ARTnews and Art in America Merge to Form World’s Largest Art-Media Company

Founded in 1902—as Hyde’s Weekly Art News—ARTnews today entered a new phase, in a merger with Brant Publications, the publisher of Art in America. Since I joined ARTnews a year ago, shortly after it was acquired by new owners from … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Agnes Martin, Untitled 1977, watercolor and graphite on paper. COURTESY PACE GALLERY/ ©2015 AGNES MARTIN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

‘What We Make, Is What We Feel': Agnes Martin on Her Meditative Practice, in 1976

Between a Tate Modern retrospective and a Nancy Princenthal biography, Agnes Martin has become one of the year’s most talked-about artists. In honor of the Tate show and Princenthal’s book, we turn back to our September 1976 issue, for which … Read More

Still from Back to the Future (1985),
directed by Robert Zemeckis.COURTESY MOMA

MoMA Is Doing a Robert Zemeckis Retrospective

The film department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York will screen the entire career of director Robert Zemeckis, including his new film The Walk, about Philippe Petit’s high-wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade … Read More

The shroud. 


Morning Links: The Shroud of Tom Cruise Edition

An Yves Saint Laurent exhibit is coming to Seattle. [The New York Times]How are performance artists paid exactly? [The New York Times]Aldo Mondino’s “Rules for Illusion, Part 1″ at Eden Eden in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]Having raised $82 million for … Read More

James Cohan's Chelsea flagship.


James Cohan Gallery Will Open A Third Location On The Lower East Side

The New York Times reports that James Cohan Gallery will open a third space—in addition to its Chelsea and Shanghai locations—in what used to be a fish market on the Lower East Side at 291 Grand Street, not far from … Read More


Habitat: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Habitat is a weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces.This week’s studio: Ursula von Rydingsvard; East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “I started painting in the 1960s,” Ursula von Rydingsvard recalled, as we talked in the second floor of her studio. “I would put … Read More

Steina and Woody Vasulka, Golden Voyage, 1973, video. COURTESY ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX (EAI), NEW YORK

The Broad MSU Announces a 50-Year Survey of Video Art, One of Michael Rush’s Final Shows

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University announced today that, in October, it will present “Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015,” one of founding director Michael Rush’s final shows before his death in March. The … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Halida Boughriet, Diner des anonymes, from the series 'Pandora,' 2014, chromogenic color print.COURTESY RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’ at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” is currently on view at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York until Saturday, August 22. The group exhibition, using the Sidney Poitier … Read More

The John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.


Boeing Donates $20M To The Kennedy Center’s $100M Expansion Project

Boeing has announced that it will be donating $20 million to the Kennedy Center in support of its $100 million expansion project, continuing the company’s longstanding patronage of the performing arts center. The Washington Post reports that Boeing chairman W. … Read More

The Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmod–designed ArcelorMittal Orbit tower. ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT

Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower to Become a Slide

The number of works of art that double as amusement-park slides is fairly low, and surely many of those works are by Carsten Höller, whose corkscrewing Isometric Slides are currently on view at the Hayward Gallery, in London. Today, The … Read More


Preview Seattle Art Fair 2015

The inaugural Seattle Art Fair opens Thursday, July 30, with an evening preview for invited guests. The fair will bring together 62 galleries from around the world to the lively art scene of the Pacific Northwest, attracting some of the … Read More

Last week, Ai Weiwei Instagrammed himself holding his Chinese passport after authorities held it for four years. AI WEIWEI/INSTAGRAM

Visa Restrictions Prevent Ai Weiwei from Six-Month Stay in England

Despite having finally gotten his passport back after Chinese authorities held it for four years, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is still facing travel restrictions.Today, Ai Instagrammed a letter from British Embassy in Beijing telling him that he would be able … Read More

Artists Features
opposite Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed at his Great Jones Street studio, New York City, 1987.DMITRI KASTERINE/KASTERINE.COM

Basquiat and the Collecting of History

Why is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists underrepresented in museum collections? Read More


Morning Links: Nicolas Cage Edition

This year’s edition of Splendour in the Grass, a British music festival, features a number of wacky art installations, notably an inflatable version of Nicolas Cage’s head in a cage. [The Guardian]Robert Wilson on the state of performance art today: … Read More