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By Edward Helmore / The Guardian
It’s been a strange, unsettling year in the art market and 2017 looks likely to be just as turbulent. What does a new president who can rattle the world with a tweet mean for an industry so dependent on the international rich? The answer is that no one knows, but it is a hot topic among gallery owners and auctioneers this new year. Read more
By T MAGAZINE / The New York Times
From their studios, ateliers, film sets and kitchens — and even the White House — these are the people whose inventive spirits shaped the conversation this year. Paulina Ołowska is among them. Read more
By Silka P / Widewalls
The growing interest towards innovative Polish artists should not surprise anyone. As a home to a rich legacy of the avant-garde art, Polish artists (during the 1980s) fundamentally changed and re-evaluated artistic traditions. These examinations challenged not only the classical avant-garde but also the works of neo-avant-garde artists as well. Focused on the ideas and theories put forward by the German artist, Joseph Beuys, Polish artists transformed the understanding of painting and of sculpture as well.
The ten Polish artists which are listed below showcase just how eclectic Polish art is and how expressive and critical it can be!
by Marion Maneker / ART MARKET MONITOR
Brett Gorvy told Bloomberg he’d sold a Basquiat boxer from Christie’s private selling exhibition in Hong Kong several weeks ago to an American buyer who saw the work on his Instagram feed and leapt at the opportunity to pay $24m sight unseen.
The story has provoked a number of skeptical market professionals to try to piece together what they know of the sale. Read more
Polish state acquires Czartoryski art collection that includes Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Lady with an Ermine. Read more
by Julia Halperin / The ArtNewspaper
Museum invites 24 artists to exchange images through their phones “in a game of visual ping-pong”. Read more
The site wojciechplewinski.com has a digital archive of the photographer with over two thousand pictures from his 60-year-long career as well as a virtual gallery with twelve series from 1957 to 2003 chosen by the project’s curator.
The material will be complemented by texts about Plewiński and the selected series, as well as the portraits and the archive materials. Every single series will be enriched by audio commentary by the photographer himself, where Plewiński reveals the circumstances behind certain pieces. Finally, there is also a short video where the artist talks about his career.