Instagrams of the Art World: Simmons, “Krugier,” and Wall-Painting with Pawel

Artist Laurie Simmons, whose show “Kigurumi, Dollers, and How We See” opens at Salon 94 on March 7, showed some cross-disciplinary love when she posted this recent work noting that it was inspired by a story by Canadian writer Sheila Heti.

Channeling the recent auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s of the collection of vaunted art dealer Jan Krugier, who was known for dealing in Basquiat, Balthus and Bacon, and died in 2008, Christie’s staffer Alexa Armstrong snapped this photo of a jauntily-hatted would-be Krugier.

Senior specialist and director in the contemporary art department at Sotheby’s Alex Branczik kept an auction diary on Instagram during the past few weeks of auctions at their London space. Here he is getting his mic fixed en route to the podium.

Visitors have been flocking to the New Museum for Polish conceptual artist Pawel Althamer‘s Draftsmen’s Congress, a project for which the artist has invited museum-goers along with community groups to paint and draw on the museum’s walls. During the run of “Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors,” the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the US,  which runs through April 13, Althamer is on hand every day spending time with visitors and giving art workshops.

Here’s Althamer with art dealer Jack Tilton snapped by I-20 gallery’s Paul Judelson.

Invoking the spirit of the Winter Olympics, auction house Christie’s posted this fabulous pic of Basquiat with Brooke Bartlett, and Swiss art dealer Bruno Bischofberger in snowy St. Mortiz (magnet of the international jet set, which twice hosted the Olympics) circa a very pre-Peta 1982. (Courtesy Christina Bischofberger.)

The Guggenheim‘s digital marketing manager Jia Jia Fei sent out this cheeky dispatch from the Art F City Roast at Postmasters Gallery: “Ain’t no party like #afcawraaa party because @artfcity parties got butt holes!”

French street artist JR, who recently collaborated with the New York City Ballet, took what may be the most gorgeous photo we’ve seen of New York during the past few days of blizzardy bluster.

— Rozalia Jovanovic (@Ruschka)