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Everything you ever wanted to know about the art market but didn't know who to ask

31 January 2017

31 January 2017


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

New York - I used to be known principally as a curator and writer. By the mid-1980s I was writing both critically and journalistically about art and the art market. I had become frustrated that most art writing looked at art either in an aesthetic or theoretical vacuum. To my mind, ever since Andy Warhol widened public awareness of art, its roles within popular and high culture, and its market value, most art could no longer be viewed purely as art, but also should be evaluated as a commodity within a broader system. The idea of art as a commodity...

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Artoon

By Pablo Helguera

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Picabia: Fearless Maverick with Parisian Panache

By Grégoire Billault

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Found Objects, Forgotten Heroes and Techno-Fear

By Louisa Buck

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Missed Yves Klein Still Gives Me the Blues

The Dallas-Based Collector on His One Major Regret

By Howard Rachofsky

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Family Resemblances—A Picture Chain by Artist David Salle

By David Salle

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Editor Charlotte Burns