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Report From Art Basel: A Frenzied Race to Move Monotonous Art

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on December 5, 2013
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With sales of perennial brands moving faster than ever, Art Basel Miami Beach offers more of the same.

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People Controlling People: Art Review’s Power 100 List Is Out

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on October 24, 2013
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Today, Art Review releases its annual Power 100 list, a ranked list of the contemporary art world’s figures with the most “power,” a word defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “the ability or right to control people or things.”

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Gallerist Takes a Look At Instagram, Finds the Art World

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on May 1, 2013
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You’d think a post about Instagram would lead one beyond a handful of top art advisers. For Gallerist, this is not the case. Gallerist believes “the art world” has an Instagram obsession and seeks to prove this point by investigating whether deals occur thanks to the service. The whole feature hinges on dealer Dick Richter’s Dick Richter Gallery, an art gallery that sells secondary market art on an iphone, and collector and advisor Nino Mier, who has commented on Richter’s Instagram page.

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The Independent Perfects the Art Übermarket

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on March 8, 2013
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In 2010, forty of New York’s up-and-comer galleries sailed downstream to avoid the Armory’s stench of death. Maybe it was the massive crowds or the lack of sunlight that made Thursday night’s opening so grim, but, four iterations later, the Independent has unmistakably assumed the mantle of young establishment.

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Your Guide to Armory Week

by Reid Singer on March 4, 2013
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Even though the hum around Armory week seems subdued this year, visiting half-a-dozen-plus art fairs can in a few days’ time can feel like a week on a Eurail pass. Naive outsiders are treated harshly, the food is unfamiliar and overpriced, and you spend a lot of time snooping around taking pictures. It’s useful to have an index that you can depend on to guide you towards the things that are worth seeing and away from the things that aren’t. A guidebook if you will. Here’s ours.

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