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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Luana Adriani, Hands in Peace, free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 51 2022

What remains of Ukrainian cultural sites after the Russians have left is documented by the Kyiv Independent on its Youtube channel.Eileen Kinsella, writing for Artnet, took a detailed look at the record sales of eight billion US dollars reported by Sotheby's: "Sotheby's said that fine art and luxury auction sales accounted for $6.4 billion of ... read more

Enes Secilmis & Melis Cantürk Enes Secilmis & Melis Cantürk, It's not a Show; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 50 2022

Local politicians' hopes that Miami could become the capital of NFTs may be over for the time being, notes Georgina Adam in The Art Newspaper: "And the market for NFTs collapsed as dramatically-sales volume stood at $9m in November, compared with $93m just six months before, according to [Oh, and by the way, all this seems to have shattered ... read more

cringy: Jeppe Hein at Jerry Gogosian for Ruinart in Miami Beach

Kobel's Art Weekly 49 2022

World class at last! What German football has not been able to achieve for some time now, the local auction business has. A self-portrait by Max Beckmann fetched 23.2 million euros including buyer's premium at Villa Grisebach in Berlin. "The purchase price is a sensation that will go down in art market annals," says Susanne Schreiber of the Handelsblatt. "The ... read more

Eglė Ožalaitė, Fireflies in the burnt forest; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 48 2022

There is a making of video of Banksy in Ukraine, reports dpa.Cologne's Priska Pasquer Gallery is holding a charity auction with works by Aljoscha on December 1 to benefit Help Ukraine.Susanne Schreiber reviews the Cologne exhibition "Worth Fighting For" with works from the Ukrainian Pinchuk Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in the ... read more

Art Cologne 2022; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 47 2022

Art Cologne, which Georg Imdahl visited for the FAZ, has positioned itself permanently in November again: "'Everyone is cautious - everyone', a gallery owner from the Rhineland emphasises categorically. At last year's Art Cologne, many colleagues were already satisfied, economically speaking, if they 'got off lightly'. This time, the caution of some local galleries has gone so far that they ... read more

Exhibition Worth Fighting For in Cologne

Kobel's Art Weekly 46 2022

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