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Banksy appears to have travelled to Ukraine himself and enhanced ruins there with his graffiti, reports dpa: "With several works, the anonymous street artist Banksy has immortalised himself in war-torn Ukraine. On his Instagram channel and website, Banksy posted a picture of a work on a destroyed house on Friday night. But other works in several Ukrainian cities are also ... read more
Ursula Scheer measures the new director of Artissima in Turin, Luigi Fassi, by his own standards in the FAZ: "Strolling through the aisles where 174 galleries from 28 countries - 74 from Italy, 21 from Germany and 42 newcomers - present their offerings, one is not overwhelmed by large decorative painting formats in strong colours, as is the case elsewhere, ... read more
Immediately after the premiere of Paris+ par Art Basel, the second initiator of the coup that meant the end of Fiac is also leaving. Marc Spiegler is leaving Art Basel, to be succeeded by Noah Horowitz, according to a press release (PDF). In an initial report, Kate Brown at Artnet mistakenly puts James Murdoch's share ... read more
The eagerly awaited Art Basel subsidiary Paris+ had its successful premiere last week, which was received positively by the international press, with some critical overtones. Scott Reyburn sums it up in the New York Times: "For all its less-corporate, French charm, FIAC had a reputation with some international dealers as a less commercially successful fair ... read more
Is London's art market following the same path as Hong Kong? The British capital still functions excellently as a hub for the asset class art, but the avant-garde is negotiated elsewhere. This is the impression conveyed by the synopsis of auction and fair reports from Frieze week.The trend that has characterised Frieze in recent years is confirmed by Patricia Grzonka at read more
The corpse of the Fiac is not yet cold, and Chris Dercon has already left the scene. According to a press release, he will be the new director of the Fondation Cartier. Just a short while ago, as President Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, he had made it possible for Art Basel to take over the time slot ... read more