With a total of 142,900 points, German artist Gerhard Richter was the bestseller of 2017, whereas Rosemarie Trockel, who ranked third on the list, only gathered 93,000 points. As it's difficult to find reliable information on sales on the art market, the points-based system cannot be trusted 100 percent. But what clearly emerges is that even the richest female artists are less rich than their male rivals. For years, Linde Rohr-Bongard has observed how hard it is for women to establish themselves on the art market. … [Read more...] about Growing hopes for women on the art market?
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Giant of Conceptual art He stood a towering 6 feet 7. But John Baldessari was a giant in other ways too: a key Conceptual artist known for works that read like absurd and cutting thought experiments, as well as an influential educator who taught artists such as Mike Kelley, Liz Craft, Jim Shaw and Rubén Ortiz Torres in his years at CalArts. Last week, Baldessari, who has been described as a “a gentle giant of Conceptual art,” died at the age of 88. … [Read more...] about Essential Arts: Remembering John Baldessari, artist of the absurd and profound
His populist vision of a nation under siege from the outside world clearly informs his taste in fine art. The collection includes Ferdinand Hodler’s monumental “Retreat from Marignano,” depicting the 1515 battlefield defeat that in Swiss mythology marks the nation’s inward turn toward neutrality. … [Read more...] about All art is political: Switzerland’s Blocher puts masterpieces on display
Photo: A ship and painted hand stencil near the East Alligator River, Arnhem Land, that dates back to the early 1900s. (Paul Tacon) Photo: A fire and graffiti-damaged rock art site in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, in 2012. (Paul Tacon) Photo: Emu track engraving from the Emu Cave site, Blue Mountains, NSW, that dates back at least 2,000 years. (Paul Tacon) Photo: Eagle Ancestor with a stencilled hafted axe over one wing and a stencilled boomerang over the other, at the Eagles Reach site, Wollemi National Park, NSW (Paul Tacon) Photo: A bird stencil at Djulirri, north-west Arnhem Land, that dates back around 9,000 years. (Paul Tacon) Photo: A drawing of a Rainbow Serpent from north-west Queensland, important to the Waanyi people. (Paul Tacon) Photo: A panel of drawings from the Keep River region of the Northern Territory, ranging in age from a few thousand years old to the 1900s. The main human figure is a ceremony man drawn by Bubble Bubble Dick in the late … [Read more...] about Push on to protect Australia’s rare rock art
"I came to the Institute of American Indian Arts, primarily because it was a small institution... and it would also allow me to come back to my roots a little bit because … growing up I felt like I was really missing that kind of side of me because my parents never talked about it." … [Read more...] about One-of-a-Kind School in US Immerses Students in Native Arts