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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


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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


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The John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Two Banksy Murals Head to Auction with Combined Estimate of $1 M.

Two Murals believed to be the work of street artist Banksy will be removed and auctioned in September with an estimated combined value of one million dollars, according to the BBC.I Remember When All This Was Trees was painted on the wall … Read More


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Cecily Brown vs. Sheri' Franssen.

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Cecily Brown Identifies A ‘Less Celebrated’ Copycat

Yesterday, Artinfo reported that yet another copycat scandal had broken out in the comments section of the Instagram account belonging to neo-Expressionist painter Cecily Brown, and for once, Richard Prince is not involved. Artinfo writes, “A few weeks ago, [Brown] … Read More


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Ray Johnson and Dick Higgins, Cage Book Cover, ca. 1960s.COLLECTION OF THE RAY JOHNSON ESTATE AT RICHARD L. FEIGEN & CO.

‘Something Else Entirely’ at Black Mountain College Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE” is currently on view at Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, North Carolina until … Read More


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Luke Brugnara. VIA ABC

Convicted Art Criminal Claims He Was Sold Fake de Kooning Paintings, Picasso Etchings

After being convicted on counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, false declarations in court, escape, and contempt earlier this year in an art-fraud court case, Californian real estate developer Luke Brugnara is claiming that he was sold fakes, Courthouse News … Read More


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Randall Suffolk.

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High Museum of Art Appoints Randall Suffolk Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director

The High Museum of Art has announced that Randall Suffolk will succeed Michael E. Shapiro as Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director, effective November 2 this year. Shapiro had served as the institution’s director for 15 years.Suffolk, who currently … Read More