About the Faxt
The Baer Faxt is a weekly news brief of the art world’s top breaking stories. For the last 20 years, its reporting has been the most relied on source in arts information. Written and published by Josh Baer, the publication covers original news stories from an art advisor who has had his finger on the pulse of the art market for decades.
- Breaking art world news
- Auction sales statistics and highlights
- Updates on art world persons of interest
- Galleries’ representation of artists and estates
- New art ventures and projects
- Fresh perspectives on the art industry
- Insider insights on art collecting
About Josh Baer
Josh Baer is a renowned art advisor, curator, and art market journalist. He began his career in 1979 as director of White Columns in New York City.
Baer wrote and co-published the legendary art and culture magazine ZG and co-founded the post-Punk record label Neutral Records. Among their releases was the first EP of Sonic Youth and Confusion is Sex. ZG Magazine featured contributions by notable artists such as Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Jack Goldstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Baer went on to represent some of these artists when he opened the Josh Baer Gallery in 1985.
In 1994, Baer transitioned to private art advising, contributed bi-weekly to New York Magazine, and published The Baer Faxt. He also taught arts-administration at The Fashion Institute of Technology and educated the public on art collecting through panel discussions and talks held throughout the world. More recently, Baer curated selling exhibitions at galleries and auction houses and consulted with eBay before the launch of its online art venture in 2014.
Baer spends his days advising collectors from his office in Manhattan, New York.
What People Are Saying
“Shortly after opening my gallery 20 years ago, Josh approached me with his idea for the Baer Faxt – I think I was one of the first to sign up, and of course in those days it was still an actual “fax”. Since then I don’t think I’ve missed many, and the Baer Faxt has been our been our consistently reliable, must-read source for news, analysis, and up-to-the-minute auction reports.”