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ARCOmadrid 2011: Newfound Optimism and Energy for the Contemporary Art Market
The artwork entitled There are eight differences between two art works', is displayed at the stand of the Chinese gallery stand Gao Magee in the 30th International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO), at the Ifema fairgrounds, in Madrid, central Spain, 16 February 2011. ARCO runs from 16 February 2011 until 20 February 2011, with 197 galleries taking part in this years edition, which has a special focus on Russia. EPA/ANGEL DIAZ.
MADRID.- On February 16th, ARCOmadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair is, as usual, an exciting event showcasing the art of today and a focal point for the art market all over the world. The fair opens the doors on its 30th edition, optimistically looking towards a reactivation of economic activity in this sector. Spanish and international art collectors come to ARCOmadrid to find a wide selection of works covering a wide variety of prices, media, periods and artists.

From masterpieces by blue-chip artists from the 20th and 21st century, to affordable pieces from emerging talents, or photographs and graphic works better suited to the pockets of would-be collectors and first-time buyers, the extremely wide range covers all tastes, trends and media, from timeless classics to the achingly on-trend, signed by around 3,000 practitioners on the rosters of the 197 participating galleries.

On February 16th, ARCOmadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair is, as usual, an exciting event showcasing the art of today and a focal point for the art market all over the world. The fair opens the doors on its 30th edition, optimistically looking towards a reactivation of economic activity in this sector. Spanish and international art collectors come to ARCOmadrid to find a wide selection of works covering a wide variety of prices, media, periods and artists.

From masterpieces by blue-chip artists from the 20th and 21st century, to affordable pieces from emerging talents, or photographs and graphic works better suited to the pockets of would-be collectors and first-time buyers, the extremely wide range covers all tastes, trends and media, from timeless classics to the achingly on-trend, signed by around 3,000 practitioners on the rosters of the 197 participating galleries.



Today's News

February 17, 2011

Exhibition of Pablo Picasso's Artistic Development in Paris on View at Van Gogh Museum

The Courtauld Gallery Presents Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings and Watercolours

Egyptian Antiquities Authorities Say They Found Fourth Stolen Pharaonic Treasure

London's Natural History Museum: Earliest Human Skull-Cups Made in the UK

Akbar Padamsee Masterpiece From 1960 to Lead Sotheby's Indian Art Sale in New York

Exhibition of New Work by Michael Riedel on View at David Zwirner Gallery

Street Artist Banksy's Graffiti Lands in Los Angeles Ahead of Oscars Ceremony

Marilyn Monroe Pin-Up Amazes at $83,000+ in $4.1+ million Illustration Art Event at Heritage Auctions

Scottish Splendour and Belgravia Elegance Meet at Christie's in March Sale

James Cohan Gallery Presents Second Solo Exhibition by Japanese-Born Artist Hiraki Sawa

Aspen Art Museum Presents Artist Mark Manders's Museum-Wide Parallel Occurrences

Alan Cristea Gallery Presents German Artist Christiane Baumgartner: Reel Time

Oscar-Nominated Costumes on View at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Group Raises $50,000 for RoboCop Statue in Detroit

Saint Louis Art Museum Files Federal Lawsuit to Keep a 3,200-Year-Old Mummy Mask

20th Century Decorative Art & Design Works Dazzle Christie's New York Auction

Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation Appoints Curator for its Forthcoming Edition

President Barack Obama Lauds Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

ARCOmadrid 2011: Newfound Optimism and Energy for the Contemporary Art Market

Heritage Auctions to Host Auction Benefitting the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection

Sotheby's will Offer The Robert Rubin Collection Of African Art at Auction in New York

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait Fetches $17 Million at Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Hungarian Government Asks United States Court to Reject Looted Art Lawsuit

Contemporary Works of 60 African Artist from 15 Countries Across the Continent on Sale at Bonhams

National Portrait Gallery Presents the First Major Exhibition in Over 30 Years Devoted to E.O. Hoppé

Works from the Museum of Prints and Drawings Berlin, on Display at Kunstmuseum Bonn

Amon Carter Museum's Director of Education Named National Educator of the Year

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Private Collectors Make Fantastic Donations of Photographic Art to Moderna Museet

B.B. King Museum Announces New Executive Director

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