Weekly recap of art-world news.
$6.5 million Photograph Sets a New Record and Earns Substantial Criticism
Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has surpassed Gursky for the most expensive photograph ever sold. The piece titled Phantom is a black and white image of Antelope Canyon in Arizona. The sale has cause quite a stir regarding the merits of the photograph itself and photography’s general role in the art world.
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Suing Your Art Dealer Won’t Get You Far
Art world titan Larry Gagosian has triumphed in another lawsuit from one of his clients. The suit accused Gagosian of manipulating Ron Perelman into spending millions of dollars on a Popeye sculpture. The appellate division of the New York Supreme Court threw out the suit, believing that Perelman did not have a strong argument.
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Richard Prince’s Secretive Bookstore To Close
Fulton Ryder, the secretive bookstore owned by Richard Prince in NYC’s Upper East Side, will close on December 25. The store published notable books, staged gallery shows, and participated in art fairs. Plans for the future remain undetermined.
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Your Drone Camera May Require a Pilot’s License
The FFA is considering implementing a requirement to obtain a pilot’s license to operate a remote controlled craft for commercial purposes. The drone operator would undergo the same training as airplane pilots as well as adhere to special drone-related rules.
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