The art world often nurtures its enfants terribles. After all, rule breakers sell paintings. So it's no surprise that real felons are increasingly winning notice on the scene.
Galleries are teaming up with wine and spirits distributors to lure young new art buyers.
As the bidding started at Damien Hirst's historic auction in London on Sept. 15 (Sotheby's first ever of a single living artist), the specter of failing financial markets hardly discouraged collectors: Hirst's formaldehyde-preserved animals and diamond-encrusted butterflies netted a staggering $200.7 million, breaking the house's record for a single-artist auction (set in 1993 when a Picasso sale raised $32 million), and making Hirst seem like a better bet than the FTSE.The event broke with...
The Edinburgh Fringe has long been known as the wackier little sib of the esteemed Edinburgh Summer Festivals. But has the Fringe become too funny? This year comedy acts make up a record 32 percent of the program—overtaking theater events for the first time ever.