.  Here’s Why Her Market by her Has Lagged So Far Behind Her Peers

Louise Nevelson, best known for her monochromatic painted wood sculptures, is considered one of the most important postwar artists—but her market has only recently begun to catch up. During her lifetime, Nevelson—a woman with an incredible sense of personal style, which was also a part of her work—was as famous as Andy Warhol. In the … Read more