November 2022 Blog Posts

Fundamental to the art of William Kentridge is charcoal, a simple prehistoric medium that has long anchored his multi-disciplined, intellectually epic body of work.

There are many concerns and issues that surround the use of genuine ancient coins in commercial retail. For one, there is the issue of availability and authenticity. Ancient coins tend to be found either as sporadic discoveries on archaeological sites or in large caches, called hoards. Hoards can contain thousands of coins at once and have produced no small percentage of the coins we have today.
The title of sculptor Mel Kendrick’s exhibition “Seeing Things in Things” at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, New York is particularly apt. At 73 years old, Kendrick is famous for taking things apart, reassembling the fragments, and then reapplying them to create composite sculptures, letting his materials be his guide. He is what he does.

Encounter an inspiring design collaboration.

SCAD collaborates with renowned Mexican studio Cerámica Suro to debut vibrant collections of glazed tiles by SCAD alumni. Reflecting the artists' unique creative visions, the tiles are showcased in a dramatic arched intervention at Design Miami/. The immersive installation, which also features new lighting and furniture designs, transforms over the course of the fair, with a different collection enlivening the space each day.

At 77 years old and after much speculation, Larry Gagosian just announced a plan of succession for his gallery, which spans nineteen locations around the world.

Phillips’ always popular 20th Century Evening Auction made record-breaking sales on November 15th, with bids coming in from nearly thirty countries. Led by Cy Twombly’s Untitled, which sold for $41.6 million USD,  the auction realized $138.9 million USD total, the third highest sale total in Phillips’ history.

It’s a recent development in art history to include women in numbers that, if not entirely commensurate with their place in society, are certainly far greater than previously.

The title creation process for abstract art can be fascinating. Sometimes titles are chosen by a family member, agent, or gallery.

Most people think of oil paintings when they think of Impressionism, but almost half of the works in the eight Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886 were prints and drawings, and pastels have become increasingly popular with collectors.

Have you ever wondered what a job in the art world pays? Thanks to a new pay transparency law that went into effect last week, all job postings in New York City must now disclose in good faith the minimum and maximum annual salary or hourly wage that an employer would pay for a position.