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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Names Jodi Throckmorton Curator of Contemporary Art

Jodi Throckmorton will serve as curator of modern and contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts starting on October 27, Artforum reports. Throckmorton has been a curator at the Ulrich Museum of Art and the Jan Jose Museum … Read More


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Cai Guo-Qiang, Moving Ghost Town, 2014Photo by Tony Prikryl

Aspen Art Museum Removes Tortoises from Exhibition, Citing Safety Concerns

Three tortoises that were part of Cai Guo-Qiang’s show at the Aspen Art Museum have been removed from the exhibition to “ensure their well-being.” This comes from the Aspen Daily News in a story called “Tortoises removed from art museum.” … Read More


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Charles Ray, Boy with Frog, 2009, painted steel, 96" x 29½" x 41¼". CHARLES RAY/©CHARLES RAY/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES/PINAULT COLLECTION

Charles Ray at Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum für Gegenwartskunst

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Art of the City
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, in July 2014.

The Golden Spike and New York City’s Robert Smithson Problem

On the way to Spiral Jetty in a rented red Ford Mustang convertible late last month, my father and I stopped at the Golden Spike Historic Site Visitor Center, in Bringham, Utah, heeding the warning on the Dia Art Foundation’s … Read More


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Morning Links: Posthumous Edition

“A collection of 548 photographs taken by Edward Weston and printed posthumously by his son Cole Weston — the only person Weston authorized to print from his negatives — will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 30. … Read More


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Poly Auction House Reports Eight Percent Profit Increase

Poly Auction House today reported that its profits for the first six months of this year totaled 209,622,000 Chinese Yuan (or around $34 million), an increase of 8.4 percent over the same period last year. The auction house went public … Read More


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Rich Artist Says Artists Are ‘Screwed’ If They Aren’t Rich

Shepard Fairey took a bit of a dump on New York in the pages of the Post, telling the newspaper that Los Angeles is the country’s “new cultural hub” (the Post‘s words) because New York is too expensive. Here’s the … Read More


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Rethinking the Guggenheim Helsinki

An open design competition for a new museum in the Finnish capital reflects a change in the foundation‘s global strategy Read More


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Morning Links: Expectations Edition

Graphic designer/street artist Shepard Fairey decries New York’s cost of living — saying that it’s too expensive for artists — at an event at Soho House sponsored by Hennessy. [New York Post] Here’s a profile of painter Richard Estes: “Art collectors … Read More


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Studio Museum Taps Amanda Hunt as Assistant Curator, Names Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that it has hired Amanda Hunt, who has been curator of LAXART in Los Angeles since 2011, to be its new assistant curator, taking the place of Thomas J. Lax, who was tapped … Read More


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Still from Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Roger Federer: ‘I Like Modern Art’

As if I needed another reason to love Roger Federer. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, timed to the start of the U.S. Open in New York next week, the Swiss star shares a little bit about his art … Read More


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Here’s a Video of Christo Rafting Down the Arkansas River

The artist Christo recently took a raft ride down the Arkansas River, site of his much-delayed future project Over the River. “A famous artist wants to turn the Arkansas into a river of art!” says the anchor at the top … Read More


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Jamian Juliano-Villani, Third World, 2013COURTESY THE ARTIST

Jamian Juliano-Villani Talks Painting

Alright! It was feeling like a pretty sleepy Friday afternoon over here at the ARTnews offices, but then writer Jonathan Griffin dropped an extensive interview with the very exciting Brooklyn-based painter Jamian Juliano-Villani on his blog, and now things are … Read More


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Auction Houses Are Peaking, Financial Analysts Say

Whether or not the art market is a bubble that will inevitably burst is a topic of much debate for people invested (ahem) in this kind of thing. Scott Reyburn in The New York Times today questions how the art … Read More