How Berthe Weill Shaped the 20th-Century French Art Scene – ARTnews.com

Open admiration for the art market has always been a taboo within museums, but that has not stopped institutions across the world from staging exhibitions about the dealers who helped shape modern art. The Museum of Modern Art did a show about Ambroise Vollard back in the ’70s; the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted one … Read more

New York’s Independent to Launch 20th-Century Art Fair in September – ARTnews.com

At the most important art fairs anywhere in the world, you can expect to find dozens, if not hundreds, of booths that feature works by today’s hottest artists. But at a new fair coming to New York this September, almost everything on view will be by artists who were active in the 20th century. That … Read more

Iconic Warhol Marilyn Could Fetch $200 Million, Set Records for 20th-Century Art

An iconic 1964 silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol, estimated at $200 million — which, if achieved, would make the painting the most expensive 20th-century painting to be sold at auction — is headed to Christie’s in May. Titled “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” the painting belongs to a series commonly known as the … Read more