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Kobel's Art Weekly Archive

Year-end decoration; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 51 2023 - the last one for this year

The war in Ukraine will soon have been going on for two years, and the war in the Middle East is a new development. Nevertheless, the art market has almost returned to business as usual. This time, the review of the last six months consists of two parts.The reckoning comes at the end, and Ukraine is prudently keeping records, including ... read more

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 50 2023

There are twice as many private flights to and from Miami as in other weeks this year for Art Basel Miami Beach, according to our Viennese colleague Michael Huber found out from the local airport. Susanna Petrin paints a picture of the mood of ABMB and its environment in the NZZ: "So is the global ... read more

another Mona Lisa

Kobel's Art Weekly 49 2023

The fifth edition of the Berlin Amtsalon, which Christiane Meixner visited for the Tagesspiegel of 2 December, could be described as an alternative fair format: "And of course the representative stairwell, the long official corridors and halls are buzzing as in previous editions. Nevertheless, it is noticeable that there are fewer galleries this time. The ground floor, usually the visual prelude, has become a cloakroom. ... read more

Best wishes from Paris to Cologne and Basel; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 48 2023

With the FAB Paris, Paris finally has a brilliant art and antiques fair in the Grand Palais (Éphémère) again, which Bettina Wohlfarth visited for the FAZ: "After several years of gruelling competition, the two Parisian art and antiques fairs merged last year under the name Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale. The quarrelling association of French art dealers withdrew from ... read more

Art Cologne 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 47 2023

At the beginning of his review of Art Cologne for the FAZ, Georg Imdahl is not sparing with his criticism: "When a fair like Art Cologne endeavours to raise its profile, but over the years tends to stagnate instead of making decisive progress, the industry likes to say that it simply "realistically reflects the German market". For its current 56th ... read more

Luxembourg Art Week 2023; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 46 2023

For many visitors, Paris Photo is a temporary museum, explains Freddy Langer in the FAZ: "No art gallery could present such a wealth of material, and it is obvious that most of the 40,000 or so visitors see the fair as a temporary museum. 'At most one per cent of them,' says one gallery owner, 'are potential customers. He adds ... read more