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Culturekiosque Art Marketplace

Even art can be a business... Culturekiosque's editors comment on important auctions, art sales and other happenings in the art marketplace.

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28th Biennale des Antiquaires

Patricia Boccadoro homes in on the 2016 Paris Biennale des Antiquaires and takes a shot at the Americans for not showing up.

Photo Basel 2016

Contemporary Cuban photography is among the highlights at the second edition of Art Basel's satellite fair devoted to fine art photography.

Art and Furniture From the French Royal Family to be Auctioned in Hong Kong

The art and lavish royal artifacts will no doubt intrigue and attract museum curators and collectors alike.

Maya Angelou's Art Auction

Few people were aware of the late American poet's close relationship with visual artists.

Global Art Sales in 2014 Break All Records

The global art market was dominated by the three major art markets of the US (39%), China (22%) and the UK (22%) in 2014.

How to Succeed in Art without Really Painting

Alan Behr on Art Basel Hong Kong and Don Thompson's new book, 'The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art'.

Spanish Duke's Sculpted Horses Sold to Private Collector at Maastricht

The Spanish artist’s representation of four native breeds of Spanish horse, shown kicking, rearing and pacing, can be interpreted, as a response to the threat of the French invasion.

Insta-Gratification for Photographers, Fine and Otherwise

With a daily cash prize, the new Instagram-based galleries (virtual and physical) offer additional avenues for 15-minute fame.

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$1000 Banknote Sets World Record at Auction

Bidders from around the world witnessed Spink's sale of a $1,000 Straits Settlement banknote bring a new world record price for an Asian Banknote.

5,000-Year-Old Statue of Lioness Sells for $57.1 Million

Before the auction the 3 ¼ inch limestone treasure from ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia had been estimated at $14 -18 million.

8th WestLicht Photography Auction

In addition to over 200 photographs, including numerous vintage prints and rarities, a Leica IIIa will go under the hammer at the 8th WestLicht Photo Auction in Vienna. Also, notes from Paris Photo Los Angeles.
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