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Michigan Dealer Arrested on Forgery Charges

February 4th, 2016

Eric Spoutz and his wife, via NBCMichigan-based dealer Eric Spoutz has been arrested on federal charges for the sale of forged masterworks claimed to be by de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more.  Authorities allege he wove a web of lies and deceit over his collection of works and high connections in the art world.  “The only real thing in this situation seems to be the financial losses the victims have incurred for purchasing what they thought were true works of art, whether for investment purposes or personal enjoyment,” says FBI New York assistant director Diego Rodriguez.
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Christie’s Not Obligated to Pay $11.5 million in Damages Caused by Superstorm Sandy

February 4th, 2016

Storm Damage, via Art NewspaperChristie’s Brooklyn will not have to pay $11.5 million in damages caused by flooding after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, following a New York state court decision this past month.  The lawsuits were filed by several insurance companies to recoup the costs paid out to their clients.
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Tefaf Coming to New York

February 4th, 2016

Tefaf, via NYTTefaf, the massive Dutch fair of fine art, antiques and design, is expanding to New York this October, taking up most of the Park Avenue Armory for the first edition of Tefaf New York.  “On numerous occasions, our exhibitors in Maastricht have expressed the need and desire for a Tefaf platform in the U.S., as have many private and institutional collectors,” says Patrick van Maris, chief executive of Tefaf. “Among the different possibilities Tefaf has explored over the past couple of years, this partnership with Artvest in the Park Avenue Armory New York really stood out. As the world’s most buoyant art market, New York is a perfect match.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Olafur Eliasson

Works and lives in:

Copenhagen and Berlin

Represented By:

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Education includes:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1989-1995)

Eliasson is an Installation artist and Photographer. He is best known for creating natural, outdoor, settings inside galleries and exhibition spaces.

Eliasson’s work is represented in many private and public collections. The Guggenheim Museum (New York, US), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, US), The Menil Collection and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia (Madrid, Spain) are examples of institutions showing his work.

In 2003, “The Weather Project” was installed at the Tate Modern. This was Eliasson’s triumph. The installation transformed the gallery’s Turbine Hall into a solarium, with a representations of the Sun and the sky. The work spanned the entire legnth of the great hall. Humidifiers were used to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water. Hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitted pure yellow light in the from of a semi-circular disc. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror. The mirror served many purposes, it reflected heat from the lamps and allowed the visitors to see themselves as tiny shadows against the orange light.

Eliasson frequently displays his work in international projects, biennial exhibitions, and as commissioned outdoor installations. “Blind Pavilion,” is his 2003 creation for the Venice Biennial. “Your Black Horizon,” was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza and David Adjaye in 2006, on the island of San Lazzaro in the lagoon near Venice, Italy.  The  piece was  a light installation, exhibiting a black room with a thin strip of light showing through the walls.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:

Artist Homepage Olafur Eliasson

Wikipedia Entry

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