An auctioneer scores a book deal, a museum receives a $70 million gift, and Sotheby’s announces the sale of an extraordinary work by Lucian Freud — this and more in this week’s news.
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Lucian Freud, “Head on a Green Sofa (1960-61)” Estimate: 2,500,000-3,500,000 GBP. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

An auctioneer scores a book deal, a museum receives a $70 million gift, and Sotheby’s announces the sale of an extraordinary work by Lucian Freud — this and more in this week’s news.

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Lucian Freud, “Head on a Green Sofa (1960-61)” Estimate: 2,500,000-3,500,000 GBP. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

This week marks the 26th edition of the London Art Fair, ‘the UK’s largest fair for Modern British and contemporary art. Over five days, 128 galleries will display more than 1,000 artists from the last century to the present day. Here are our five standout features of the Fair.

This week marks the 26th edition of the London Art Fair, ‘the UK’s largest fair for Modern British and contemporary art. Over five days, 128 galleries will display more than 1,000 artists from the last century to the present day. Here are our five standout features of the Fair.

“Nature provides us astonishment that is beyond our imagination. We may be shaken by its power, be struck with awe and praise the inscrutable beauty simultaneously,”
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Tokujin Yoshioka, “Rainbow Church,” 2010. Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

“Nature provides us astonishment that is beyond our imagination. We may be shaken by its power, be struck with awe and praise the inscrutable beauty simultaneously,”

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Tokujin Yoshioka, “Rainbow Church,” 2010. Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

Lutz Bacher is one of the most enigmatic artists working today. She rarely gives interviews and is rarely seen in public. Moreover, Lutz Bacher isn’t her actual name at all.
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Lutz Bacher, “Ape,” 2009, Plastic, fake fur, foam pellet stuffing, 104 x 71 x 60.9 cm, Courtesy the artist // Galerie Buchholz, Köln / Berlin // Greene Naftali, New York

Lutz Bacher is one of the most enigmatic artists working today. She rarely gives interviews and is rarely seen in public. Moreover, Lutz Bacher isn’t her actual name at all.

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Lutz Bacher, “Ape,” 2009, Plastic, fake fur, foam pellet stuffing, 104 x 71 x 60.9 cm, Courtesy the artist // Galerie Buchholz, Köln / Berlin // Greene Naftali, New York

Just three years after her death, it is still difficult to fully assess and appreciate the vast scope of Louise Bourgeois’ artistic career. 

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Louise Bourgeois, “I Give Everything Away,” Installation View, The Fruitmarket Gallery, 2013. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Cheim & Read Photo: Ruth Clark.

The holiday season was a much-needed break for many people, but the art world never slows down. Here’s our round up of the most interesting art news from the past two weeks.

Pablo Picasso’s “L’Homme au Gibus (Man with Opera Hat).” ©Succession Picasso 2013. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

The holiday season was a much-needed break for many people, but the art world never slows down. Here’s our round up of the most interesting art news from the past two weeks.

Pablo Picasso’s “L’Homme au Gibus (Man with Opera Hat).” ©Succession Picasso 2013. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

With works by Miro and Hirst up for sale, the art auction market is sure to heat things up this winter. 
See our top 5 picks in ARTPHAIRE:http://www.artphaire.com/5-contemporary-art-auctions-watch-winter-2014/

Damien Hirst, “UPLIFT” signed in English and dated 2008 on the backing board, framed butterfly and household gloss on canvas. 15.24 by 15.24 cm.; 6 by 6 in. Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

With works by Miro and Hirst up for sale, the art auction market is sure to heat things up this winter. 

See our top 5 picks in ARTPHAIRE:
http://www.artphaire.com/5-contemporary-art-auctions-watch-winter-2014/

Damien Hirst, “UPLIFT” signed in English and dated 2008 on the backing board, framed butterfly and household gloss on canvas. 15.24 by 15.24 cm.; 6 by 6 in. Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

If an artist can tell me clearly what they’re hoping to achieve and I understand it, then I can help or attempt to help them realize it.  There’s a lot of trust and friendship involved in my favorite relationships.”

-Paul Kasmin on the ideal artist/gallerist relationship

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Image: Walton Ford, “I don’t like to look at him, Jack,” 2011, watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil on paper mounted on aluminum panel, 108 x 144 x 7/8 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

It’s no surprise that famed postmodern architect Rem Koolhaas has called Baghdad-born, Pritzker-prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid “a planet in her own inimitable orbit.” To Frank Gehry she’s a “force of nature.”  In sum, she has an all-encompassing, forceful worldview that has helped her overcome obstacles in her chosen profession: namely, that she’s an Arab female in an industry governed by white men.
Read more in ARTPHAIRE:http://www.artphaire.com/zaha-hadid-brings-curves-serpentine/
Serpentine Sackler Gallery © 2013 Luke Hayes

It’s no surprise that famed postmodern architect Rem Koolhaas has called Baghdad-born, Pritzker-prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid “a planet in her own inimitable orbit.” To Frank Gehry she’s a “force of nature.”  In sum, she has an all-encompassing, forceful worldview that has helped her overcome obstacles in her chosen profession: namely, that she’s an Arab female in an industry governed by white men.

Read more in ARTPHAIRE:
http://www.artphaire.com/zaha-hadid-brings-curves-serpentine/

Serpentine Sackler Gallery © 2013 Luke Hayes

The Shenzhen Biennale consists of partnerships with a series of institutions from around the world: Victoria & Albert Museum, MAXXI, OMA, Droog Design, International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, MIT, MoMA, and The Berlage. Curated by the architecture historian and editor Ole Bouman, the event’s focal point is an astonishing building: the Guangdong Float Glass Factory.

Read more in ARTPHAIRE:http://www.artphaire.com/worlds-biennale-urbanism-arrives-shenzhen-hong-kong/

©Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Organizing Committee Photographed by Zeus Photography

The Shenzhen Biennale consists of partnerships with a series of institutions from around the world: Victoria & Albert Museum, MAXXI, OMA, Droog Design, International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, MIT, MoMA, and The Berlage. Curated by the architecture historian and editor Ole Bouman, the event’s focal point is an astonishing building: the Guangdong Float Glass Factory.

Read more in ARTPHAIRE:
http://www.artphaire.com/worlds-biennale-urbanism-arrives-shenzhen-hong-kong/

©Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Organizing Committee Photographed by Zeus Photography