2015 Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale style.

A look around the Venice Biennale: Day 2

The second day of the Venice Biennale preview opened today to what felt like double the headcount. Here’s a brief look around the Giardini and the surrounding areas on the second day of the Biennale including National Pavilion openings, performance art … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Indian #4 Face 45.49), 2014, oil on cardboard mounted on linen.  COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BLUM & POE, LOS ANGELES

‘Mark Grotjahn: Fifteen Paintings’ at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Mark Grotjahn: Fifteen Paintings” is on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, until Saturday, June 20. The show features fifteen of Grotjahn’s non-representational paintings of “Face” paintings … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Matthew Higgs. AUBREY MAYER.

Consumer Reports: Matthew Higgs

Matthew Higgs is an artist, curator and the director of White Columns, New York City’s oldest alternative non-profit space. He recently co-curated, with Catherine Morris, the Judith Scott retrospective “Bound & Unbound” at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at … Read More

Guggenheim Museum. 


Morning Links: Guggenheim Edit-a-thon Edition

Timothy Rodgers, director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, will be stepping down this month after a six-year tenure. [Artforum] Police searched Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and questioned staff members about a scheme to transfer Russian art abroad illegally. [The Guardian] What is … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Reviews
Glenn Ligon at top and Oscar Murillo.ANDREW RUSSETH

The 2015 Venice Biennale’s Central Show, Focused on Strife, Is Uneasy, Uneven

Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures,’ May 9–November 22 Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
Danh Vo in Denmark's pavilion.

Venice Diary: A Look Inside the Giardini’s National Pavilions

Weather-wise, Tuesday could hardly have been a more idyllic day for the national pavilions clustered in Venice’s Giardini, its public gardens, to open to select visitors as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. It was sunny, the temperature hovered around … Read More

Market News

Sotheby’s Opens Spring Auctions With $368.3 M. Impressionist and Modern Sale

On Tuesday, and amid most of the art world’s late spring break to the opening of the Venice Biennale, Sotheby’s kicked off New York’s auction season with a strong sale that saw impressive results for Vincent van Gogh and Claude … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
Sarah Lucas at the Great Britain pavilion.

A Look Around the Venice Biennale: Day 1

The Venice Biennale opened to invited guests today. Below, a brief look at some of the 70 national pavilions that are participating and the scene in the city right now. Among the offerings: an indigenous Australian smoking ceremony, Sarah Lucas’s display at Britain’s pavilion, and … Read More

Sculpture 1, to be installed between 52nd and 53rd Streets.


Santiago Calatrava Sculptures Will Line The Park Avenue Meridian

In addition to his stegosaurus of a World Trade Center Transportation Hub, due to open later this year, neofuturist architect/sculptor/painter Santiago Calatrava will drop seven spiky sculptures along the Park Avenue meridian—three red, two black, and two silver—amongst the usual hedges … Read More

The Louwman Museum in Netherlands, designed by Michael Graves.


Cooper Hewitt Announces 2015 National Design Award Winners

Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann has announced the winners of the 2015 National Design Awards, which were selected by jury members Lindsey Adelman, Waris Ahluwalia, Amale Andraos, Maurice Cox, Doreen Lorenzo, Todd Oldham, Casey Reas, Margie Ruddick, and Rick Valicenti. … Read More

Charles White's Homage to Sterling Brown” (1972).


UT Austin Receives Significant Collection of Works By Harlem Renaissance Artist Charles White

Today brought word that Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon of Pomona, New York have donated their collection of works by draftsman, printmaker, and painter Charles White to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. Along … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Harness Hamese, For every strong woman, there are strong men – Khumbula, 2014, digital archival print, 20 x 24 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

‘(Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity’ at Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity,” is currently on view at Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago until Sunday, July 12. The exhibition … Read More

Artists News
Natalie Frank, "Cinderella II," 2011-4.Courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; Promised gift of Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Chris Loughlin.

Into the Woods: Natalie Frank’s Fairy Tales

This May Damiani will publish Natalie Frank’s Tales of the Brothers Grimm, which features the texts of the stories alongside Frank’s dysmorphic, therianthropic characters, currently on view in an exhibition at The Drawing Center. In all, the book includes 79 large … Read More

May 15, 1915.

Retrospective: Philip Guston on Piero della Francesca

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More