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Horseshoecrabs Horseshoecrabs, Face by Seth and Rauchelle Burke (Etsy, 2014, Paint on horseshoe crab.

Chicago’s Queer Thoughts Gallery Heads to New York

Late last year, Luis Miguel Bendaña and Sam Lipp, the directors of Queer Thoughts, a venturesome gallery located in a modestly sized apartment in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, began making plans to relocate the space to New York. But before doing that, … Read More


Bill Clinton Sax Watch 2015
Bill Clinton, accepting his sax. Insert sax machine joke if you will. (COURTESY THE WHITE HOUSE VIA THE MET)

PSA: Bill Clinton’s Saxophone Is On View at the Met

Just to give all of you an update on Bill Clinton’s saxophone, the former president’s Presidential Model tenor saxophone (number one in an edition of 150) is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as part of … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Michaël Borremans, The Glaze, 2007, Oil on canvas. © PHOTOGRAPHER PETER COX/©MICHAËL BORREMANS/COURTESY ZENO X GALLERY ANTWERP/PRIVATE COLLECTION SWITZERLAND

‘Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets’ at Dallas Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets” is currently on view at Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition brings together a mix of the Belgian artist’s paintings, drawings, … Read More


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Damien Hirst. Not pictured: Damien Hirst's foreskin. (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

You Can’t Unread This Anecdote About Damien Hirst’s Foreskin

Here’s a thing that just happened. From the first paragraph of The Guardian’s profile of Damien Hirst, published today: During the period he refers to as his “glory years”, Damien Hirst had a favourite gag. He would pull his foreskin through … Read More


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Morning Links: Condom Portrait Edition

Niki Johnson’s portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms is naturally sparking controversy. [TIME]Josef Helfenstein, the director of the Menil Collection, will leave his position at the Houston museum to become the director of the Kunstmuseum Basel. [The New … Read More


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The new Whitney.

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Whitney Museum Board Elects New President, Co-Chairs

The Whitney Museum’s board of trustees has elected Laurie M. Tisch and Neil G. Bluhm as co-chairs and Richard M. DeMartini as president. All three will begin their new positions this week on July 1. Tisch and Bluhm will succeed … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Noel McKenna, Brisbane Domestic Home, 2015, Oil on plywood. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MOTHER'S TANKSTATION

‘Noel McKenna: Concealing the Spot’ at Mother’s Tankstation

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Noel McKenna: Concealing the Spot” is on view at Mother’s Tankstation in Dublin until July 4. The exhibition features a selection of the Australian artist’s oil on plywood pieces.


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The centerpiece flag of William Pope.L's show, Trinket, which Lamar repurposed at his BET awards performance
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William Pope.L Flag Makes an Appearance at Kendrick Lamar’s BET Awards Performance

If you caught a glimpse of the BET awards last night, you might have recognized the gigantic American flag which waved furiously behind Kendrick Lamar during his performance of “Alright.” Prior to last night, that same flag, which measures an … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Sargent's Group with Parasols, 1904-1905.

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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

MONDAY, JUNE 29Opening: “Space and Matter” at Sperone Westwater“Space and Matter” combines new work with old art to explore ideas of “depth, relief, and object-hood,” as its press release states. The exhibition will include work by Richard Tuttle, Tom Sachs, … Read More


Profiles The 200 Top Collectors
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Making Waves: Tony Salamé’s Aïshti Goes Big in Beirut

Recently the Lebanese businessman Tony Salamé bought a large artwork by John Armleder, creating a problem for himself, or rather, for his curator. If the ten-meter-long painting were to go on view in the inaugural exhibition in Salamé’s new private … Read More


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Art portal.

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Morning Links: Art Portal Edition

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto will be moving into the first two and a half floors of the Tower Automotive Building, which will be renovated by late 2016 or early 2017. The move will cost the museum … Read More


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Charting the Museum Boom

A look at the new buildings that have opened this season—and those that are still on the way Read More


Artists News
De Wain Valentine polishing Gray Column, 1975–76, in his studio. ©THE ARTIST/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK, 2015/COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK AND LONDON

‘Big Pieces of the Sky and Ocean’: De Wain Valentine on His First New York Solo Show in 30 Years

In 1961, De Wain Valentine came to New York with slides of his work. When he showed them to gallery directors, the first response was always some variation on, “This is really interesting work. What is it?” So Valentine told them: … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Michael Heizer, Altar 2 installation view, 2015, weathering steel, coated with polyurethane. ©THE ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER: ROBERT MCKEEVER/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY

‘There’s No Understanding of My Work’: Michael Heizer on His Monumental Art, in 1977

Michael Heizer is known for a body of work that relies on the beauty of his natural materials (rocks, dirt, land itself) and that often verges on near-comical grandiosity with its size and themes. With his latest show, “Altars,” at … Read More