Josh Spero on Helly Nahmad’s booth at Frieze Masters

I had the real pleasure and honour of writing for Hyperallergic, the American Contemporary art blog, during Frieze Week about a rather elaborate booth at Frieze Masters. LONDON — While one Helly Nahmad sits in a bare concrete prison cell in upstate New York, another Helly Nahmad strides around his lavish Frieze Masters booth in London’s … More Josh Spero on Helly Nahmad’s booth at Frieze Masters

Josh Spero on Georgia O’Keeffe and women, money and art

Recently I was asked to write a piece for ES Magazine about why female artists make less money at auction than men; you can read the piece here. When a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe fetched $44 million at auction a few weeks later, Newshour on the World Service asked me on to talk about women, … More Josh Spero on Georgia O’Keeffe and women, money and art

Judging the Derwent Art Prize 2014

Mad as I am about pencils (I’m a graphitokleptomaniac, taking one from every company I visit), I’m pleased to have been asked to judge the second Derwent Art Prize. The prize ‘rewards excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil’ – but not just pencil: charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils. Winning … More Judging the Derwent Art Prize 2014