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The Crime Issue

An investigation into some of the more colorful art-related indiscretions in recent years, as well as a look at the aesthetics of crime and punishment Read More

Still from Puppies Puppies's TheRing. COURTESY BERLIN BIENNALE

Puppies Puppies Will Present a Different Video Every Day of the Berlin Biennale

This year’s DIS-curated Berlin Biennale, which has a terrific line-up, will run for a little more than three months, from June 4 through September 18, but if you cannot make it to the German capital during that stretch, you can, at least, take solace … Read More

Auctions Market News
The Paddle8 offices.COURTESY PADDLE8

Paddle8 Sees High-Profile Layoffs and Departures as Company Shifts Gears After Merger With Auctionata

Online auction house Paddle8 has suffered a number of defections from its top ranks, while also laying off several employees, as the company adjusts to its merger with rival startup Auctionata, ARTnews has learned. In recent weeks over a dozen … Read More

News The Talent
Alex Olson, Reply, 2015.

Altman Siegel Now Represents Alex Olson

San Francisco’s Altman Siegel gallery has announced it now reps Los Angeles–based artist Alex Olson. Olson is known for her abstract paintings, which juxtapose patterns, shapes, textures, and colors to create disjointed visual and linguistic symbols. Altman Siegel will hold … Read More

The largest Fancy Intense Blue Diamond offered at auction.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Diamond Intense, Fancy

I don’t believe in God or a soul or energy, but I do think that, every year, I lose a little something fundamental inside myself that I’ll never get back, some internal conviction that makes me more or less human … Read More

Michelle Stuart, Maroc Shoes, 2015, archival inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle paper, 12 x 18 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Atlas of Memory: Michelle Stuart and Jill Baroff at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

‘Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works,” Michelle Stuart’s engrossing and elegant exhibition (through June 26), ably organized by curator and critic Gregory Volk, spotlights a lesser-known aspect of this Land Art pioneer’s practice. The recent installations are prefaced by a pair … Read More


Beyoncé Visited the William N. Copley Show at the Menil Collection

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 24, 2016 at 10:41am PDT Proving once again that her taste in contemporary art is exquisite, catholic, and beyond reproach (read: wonderfully similar to mine), Beyoncé just put a photo on her Instagram account that shows … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Tomura Hiroshi, Number of Stars Book A, B, 2005, xerography on paper (2 pieces). ©2016 TOMURA HIROSHI/FUJI XEROX PRINT COLLECTION

‘Artists in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ at Yokohama Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More

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Natalia Goncharova, Espagnole, 1916, which sold for a record $10.2 million at Christie’s in 2010. Genuine high-quality works like these are few. COURTESY CHRISTIE’S

Avant-Garde Fairy Tales: Russian Avant-Garde Research Project Seeks to Untangle Facts, Fakes, and Fictions

Scandals have never been in short supply in the world of Russian avant-garde art, but the last few years have seen a bumper crop, with the controversial arrest of a respected Russian curator on fraud charges and, more recently, the … Read More


Noble-Winged Seraphs: On Nabokov’s Butterfly Illustrations

Soon after Vladimir Nabokov arrived in the United States in 1940, he secured a job at the Museum of Natural History studying insects. His job entailed arduous, 14-hour days craning over microscopes and sketches of butterfly anatomy. The work strained … Read More

Morning Links

Morning Links: Hitchhiking Shia LaBeouf Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More

News The Talent
Matthew H. Robb.


Fowler Museum at UCLA Names Matthew H. Robb Chief Curator

The Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Matthew H. Robb as chief curator. Robb, who previously worked as curator of the arts of the Americas at the de Young Museum in San … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Kathrin Sonntag, Untitled, 2012, inkjet print. COURTESY KADEL WILLBORN, DÜSSELDORF

Kathrin Sonntag at Galerie Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More

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Taquari District, Rio Branco. BrazilSubmerged Portraits, March 2015. COURTESY THE ARTIST

After the Flood: Gideon Mendel on Tackling Climate Change Through Photography

‘While the water is there, you’re kind of powerless. That’s the moment when my intervention happens’ Read More

Anderson Cooper interviewing Jack Flam.COURTESY CBSNEWS

‘60 Minutes’ Did a Segment on the Knoedler Forgery Trial

Knoedler & Co., the once-revered New York gallery that fell from grace due to its involvement in selling some $80 million worth of fake paintings over the course of 15 years, was the subject of a segment on 60 Minutes … Read More