Zhong Yao, Spirit Above All 1-93A, 2012, acrylic on denim. COURTESY PACE LONDON AND WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

Less Is More: Ad Reinhardt’s 12 Rules for Pure Art

When Kazimir Malevich painted Black Square (1915), whose title perfectly explains what it is, painting was pushed further into abstraction than it ever was before. A new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and … Read More



Budi Tek’s Next Museum Sounds a Bit Like a Theme Park

Collector Budi Tek’s next museum (following the Yuz Musuem which opened last year in Shanghai) will be an “art park” in Bali that will charge around $100 as an entry free, the Financial Times reports. Once inside “everything will be … Read More

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Andrew Edlin Boosts Outsider Art Market Ahead of Outsider Art Fair

On January 29 the Outsider Art Fair will launch its 23rd edition, boasting 50 exhibitors (its most ever) at Center 548 in Chelsea, all part of a trend owner Andrew Edlin (of the eponymous gallery) sees as a growing demand and … Read More

From the Musee d'Art Modern: Jean Metzinger, 1912-1913, L'Oiseau bleu, (The Blue Bird), oil on canvas, 230 x 196 cm


Morning Links: January 23, 2015

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is hoping to expand its photo department by establishing a patrons group dedicated to photography. [The Art Newspaper] Here is Carol Vogel’s last on-staff Inside Art column. [The New York Times] … Read More

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From this Sunday's show.

James Fuentes Opens Project Space This Sunday

New York’s James Fuentes gallery announced today that this Sunday it will open a project space within its gallery at 55 Delancey Street. The 400-square-foot space is called Allen & Eldridge (two streets that do not intersect, though they do frame … Read More

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‘Dr. Doom’ Predicts Art Market Troubles

Professor Nouriel Roubini, the famous NYU economist also known as “Dr. Doom” for his predictions about the housing crisis, sounded off on the art market at Davos, the Financial Times reports. From the FT: “Whether we like it or not, art … Read More

The cover of Vulnicura.

Björk Is Sick of a Certain Someone’s ‘Apocalyptic Obsessions’

Björk, who will be the subject of a career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in March, released her new album Vulnicura this week, two months earlier than expected. In a Facebook post announcing the release, the singer called … Read More

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Mark di Suvero, One Oklock, 1968–69.COURTESY THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Angela Susan Anton Named President of Nassau Museum’s Board

The Nassau Country Museum of Art, in Roslyn, New York, announced today that its board of trustees has tapped Angela Susan Anton as its new president, taking the place of Clarence F. Michalis, who will become executive vice president. Anton is … Read More

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Body By Body. Photo courtesy Body By Body.

Consumer Reports: Body By Body

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Body by Body is a collaboration between Melissa Sachs and Cameron Soren. In 2014 they had solo exhibitions at Interstate … Read More

Amedeo Modigliani, Red-Headed Girl in Evening Dress, 1918.BARNES COLLECTION

Morning Links: Modigliani Edition

From Usher to Pharrell, here’s “Why Celebrities Are So Into the Artist Daniel Arsham” [The New York Times] The Queens Museum has awarded $20,000 artist fellowships to Meredith James, Kameelah Rasheed, and Casey Tang. [Artforum] This is a wild one: … Read More

The Rain Room, courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Rain Room to Come to Shanghai, Singapore

At a panel discussion on Thursday at the Art Stage Singapore fair, Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi Tek announced that he will bring the Rain Room to his eight-month-old private museum in Shanghai in September. An installation created in 2012 by the art collective Random International, … Read More

Marina Abramović: Misfits for the Table Dinnerware Set.

Marina Abramovic Has a Dinnerware Collection

If you’re wondering what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day, dearest reader, might I suggest the Marina Abramović dinnerware collection for Bernardaud? No? Come on. Give it a shot, people. Here’s what Abramović said about it in a … Read More

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Bronx Museum Plans Exchange With Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts, in First U.S.-Cuban Institutional Collaboration

The New York Times reports that the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana have planned a collaboration that will have the Bronx send 80 objects south this spring for the 12th Havana … Read More


Darren Bader is Crowd-Funding a Lot At Christie’s

The conceptual artist Darren Bader (whose past works have included a pretty face) has started a crowd-funding campaign that will have someone at the Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale in London on February 12 bidding for an amount of … Read More