This 1962 Warhol was the top lot of the evening, selling for TK.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Sells $203.6 M. of Contemporary Art in London, Led by a $150.1 M. Warhol Dollar Bill

Tonight in London Sotheby’s sold £130.4 million ($203.6 million) worth of art at its contemporary art auction, handily trumping the £95.6 million ($150.1 million) that its arch-rival, Christie’s, brought in at its own sale last night. About 85 percent of … Read More

Abdalla, on the left. (PHOTO: BFA/Billy Farrell)

Nadine Johnson Flack Adam Abdalla Will Start His Own Firm

Adam Abdalla, the senior vice president of arts and culture at the powerhouse New York public relations firm Nadine Johnson, will be leaving that company to start his own firm, which will be focused predominantly on the arts and is … Read More

Courtesy Korakrit Arunanondchai, Clearing, and Carlos/Ishikawa. (Photo: Aurélien Mole.)

Denim From a Drone’s-Eye View: Korakrit Arunanondchai on His New Show at Palais de Tokyo

Late June in Paris is Men’s Fashion Week, and many of the runway shows take place outside the Palais de Tokyo, which is also home to a nightclub called YOYO. There are catwalks at art institutions every now and then, … Read More

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Juliano-Villani's "Wavy Fox," 
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Jamian Juliano-Villani Gets the Art21 Video Treatment

Art21, an independent non-profit arts organization, has just released a profile of Jamian Juliano-Villani as part of its online documentary series “New York Close Up.” The piece, which was posted online yesterday, captures the 27-year-old painter in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio talking about her art, … Read More


The Rolling Stones and Saatchi Gallery Team Up For All-Time Biggest Touring Rock Exhibition, Entry Prices Begin At £15

The Independent reports today that The Rolling Stones have teamed up with Saatchi Gallery to stage “Exhibitionism,” which has already been described as “the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the world’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band,” and also “ten … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
James Casebere, Library I, 1980, silver print. ©JAMES CASEBERE/COURTESY SEAN KELLY, NEW YORK

‘By the Book’ at Sean Kelly

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “By the Book” is currently on view at Sean Kelly gallery in New York until Friday, July 31. The group exhibition focuses on the influence that literature … Read More


Morning Links: Sunburn Art Edition

The Delaware Art Museum has sold Andrew Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland and Winslow Homer’s Milking Time in an effort to replace funds lost to construction debt. [USA Today]MoMA has hired Yasmil Raymond, a Dia Art Foundation curator since 2009, to serve as associate … Read More


Records Fall for Ofili, Quaytman, Morley, More at $150.1 M. Christie’s London Contemporary Sale

‘The Holy Virgin Mary’ sells for an above-estimate $4.5 M. Read More

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Installation view of "onthisisland." COURTESY CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK

‘Sorry You Guys Are Just Catching Up Now’: Jack Pierson on His Fast-Changing Career, and His New Show in New York

When Jack Pierson talks about his work, he speaks in several voices. One second he’s holding court like a world-famous artist giving an interview, the next he’s rattling off details about his process like a nervous painter, and the next … Read More

Odwalla88 Video Still.

Odwalla88 Releases New Video Directed by Marisa Takal and Cali Thornhill Dewitt

Today, the band Odwalla88 (featured in the May 2015 issue of ARTnews) put out a video for their song “What The,” directed by the artists Marisa Takal and Cali Thornhill Dewitt.The song is off of the Odwalla88 album Lily 23, which … Read More

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

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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

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‘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

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