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The world is in crisis mode, the art market seems to be celebrating. In our three-part review of the art market coverage, we take another look inside and behind the scenes. We start with the fairs.The autumn season has not yet begun, there is already the first fair cancellation. Anny Shaw reports in The Art Newspaper the cancellation of the ... read more
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
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 Non-Fungible.com. [Oh, and by the way, all this seems to have shattered ... read more
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
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, 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