Retrospective
Jacob Lawrence, Panel 58 of "The Migration Series": "In the North the Negro had better educational facilities," 1940–41, casein tempera on hardboard. ©2015 THE JACOB AND GWENDOLYN KNIGHT FOUNDATION, SEATTLE/ ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/DIGITAL IMAGE ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART/LICENSED BY  SCALA/ART RESOURCE, NEW YORK

‘A Kaleidoscopic, Animated World': A Review of Jacob Lawrence’s Early Work, From 1939

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, only 23, made what would become his magnum opus—”The Migration Series,” a 60-work group of tempera paintings that chronicled life after the Great Migration, the movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North … Read More


Artists
Detail of Can the Universe be Held in the Gaze of a Small Dog, 2015.

When ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Pulled Out of a Portrait Commission, Simon Dinnerstein Made a Few Changes

What do you do if a very wealthy TV producer commissions you to draw a portrait of him, his fiancée, and their dogs but then quashes the project after the couple breaks up? If you’re Brooklyn artist Simon Dinnerstein, you … Read More


Market News
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247365 Gallery Moves Manhattan Location

New York’s 247365 gallery has announced that they will be move their Manhattan outpost from a modestly sized basement space on Eldridge Street location to a larger two-floor location less than a mile away at 57 Stanton Street. The new spot will be christened with a group show called … Read More


News
Esther Bubley, "Coca-Cola Wall, Texas, 1945." (Collection of Joyce Linker.)COURTESY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Red, White, and You: Atlanta’s High Museum Considers the Coke Bottle

After Apple and Google, Coca-Cola is the most valuable brand on Earth. Its parent company, traded as KO on NYSE, has a market capitalization of $200 billion, about the same as Facebook. The beverage was originally invented in 1885 as … Read More


Dispatches
Michael Craig-Martin, Untitled (headphones), 2014, acrylic on aluminum. MIKE BRUCE/© MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY

Michael Craig-Martin, The Godfather of British Conceptual Art, Comes to Dallas

“I’m going to madness,” said Michael Craig-Martin, when reached at his studio in London in late January. “Every day I’m on the verge of being overwhelmed.” At 73, Craig-Martin, a former teacher who several so-called Young British Artists (YBAs) have … Read More


News
Wildenstein Gallery in New York.


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Morning Links: Money Laundering Allegations Edition

The director of the Tate Britain, Penelope Curtis, is leaving to head the Calouste Gulbenkian museum in Lisbon. She had been director at the museum since 2010. [The Guardian] Royal Bank of Canada’s wealth-management subsidiary in the Bahamas is reportedly involved in tax … Read More


London Art Pitch
Eileen Quinlan , Good Enough, 2015, gelatin silver prints hinged on museum board, 32 x 26 inches each (diptych).COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CAMPOLI PRESTI

Two of a Kind: Eileen Quinlan at Campoli Presti, Nicole Wermers at Herald St

London Art Pitch is a monthly column by Jamie Sterns, a New York curator and writer based in the British capital. “Eileen Quinlan, After Hours” at Campoli Presti, London, through April 18, 2015 Eileen Quinlan works in a medium that seems … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'Detroit Affinities: Jamian Juliano-Villani' at MOCAD.COURTESY MOCAD

Jamian Juliano-Villani at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Detroit Affinities: Jamian Juliano-Villani,” which was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit through March 29, 2015. Curated by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD’s senior curator at large, it was … Read More


Artists
Lynda Benglis in the pages of Artforum, April 1974.

Baldessari Interviews Benglis

Interview magazine recently published a conversation between the artists Lynda Benglis and John Baldessari. Benglis calls out Baldessari on a nude portrait he made of his wife, which she refers to as “one of the strongest works” he’s made, though … Read More


News
A rendering of the planning entry pavilion.COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER

Walker Plans $75 M. Renovation, Names Fionn Meade Artistic Director

Nisa Mackie hired as education and public programs director Read More


Books
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Her Hatchet Is More Like an Ax: Renata Adler and the Problem with Critics

The most recently published piece in Renata Adler’s collected nonfiction, After the Tall Timber (New York Review Books), is a curious defense of the serial plagiarizer Jayson Blair by way of an excoriation of The New York Times, the paper … Read More


News
Tracey Emin's My Bed (1998).


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Morning Links: ‘My Bed’ Edition

Danny McDonald’s “The Beads (That Bought Manhattan)” at Bortolozzi Galerie in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily] A review of Silent Dialogues, art historian Alexander Nemerov’s account of the sibling rivalry between his father, U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov, and his aunt, the … Read More


lives News
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Michael Rush, Priest Turned Museum Director, Who Led the Rose During Deaccessioning Fight, Dies at 65

Curator, writer, and actor Michael Rush, who was serving as director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, when, in 2009, the university attempted to deaccession the museum’s entire collection to bolster the university’s financial stability, died on Friday … Read More


News
Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo and finished in 1512.


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Pope Francis Meets With Homeless in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis visited 150 members of Rome’s homeless population in the Sistine Chapel last Thursday during a dinner and private tour of the Vatican organized by Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who directs the office of papal charities. After touring … Read More