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Highlights from the Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report

by Corinna Kirsch on October 10, 2012
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What happens to the wealthy is what happens to the rest of the art world. At least, that’s what Artprice’s annual contemporary art market report suggests. Every October, Artprice publishes The Artprice Annual Report, a whopping 140-page document about trends in the contemporary art market; they look at art auction records,then talk to dealers and anybody else managing multi-million-dollar art sales to come up with a sense of the health of the market as a whole. We disagree, knowing that what happens at the auction houses doesn’t trickle down to the rest of the art world; for all its flaws, though, we enjoy reading this thing.

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Sexy Boys and a Scandal at Leo Koenig, Inc.

by Corinna Kirsch on August 24, 2012
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In video and performance artist Julika Rudelius’s exhibition Rituals of Capitalism, there are videos and photographs of young men—flamboyant Chinese youth and emotionless Ivy League students—and then, as you walk through the gallery, there’s two empty pedestals. These pedestals had previously shown two of Rudelius’s works, “unidentified furs” from China, but those works were removed. According to a typewritten note from the gallery, they violated a U.S. law which forbids importing cat and dog furs. It seems there are some things that just don’t translate from east to west.

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5 Reasons the Chinese Art Boom May Not Buoy the Global Art …

by Paddy Johnson on September 22, 2011

5 Reasons the Chinese Art Boom May Not Buoy the Global Art … – These are sound reasons to be wary of the hype.

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Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

by Paddy Johnson on June 22, 2011
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This just in via Hyperallergic: Ai Weiwei has been released on bail. According to xinhuanet.com Ai’s “good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from,” was offered as rationale for the decision. Ai will also pay the taxes the government claims he owes.

There aren’t too many institutions here who have changed their programming as a result of the Chinese government’s actions, but Anish Kapoor did reject an offer to show his work from the National Museum of China in Beijing in protest. Perhaps that will change now that Ai Weiwei has been released?

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Tea Leaf Pickers Required To Be Virgins & Have C-Cup Breasts – chinaSMACK

by Paddy Johnson on April 26, 2011

Tea Leaf Pickers Required To Be Virgins & Have C-Cup Breasts – chinaSMACK – Naturally. 

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