Picabia Alert
Lunis, 1929–30, oil and mixed media on canvas,
25 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.Sotheby's London Surrealist Art Evening Sale

Picabia Alert #2: Eight Picabias at London Auction Houses

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Why Picabia? Because I love him and hopefully you do too, and because he is having a retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich … Read More


Morning Links: David Byrne Edition

“Thomas W. Lentz, who directed the Harvard Art Museums for more than a decade and shepherded them through a long and sometimes contentious $350 million renovation and expansion that was completed last November,” announced that he is planning to step … Read More

Seattle's wager.

Seattle Art Museum and Clark Art Institute Make Superbowl Bet

The administrators of the Seattle Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute of Williamstown, Mass., have made a wager on Sunday’s Super Bowl that will have the winning team’s museum receive a painting for a three-month loan. Should the Seahawks … Read More

Market News
Philadelphia Wireman

Preview: The Outsider Art Fair in New York

This afternoon, amidst installation, I had a look around New York’s Outsider Art Fair, which officially opens tomorrow at the old Dia building in Chelsea on West 22nd Street. There’s much to see! The fourth floor features not only some paintings by … Read More

News The Talent

Broad MSU Museum Hires Caitlín Doherty as Curator

Caitlín Doherty has been appointed curator and deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the museum announced today. Doherty was previously the exhibitions and speaker curator at Virginia Commonwealth University … Read More

Market News

Here’s the 2015 Pulse New York Exhibitor List

Fair season in New York is nearly here. March 5 to 8, the Pulse New York fair will take place at the the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, 125 West 18th Street, with more than 40 national and international exhibitors. Eighty percent of … Read More

Art of the City
A work by Joseph Geagan and Jessie Reaves.

Art in the Dead of Winter: A Painting Blowout at Gavin Brown, the Winter Antiques Show, and ML Artspace

It is cold and wet outside in New York, which is not an ideal combination, the conditions making it essential for any trip outside to really count. Below, two suggestions for art exhibitions on view with plenty to offer, and … Read More

Mackie. Photo by William Downs

PARSE Co-Director Amy Mackie on Shaping the New Orleans Art Scene

Amy Mackie speaks fast, and her answers wind around into other answers. Her conversation is ornamented by her encyclopedic knowledge of the community she works in. After leaving a curatorial position at New York’s New Museum in 2011, she went … Read More


The Art of the Curious Nineties

The decade is back big-time—but whose ’90s is it, anyway? Read More


February 2015 Exhibition Reviews

Art criticism from around the world, published in this month’s print edition Read More

Piero di Cosimo, Perseus Rescuing Andromeda, 1510/13, at the Uffizi.WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Piero di Cosimo Edition

Architect Zaha Hadid has settled her libel lawsuit against the New York Review of Books. [The New York Times] Five hundred years after his death, Old Master Piero di Cosimo is getting his first retrospective. [The Art Newspaper] In his … Read More

From the show.

Preview: ‘Body and Matter’ at Dominique Lévy

Earlier today Dominique Lévy gallery hosted a press preview for “Body and Matter,” a show that pairs the work of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino, whom Lévy called “near contemporaries” during a speech with reporters at the gallery. While the … Read More


Employees at London’s National Gallery Vote to Strike

Workers at the National Gallery in London have voted in favor of a five-day strike, The New York Times reports, in response to the museum’s decision to “outsource visitor and security services to a private company.” The change is expected … Read More

News The Talent

High Museum Hires Katherine Jentleson as Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art

Katherine Jentleson has been named the first Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The museum made the announcement today, which comes five months after it shared news of a $2.5 … Read More