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How Instagram Became the Art World’s Obsession

AS HE BOARDED a plane for Hong Kong in late 2016, Brett Gorvy, then global head of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s, posted an image of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting on his Instagram feed. Upon landing, he found he had three text messages from clients interested in buying the 1982 work, a portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson and part …

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Record-Breaking Canadian Art Auction

A painting by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris sold for just over $3 million Wednesday night, in line with presale expectations. The 1925 oil canvas Mountains East of Maligne Lake had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million, according to the Heffel Fine Art Auction House, and sold for $3,001,250. The painting was one of eight …

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Public Art in Calgary

At their meeting Tuesday, the controversial Ward 11 councillor spoke of the criticism surrounding the art installation in the north-east called the “Travelling Light”, better known to Calgarians as the giant blue ring and of the Bowfort Towers near Canada Olympic Park. “In my mind, it is a necessary step forward to re-building trust,” Farkas said. “What happened should not …