Recent Articles
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Close Look
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Lindsay August-Salazar on her inspirations, influences and ideals
Meet the Artist
Lindsay August-Salazar – “Art has the capacity to expand my deeper drive and interest in human expression'
Colleen Blackard - 'I want to build worlds to share'
Artist to Watch
Colleen Blackard - 'From an early age I found it easier to communicate with gestures and pictures than with words'
Bepi Ghiotti on his photographs of rivers and mountains
Meet the Artist
Bepi Ghiotti - 'An artwork is never still although what it represents might seem like it is'
Catherine Opie tells us how she got this amazing shot
Q&A
Catherine Opie tells us how she shot this powerful photograph at the first ever women's march
Meet the Artist
Rey Zorro - 'When we went on holiday we’d put chairs on the beach to look for UFOs in the night sky. This was normal at home; we never spoke about it as being ‘out of this world’
Meet the people behind Assembly
Meet the Dealer
Meet the people behind Assembly - a new kind of gallery
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Adam Clayton
How I Collect
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Adam Clayton
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her new Artspace edition
Artist to Watch
'I was really trying to paint what it feels like to be living in the fall of human civilization' - Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her powerful new Artspace edition
William Eric Brown on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘I’m most comfortable in that state of unknowing - is it real or imagined?’ - William Eric Brown
TM Davy on his benefit auction contribution
Meet the Artist
'Unhappy and happy flow back and forth like a tide making art. I’m working to be OK with that' – TM Davy
Anthony Goicolea on his new Artspace Edition
Meet the Artist
'I am most inspired by those weird transitional moments or in-between states where things undergo metamorphosis' - Anthony Goicolea
Jerry The Marble Faun on the latest Artspace Auction
Meet the Artist
‘It takes a lot of energy to tap into whatever is trapped inside the material - the process is like a releasing a spirit’ – Jerry The Marble Faun
Garrett Chingery on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘My interests include the relationship of one’s self to the world, surrealism and mystery’ - Garrett Chingery
Glennda Testone on the latest Artspace auction
Q&A
"We have an opportunity to not just 'return to normal' but to create a new normal" – Glennda Testone

Picks

"What I'd Buy This October": Artspace's Advisor Hannah Parker Shares the Artworks in Her Cart

By

"What I'd Buy This October": Artspace's Advisor Hannah Parker Shares the Artworks in Her Cart
Installations by Ulrike Müller (left) and Sarah Crowner (right) at the 2018 Carnegie International. Photo by Andrew Russeth/Artnews

The fall season forges on; with three major art fairs (Expo, Frieze, and FIAC) already behind us and Miami looming on the horizon, there have been notable museum exhibitions and publications that have cropped up in between. What follows are a selection of works from my collecting wish list by artists currently in the limelight.

 

SARAH CROWNER
Concrete Art, 2013
$600 or as low as $53 / month

Sarah Crowner is best known for her bright and energetic paintings, often made by sewing together pieces of canvas and cloth. Her work incorporates forms found in architecture, nature, and 20th-century art and design, even the hard-edge paintings of the 1960s. In recent years, she has also constructed wood sculptures and ceramic tile murals that interact with the paintings, creating well-rounded installations. Crowner has had a big month—not only did her work set an auction world record at the London sales, but her monumental work, Wall (Wavy Arrow Terracotta) was also included in the prestigious 2018 Carnegie International, which recently opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. What's more, the artist debuted a 46-by-40-foot backdrop, scenery, and costumes in Garden Blue, Jessica Lang's latest ballet for the American Ballet Theater. On her collaboration with Crowner, the famed choreographer tells the New York Times, “I immediately found that we were very like-minded: practical and yet inventive within the parameters of how far we can push boundaries.” Now is the time to support Crowner's boundary pushing practice! 

 

AI WEIWEI
Study of Perspective - The White House, 2017
$666 or as low as $59 / month

Ai Weiwei, who is no stranger to making headlines, is receiving lots of deserved attention for "Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle," his exhibition at the Marciano Art Foundation, which also happens to be his first major institutional show in Los Angeles. All of Ai Weiwei's artworks are the results of his ongoing engagement with politics and social justice, and Study of Perspective - The White House feels particularly relevant in our current overcharged political climate. (Not to mention, the artist just announced he will be moving from Berlin to the United States.) The "Study of Perspective" series, shot between 1995 and 2003, shows the artist flipping the finger against buildings across the globe, either landmarks or symbols of authority. The gesture, captured using a snapshot aesthetic, confronts its viewer with a universal and concise statement of Ai Weiwei’s political opposition. Ai Weiwei partnered with the Skateroom to create this special edition of decks to benefit two human rights organizations. If you want to make a political statement while supporting a good cause, this is the work for you.

 

OLAFUR ELÍASSON
Your reversed Berlin sphere, 2016
$20,000-30,000

I would go as far as to say that Olafur Eliasson is a universally loved artist. He is certainly one of the most multifaceted and influential, based on his three-decades-worth of memorable installations staged around the world. Phaidon just published its latest book with the Icelandic-Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson: Experiencewhich chronicles nearly every work in his artistic practice, from his most memorable interventions such as The Weather Project (2003-2004) at the Tate Modern in London to his smaller, more delicate works. Also included in the book are views of the artist's Berlin studio, which is why I am highlighting Your reversed Berlin Sphere hereThis fantastic work shares the spark of Eliasson's larger institutional work, with the added bonus of being accessibly scaled, so you can enjoy it without making serious structural alterations to your home. The view from the artist's studio is set as the photographic background, while that same view is inverted in a round glass disc that changes color as the light that shines on it, or the viewer's position, changes. Put simply, it's an optical delight and an investment worth making. 

 

SARAH LUCAS
Eating A Banana (Revisited), 1990-2017
$10,000 or as low as $880 / month

Sarah Lucas is unquestionably a BAMF. An original member of the Y.B.A. (Young British Artist) artist group, Lucas came to prominence among contemporaries Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst in the late 1980s and 1990s, and has maintained her brand of provocative ball-busting work throughout her career. Her solo exhibition at the New Museum in New York, “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel,” is her first, and arguably long-overdue, American museum retrospective. (Check out Phaidon's survey publication for the exhibition here.) In her New York Times review of the show, Roberta Smith writes, "Her blunt yet ambiguous meditations on gender, class and language make her one of the few great artists to emerge from the Y.B.A. ranks." Eating a Banana (Revisited) was created as a special edition to celebrate the New Museum's anniversary.  It returns to an early self-portrait, never-before printed, that shared a contact sheet with her first-ever self-portrait: the now iconic Eating a Banana (1990). This image exemplifies the blunt, daring, sexualized, and humorous style for which Lucas is celebrated.  

 

TOMÁS SARACENO
Biosphere 3, 2015
$800 or as low as $71 / month 

Tomás Saraceno is just the type of dreamer we need right now. His multidisciplinary practice, in particular his floating sculptures, have dazzled viewers for years, though it feels even more relevant now given the latest news about the realities of global climate change. Biosphere 3 is based on his installation project Cloud Cities, which imagines speculative structures that human beings could theoretically inhabit the upper atmosphere. Here, Saraceno renders enclosed geodesic structures that hold entire lakes and forests, floating in the clouds. The artist (who is also trained as an architect) has collaborated with scientific institutions for his numerous exhibitions and his latest show, "On Air" at Palais De Tokyo, Paris, is no exception. His aim is to challenge us to rethink different ways of inhabiting the world—and of being human. We should look to Saraceno's ongoing work and let it inspire us to institute the type of change our future planet needs.

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS