contemporary art

Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Sotheby’s kicked off the Spring art auctions with the sale of a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price paid for a work by the Dutch artist since 1998, the auction house said. Claude Monet’s water lilies also sold for $54 million. The Impressionist and modern art sale Tuesday, saw Van Gogh’s “L’allée Des Alyscamps” go to a private collector in Asia after heated bidding with at least five other collectors. Van Gogh’s works have always been among the most collectible among Impressionist artists. ...

Guggenheim Museum Showcases Gabriel Orozco’s ‘Asterisms’

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but artist Gabriel Orozco takes that cliché literally. Orozco’s vast collection of detritus is showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. “Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms” is a sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items the artist gathered from an athletic field in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Mexico. The refuse Orozco foraged include everyday objects most of us don’t give a second thought to when we see them in the trash or on the streets...

Modern Art Comes To Life at Javits Center Art Fair (Photos)

New York’s Javits Center played host to some amazing artwork from over 100 established and emerging painters, photographers, sculptors and artists working in mixed media at the 2012 Contemporary Art Fair NYC, which took place Oct. 19-21. The third annual event also featured speakers who instructed collectors, artists and students about both practical and theoretical art-related subjects....