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Art Basel Now Owns Art Basel Hong Kong Outright

In a quiet Friday afternoon email, the Art Basel organization announced that its owner, MCH Group, has acquired the final 40 percent of Art Basel Hong Kong. The deal news is minor since MCH already purchased 60 percent of the … Read More

PS Arts chairman Joshua Tanzer with Stiller and Koons.


Ben Stiller, Shepard Fairey Celebrate Americans for the Arts at Cipriani

“There’s Frank Stella right there!” Nora Halpern said giddily as the iconic 78-year-old abstract impressionist wandered through the crowd gathering at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday night. Halpern, an art historian and curator by training, is now … Read More

Ice being loaded for Eliasson and Rosing's installation. PHOTO: GROUP GREENLAND

Olafur Eliasson to Show 112 Tons of Ice for ‘Ice Watch’

On Sunday, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing will unveil Ice Watch, an installation that will bring 100 tonnes (equivalent to 112 tons) of ice to Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. Taken from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, and … Read More

Nadia Williams, Peter Williams, Vinoodh Matadin, Inez van Lamsweerde.

At Annual Gala, Aperture Foundation Takes to the Open Road

On Tuesday night, the Aperture Foundation threw its annual benefit party. This year it was a tribute to Robert Frank, titled The Open Road, and 800 people crowded into Terminal 5 at Chelsea Piers. Frank himself was in attendance for his … Read More

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Margulies Collection Acquires Centerpiece of Royal Academy’s Anselm Kiefer Show

The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired Die Erdzeitalter (Ages Of The World) (2014), the daunting installation that serves as something of a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy, which runs through December. “This major work … Read More

Franklin Sirmans, the director of Prospect 3 and department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Prospect 3 Opens in New Orleans: A Q&A With Its Artistic Director, Franklin Sirmans

Prospect 3, the third edition of the art biennial founded in New Orleans in 2008, opened to the press Thursday afternoon with something of a late start. “In true New Orleans fashion,” Franklin Sirmans, the exhibition’s artistic director, said at … Read More

The Liberation of St. Peter by Luca Giordano.COURTESY TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Luca Giordano Edition

The New York Times has an interview with John Auerbach, who’s amping up Christie’s online efforts ahead of the Sotheby’s-eBay partnership: “Our research shows that about 53 percent of those who register to bid online are under the age of … Read More


Neuberger Museum’s Chief Curator, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Named Director

Tracy Fitzpatrick, who has been chief curator of Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum of Art since 2012, has been tapped by the college to be its director, taking the place of Paola Morsiani, who had been director of the institution for two … Read More

McCarthy's Sculpture, Before Deflation. Getty Images

McCarthy Responds to Paris Sculpture Controversy Via Art

Paul McCarthy’s 80-foot inflatable lime green sculpture–which the artist describes as a tree, but critics have referred to as a sex toy–has been the source of continued controversy since its installation (and subsequent deflation) last week at the Place Vendôme … Read More

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The Met Plans 100-Artist Online Video and Photography Series

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is at work on organizing an online series of video and photography from 100 “inspirational artists” set to run in 2015. Tentatively titled “The Artist Project,” the series will take its basis from other Met … Read More

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A new work by Olafur Eliasson at Berlin's neugerriemschneider.

Grand Openings: FIAC Begins as Paris Museums Come to Life

“Etrangers Partout,” reads one of the white walls in the nave of Paris’s Grand Palais. The shocking-pink neon sign, a 2006 work by Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine, could not be more appropriate. From U.S. film director Sofia Coppola to … Read More

Ben Stiller, Chuck Close, Jessica Craig-Martin CREDIT: Billy Farrell,

Spare Art, Socialites, and Ben Stiller: Pace Opens ‘Fierce Creativity’ Benefit

Tuesday night, not far from displays of high-end jewelry and watches by Vhernier and Bovet 1822, Chuck Close held court at the Pace Gallery on 57th Street in New York, exchanging pleasantries and posing for photos with everyone from socialites to … Read More

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Design for $85 M. Stanford Art and Art History Building

Next fall Stanford University will add a new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the interdisciplinary design studio based out of New York, that will house its department of art and art history as well as its art and architecture library. Like … Read More

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Jacob Ciocci

Consumer Reports: Jacob Ciocci

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Jacob Ciocci is an artist based in Brooklyn and North Braddock, Pennsylvania, whose performances, videos, and paintings reimagine and reconfigure contemporary … Read More