Tracey Emin's My Bed (1998).


Morning Links: ‘My Bed’ Edition

Danny McDonald’s “The Beads (That Bought Manhattan)” at Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily] A review of Silent Dialogues, art historian Alexander Nemerov’s account of the sibling rivalry between his father, U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov, and his aunt, the … Read More

lives News

Michael Rush, Priest Turned Museum Director, Who Led the Rose During Deaccessioning Fight, Dies at 66

Curator, writer, and actor Michael Rush, who was serving as director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, when, in 2009, the university attempted to deaccession the museum’s entire collection to bolster the university’s financial stability, died on Friday … Read More

Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo and finished in 1512.


Pope Francis Meets With Homeless in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis visited 150 members of Rome’s homeless population in the Sistine Chapel last Thursday during a dinner and private tour of the Vatican organized by Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who directs the office of papal charities. After touring … Read More

Director of the Saitama Triennale 2016, Takashi Serizawa.


Saitama, Japan Will Hold 2016 Triennial

Yet another triennial to add to the growing international mix of twice- and thrice-yearly art surveys: Artinfo reports that the city of Saitama, Japan will hold its first triennial of contemporary art, called “Envisioning the Future,” from September 24 through December 11, … Read More

Market News

Auctionata Secures $45 M. in Latest Funding Round

Online auction house Auctionata has closed its series C financing round with a total investment of €42 million ($45 million), under the advisement of international investment bank GP Bullhound. Warsaw-based MCI Management led the round, with newcomers including Hearst Ventures … Read More


Clark Institute Taps Francis Oakley For Interim Director

Francis Oakley has been selected by the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts to serve as its interim director when its current director, Michael Conforti, retires on August 31 after more than a decade on the job. Oakley’s resume is … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman,' March 14–April 25, 2015, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.FREDRIK NILSEN/DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY

‘John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, With Guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman’ at David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman,” which is on view at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles through April … Read More

Artists News
Performance of Heard.

Sound of the City: A Detroit Renaissance, Courtesy of Nick Cave

The artist Nick Cave, whose Soundsuit sculptures have become something of a fixture in contemporary art, will spearhead an expansive exhibition in Detroit beginning this summer that will consist predominantly of public performances and events throughout the metropolitan area. The … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events To Attend in New York City This Week

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‘I’m Certainly Not an Idealist’: A Talk with John Currin

John Currin’s show at Gagosian Beverly Hills runs through April 11. His last solo show was at Gagosian Paris in 2013. Bill Powers: You didn’t want to start this interview until it got dark out. Why is that? John Currin: … Read More


Morning Links: Fire Island Fire Edition

Goldman Sachs senior partner Valentino D. Carlotti and private investor David Shuman are joining the Guggenheim Foundation’s board of trustees. [Artforum] A Fire Island fire has destroyed Holly House, an LGBTQ artist residency. [Artforum] The American Academy of Arts and … Read More

Graphics Market

Asia Week Auctions Haul in Rip-Roaring $250.7 M. at Big Two Houses, a Record

New York’s annual Asia Week concluded last Saturday, and its organizers have since reported a stunning $360 million in sales. That figure represents an 80-percent increase over last year, with the big two auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, accounting for nearly 70 percent of that haul. As … Read More

Lisa Yuskavage.


‘Let’s Break the Internet!’: The Artist Project at the Met

“This!” Deborah Kass said to me last Wednesday evening, as if it were obvious. We were standing on the steps of the Temple of Dendur, trading favorite museums. She gestured at the sprawl of the Metropolitan Museum of Art around … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Detail of undated poem, Painting is Forbidden and painting titled Come Over Here Rockface, 1994.

‘Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden’ at CCA Wattis, San Francisco

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program … Read More