The 200 Top Collectors

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Bjorn Copeland. Jason Frank Rothenberg

Consumer Reports: Bjorn Copeland

Bjorn Copeland is a Los Angeles-based artist and a member of the seminal shape-shifting experimental band Black Dice. As a visual artist, he has mounted solo shows at China Art Objects, Los Angeles; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; and the … Read More

Recent Nefertiti reproduction next to the 3,000-year-old original. 


Ugly Statue of Nefertiti Removed After Public Outcry

It’s been a bad time for ancient art in the Middle East. On one hand, terrorist groups are gleefully “bulldozing” ancient archeological sites in Iraq and Syria on a weekly basis; on the other, the “ugly Nefertiti Bust,” a piece … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Bruce Davidson, Girl Waving with Sign on Road (Los Angeles series), 1964, gelatin silver print. THE PHILLIPS COLLECTIONS, WASHINGTON D.C., GIFT OF LISA FINN, 2013

‘American Moments’ at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “American Moments: Photographs from the Phillips Collection” is currently on view at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., until September 13. The exhibition features more then 130 photographs … Read More


Morning Links: The Broad Edition

Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, for example, came in five crates, each of which was unloaded, vacuumed, pushed onto dollies, and then … Read More

The 200 Top Collectors

The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors: An Introduction

We go to press on the 25th anniversary edition of our “200 Top Collectors” feature at a historic moment in the art market, marked by the unprecedented sale of Picasso’s 1955 painting Les Femmes d’Alger for $179 million in Christie’s … Read More

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Inside the 2015 List


A Print Publication About Art and The Internet: Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter On ‘Mass Effect’

This November, the New Museum and MIT Press will kick off a new series of critical anthologies with Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, co-edited by The New Museum’s Lauren Cornell along with Ed Halter. The … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
A work by Amy Bessone.


9 Art Events To Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, JULY 7Opening: “Torsos & Buckets” at Salon 94 Freemans“Torsos & Buckets” is exactly what it sounds like—an exhibition of torso-shaped ceramic objects by Amy Bessone and bucket-shaped stoneware objects by Matthias Merkel Hess. Both artists reuse the forms and … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Daidō Moriyama, from Accident, 1969, gelatin silver print. © DAIDŌ MORIYAMA/TOKYO POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, SHADAI GALLERY

‘For a New World to Come’ at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography” is now on view at Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The exhibition explores the role of … Read More

Eric Edwards in a screenshot from Mark Zemel’s documentary short, The Collector.

Morning Links: DIY Museum Edition

Brooklynite Eric Edwards, owner of the largest private collection of African artifacts (2,500 works dating back 4,000 years), is going to build his own African art museum. [NBC]A project to restore 14 historic mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu three years ago … Read More

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How Do Art Businesses Stack Up on Facebook?

This week, Skate’s Art Market Research took a look at the state of competition among art businesses on Facebook, and revealed that brand recognition is not necessarily what one would expect on the social-networking service. The most-followed art companies, as the graph at right shows, run the gamut, … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Charles Ray, Sleeping Woman, 2012, solid stainless steel. ©THE ARTIST/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

Raw Metal, Vulnerable Humans: Charles Ray on His Poetic Sculptures, in 1987

Charles Ray is known for his eerily naturalistic sculptures of cars, plants, and humans, 19 of which are currently on view in “Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014,” at the Art Institute of Chicago. In honor of that show, we turn back … Read More

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The Sotheby's logo.

Sotheby’s London Cleaners Barred From Work After Protest

The Independent reports today that cleaners at Sotheby’s London have been banned from work in the wake of a protest staged last night over better sick-pay terms.While million-dollar-art auctions raged inside of Sotheby’s, outside a group of workers and sympathizers staged … Read More