The documentary has impressive access to contemporary art world figures, but comes up with no good solutions for the many problems it discusses.
A Shop in LA Is Selling Art Objects Cast with Spells
The objects in Lazaros’s Astral Oracles correspond to a spell cast by the artist, who is himself a spiritual practitioner.
The Notorious Stefan Simchowitz on Art Dealing, Social Media, and Faith in Art
I caught up with Simchowitz while he rode around in his gray Porsche S.U.V., crossing errands off his list in Miracle Mile.
Why the Art World Must Not Normalize Donald Trump’s Presidency
Since the election, many people have called for a return to business as usual and pledged their support for the president-elect, but these attitudes are dangerous for artists, arts workers, and many, many others.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: an artist sued two dealers for plotting to split up and sell off his installation, the Pompidou’s former managing director racked up €40,000 in taxi fees, and a group of art students accused their professor of being a sleazeball.
Artists Are Not Kale: A Gallery Management Guide’s Many Failures
The it-book of summer, we were told, was Management of Art Galleries by the self-proclaimed “art market expert, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author” Magnus Resch.
Thoughts on Stefan Simchowitz from Berlin
BERLIN — He’s back, but he never truly went away. Art collector/dealer/advisor/“flipper” Stefan Simchowitz, by virtue of a long exposé in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, is again on the lips and fingertips of artists, art pros, and now mainstream culture vultures everywhere.
Stefan Simchowitz Isn’t as Controversial as He’d Like You to Believe
Stefan Simchowitz has a talent for making himself the center of conversation. That talent was on full view over the past week, since the New York Times released its Sunday magazine profile of the art collector/dealer.