Solid Middle Eastern and Islamic Sales in LondonThis commentary by Marion Maneker is available to AMMpro subscribers. (The first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
Mark Grotjahn Shows New Work at GagosianThe Wall Street Journal highlights Mark Grotjahn’s show of new paintings at Gagosian in New York that opens next week. The Journal is impressed by Grotjahn’s ability to work with four different galleries, including Gagosian, but still sell directly to collectors like Yusaku Maezawa. The new work is meant to be a departure for Grotjahn whose previous series of butterfly and face paintings were highly sought after. Some of his long-standing supporters were happy to lend their names to the story:
- The Broad in Los Angeles is acquiring some of the “Free Capri” pieces. “There’s a sense of open-endedness and freedom that seem apparent in these paintings, though they still have the same rigorous sensuality about them,” says Joanne Heyler, the museum’s founding director
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