Sotheby’s $85M Acquisition of Art Agency, Partners

In an unorthodox art market shake-up, Sotheby’s has acquired the boutique art advisory company Art Agency, Partners (AAP) for $85 million. The recent acquisition is Sotheby’s first major step toward revitalizing its steadily declining stock while boosting its revenue streams and increasing private sales. AAP will also lead a new fine-art division within Sotheby’s focused on expanding 20th-and 21st century art dealings. For more information …

The Art of Consumption: CJW Wool Scarves

Christina Wang draws out her fascination for material objects on to wearable, sumptuous wool scarves

Christina Wang’s scarves are more than just wearable; they’re impossible not to comment on. Each square of soft wool is illustrated with an array of objects, ranging from bowls of ramen to a Patagonia fleece jacket and a Momofuku birthday cake—accompanied by their prices. With consumable products that she comes in daily contact with as her art muses, the NYC-based artist’s wearable works become a …

Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg

Inside the workspace of the celebrated artist, whose upcoming gallery showcase blurs painting and photography

On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself has had a resounding impact on her latest gallery show “Paintings.” We’ve been following Greenberg for years now, but this latest crop of calculated …