Forget the Hamptons. Artists, Dealers, and Advisors Are Congregating in a New Bucolic Contemporary Art Hub: Maine

Forget the Hamptons. Artists, Dealers, and Advisors Are Congregating in a New Bucolic Contemporary Art Hub: Maine

The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the curtain on what’s really going on in the art market.   One of the key tourist attractions of Thomaston, Maine, an orderly town of white steeples and colonial houses, is a storefront selling arts and crafts made by the state’s … Read more

Here’s What Sold on the Opening Day of the Independent Art Fair, From Fantastical Anime Paintings to Figurative Ceramics

Here’s What Sold on the Opening Day of the Independent Art Fair, From Fantastical Anime Paintings to Figurative Ceramics

Art collectors’ pent-up demand and enthusiasm for buying was on full display this week at the Independent art fair in New York, which returned to Spring Studios in Tribeca after a one-time stint in downtown Manhattan last fall. The unofficial theme of the multi-floor presentation? Painting, painting, painting. Reflecting the current fervor for all things figurative and … Read more

Woody De Othello brings to life his sculptures of everyday objects

Woody De Othello brings to life his sculptures of everyday objects

When I first encountered Othello’s sculptures, I was struck by their larger than life stature. Fountain (2021) shows his nearly ten-foot-high depiction of bright orange, intertwined faucets not only the power of water and its place in the world, but also the human-like nature of the objects around us. In Othello’s hands, the pins look … Read more