Simon de Pury on the hot art cities that will supplant New York as the center of the art world

Each month at The Hammer, art industry veteran Simon de Pury lifts the curtain on his life as the ultimate art world insider, his celebrity brushstroke and invaluable insight into the inner workings of the art market. Frieze’s decision to start Frieze Seoul was a masterstroke. With the uncertainty of what Hong Kong will look … Read more

On arrival in New York, the dealers behind Sprüth Magers discuss how a gallery can have a ‘cultural footprint’

The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the curtain For real going on in the art market. Art dealers Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers have represented some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but they don’t like to talk too much about themselves. … Read more

Beyoncé’s Favorite Photographer Gets a New Gallery, Jerry Saltz Gets Swept by Social Media and More Art Gossip

Every week, Artnet News brings Wet Paint, a gossip column with original firsts. If you have a tip, email Annie Armstrong at: [email protected]. SEAN KELLY LANDS A COUP ‘s career path Awol Erizku feels special to the present moment. The Ethiopian-American artist is classically trained, with a gold standard art school diploma of Cooper Union … Read more

Etsu Egami is a breakout star at the auction – and she’s not yet 30. But her supporters worry that all that success could backfire

Etsu Egami seems to have it all – and she hasn’t even turned 30 yet. The Japanese-born, internationally trained painter is one of Asia’s fastest rising stars, with local and international galleries and museums lining up to display her work. She is also one of the most sought after names in the art market. Egami’s … Read more

New York dealer James Fuentes has big plans for LA, Robert Mnuchin and family open a restaurant, plus more art world gossip

Every week, Artnet News brings Wet Paint, a gossip column with original firsts. If you have a tip, email Annie Armstrong at: [email protected]. FUENTES MAKES FOR LOS ANGELES James Fuentes is a gallery owner that I associate almost synonymous with the Lower East Side. He has maintained his space in the area, right on Delancey … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein’s art has the most pop in the private market. With a special sale in the Hamptons, do his public prices have room to grow?

Phillips is putting pop art star Roy Lichtenstein in the spotlight this summer — and providing a jolt of energy in what is typically a very quiet part of the art world calendar — with a special sale (through September 6th) featuring two works once destined for the house of Gianni Versace. The late fashion … Read more

Galerie Paris cuts ties with toxic curator, a look at Nathan Fielder’s art tastes, and more juicy art world gossip

Every week, Artnet News brings Wet Paint, a gossip column with original firsts. If you have a tip, email Annie Armstrong at: [email protected]. PARIS GALLERY CUTTING TIES WITH CURATOR Last week, someone at the Parisian gallery Lily Robert went to the company’s Instagram to post a photo of some graffiti sprayed on the facade of … Read more

Is Damien Hirst still a good investment? Here’s What The Data Says About The State Of The Famous Artist Market

Damien Hirst does, notoriously, pretty well for herself. The 56-year-old is the richest recording artist in England, in part because of the branding power of his recognizable body of work, factory-like studio operation and bad-boy persona (despite his generosity, he still makes a point of robbing the camera as a punk opposing the machine rages). … Read more

How a scandal in the record-collecting industry reveals why the art trade so often looks back (and other insights)

Every Wednesday morning Artnet News brings you The gray market. The column decodes key stories from the previous week – providing unparalleled insight into the art industry’s inner workings in the process. This week a parable of fact, fiction and rigidity in the arts… RECORD SCRATCH Last month, a scandal in the niche world of … Read more

A 54-year-old history teacher in Connecticut has just become one of the art market’s fastest-rising stars

Artist Rob Ober is an unlikely rising star. He is 54. He did not graduate from a prestigious art school. Instead, Ober taught three decades of US and Soviet history at a prep school in rural Connecticut. And for the past 15 years he’s also run a gallery down the street from the school, showing … Read more