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14 February 2017

14 February 2017


By Allan Schwartzman, co-founder of AAP & chairman of Sotheby's Global Fine Arts

New York/Los Angeles. In times of bounty, when appetites are abundant, taste tends to favor the big, bold, and definitive, particularly in the realm of contemporary art. The most desired work is often that which is easy to like, to understand and consume.   When times are more challenging, interest shifts to complex and demanding art. What was recently popular in the market can now appear shallow, frivolous or decorative. Instead, focus gravitates to art that engages with themes of mortality and identity; art that is concerned with the profound, the not-easily-understood or that which is not fully knowable.  In...

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20 Postwar Artists Who Deserve Greater Recognition

Some Are Obscure, Others Are Known—but All Should Be More Celebrated

By Allan Schwartzman

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Revolution in the Making

Market Squares Up to Picasso’s Cubism

By Jeremiah Evarts

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Artoon

By Pablo Helguera

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Everyone Should Have a Horse Painting

By Fernanda Arruda

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The Powerful and Powerless

By Christian Viveros-Fauné

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Monumental Sculptures

By Allan Schwartzman

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