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Mark Bradford and Theaster Gates Post Record Sales at London Auctions

Mark Bradford and Theaster Gates Post Record Sales at London Auctions

  WHEN THE HAMMER CAME DOWN at Phillips London, Mark Bradford’s “Biting the Book” sold for more than $3.8 million, a record for the Los Angeles-based artist. A large-scale, mixed-media painting created in 2013, it was featured in Bradford’s “Through the Darkest America by Truck and Tank” exhibition at London’s White Cube Gallery. The lot...
Kerry James Marshall's 'Vignette' Sells at Christie's for Record $1 Million

Kerry James Marshall’s ‘Vignette’ Sells at Christie’s for Record $1 Million

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL HAS JOINED the million dollar club. His 2003 painting “Vignette” sold for more than $1 million (including fees) at Christie’s on Nov. 13. It was a record for the artist, according to sales results and auction records kept by multiple sources including Blouin Art Sales Index and Iris Index. “Vignette” was Lot...
Assessing the Fall Contemporary Auctions in New York

Assessing the Fall Contemporary Auctions in New York

ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN YOU and owning works by some of the most highly regarded artists practicing today is the wave of a paddle. Major auction houses are staging their fall contemporary sales this week. Works by El Anatsui, Chris Ofili, Mickalene Thomas and Glenn Ligon are up for consideration. Bidding is underway already with...
Art Agenda | May 11-17, 2014

Art Agenda | May 11-17, 2014

  MUST-SEE EXHIBITION openings and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art:   Through May 31, 2014 Cullen Washington Jr. Exhibition at B2OA | New York For its inaugural exhibition, B2OA gallery is featuring a series of new abstract collage and assemblage works by Cullen Washington Jr. According to the gallery release,...