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

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 –

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