The Rhinegold's Curse, 2014.

Secret Meanings: Jim Shaw Brings Floods, the Flash, and Farrah Fawcett’s Hair to Chelsea

On Wednesday afternoon, two days before the opening of his 12th show at Metro Pictures, in Chelsea, Jim Shaw was hunched over in front of one of his new paintings with a thin paintbrush, adding little touches to the face … Read More

Photograph by Nick Knight, Nick Knight / Trunk ArchiveJohn Galliano for House of Dior, fall/winter 1997–98.

Met’s Costume Institute to Focus on China for Spring Exhibition

The spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion,” the museum announced today. The show will be on view in the Met’s Chinese galleries and … Read More

O’Keeffe’s “Jimson Weed (White Flower No. 1), 1932.

Morning Links: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Edition

“Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to Auction 3 Paintings” [The New York Times] Sotheby’s will go all out with the collection of Bunny Mellon: “Sotheby’s plans a nine-day extravaganza, starting on Nov. 10, eventually turning over the galleries on all 10 floors … Read More

News Previews
Jason Rhoades at David Zwirner.

Zwirner Promises to ‘Further Rhoades Work’ at Press Preview

Rubber yellow boots, CDs, tools, plastic flowers, pictures of Shakira, and globs of glue lay splayed across the ground or stacked into haphazard towers. Jason Rhoades’ new show at David Zwirner may at first seem like an explosion of trash … Read More

The Miraculous by Raphael Rubinstein.

Paper Monument Expands Book Publishing Arm With Collection of Anti-Art History

Paper Monument, the contemporary art journal published in association with the literary magazine n+1, is diving further into the publishing game itself. This month, the journal will release a book by Raphael Rubinstein called The Miraculous. Paper Monument has published two … Read More


Morning Links: Plumbing Edition

Here’s an interview with artist Alexander Melamid, who has a new show called “The Art of Plumbing.” [NYT] New York City officials have created CultureAID, a response and recovery network designed to help organizations cope with another potential disaster like … Read More


Jessica Morgan Named Director of Dia Art Foundation

The Dia Art Foundation, which has been director-less since the exit of Philippe Vergne, who left Dia earlier this year to helm L.A. MOCA, has named Jessica Morgan as its new director, according to The New York Times. Morgan is … Read More

Morris Louis, Dalet Kaf, 1959.

Morris Louis Catalogue Raisonné Goes Online

We’ve all been there before. It’s the middle of the day, you’re at the office, and you start getting a craving for some Color Field painting, specifically the works of Morris Louis (1912–1962), but you can’t make it to your local … Read More

Market News
The Rothko in question.


Judge Tosses $22 M. Hoffman Rothko Case

This past Friday a U.S. District court in Dallas absolved financier and collector David Martínez Guzmán from any responsibility in a case that had the powerful collector Marguerite Hoffman demanding $22 million over a Mark Rothko painting that she said was … Read More


LAXART Moving to Hollywood in 2015

LAXART, the influential alternative art space in Los Angeles, will be moving from Culver City to Hollywood in 2015. The move will mark the organization’s 10th anniversary. The new building is a 4,300-square-foot former recording studio on Santa Monica Boulevard. … Read More

The Talent
Lauren Ross.

Lauren Ross Named Inaugural Curator at Virginia Commonwealth University’s ICA

Lauren Ross will serve as curator under director Lisa Freiman at Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art, which will open in 2016. Formerly a White Columns director, Ross was the first arts curator at New York’s High Line park. … Read More

A portrait of Lehman by Andres Serrano.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Morning Links: Arnold Lehman Edition

Sprüth Magers has found a home for its Los Angeles gallery. The 14,000-square foot space is in West Hollywood. [Artnet] Here are some details on Crystal Bridges’ spin on a biennial, “State of the Art.” The show will feature 227 … Read More

David Lynch, He Has His Tools and Chemicals, 2013. COLLECTION OF FRANK AND BERTA GEHRY

David Lynch’s Dark Days

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts brings together Lynch’s early and recent works, beginning September 13 Read More

The K11 art mall, home to Art in the City.


Three New Art Fairs Open in Shanghai This Month

The Art Newspaper reports that the Chinese art market explosion continues apace, with three new fairs opening this month in Shanghai. Photo Shanghai, Art in the City, and West Bund Art and Design Fair all start this month with, somehow, no … Read More