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Saatchi Art and Google+ Launched A Stupid Contest for Stupid Software

by Paddy Johnson on April 15, 2014
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First hair GIFs cinemagraphs took the web by storm in 2010. Now “motion photography” is creating new opportunities for makers. According to a press release from the folks at Saatchi Art, Saatchi Gallery and Google+ pimping their “Motion Photography Prize”, “motion photography”, or, “.GIFs”. is an exploding new field. This is news because Google + has added an “auto awesome” feature to their image uploader, which includes a GIFmaker.

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MATTE: Vince Aletti, “Something Soulful”

by Matthew Leifheit on October 16, 2013
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Vince Aletti has been allotted more firsts (and almost firsts) in his life than the average person. He was the first person to write about disco. He was one of the first writers to exclusively focus on photography shows in New York. He is the only person to have penned, “This is Not a Fashion Photo” a regular column in W Magazine, where he choses pictures that look like they were made for a fashion publication but weren’t. It’s all part of his interest in niche culture, photography and fashion. I sat down with Aletti to talk about how he’s spent the last forty years studying, curating and reporting on culture.

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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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AFC’s Cheat Sheet for Today’s Contemporary Sale at Phillips de Pury

by The AFC Staff on June 28, 2012
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Get ready for another art auction! Today Phillips de Pury will hold its Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London. We’re watching it online at 7 PM (2 PM for New Yorkers), and we’ve created a cheat sheet for the most talked about lots. Which records will be shattered? Which artworks will be remain unsold? And most important, will the auctioneer pronounce artists’ names correctly?

We made pros and cons for the works that were most interesting to us, so you can place your bets. Our predictions: cement trucks, dicks, and the letter U will all edge toward victory.

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Akron Art Museum Sells a Cindy Sherman for $2.8 Million at Christie’s

by Corinna Kirsch on May 9, 2012
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Tuesday night, the Akron Art Museum sold off Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 (1981) at Christie's. Continuing the solid sales at New York spring auctions, the “orange” Cindy Sherman sold for $2,882,500, including tax and commission. That's more than the Akron Art Museum's total revenue from 2010.

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Artspace: Win $5,000 of (Seriously) Great Art

by Sponsors on May 7, 2012
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Own a Damien Hirst, a Cindy Sherman, a Julian Schnabel or one of the many, many other acclaimed and emerging artists available on Artspace.com. Sign up for a free membership today.

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[Sponsor] Bid on Contemporary Art in the BAMart Silent Auction

by Sponsors on April 16, 2012
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Own a piece of contemporary art and help support America's oldest performing arts organization by bidding in the Eighth Annual BAMart Silent Auction. With works across all media and bids beginning at $200, there is something for every collector out there. The auction is powered by Paddle8, and BAM will be partnering with Phillips de Pury & Company, which will feature a number of works in their upcoming spring auctions. Visit the BAMart auction website for more information and to register, browse and bid. Bidding closes at 6 pm on April 22.

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