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WatchTime New York Scheduled For October Return

WatchTime New York is gearing up for the luxury watch show’s seventh edition in Midtown Manhattan, taking place Friday, October 21st to Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, under the famed rotunda of Gotham Hall. Anticipation runs high for the beloved collector show, which unites enthusiasts directly with some of the world’s leading watch brands. Throughout the three-day event, produced by WatchTime, attendees get the chance to join the conversation by engaging with prestigious wristwatch brands and leading personalities of the watch world. Dialogue, interaction, and...

WatchTime New York Set for Sixth Edition of Show

WatchTime New York will make its triumphant return to live in-person events this autumn, integrating collectors, enthusiasts, and 27 registered watch brands under Gotham Hall’s famed rotunda in Midtown Manhattan after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 issues. The sixth edition of the show, produced by WatchTime and presented in partnership with the cocktail party sponsor Tourneau | Bucherer and BMW, expands from two days to three and will be open to the public by...

Sales Tax Legislation – the Bane of the Art Market?

Is sales tax legislation becoming the ‘bane of the art market’? Christie’s recent $16.7m settlement to avoid prosecution in the US for sales tax evasion demonstrates once again that it’s an increasingly common issue for both American and international art businesses. We turned to the experts from international art law specialists Withers for insight. It’s another taxing lesson in Sales Tax – Christie’s’ recent $16.7 million settlement to avoid prosecution for sales tax evasion has...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Launches New Online Programming and Social Media Initiatives

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched new online programming and social media initiatives while it is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Highlights include digital premieres of the opera The Mother of Us All and the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting (above), and a weekly family storytime. #MetAnywhere already features videos, 360-degree tours, publications, and educational resources, as well as popular activities like #MetSketch on the Museum’s social media channels. The new...

Armory Show 2020 Welcomes 183 Exhibitors from 32 Countries to New York

The 2020 edition of The Armory Show, taking place from March 5th–8th in New York’s Midtown Manhattan at Piers 90 and 94, will bring together 183 exhibitors from 32 countries, including 30 first-time exhibitors in an expanded curatorial programme. The upcoming edition will see 125 returning exhibitors, including 303 Gallery (New York), Sean Kelly (New York, Taipei), Victoria Miro (London, Venice), Galerie Templon (Paris, Brussels), and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp). In addition, 30 exhibitors will...

Asia Society Triennial to Feature More Than 40 Artists from 19 Countries

A citywide festival celebrating contemporary art from Asia will unfold at venues across New York City including the Asia Society Museum, Governors Island, the New-York Historical Society, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Times Square Arts, and other locations in June 2020. The Asia Society has announced that over 40 artists and collectives from 19 countries have been selected to participate in the inaugural Asia Society Triennial, a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation....

Leonardo da Vinci Bronze Horse and Rider For Auction by Guernsey’s of New York

Guernsey’s Auction House will be conducting the sale of the original and only 21st century bronze cast of the 16th century figure of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse and Rider on Wednesday October 30th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The last occasion that a work of art attributed to the great artist became available was 2017, when Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi brought $450 million at auction. It was the highest amount ever paid at...

Sotheby’s Celebrates The Art of Collecting in “Inspired by Chatsworth” Exhibition

Sotheby’s New York’s “Selling Exhibition” celebrates the art of collecting with an assemblage of artworks and sculptures inspired by the tastes of two most influential lines of collectors, the Chatsworth and Cavendish families. Inspired by Chatsworth: A Selling Exhibition revisits the country house aesthetic, via its splendid collection of 18thcentury silver, commissioned portraits of nobility, captivating biblical paintings, diamond jewellery and domestic items. Original Compositions Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Rosso, otherwise referred to as Rosso...

Monet and Koons Set World Records in Art Auctions

A painting by Claude Monet, one of the Meules (Haystacks) series, depicting rural life near his home in the Normandy region, has set world records by selling for $110.7m (£85.7m). Shortly after, a sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1m (£71m), breaking the record price for a work by a living artist. The Monet painting from 1890 was the first Impressionist work to achieve over $100m. It was last auctioned in 1986,...

Roy Lichtenstein Panel ‘Composition’ Up For Auction at Sotheby’s New York

A bespoke painted enamel panel created by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is coming up for sale with an estimate of $900k-$1.2m at the Contemporary Art Sale day at Sotheby’s New York. The work, Composition, was commissioned in 1969 by the late playboy art collector Gunter Sachs for his then wife, the French model and actress Brigitte Bardot. Previously exhibited in Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere, the piece in porcelain enamel on metal measures 24 by 771⁄2...

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