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Global Auction Sales Up 25%

January 17th, 2018

Christie's, via NY postGlobal auction sales grew 25% last year, reaching $11.21 billion, according to a new report by ArtTactic. New York continued its domination of the global market, with its market seeing 41.7% jump in overall sales, boosting market share to 48.7%. 
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Dis Relaunches as Video-Based Site

January 17th, 2018

DisArt, via DisDis Magazine has relaunched its website after a pivot to video, and features new work by Darren Bader, Casey Jane Ellison and more. “People want information and knowledge, but the way it needs to be delivered is changing. We saw a real gap in the market — creating new languages, culture, talking about the most recent thing hasn’t been translated to video,” Dis co-founder Lauren Boyle says.
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Freedman Fitzpatrick Opening Paris Location

January 16th, 2018

Freedman Fitzpatrick, via Art NewsLos Angeles gallery Freedman Fitzpatrick is opening a new location in Paris, Art News reports. “Paris is really similar to L.A. in that way,” Robbie Fitzpatrick says. “A lot of artists are moving there from all over. It’s manifesting itself as a dynamic city that has a lot of possibility to explore, on top of already being an incredibly important city for culture, historically.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

William Wood

b. 1960
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Manhattan College BS, New York
School of Visual Arts, New York

Wood, an emerging artist, is a painter who uses nontraditional tools to apply oil and wax onto the canvas. Wood’s meticulous work is frequently inspired by photographic interpretations of light. His work is consistent, almost never deviating from the monochromatic biomorphic abstraction parameters that he set for himself early in his career.
His limited subject matter allows him to optically explore the multiple angles within these boundaries. His paintings are said to offer an inviting illusory spaces for the viewer to enter, both technically and visually confounding.
His work is part of museum collections in several states including New York, Texas, California, Hawaii, Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina.