I’ve Seen a Lot of Money Grabs in My Career as an Art Market Reporter. NFT.NYC Topped Them All

The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the curtain on what’s really going on in the art market. The line was long. Hundreds of people waited for an hour and a half inside the New York Marriott Marquis hotel on opening day of NFT.NYC this week. … Read more

For Some Collectors, Rashid Johnson’s Work Has Become a Symbol of Access and Influence. How High Can His Prices Go?

With Art Basel in the rear view, Thert-world insiders traded the belle-époque rooms of the Trois Rois hotel for top-deck cabins on their summer yachts, and Hauser and Wirth hosted a reception for Rashid Johnson’s latest solo show at its Mediterranean outpost in Menorca. (Read our review of the show here.) The 45-year-old artist’s recognizable … Read more

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

Which Galleries Represent the 30 Most Powerful Biennial Artists? Here’s the Full List

This is part of the Biennial Artist Project, a series on the stars of the biennial circuit. You can also read profiles of the top 17 artists, our critic’s take on the list, and a report on the economics of being a biennial star. The full list of biennial artists is available to Artnet News … Read more

Upstart Painter Huang Yuxing Generated More Money at Auction Last Year Than Jonas Wood. Is It Evidence of a Bubble?

Few in the Western art market had heard of Huang Yuxing before mid-2020, when one of his fluorescent-hued paintings cracked $1 million at Christie’s Hong Kong. Once a young artist notes a price like that, it doesn’t take long for international players to start paying attention. Over the past year and a half, the Beijing-born … 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, 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