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Inuit-art show in Venice a target for renewed foundation

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Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
The 1969 triptych, never before offered at auction and which carried a pre-sale estimate of about $85 million, easily eclipsed the $119.9 million price of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” achieved in May of last year at Sotheby’s. The previous record for a Bacon work of art was $86.3 million set in 2008.
the monumental painting depicts the dublin-born painter’s friend and fellow artist lucian freud on a chair, with a view from each side and one face-on. christie’s called it “a true masterpiece that marks bacon and freud’s relationship” and their “creative and emotional kinship.”
with bidding starting at a whopping $80 million, it sold after a protracted bidding war both in the packed new york salesroom and via telephone. christie’s did not disclose the identity of the successful buyer.
“three studies of lucian freud” is also one of only two existing full-length triptychs of freud, a grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis sigmund freud, and the three panels were separated for 15 years in the 1970s before being reunited, christie’s said.
the auction also set another significant record, for a price achieved at auction by any living artist, when jeff koons’s large sculpture, “balloon dog (orange),” fetched $58.4 million, beating the high pre-sale estimate and smashing the old mark for a living artist of $37.1 million set by gerhard richter’s “domplatz, mailand (cathedral square, milan)” earlier this year.
auction officials have said that new, deep-pocketed collectors from around the globe are driving prices for top-tier works to record levels.
at a recent preview, christie’s head of postwar and contemporary art, brett gorvy, noted that collectors from asia, russia and the mideast flush with cash were determined to assemble world-class collections featuring trophy works.

Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.

The 1969 triptych, never before offered at auction and which carried a pre-sale estimate of about $85 million, easily eclipsed the $119.9 million price of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” achieved in May of last year at Sotheby’s. The previous record for a Bacon work of art was $86.3 million set in 2008.

the monumental painting depicts the dublin-born painter’s friend and fellow artist lucian freud on a chair, with a view from each side and one face-on. christie’s called it “a true masterpiece that marks bacon and freud’s relationship” and their “creative and emotional kinship.”

with bidding starting at a whopping $80 million, it sold after a protracted bidding war both in the packed new york salesroom and via telephone. christie’s did not disclose the identity of the successful buyer.

“three studies of lucian freud” is also one of only two existing full-length triptychs of freud, a grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis sigmund freud, and the three panels were separated for 15 years in the 1970s before being reunited, christie’s said.

the auction also set another significant record, for a price achieved at auction by any living artist, when jeff koons’s large sculpture, “balloon dog (orange),” fetched $58.4 million, beating the high pre-sale estimate and smashing the old mark for a living artist of $37.1 million set by gerhard richter’s “domplatz, mailand (cathedral square, milan)” earlier this year.

auction officials have said that new, deep-pocketed collectors from around the globe are driving prices for top-tier works to record levels.

at a recent preview, christie’s head of postwar and contemporary art, brett gorvy, noted that collectors from asia, russia and the mideast flush with cash were determined to assemble world-class collections featuring trophy works.

We went to the, “David Bowie is” show at the AGO last night - here’s what we thought!  http://www.theartmarket.ca/blog/david-bowie-feast-senses

We went to the, “David Bowie is” show at the AGO last night - here’s what we thought!  http://www.theartmarket.ca/blog/david-bowie-feast-senses

capilano university is cutting as many as 10 programs as the school faces an estimated $1.3 million shortfall in its upcoming budget.

marcus bowcott, who has been teaching within the studio art program capilano university for two decades, says he found out on tuesday that his department will be cut.

"not just the wind taken out of our sails, it was sort of like the sails got slashed," bowcott told cbc news.

under the proposed budget, studio arts classes will continue for second-year students next year. but after they graduate, the program will be cut.

a statement on the 2013-2014 budget posted to the university’s website uses the term “suspended” to describe what is being done to some programs and courses.

"rather than do across-the-board cuts, which affect quality for every student, we are suspending intakes in some programs and reducing classes in some areas," the statement says.

interim vice president, academic and provost bill gibson would not specify which departments were being cut, but said it amounted to about 200 course offerings from about 10 programs.

gibson says the changes reflect the university’s priorities.

"we have to preserve the quality in what remains, and do less," he said.

gibson says the university has approached the province for more money.

the final budget will be approved on may 14 by the university’s board of directors.

sfmoma:

Spotted in Nylon Mag: art-inspired manicures by artist Jin Soon Choi!

with yesterdays unanimous vote for a new Vancouver Art Gallery location by the Vancouver Mayor and Council - will the @Museumofvan be moving into the @VanArtGallery location? Read Here: http://www.theartmarket.ca/news/will-museum-vancouver-be-moving-vag

the fine lines between matronly and whore: our interview with rosea lake, the vancouver artist behind viral picture “judgments.”

roseaposey:

“Judgments”

I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.

Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that found appropriate.

I’d like to think I’m more open now.

Safety Pin by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen @deyoungmuseum in San Francisco

Blue cheese and caramel chilled on snow @mcacgallery - yum!

Don’t think I’ve ever seen the @mcacgallery ever look so gorgeous!

  • Which living person do you most admire, and why?
  • Myself, because I'm still alive.
  • What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
  • That I have a bad memory.
  • What is the trait you most deplore in others?
  • Sloppiness.
  • What was your most embarrassing moment?
  • I'm most embarrassed at my art shows, even though I don't show it.
  • Where would you like to live?
  • Planet Earth.

One of the best films on Canadian art: William Kurelek’s The Maze

We’re grateful for the last two years and very excited for the next two! Thank you!!!