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Katherine Bernhardt, Hamburgers, French fries, and Basketballs, 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CANADA

Here Are the Nominees for the 2014 AICA Awards

Today the United Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) announced the nominees for its 2014 awards, which honor exhibitions, performances, writers, and blogs. More than 400 AICA will cast ballots to decide first- and second-place winners. Looking over the list may make … Read More


Koons Watch 2015
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Sacramento Commissions $8 M. Jeff Koons Sculpture

In 1934, as America was suffering from the worst economic depression in the country’s history, an unimaginably destructive drought overtook the prairie states, centered particularly in Oklahoma, the Sooner State, whose motto is labor omnia vincit–work conquers all things. All … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market

Just How International Is The Armory Show?

The Armory Show, which opens its 17th edition in New York next Wednesday, bills itself as “a leading international contemporary and modern art fair.” But just how international is it? We looked at where its exhibitors are based, and discovered that … Read More


Retrospective
Alice Neel, Woman on a Train, ca. 1940, watercolor on paper. ©THE ESTATE OF ALICE NEEL. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/LONDON

The Risk-Taking Portraitist of the Upper West Side: On Alice Neel’s Tense Paintings, in 1962

Alice Neel, like many women artists of her time, was under-appreciated when she was alive. During the 1930s, Neel was employed by the Works Project Administration and painted urban landscapes. Between then and the ’60s, the art world nearly ignored her. During the ’60s, … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
Stuart Shave Modern Art, LondonTorey Thornton, You Pissed On My Suburban (Divide), 2014.

Preview the 2015 Independent Fair

It’s hard to believe that the Independent is now in its sixth year. It feels like just yesterday that it opened up for the first time (in 2010) at the old Dia Art Foundation building in Manhattan’s West Chelsea gallery … Read More


News The Talent
The Bronx Museum. ©NORMAN MCGRATH. COURTESY ARQUITECTONICA

Bronx Museum Names José A. Ortiz Deputy Director

The Bronx Museum announced today that José A. Ortiz has been appointed the museum’s new deputy director. Ortiz comes from Artisphere, the arts center in Arlington, Virginia, where he served as executive director. There, he obtained sponsorship for “Frida Kahlo: … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Market
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2015 Armory Week Art Fair Cheat Sheet

Armory Week has returned! Here’s a rundown on the week’s most important fairs. Next Armory Show March 5–8 With an entire week of fairs dedicated to its name, the Armory Show is the largest of them all, with more than 200 exhibitors … Read More


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Morning Links: Elephant Edition

Yves Bouvier, a Swiss businessman behind high-end free ports dedicated to storing and shipping art in Geneva, Luxembourg and Singapore, was detained in Monaco on Wednesday on suspicion of fraud. He is currently under investigation for fraud in the hundreds of millions … Read More


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The Getty’s Associate Director for Collections Is Retiring

Thomas Kren, the J. Paul Getty Museum’s associate director for collections, is retiring after 35 years with the museum, the Getty announced today. He joined the Getty in 1980, first as an associate curator of paintings, then senior curator of … Read More


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Infinity Awards ceremony.


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ICP Gives Infinity Awards to Graciela Iturbide, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mario Testino, More

The International Center of Photography has announced its eight 2015 Infinity Award winners, all of whom will be honored at an awards ceremony—which doubles as ICP’s largest annual fundraiser—on April 30 at Pier 60 at the Chelsea Piers in New York. … Read More


London Art Pitch
T.A.G.'s Crystal Catalyst Long Sleeve Top.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Why London? Four Expats—Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Scholar—on Working in the British Capital

London Art Pitch is a monthly column by Jamie Sterns, a New York curator and writer attending school in the British capital. London. Say the word, and many things come to mind: bad weather, double-decker buses, fish and chips, his … Read More


Dispatches
A Michael E. Smith work from his upcoming show at SculptureCenter. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Michael E. Smith: An Insider’s Outsider

Michael E. Smith’s sculptures look like things you might see tangled in a chain-link fence, or gathering around the edges of a Walmart parking lot: a duffel bag, scraps of foam, a satellite dish, sweatpants. But rather than simply presenting … Read More


News
The face that launched a thousand twerks — Miley Cyrus at the infamous 2013 VMAs.


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Morning Links: Twerking Edition

For his new “Producers” series, sculptor Xavier Veilhan convinced Daft Punk to unmask themselves so he could make 3D scans of them, which he then used to create wooden sculptures of the pair. Veilhan also has a double exhibition, “Music,” opening … Read More


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Elizabeth Taylor Trust Sues Christie’s

A federal complaint against Christie’s was filed on Tuesday by Elizabeth Taylor’s Southern Trust. The claim alleges that the auction house mismanaged the sales of Taylor’s “most prized and valuable possessions” (including her jewelry, wardrobe, and art collection) and stole … Read More