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We Went to Frieze: Ate Shit, but Didn’t See the Ass

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on May 4, 2016
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One could more or less have the same experience of Frieze by looking at documentation of most of the work. This, despite the fact that visitors can sample dystopian “food” products and see a live donkey (sometimes).

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What is Going on at Art Basel Hong Kong?

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 24, 2016
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If you ask someone how the art market is doing in Hong Kong, get ready for an earful. We’re unfortunately not in town for Art Basel, so we can’t speak to that topic first-hand. But as a person with internet access, I’ve been bombarded with more contradictory facts and opinions (let’s be honest, mostly opinions) about the state of the unstable Chinese economy, the tastes of the Asian art market, and the manic-depressive cycles of art fair outlooks than I ever thought I’d need to know.

Below, we’ve aggregated some of the uneven reporting on Art Basel Hong Kong, including some quotes from director Adeline Ooi and other industry experts, to get a better idea of just what China’s market troubles mean for the art world:

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A Quiet Opening VIP Preview for EXPO

by Paddy Johnson on September 18, 2015
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CHICAGO- At around 3 PM yesterday, the EXPO VIP preview looked like a blank canvas. For nearly three hours, few collectors had circulated about the fair, a surprise given that there were over 60 new galleries on the fair roster. Those included heavy hitters like Pace, Salon 94, and Steve Turner. Dealers were getting anxious.

By 6PM the visitor numbers had changed. The Museum of Contemporary Art Patron Reception was packed with collectors indulging in small plate food and drinks despite the storm warnings in effect.

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Gagosian to Show Paintings by Spring Breakers Director Harmony Korine

by Paddy Johnson on April 29, 2014
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Oh, goodie.

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Contemporary Art Dominates the ADAA Art Show

by Paddy Johnson on March 5, 2014
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Mercifully, this year’s ADAA far was absent of familiar pop art fair staples such as Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. Many dealers brought contemporary art to the fairs, with familiar names such as Dana Schutz, Jacob Kassay, and James Turrell filling the booths. That, along with a series of in-depth solo booths, contributed to an overall sense of higher quality than in years past.

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Michael Mahalchick Will Have His Own Picasso Baby

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on August 1, 2013
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If you didn’t make it to Jay-Z’s performance at Pace, you’ve got another chance to share sweat with celebrities. ART CELEBRITIES. AFC’s own Wienerstar, Michael Mahalchick, is claiming “Picasso Baby” as his own, and will perform the song from 12 – 6 PM tomorrow at Louis B. James on 143 Orchard Street. We’re going.

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This Week’s Art Events

by Whitney Kimball on January 14, 2013
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This week, we’ll be attending an underground animation screening, a ton of international exhibitions, and the re-re-reopening of the Seaport Museum.

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