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China’s Zhang Daqian tops 2011 art sales

The late Chinese artist Zhang Daqian was the best-selling artist at auction in 2011 while Spanish great Pablo Picasso dropped out of the top three. Chinese artists dominate the top end of the art market. Zhang’s compatriot Qi Bashi was the second top seller and six Chinese artists in all were in the top ten, [...]

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MB&F opens its M.A.D gallery in Geneva

MB&F’s M.A.D.Gallery is now open in Geneva on Rue Verdaine, a stone’s throw from their offices and atelier in the heart of the city’s old town. MB&F created the Gallery in order to situate their “Machines” in an appropriate context and along the way they have discovered kindred spirits in the world of kinetic art. [...]

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Porsche 911 Speedster Art Car by Miguel Paredes

The 2011 911 Speedster art car was created by famous artist Miguel Paredes in collaboration with Champion Porsche for the 2011 Art Basel. Miguel Paredes, born and raised in New York’s Upper West Side, is an urban realist that specializes in New York graffiti art. Paredes designed a psychedelic Japanese-inspired visage on the 911 Speedster, [...]

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L.A.dy Dior The Film

Dior presents the latest version of its Lady Dior film series with a comedy directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Marion Cotillard. The new Dior film features Marion as a young Hollywood movie-star, frolicking pool-side for a Dior TV commercial. The fifth installment of the Lady Dior films was inspired by a 1973 short [...]

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Hotel chain invites guests to steal artwork

As research has proved, guests will steal plenty of things from hotels given the chance — but most would draw the line at a piece of art valued in the thousands. One hotel, however, is inviting guests to steal art, in a clever promotion drawn up by Art Series Hotels, an Australian chain, for the [...]

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$100,000 Bill On The Streets of NYC

Artist John Baldessari has plastered a fake $100,000 bill on a billboard next to Manhattan’s High Line elevated park, on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. $100,000 bills actually exist. They were printed during the Great Depression but never publicly circulated.

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