Christie’s continues to expand its online-only auction calendar. VICE and VIRTUE, the latest in a series of thematic online auctions from the Post-War and Contemporary Art department.
I have collated some of my favourite initiatives. and will interview the key players in this wave of change in the following weeks.
Marina Abramovic’s mixed reality artwork The Life to be presented by Christie’s in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Christie’s to partner with Microsoft and its HoloLens 2 headset, to power Marina Abramovic’s seminal performance piece The Life – the world’s first mixed reality artwork.
Bling, twins, caves, faceless figures, glass, landscapes and a giant rabbit.
This week’s Top exhibitions to view includes:
A cow’s head, black history, fluttering decomposition, football, explosions, a rusted flag and minimalism.
The third and final auction from the estate of Audrey Hepburn will take place online next week. Following on from last year’s hugely successful sales, the auction includes over 200 further lots from the archive of one of the most beloved screen actresses of the 20th century.
A Saudi Arabian prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, has been identified as the buyer of the most expensive ever painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi.
Cy Twombly’s Leda and the Swan, 1962 will be a highlight of Christies May 17th Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
Leading International artists use materials recovered from The Glasgow School of Art fire to create new works for auction.
25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh library after the fire to create original works of art to help raise money for restoration of the Mackintosh Building.
Kissing, war, oil, flight and folk art
EXCLUSIVE Interview: FAD caught up with Bianca Chu Head of First Open/LDN Christie’s ahead of its late opening this Wednesday
First Open/LDN late opens this Wednesday – talks, demonstrations and a great live Auction
Christie’s has just announced the up coming launch of “+86 First Open”, a new initiative and sale providing a global platform and a fresh perspective on Chinese contemporary art.
This week’s top 5 features giant slides, portraits, guns, a polar bear, water and flames.
The ArtStack is an interesting platform. I like the fact that artists, art lovers, and art world professionals mingle shoulder to shoulder: There is no hierarchy there, and so it’s fascinating to see what art catches people’s eye. However, with all social median platforms, I always wonder how much they are really connected to what exists beyond their walls, digitally and in the real world. The collaboration between The ArtStack and Christie’s on the First Open/LDN competition makes this link; the digital realm of ArtStack crosses into the very physical realm of works on the wall at Christie’s.
rom 20th January – 2nd February artists were given the opportunity to submit their work via theArtStack.com for an online competition and the public were invited to vote for their favourite artworks by ‘stacking’. Almost 3,000 artists from over 100 countries submitted more than 11,000 art works on this innovative social media platform.
Christie’s has bought Collectrium, an online collection management tool for the art world. Founded in 2009 by Boris Pevzner, Collectrium… Read More
Damien Hirst sold a lot of very expensive art between 2007 and 2008. So much that he became the world’s most expensive living artist, which gave him the acumen to do whatever he liked. Next week, the seminal Pill Cabinet Lullaby, Winter is going under the hammer at Christie’s, but it has a curious history as an unfulfilled promise that had momentous effects.