American artist Lucas Samaras is representing his native Greece at this year’s Biennale. In this intimate interview with his longtime art dealer Arne Glimcher, Samaras discusses why he doesn’t want to go to Venice, getting famous artists to pose nude for him, and what he’s working on next.
Arne Glimcher is the founder and chairman of the PaceWildenstein art gallery. He is also a published author, a film producer and a director, whose pictures include The Mambo Kings, Gorillas in the Mist, and Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies.
As the second week of spring art auctions begins today, Arne Glimcher wonders whether the Sotheby’s and Christie’s have overestimated the market.
In the past three years, six Chinese artists have been responsible for nearly $400 million in sales. Arne Glimcher on China's continued rise in the art market in the face of the global meltdown.
Despite cooling sales, more art was produced in the last decade than at any other time in history.