Thursday, November 29, 2007

Don Porcella from Art Comments is having a solo show of drawings that opens at Werkstatte Gallery in the NOHO section of Manhattan, New York. The show opens on Thursday November 29th from 6-9pm, please come. It is called Strip Mall.

November 29th, 2007 - January 5th, 2008

55 Great Jones Street
New York, NY, 10012

6 to Bleecker Street
B/D/F/V to Broadway/Lafayette
N/R to Prince Street

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Disappointing Results at Sotheby's Auction

Impressionist art fails to deflect credit crunch affect

Last night, Sotheby's missed their target estimate by almost $100 million. 25 percent of the art up for auction didn't even sell. Anyone surprised? Not anyone who paid attention to highly esteemed collector Eli Broad who stated his views publicly sometime ago the a correction was on the horizon. I've also stated here on Art Comments that I've seen a "correction" taking place in the economy, and in the art market for almost a year now and that it was only a matter of time before it affected the auction world. Many disagreed and several still don't get it.

Cristin Tierny, a New York art adviser is quoted on as saying, "It's too early to say there is a correction." Too early to tell? That same article states "A Van Gogh estimated to sell for as much as $35 million failed to draw a single bidder." -

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Upcoming Exhibition: Don Porcella at Stux

Don Porcella: Stux Gallery Solo Show January 2008

I am pleased to announce that I am having a solo show at Stux Gallery in Chelsea this January 2008. A tentative date for the reception is January 5th, 2008 (stay tuned). I am so pumped and excited about this show. The gallery is awesome and the people are wonderful.

STUX Gallery
530 West 25th Street, New York 10001
T: 212.352.1600

Tuesday - Saturday; 10am ~ 6pm

For further information please contact:

Posted By Don Porcella to Art Comments at 11/01/2007 12:24:00 PM

Art and Auction: Irreconcilable Differences?

I couldn't hold back my laughter on the train when I came across this quote in an article in the WSJ concerning the friction between some gallery owners and auction houses:

Tobias Meyer, world-wide head of contemporary art at Sotheby's, says auction houses have a different set of priorities regarding artists than dealers do. "We are not a set of curators, sitting around a table trying to place important collections in museums," he says. - Wall Street Journal

written by peter duhon in new york