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Hopkins as Picasso
Photo: Seth Rubin
Courtesy: Warner Bros.
NEWS 1996 ARCHIVES

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
12/20/96
The Picasso glut continues, that maybe-Michelangelo moves from Fifth Avenue to the Met, which seeks $100 million from database-connected donors, plus those FAQs. And, published for the first time, a color image of a really blue Blue Period Picasso, hidden in storage at the Metropolitan Museum.

ALL'S FAIR AT THE PRINT FAIR
by Deborah Ripley-Solway
12/12/96
Sales at the 1996 Print Fair in New York suggest that the drought is over--or, at least, the new editions on view proved that the creative spirit is thriving. Plus a report on the recent print auctions and a look at Matthew Marks' newest gallery in Chelsea.

ARTNET AUCTION RESULTS
by Stewart Waltzer
12/04/96
The Impressionist and modern sales in London, at Christie's on 12/2/96 and Sotheby's on 12/3/96, were not all that to write home about.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES:
NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY SALES

by Judd Tully
11/22/96
Lichtenstein's Forest Scene goes for $2.09 million at Sotheby's on Nov. 19, while a de Kooning Woman sells for $15.6 million at Christie's Nov. 20--the first time in the `90s a contemporary picture has sold for more than $10 million.

ARTNET AUCTION RESULTS
by Stewart Waltzer
11/21/96
A summary of Christie's and Sotheby's contemporary art auctions in New York.

DEGAS, MONET, CEZANNE:
IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN SALES IN NEW YORK

by Judd Tully
11/15/96
Las Vegas casino magnate Stephen Wynn was one of the celebrity buyers at Sotheby's and Christie's Fall 1996 sales of Impressionist and modern art in New York. Together the two houses sold $210 million worth of art in three days.

ARTNET AUCTION RESULTS
by Stewart Waltzer
11/14/96
A summary of Christie's and Sotheby's Impressionist and modern art sales in New York.

GALLERY YENTA
by Anastasia Aukenstein
10/25/96
Everybody loves Jasper, Paula opens & John collapses, Saatchi buys Katz, and life goes on.

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
10/18/96
La Tour behind the scenes, the Frick makes a loan and a hurricane-proof Christina Orr-Cahall. Plus those FAQS.

THE ENDLESS COLUMN
by Walter Robinson
10/14/96
Is Leo closing at last? Shafrazi bags Ala's Harings. Raising money for Courbet's museum. And more.

QUEEN OF PRINTS
by Deborah Ripley-Solway
9/10/96
Succession at MOMA's print department, PCN returns in new guise, Johns working proofs, other impressions (get it) by our new print columnist.

THE ARTIST-VOTER DIARY
by Larry Litt
9/10/96
In advance of the November elections, our hard-working political advocate attempts to capture the spirit of democracy in a bankable art work.

LANDSCAPE WITH PLUNDER
by Judd Tully
8/30/96
A chilling tale of Nazi war loot, a murdered Jewish couple and a small Degas pastel currently owned by prominent American collectors.

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
7/30/96
Corporations play curator as museums swap gallery space for cash. Meanwhile, the nonprofit, cooperative Museum Loan Network gets under way. And...could the Elgin marbles actually be on their way back home? Plus those FAQs.

GALLERY YENTA
by Anastasia Aukenstein
7/20/96
Various discussions of subjects suitable to the summer months from the art world's most conscientious student of New York gallery culture.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET: LONDON CALLING
by Judd Tully
7/11/96
Warhol's Mao makes $1 million and German collector Heide Charmat makes her art-market presence felt. Meanwhile, back in New York, Jeffery Deitch expands.

THE ARTIST-VOTER DIARY
by Larry Litt
7/3/96
Do lower Manhattan's loft residents deserve a special break in the rents they pay? It depends on whom you ask, as our hard-working and honest representatives in Albany are finding out.

THE ENDLESS COLUMN
by Walter Robinson
7/2/96
Money, money, money, prizes, prizes, prizes. And oh yes, the country's first Black Art Fair and some news about art museums and such.

WHO CAN SAVE THE NEA?
by Randi Harari
7/1/96
Martin Mawyer's Christian Action Network is planning a renewed fall offensive against the National Endowment for the Arts, already reeling from last years 40% budget cut.

POLKE IN LONDON: A CASE STUDY
by Catherine Morris
6/25/96
As the 1995-96 art season draws to a close, four works by Sigmar Polke go up for auction in London.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET: THE MARRIAGE OF EMMERICH AND SOTHEBY'S
by Judd Tully
6/18/96
What's behind the recent merger of the world's largest auction house and the seasoned New York dealer? We think we have an idea....

CHAT AND DISH
by Ronny Cohen
6/18/96
Served up by our newest columnist, an inside look at the Art Exchange Show, notes on what the collectors are buying (Ross Bleckner, Suzanne McClelland, Mariko Mori) and more, more more.

BRING ME THE HEAD OF BRUCE NAUMAN: AMERICA'S CULTURE WARS
by Jack Rosenberger
6/14/96
People for the American Way publishes its fourth annual report documenting attacks on artistic freedom across the U.S.

REPORT FROM THE CHICAGO ART FAIR
by Walter Robinson
6/9/96
More than 175 dealers from 20 countries and 29 U.S. cities--plus the ArtNet team--participated in the fourth annual Art 1996 Chicago. Here's our report.

HOT TIN ROOF FOR THE ANXIOUS CAT: A REPORT FROM THE GRAMERCY PARK ART FAIR
by Robert Mahoney
5/24/96

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
5/17/96
Gates digitalizes da Vinci, Asian art intrigues and the Chemical-Chase bank merger puts the Chase corporate collection on hold. Plus those FAQs.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THEN SOME
by Judd Tully
5/9/96
Over $200,000 for a 1922 Outerbridge photo and $772,500 for JFK's golf clubs. Get still more celestial results from our review of the spring photo auctions and the Jackie O sale.

AUCTION REPORT
by Stewart Waltzer
4/29/96
The premiere issue of the new ArtNet auction report, written by New York collector Stewart Waltzer, using the extensive ArtNet auction database to examine selected lots in the major New York spring Impressionist/Modern sales at Christie's and Sotheby's.

IMPRESSIONIST/MODERN AUCTIONS SALES RESULTS
5/1/96

CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS SALES RESULTS
5/14/96

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
4/18/96
"Cézannewich" and "Bathers" shower curtain;FAQ's about the Met, Disney, John McEnroe and more.

GUGGENHEIM SOHO TO GO HIGH TECH
by Lee Rosenbaum
3/29/96
Deutsche Telekom to Provide Major Support; will reopen June 14 after expansion and renovation with a major exhibition devoted to multimedia art.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET...
by Judd Tully
3/22/96
The first of Judd Tully's bi-weekly reports on the art market presents highlights of the February tune-up auctions of contemporary art at Christie's and Sotheby's, as well as notes on the Art Dealers Association of America's annual "Art Show" at the 67th Street Armory in New York.

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
3/22/96
Exhibitions that stress showmanship over scholarship, Michelangelo on Fifth Avenue, and the new Hugo Boss annual artist's prize to be administered by the Guggenheim.


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