Local Paper Takes Offense as ‘The Onion’ Mocks Local Museum

Last week The Onion published a news item, “Museum Proudly Exhibits Picasso Shitty Enough To Be In Kansas City,” which offered what you might expect from such a piece of satire (e.g. “Art experts agreed with Simmons that the sketch would … Read More

Trevor Paglen, National Reconnaissance Office, 2013, digital photograph. COURTESY TREVOR PAGLEN AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Photographer Trevor Paglen Named Winner of the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award

Artist, journalist, geographer, and author Trevor Paglen has won the 2014 EFF Pioneer Award for his counter-surveillance photography, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced. The award—given yearly by the EFF, a nonprofit organization devoted to defending civil rights in … Read More

The gallery's 19th Street location.


David Zwirner Will Open David Zwirner Books in Chelsea This Fall

This fall David Zwirner gallery will open David Zwirner Books, a publishing house and bookstore based in a townhouse near the gallery on West 19th Street in New York. The imprint represents a hefty undertaking for the gallery, which hopes … Read More


Tulane’s Newcomb Gallery Hires Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as Executive Director

The curatorial job switches just keep rolling along this summer! The latest move has Mónica Ramírez-Montagut joining Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans as executive director. Ramírez-Montagut comes to the museum from MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino … Read More

Aronofsky. (Photo by Niko Tavernise)

Darren Aronofsky Is the New Museum’s ‘Visionary’ Speaker

Director Darren Aronofsky will be the speaker at the New Museum’s Stuart Regen Visionaries Series, the museum announced today. He will appear in conversation with the novelist Lynne Tillman at the museum on September 30. Aronofsky’s films include Requiem for … Read More

Installation view of Lieberman's show.COURTESY KNOW MORE GAMES

Games People Play: Justin Lieberman Bids New York Adieu With His Middle Finger as His Dealers Tussle

On a Friday in late July, the artist Justin Lieberman sent out a curious e-mail to some of his friends about his latest show at the Brooklyn gallery Know More Games. “This will be my last exhibition in NY for … Read More

The Sweet William Dwarf plant, which is a biennial.WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Biennial Edition

Brooklyn gets its own biennial. [NYT] Filmmaker and artist John Waters will perform his one-man show at Cincinnati’s FotoFocus biennial. [The Art Newspaper] Hammer Museum announces “Made in L.A.” biennial prizes. [The New York Times] “Designs for three permanent public works … Read More


President of American Alliance of Museums, Ford W. Bell, Will Retire

The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM, … Read More

A Banksy.


Alleged Banksy Vandal Charged With Felony Mischief

The Wall Street Journal reports that a man who allegedly defaced two works by the street artist Banksy in Park City, Utah has been charged with criminal mischief. The works—which, remember, were themselves defacement—depicted, according to The Journal, “an image … Read More

Market News

Louise Lawler Plans Sotheby’s Project for High Line

  The New York Times reports that the High Line’s next commission for the billboard at the base of the High Line will be an image by Louise Lawler taken at Sotheby’s auction house. The piece features work by Donald … Read More


Oscar Murillo Took the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ and David Zwirner Is Next

Here is a kind of creepy video of collector Stefan Simchowitz pouring a bucket of ice water on hotshot artist Oscar Murillo. “Trust me,” Simchowitz says before dumping the ice on Murillo, who is stripped down to his skivvies. There’s … Read More


Morning Links: Graffiti Edition

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and a New York Post columnist condemn the Museum of the City of New York’s graffiti show “City as Canvas.” [The Wall Street Journal/New York Post] “All Across America, Artists Are Taking Over … Read More

The Corcoran


Judge Approves Corcoran Merger With National Gallery, George Washington University

  The Washington Post reports that a judge in the D.C. Superior Court approved a plan that would have the Corcoran Gallery of Art merge with the National Gallery and George Washington University. The plan had been stalled over objections … Read More


Contemporary Art Finds a Place at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Last year, when artists Terrance Houle, Adrian Stimson, and Jamison Chas Banks did a performance at Santa Fe’s Indian Market, a giant outdoor fair that features the work of Native American and First Nation artists from across the U.S. and Canada, … Read More