When he turned 50, Jason Boyd Kinsella left an advertising career to pursue art. Two years later, his paintings are selling for nearly $500,000

Patrizia Koenig likes to be conservative with her estimates, and the arrival of a Jason Boyd Kinsella painting for shipment from Phillips about four months before the auction house’s spring sale hardly made an exception. She judged that the artist thaws portrait would sell for $10,000 tops, an ambitious ceiling for a two-year-old painting by … Read more

Rising Star Anna Weyant Joins Gagosian, Adding Momentum to the Behind-the-Scenes Market Drama

Emerging artist Anna Weyant joins Gagosian Gallery, which will represent her worldwide and host a solo exhibition of her work this fall, the company announced Friday. The news ends weeks of speculation about what the rising star will do next – and fuels the drama that unfolds behind the scenes. At 27, Weyant is one … Read more

Revealed: The Biggest Senders of New York’s $2 Billion Spring Auctions, From Divorcing Heir to Mexican Financier

The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the curtain real going on in the art market. Massive auction season has arrived, with over $1.9 billion worth of art for sale at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips. That is almost double the total from last May. The market … Read more

6 Works That Upended Expectations During Last Week’s Contemporary Art Day Sales in London

Marquee evening sales may get all the eyeballs, but the day sales always deserve a second look. These workmanlike operations offer substantial insight not only into the current state of the market, but also where it’s headed—and which artists and bodies of work are attracting notice. We took a close look at the lots that … Read more

Art Industry News: Two Ukrainian Dealers Came to the US for Art Fairs, Got COVID, and Now Are Refugees + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, March 7. NEED-TO-READ Venice Biennale Vows to Move Ahead With Ukraine Pavilion – Organizers of the Venice Biennale have said they will do everything in their … Read more

From Beeple’s Gallery Debut to a New Indictment in the Inigo Philbrick Affair: The Best & Worst of the Art World This Week

Beeple Goes Mainstream – The NFT star debuted work with Jack Hanley in his first gallery foray. Museum of the Future – Dubai’s newest architectural marvel is blazing a trail for the 21st century. Phillips Donates $$ to Ukraine – The Russian-owned auction house is giving more than $7 million to the Ukraine Red Cross … Read more

Despite Talk of a Boycott of the Russian-Owned Auction House, Phillips Cruises to a Solid $40 Million Evening Sale in London

Phillips pulled off what can only be described as an incredible feat in London today, March 3, landing a £30 million ($40 million) modern and contemporary art evening sale amid public talk of a possible boycott of the Russian-owned auction house. Arguably the biggest story of the sale emerged before the auction even started, when … Read more

Revealed: We Identified the Seller of Freud’s ‘Girl With Eyes Closed’ and 6 More Top Consignors to This Week’s London Auctions

Who is selling at the London auctions this week? London’s major seasonal sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art begin on March 1, and have a combined presale estimate (for day and evening sales) of £468.9 million to £663.8 million ($637.4 million to $902.4 million) . As a mark of … Read more

A Prized Basquiat Owned by Billionaire Mega-Collector Yusaku Maezawa Could Fetch More Than $70 Million at Auction This Spring

Basquiat generated $439.6 million at auction in 2021, the most ever for the artist—and second only to Pablo Picasso. The revelation of yet another blockbuster consignment today may add even more fuel to the momentum. Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will sell one of his prized Basquiat paintings, the large-scale bright orange Untitled (1982), at … Read more