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    The best art websites

    These art websites cover current trends in contemporary art for both casual art fans and art-world insiders By Howard Halle|Posted: Tuesday January 30 2018 The art world is a big place, with a lot more going on than just the latest shows at museums like MoMA, or at your favorite Chelsea, Lower East Side and Uptown galleries. Indeed, art is a global business with far-flung goings-on (exhibitions, biennials, art fairs, auctions) in greater numbers than ever. It can seem like a lot to keep track off, but thanks to numerous art websites and blogs, it’s also easier than ever to find the latest news about art from ever angle imaginable. If you’re looking to find which site is most informative,…

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    ‘I Hate Him, But He’s a Genius’: How Mega-Dealers Really Feel About Their Colleagues, Artists, and the Cutthroat Game of the Art Market

    People Larry Gagosian, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Marianne Boesky all make appearances in this excerpt from Michael Shnayerson’s new book, “Boom.” By the early 2000s, the mega dealers were pulling far ahead of smaller galleries in a market growing with astonishing speed. All four megas were privately held and published no financial statements detailing revenues, expenses, profits, and losses. Even their corporate statuses were unclear. Still, soundings could be taken from art fair sales wrap-ups, when mega dealers broadcast their triumphs, and from the auction houses, where works sold by the mega dealers and their clients sometimes went for multiples of their retail prices. Overall, the total art market…