Monday, August 31, 2009

Stop the presses

bad month for art magazines. Art New Zealand has come to an end and although there was talk of Miranda Dempster (former art director for Art + Auction in NY) taking it on, nothing seems to have come of it. In Australia Art World has also stopped publishing a year and a half after its launch and it sounds as though its sister publication on Aboriginal art may be in the same boat. Publisher Steve Bush was the owner of the four Colin McCahon paintings that came up for auction in Australia last week. His lots included Let be, Let be that went for an Australian auction record for a New Zealand artist. Bush has also been involved with the Kaliman Gallery in Sydney that has represented Julian Dashper in Australia.