Louise Blouin Media

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Louise Blouin Media is an art magazine, website, and book publishing company founded by Louise Blouin.[1] It publishes titles including Art+Auction, Gallery Guide, and Modern Painters magazines. A web site, artinfo.com, was launched in 2005,[2][3] and later changed its name to Blouinartinfo. It has editions in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Brazil, India, Russia and the UK.[4][5] Louise Blouin Media also owns Somogy, a French art book publisher, and databases Art Sales Index and Gordon’s.[3]


Former executives and contributors at Louise Blouin Media include Ben Crawford, who consolidated the acquired businesses into a single company; former Conde Nast editorial director James Truman, who was made CEO and resigned in 2006; and James Conley, group chief financial officer, who resigned a week later.[6] Former Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman began writing for Blouinartinfo in 2012.[7]

In December 2011, Louise Blouin Media was sued for defamation in United States district court for a September 16, 2011 article written by Noah Charney on Blouinartinfo.com, in which Charney stated that a forensic art expert "was part of a family of art forgers, and that he had been planting the forensic evidence into the questionable works himself."[8]


  1. ^ Zena Olijnyk (December 5–25, 2005), Louise Blouin MacBain — The Art-World Aficionado, Canadian Business Magazine . Archived March 18, 2006.
  2. ^ Linda Sandler (March 27, 2006), Art Publisher MacBain Revamps Magazines, Focuses on New York, Bloomberg, retrieved August 2013 
  3. ^ a b Anthony Haden-Guest (October 29, 2005), War of Vision on the Web (PDF), FT, retrieved August 2013 
  4. ^ Dan Duray (April 13, 2012).Louise Blouin Announces Blouin Artinfo Brazil. Gallerist. Retrieved August 2013.
  5. ^ [s.n.] (November 14, 2012). Global arts and culture conglomerate opens India chapter. The Times of India. Retrieved August 2013.
  6. ^ Keith Kelly (October 18, 2006), Blouin in the Wind: CFO Follows CEO Out Artsy LTB Media's Door, NY Post, retrieved August 2013 
  7. ^ Marc Graser (February 17, 2012). Ex-Voice critic Hoberman lands gig. Variety. Retrieved August 2013.
  8. ^ Adam Klasfeld (December 12, 2011). "Gawker Brought Into New Yorker Fracas". Courthouse News Service. Retrieved August 2013.

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