Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Mandarin Oranges and Folded-Paper Butterflies from the late 18th–early 19th century.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Kimono Edition

There are really great year-end lists from Kalup Linzy, Devrim Bayer, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and many more on the Walker Art Center’s blog. [Untitled (Blog)] A 1931 home designed by Amyas Connell for the art historian Bernard Ashmole, now owned by … Read More

2014: The Year in Review
Marsden Hartley, Popocatepetl, Spirited Morning—Mexico, 1932.COURTESY SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

The Most-Read Articles of 2014

The holidays have arrived. It is a time for long car, plane, and train rides, and hours spent lounging around the house, enjoying the fireplace and waiting for the bread to rise—a perfect time for lengthy reading sessions. To meet the needs of the season, a list … Read More

Detail of a painting showing Charles Darwin at age 7 by Ellen Sharples, 1816.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Charles Darwin Edition

“A Japanese woman who makes art based on her vagina has been charged with obscenity, in a case that has sparked discussion on censorship.” [BBC News] “A former assistant registrar at the Aspen Art Museum sued the nonprofit organization Monday … Read More

A pig pen quilt from the late 20th century, now on view at the Montclair Art Museum.

Dodge Foundation Announces Grants for Newark, Zimmerli, and Other New Jersey Art Museums

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which funds an array of nonprofit groups in New Jersey, has announced its final round of grants for the year, which includes $132,500 in arts funding, bringing its total arts funding for 2014 to $3.4 million, … Read More

2014: The Year in Review Market

The Top 10 Auction Lots of 2014

This past year was yet another strong one for the auctions, so we’ve complied a list of the top 10 most expensive lots to remind you of the top earners. The trends to spot are trends that have been going on for … Read More

2014: The Year in Review Retrospective
Attributed to Desidario da Settignano, Saint Helena, Empress, circa 1460–64, pietra serena (dark gray sandstone). COURTESY TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Retrospective: The Best Art of 1939, The Year MoMA Acquired Picasso’s Demoiselles

As part of our 2014: Year in Review features, we look back to a year-ending column that ARTnews editor Alfred M. Frankfurter penned 75 years ago, in 1939, as war swept Europe. Among Frankfurter’s highlights are two MoMA acquisitions: Picasso’s landmark Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Wilhelm … Read More

Chagall, The Triumph of Music, 1967.

Morning Links: Chagall Collateral Edition

“Italy’s top tourist attractions including the Colossuem could soon be in foreign hands as the country seeks new directors from around the world to make its museums more profitable, prime minister Matteo Renzi has announced.” The nation will run advertisements … Read More

Market News
John DuPont.


Family of Deceased Qatari Sheik Will Pay $7.5 M. for Stamps, Rep Says

The New York Post reports that Qatar’s ruling family, the Al-Thanis, will pay the $7.5 million it allegedly owes for a set of stamps recently purchased by its patriarch Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died in November. The Al-Thianis … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Saul killing King Nahash and destroying the Ammonites, from The Crusader Bible.

5 Art Events to Attend In New York This Week

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2014: The Year in Review Market
Georgia O’Keeffe, "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1."© 2014 The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Women’s Worth: The Price of Being a Female Artist

There has never been a time when auction results for art made by women have equaled those of art made by men. This year has seen a reawakening of the discussion of this disparity—of why, and by how much art … Read More

News The Talent
The museum.


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Adds Four Board Members, Artist David Hartt Among Them

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announced today that it has added four new trustees to its board: Nancy Crown, Eve Rogers, Dia Weil, and David Hartt. Hartt is the first living artist to join the board. Last year he … Read More

A detail of Judy Chicago's Pasadena Lifesavers Red #5, which was on view at the museum in 'Judy Chicago: Circa ’75' earlier this year.COURTESY NMWA

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wins Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom

The 2015 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom is being awarded to Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Women in the Arts, the museum announced today. It is the first American organization to take home the honor, which comes €20,000 … Read More

News The Talent
Byers in front of a work by Phyllida Barlow.COURTESY ICA BOSTON

Dan Byers Joins ICA Boston as Senior Curator

A big month for Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art continues to get bigger. Following news that MoMA photography curator Eva Respini will be its new chief curator and that it had acquired 43 works from the collection of Barbara Lee, … Read More


Morning Links: Paul Simonon Edition

“Leading artists and curators take stock of 2014″ [The Art Newspaper] Mass MOCA is celebrating books this month. [The Wall Street Journal] “Musician Paul Simonon can’t keep away from the canvas—the bass guitar player with 1970s punk band The Clash … Read More