Art Basel

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Leo DiCaprio Leaves Nightclub With 20 Ladies

Apparently he's enjoying the single life

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio apparently knows how to party. Witnesses tell the New York Daily News they spotted DiCaprio at an Art Basel party in a South Beach nightclub early yesterday, and the actor (who apparently split with model Toni Garrn recently) left with not just one woman, but every woman that... More »

Demi Dumped by Another Younger Guy

And daughters are concerned about Moore's 'bizarre' behavior

(Newser) - Just days after the world learned of Demi Moore's latest younger man , he has apparently dumped her. "Vito has worked very hard to be taken seriously in the art business, and doesn’t want to be seen as somebody who dates celebrities," a source explains to the... More »

Pitt Drops $1M for Painting

(Newser) - Brad Pitt played the role of big-time art collector today at the Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Pitt spent about $1 million on a 9-foot painting by Neo Rauch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 1998 racetrack painting, Etappe, "depicts a swirling view of a driver behind a red,... More »

Economy Shadows Miami Art Fair

Collectors descend on Art Basel, but sales are slow

(Newser) - The art world descends on Miami this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, America's biggest art fair. But last night's VIP opening had none of the crazed buying of recent years, when collectors ran through the aisles in the first minutes like frenzied Wal-Mart shoppers. "It's obvious the economy... More »

Art Basel: Brisk Sales, but No Frenzy

Collectors buy, but enthusiasm is low at Swiss art fair

(Newser) - Art Basel, the world's most prestigious (and most expensive) art fair, opened Tuesday in Switzerland amid grumbles that works for sale were of middling quality and overpriced. "Now there are just too many art fairs," said a director of PaceWildenstein, one of New York's biggest galleries. As the... More »

In Miami, High Prices Make Buyers Hesitate

Art Basel opens to huge crowds, but some sense a slowdown

(Newser) - Art Basel Miami Beach opens to the public today, but yesterday's VIP preview saw the now-traditional mad dash of collectors to snatch up works. Many people attending the preview were complaining about high prices, the Miami Herald reports—not least at those galleries that are pricing work in euros. Despite... More »

Museum Looks Picture-Perfect Online

Dresden gallery gets virtual replica in Second Life

(Newser) - Dresden’s Old Masters Picture gallery is the first museum to create an online clone, now appearing in all its glory—down to the trash cans and fountains—as a location in the virtual reality game Second Life. The building’s 750 paintings have been reproduced digitally, as have the... More »

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