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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Definetely not by Damien Hirst; photo Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

Kobel's Art Weekly 13 2024

With the Salon du Dessin and Drawing Now, two art fairs are attracting specialised dealers and collectors to Paris. Bettina Wohlfarth reports for the FAZ: "Fragonard's study may already be taken, much to the chagrin of some connoisseurs, but other fantastic works can be discovered at the 32nd edition of the Salon du Dessin at the Palais Brongniart. A good ... read more

Spark Vienna 2024; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 12 2024

Michael Huber allows himself a witty comparison as an introduction to his report on the Spark fair in Vienna in the Kurier: "An art fair resembles a goods train in a certain way. Not only because heavy and valuable loads are often moved: As an economic vehicle, a fair is always a combination, and if it is to be successful, ... read more

Tefaf Maastricht 2024, photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 11 2024

A certain shyness towards discourse, which she calls "timelessness", characterises the Arco in Madrid, writes Ursula Scheer in the FAZ : "Abstract painting and minimalist approaches are much more prominently represented than the figurative art that dominates elsewhere. [...] ARCO 2024 radiates timelessness, far removed from ideologically charged debates and wrestling with one's own past, which were by no means ... read more

Photography forbidden! Exhibition Art and Forgery in Heidelberg; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 10 2024

Maximilíano Durón selects the ten best stands at Frieze LA for Artnews, while Francesca Aton looks at the most prominent celebrities and Karen K. Ho summarises the sales reports from the exhibiting galleries. It is to be hoped that the fair is not as superficial as this coverage of it. ... read more

New Art Fair Stage Bregenz; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 9 2024

A prominent art world figure has launched a new art fair in an unusual location. Nicole Scheyerer visited the Stage at the Festspielhaus Bregenz for the FAZ on 24 February: "Behind the premiere is the fair organiser Renger van den Heuvel: in Vienna, the native Dutchman ran the Viennacontemporary before launching his own event in 2021 with the Spark Art Fair. He left after the ... read more

Jeff Koons under Mond

Kobel's Art Weekly 8 2024

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair is expanding its position, observes Osman Can Yerebakan for Artnews: "The vernissage saw a crowd of around 5,000 attendees which included largely local collectors taking an early look at 400 works mainly by African artists and artists its diasporas. [...] Laura Vincenti, the fair's director, described the last decade as 'a learning curve' to ... read more