Art On The Internet Stalled In Hype Mode

Scrutinizing the Sexy New Art-Tech Industry: It’s Not a Bubble, It’s Barely a Blip Illustration by ARTINFO More Voices by Shane Ferro The Internet is a great place: It has revolutionized the way that we communicate, shop, and consume information. But certain things have a certain je ne sais quoi to them that transitions awkwardly to the …

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Sotheby’s Sale Elephant God of Wealth

By KELLY CROW Sotheby’sContemporary artist Bharti Kher’s work “The Skin Speaks a Language Not Its Own” sold for £993,250. Hindu’s elephant god of wealth, Ganesh, once inspired contemporary-art star Bharti Kher to create a huge, fiberglass elephant lying slumped on the floor, possibly dying or napping. The artwork sends mixed signals, and the same could …

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Art.view Christie`s vs. Sotheby`s

Christie’s and Sotheby’s jockey for position in 2010 Feb 15th 2010 IN 2009 Christie’s year on year sales fell by a third, but it was definitely Christie’s year. The private auction house, owned by François Pinault, a French luxury-goods billionaire, sold four of the year’s five most-expensive works and seven of the top ten. Of …

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