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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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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


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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


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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


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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


2015 Venice Biennale News
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Vervoordt Foundation, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Will Examine ‘Universal Proportions’ in Venice Biennale Show

The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will present a show called “PROPORTIO” at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, which will run from May 9 through November 22. This fifth edition of their biennial … Read More


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Consumer Reports: Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Andrew Jeffrey Wright is a multi-hyphenate Philadelphia artist known for, among other things, his screenprints, paintings, animations, drawings, collages, videos, installations, and performances. He is a co-founder of the influential Philadelphia gallery and creative community Space 1026 and has worked in collaboration with artists … Read More


Art of the City Reviews
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The 2015 New Museum Triennial Is a Pointed, Bracing Survey of Now

The New Museum’s forward-looking third triennial, “Surround Audience,” is dark and anxious, and cut through with levity and humor. It sees quite a few intriguing young artists stepping up their games, and it introduces others to these shores. In short, … Read More


Armory Week 2015 Previews
David Zwirner, New York and LondonForrest Bess, Untitled, 1967, oil on canvas, 10 x 14 inches.

Preview ADAA’s 2015 Art Show

The Art Dealers Association of America’s 27th edition of The Art Show opens March 4, with a gala preview on March 3. The fair will include 72 galleries, with the majority hailing from New York, and will boast several monographic … Read More


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Morning Links: Radiohead Edition

Mexico City’s Museo Jumex cancels a controversial Hermann Nitsch show. [The New York Times] London’s Wellcome Collection is showing a new exhibition, “Forensics, The Anatomy of Crime,” which showcases female artists who make art out of murder. [The Guardian] Read … Read More


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Skate’s: Top Four Online Auction Houses Cleared $144 M. Last Year

In its latest Market Note, Skate’s notes that Berlin-based online art trading platform Auctionata published its 2014 results, rising to the number-one spot ahead of peers like Paddle8, Christie’s, and artnet.com with $41 million in gross merchandise value sold, a 148 percent increase … Read More


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Artis Receives $1 M. Anonymous Donation

The independent nonprofit organization Artis—created to raise awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel—announced today that it has received a $1,000,000 gift from an anonymous donor. According to the organization’s news release, the donation will allow for a new Artis … Read More


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Rudi Fuchs Will Curate ArtZuid 2015

Rudi Fuchs will curate the fourth edition of ArtZuid, an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam. The selected artists–which include Ai Weiwei, Georg Baselitz, James Lee Byars, Tony Cragg, and KAWS–will each have their own podium to display ensembles of … Read More