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

Pyongyang propaganda poster.


Morning Links: North Korean Propaganda Edition

“Warhol Underground,” on view at the Centre Pompidou-Metz until November 23, shows more than 150 photos of the Pop artist and his Factory friends. [Flavorwire]Nothing has really improved for migrant workers building outposts of the Guggenheim, Louvre, and the Zayed National Museum on … Read More

Market Seattle Art Fair 2015
The exterior of the 2015 Seattle Art Fair on opening day.TORI DICKSON/COURTESY SEATTLE ART FAIR

The Seattle Art Fair Arrives, With Dealers on the Hunt for Tech Money

A giant beach ball, a pink ice cream truck, and a winding line of people waiting to see art are not sights that people usually associate with perennially gray Seattle. But on Thursday night, most of the 4,000 people who … Read More

Graphics Market Seattle Art Fair 2015

A Closer Look at the Seattle Art Fair’s Exhibitor List

The very first Seattle Art Fair opened on Thursday night with 60 galleries, including heavy hitters like Gagosian, Zwirner, and Pace. Where have the exhibitors come from? As the graph above shows, all but 7 are based in the United States, about a third come from New … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Shana Lutker, 'Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul,' 2015, installation view.ROBERT WEDEMEYER

‘Shana Lutker: Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul’ at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Shana Lutker: Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul” is currently on view at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, California until Saturday, August 22. The exhibition … Read More

Ai Weiwei holding his new passport. AI WEIWEI/INSTAGRAM

England Overturns, Apologizes for Rejection of Ai Weiwei’s Six-Month Visa

Following yesterday’s news that Ai Weiwei would only get a 20-day British visa instead of the six-month business visa he asked for, England revoked that decision—the Chinese artist now has a six-month British visa, the Associated Press reported earlier today.The … Read More

BAM's Peter Jay Sharp building.


BAM Announces $25M Plan To Connect Its Three Spaces

Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced a $25 million construction project that will connect its three discrete spaces—the Beaux-Arts Peter Jay Sharp Building in Fort Greene (which replaced the original theater in 1908), the BAM Harvey Theater (1987), and the … Read More

News The Talent

Thelma Golden Joins Board of Directors at Barack Obama Foundation

The Barack Obama Foundation announced yesterday that Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, will join its board of directors alongside political fundraiser Julianna Smoot and venture capitalist John Doerr.Golden has been affiliated with … 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

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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