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ISIS Raising Funds From Archeological Treasures

This latest from CNN (with must-see video) shows just how conniving – and how frighteningly successful ISIS (or IS) has become: (more…)

Art International In Istanbul Closes With Mixed Reviews

Crowds converge on the Carlos Aires installation at ADN during Art International. Photo Peter Madden


Highlights From Istanbul’s Art International Fair

A somewhat mediocre Art International Fair closed out its second edition in Istanbul on Sunday to  mixed — though largely  positive — reviews from galleries and attendees alike.  Produced by Sandy Angus (creator of Art HK)), Art International boasted 76 exhibitors this year,  up from 62 in 2013 .  An extended review will follow, but for now, a few highlights


Miraculous Pictures: Mark Rothko At the Hague Gemeentemuseum

photo Peter Madden


ISIS Destroys A Future For The Arts (And Humanity)

A "Wish Tree" burns in Gezi Park, destroyed by Turkish police, in Istanbul 2013


Collector Bert Kreuk vs Danh Vo: The Battle Continues

Following my previous posting on the case before the Dutch courts between collector Bert Kreuk and Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo, I received a statement from the artist, sent on his behalf by his New  York dealer, Marian Goodman.


On Art Markets, Art Collecting, And “Flipping”: Bert Kreuk Responds

Bert Kreuk


The Big, Shiny Flop of Jeff Koons At The Whitney

Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Collection of B. Z. and Michael Schwartz. ©Jeff Koons.


No, CUNY Law School, Terrorists Are Not Artists


In Istanbul, Turkish Sculptors Find A Place In The Sun

>40, terrace exhibition installation view