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#TBT The Complicated, Cultural Whirlwind that was Art Basel Miami Beach

It’s that time of year again; artists, collectors, and critics from around the world are flocking to Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. Last year we wrote about the complicated, highly exclusive side of the renowned arts fair, and in honor of its return, we are recalling the artists that wowed Miami Beach in 2013. […]

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How To Support Local Artists Without Going Broke

The art world can often be an incredibly polarizing place, especially when it comes to how art is valued. Some artists share their work with the world free of charge by embracing graffiti and public installations as their medium of choice. Others spend their careers crafting works that sell for millions of dollars at auction. […]

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The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold Reveals A Great Divide In the Art World

When Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for an astounding $142.4 million at Christie’s last week, it became the single most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. In the aftermath of this historic art sale, a complicated, philosophical paradox emerges: on the one hand, it is remarkable that […]

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