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Chelsea Restaurant Moran’s, Longtime Staple for Gallery Dinners, Has Closed

Moran’s, a Chelsea restaurant on Tenth Avenue where auction house specialists, Upper East Side gallery directors, and Lower East Side art dealers have all joined together at some point to eat french fries at the bar and snort cocaine in … Read More


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Pulse Miami Shifts to Tuesday Opening, Saturday Closing

The Pulse contemporary art fair, which opens its New York edition this week, has announced new dates for its Miami Beach fair edition, which will return to a tent in Indian Beach Park this year. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 1, through … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Anicka Yi's exhibit, "You Can Call Me F," forthcoming at 
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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Artists
A scene from the 2012 Canadian Opera Company production of Semele. PHOTO: GARY BEECHEY

Gods and Monsters: Zhang Huan on ‘Semele,’ His Cross-Cultural Opera

In George Friedrich Handel’s 1743 opera Semele, which is based on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a young woman named Semele runs away from a would-be marriage to have an affair with Jupiter. She finds herself in trouble when Juno grows … Read More


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An After Dark project robot with Jacob Epstein's The Visitation (1926) at Tate Britain.


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Morning Links: Robot Tour Guides Edition

Marina Abramovic has announced that her memoir will arrive in the fall of 2016, to coincide with her 70th birthday. [New York Times] The crown of the Siamese King offered in 1861 to Napoleon III in the Château de Fontainebleau … Read More


Artists News
Leonard Nimoy giving the Vulcan Salute at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. 


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Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Artist, Collector, and Patron, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the beloved Spock character on the original Star Trek series, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles. Though his 4-year tenure on Star Trek (1966-69) became his … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Graphics Market
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Which International Art Fairs Have the Highest Attendance?

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. In an analysis of attendance figures, Skate’s found “that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art … Read More


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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
Rendering of Jeff Koons's future in front of the Sacremento Kings' arena.COURTESY SACRAMENTO KINGS

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


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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 next week’s most important fairs.  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 showing artwork … Read More