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Egon Schiele Catalog Goes Online

December 14th, 2018

Egon Schiele, via Art NewspaperThe full Egon Schiele Catalog Raisonné has been digitized, and is now available online for search adn exploration. “Several hundred works have been authenticated since the publication of the last print edition of Egon Schiele: The Complete Works in 1998,” says resarcher Jane Kallir. “So an update was long overdue.”
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Economist Explores Price Guarantees in Auction Market

December 14th, 2018

David Hockney, via EconomistThe Economist has a piece on auction guarantees, and how their use in major auctions has an impact on prices and market perceptions. “If enough leave what they see as a tilted playing field, the auction ends up being a “private sale in public’,” the piece reads.
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Christie’s to Sell Another Hockney this March in London

December 14th, 2018

Hockney, via Art NewsChristie’s is planning to sell another high-profile David Hockney work this month, “Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott,” a 1969 piece from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth next March in London. The work is expected to carry an estimate of £30 million. “David Hockney’s double portraits are undoubtedly some of the finest paintings the artist ever realized,” says Katharine Arnold, Christie’s head of the evening sale of post-war and contemporary art in London.
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Francesca von Habsburg

Collector’s Birthdate: NAvon Habsburg, daughter of renowned European collector Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, whose collection dwells within its own museum in Madrid, has created her own foundation committed to funding young artists’ ambitious projects.

Married to Karl von Habsburg, eldest son and heir to Austria’s Imperial family, she has retained her identity and command of her own foundation, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) which collects important and untraditional pieces.

Her collection contains famous works like Ólafur Elíasson’s “Your Black Horizon”.

On art and collecting:

“I would like to overcome the permanence of museum structures.” “I don’t buy any more, I commission unique, large-scale projects from Ólafur Elíasson, Doug Aitken, Matthew Ritchie, Janet Cardiff, Ernesto Neto, Kutlug Ataman, Diana Thater, Cerith Wyn Evans, Jim Lambie, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and recently a selection of young emerging East European artists.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006.