Morning Links: #hierteekenen Edition

 The Rijksmuseum is requesting that visitors stop taking pictures and instead start drawing the art with the hashtag #hierteekenen (#startdrawing). [Hyperallergic]The Tehran Museum of Contemporary art will host a solo show for Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. [Artforum]Beatriz Milhazes at James … Read More

Auctions Market News
"Once Upon a Time in Shaolin..."COURTESY WU-HA.WUTANGCLAN.COM

Sole Copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album Sets Auction Record, Selling for ‘Undisclosed Figure in the Millions’

The Wu-Tang Clan has sold the sole copy of its conceptual album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin…, through online auctioneer Paddle8 for an “undisclosed figure in the millions.” The album was purchased by an anonymous “American buyer.”Once Upon a … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Juan Muñoz, One Laughing at the Other, 2000, Bronze, polyester resin and steel, in two parts. 


‘Sculpture: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren’ at Skarstedt Chelsea

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Sculpture: Muñoz, Schütte, Trockel, and Warren” is currently on view at Skarstedt Gallery in New York. The group exhibition is on view until December 19.

Xavier Cha, abduct, 2015, video still. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Xavier Cha Wants ‘Actors Able to Express Conflicting Emotions’ for Upcoming MoCA Cleveland Performances

Earlier this year, for a performance at 47 Canal, Xavier Cha put out a casting call for performers. No experience was necessary, but you had to be able to act—by which Cha meant, as it turned out, that you had … Read More

Artists Features
Jan Frank photographed in his Bond Street studio, July 15, 2015. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

To Be Frank: How Old-School Artist Jan Frank Became New Again

The painter Jan Frank has a reputation as a hard-drinking, if not hard-fighting, downtown playboy. He is known for his sharp suits and smoky drawl, his alpaca coat, and his fondness for the racetrack (he names his paintings after favorite … Read More

Artists Features Reviews
Mark Manders, Room with Unfired Clay Figures, 2011–15, painted bronze, iron, wood, and offset print on paper, installation view. GENEVIEVE HANSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY, NEW YORK

Mystery, Eccentricity, and Gallows Humor: Matthew Weinstein on Mark Manders and H.C. Westermann

Mark Manders’s work makes a good argument for banishing the term “contemporary.” It’s a silly term. Unlike “modern,” which projected futures for a range of now-­failed ideologies and left its own archaeology, “contemporary” has no historic potentiality. I admire Manders’s indifference … Read More

Artists consumer reports
John Olson. CREDIT TK

Consumer Reports: John Olson

John Olson is one-third of the seminal American new music trio Wolf Eyes and the creator of American Tapes, a boutique label specializing in limited-edition objects that often blur the line between fine art and music. He is 115% Trip … Read More

A scene from Alban Berg's Lulu, which Kentridge directed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 2015. KEN HOWARD/METROPOLITAN OPERA

William Kentridge: Slow Music for Fast Action, and Other Conundrums

The South African giant at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Read More


Kelly with 

“Cité”, Seine 

Quai, Paris 1953. Photo: Michel Grinberg, courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Archives

Inaugural Winners of Pierre Daix Art Book Prize Announced

The winners of the Pierre Daix Prize, a new award given to an art history book covering modern or contemporary art, was announced in a ceremony at the Musée Picasso in Paris, earlier today. The inaugural prize was awarded to two … Read More


Morning Links: 3-D Printed Mona Lisa Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More

News The Talent
Harris County, Texas.


Artadia Announces 2015 Houston Grantees

Artadia has announced the winners of the seventh cycle of Houston Artadia Awards: Lily Cox-Richard, Autumn Knight, JooYoung Choi, El Franco Lee II, and Charisse Weston. Artadia has implemented similar merit-based awards programs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New … Read More

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RoseLee Goldberg and Edgar Arceneaux. MAX LAKNER/BFA.COM/COURTESY PERFORMA

Performa Names Edgar Arceneaux Winner of the Malcolm McLaren Award

Performa announced today that the Los Angeles–based artist Edgar Arceneaux has won the biennial’s Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance Until, Until, Until…, staged for the first time on Friday, in New York.Named for the British artist who was also … Read More

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‘The Work Has No Metaphors’: Agatha Gothe-Snape Pays Cheironomic Homage To Lawrence Weiner

Last Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., audience members loosely filled the benches of the very ecclesiastical-looking auditorium inside New York’s Society for Ethical Culture for a performance of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s Performa 15 commission, Rhetorical Chorus (LW). The LW stands for … Read More


Richard Phillips on his First-Ever Show on the Lower East Side, and Taking on the Fallout From Playboy Marfa

On a recent afternoon in Long Island City, Richard Phillips—who has his first solo show in New York in three years on view at Mathew NYC on the Lower East Side—came to the door of his studio wearing jeans and a leather … Read More