Archive for the Art News: Canada Tag

$40 Million Dollar Warhol Marks The Return of the Market

Apparently, the art market has returned. Andy Warhol’s 200 One Dollar Bills. Image: After a year of caution on the part of collectors, recent sales in New York and London have shown a dramatic return.  The other day, Sotheby’s New York sold Andy Warhol’s huge 1962 canvas 200 One Dollar Bills for $43.7 million (U.S.) – more than triple
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In the Air…

…In London: Sales were up at Frieze art fair in London apparently, but collectors are bargain-hunting. Artists continue apace, and you’ve got to hand it to Swiss artist Christoph Buchel for bravely exhibiting a pair of his old, worn socks on the floor of Hauser & Wirth, for sale at €20,000. Not sure if they sold. Christoph Büchel Socks, 2009.
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News: Sobey Art Prize 2009 Shortlist Announced

Well, it’s down to five. Who will win the $70,000 Sobey Art Prize this year? After last years win by Vancouver superstar Tim Lee (stolen, we think, from Winnipeg’s excellent Daniel Barrow) and won the year before by Montrealer Michel de Broin (who we interviewed HERE and whose pedal powered Buick we covered HERE), this year it’s down to this
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News: 2 Moves and a Boo

1. NEW DIRECTOR AT THE WAG, WINNIPEG: Dr. Stephen Borys has been appointed as the Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Winnipeg Art Gallery – Dr. Borys’ new home. Image:

Headlines from around the art world

New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Image: 1. Thomas Krens To Step Down As Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation: Read it HERE at