Art21 Founder and Executive Director Susan Sollins Has Died

Susan Sollins, the founder and executive director of Art21, died on October 13, Art21 announced today. “We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy,” the nonprofit art education organization wrote in a statement. No information … Read More


Open All Night But Closed For Now: The Last Few Hours of the Whitney’s Breuer Building

By 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the controversy surrounding the graffiti attack on the fourth-floor wall of the Whitney’s “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” had died down, but the 36-hour marathon ending of the exhibition was still going strong. Buzzing like an all-night diner, … Read More


Hardboiled: Stan Douglas’s Noir-ish Play Looks Great But Falls Flat

Set in 1948, Helen Lawrence, the first foray into theater by photo- and video-based artist Stan Douglas, revolves around Percy Walker, a small-time bookie (played by Nicholas Lea, still recognizable from The X-Files as the duplicitous Agent Krycek); Buddy Black … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
A little taste of von Rydingsvard's work.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE LELONG

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Robert Motherwell in Provincetown, 1969.DEDALUS FOUNDATION ARCHIVES

Paul Kasmin’s Robert Motherwell Show Highlights the Artist’s Influence on a Younger Generation

Paul Kasmin, the Chelsea gallery that represents contemporary artists such as Walton Ford, Nir Hod, and James Nares, will open an extensive survey of Robert Motherwell’s works on paper on October 30. In addition, a show of young artists responding … Read More


Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists

A new biography documents the exchange between art and fashion Read More


Morning Links: Notorious Bully Edition

Here’s the latest on the legal war between Ron Perelman and Larry Gagosian. Perelman has spent an estimated $3 million, and Gagosian’s lawyer says the collector “is a notorious bully with a well-known history of filing meritless litigations who once … Read More

Frieze London 2014
Sculptures by Amanda Ross-Ho at The Approach in London.

Frieze Week Flashback

A compendium of coverage from London Read More


Koons Kalamity: Whitney Wall Tagged in Late-Night Graffiti Strike [Updated]

A vandal hit the Whitney Museum of American Art after midnight today, spray painting a string of black letters across a fourth-floor wall. The museum was open all night as part of a 36-hour swan song for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.” According to a … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market News

Here Are Some More Frieze Sales Figures

All from The New York Times: The New York-based dealer Andrew Kreps brought three sculptures by the up-and-coming artist Darren Bader, who makes works in degradable materials that have to be recreated by their new owners. An axe in a … Read More

Alessandro Grassi.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Italian Sale Totals $66 M.

Sotheby’s “The Italian Sale,” held Friday in London and featuring various masterpieces of 20th century Italian art, totaled £41,387,900 ($66.6 million) across 49 lots. The top lot was an Achrome by Piero Manzoni, which went for £12,626,500 (about $20.3 million), … Read More

Frieze London 2014

Beyoncé Visited Kerry James Marshall’s Show at David Zwirner in London

For the past week I have been going on and on to anyone who will listen about how great Kerry James Marshall’s show at David Zwirner in London, “Look See,” is. But now you no longer just have to take … Read More


Morning Links: Untitled Film Stills Edition

21 of Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” will be auctioned at Christie’s in November. [The New York Times] Gagosian Gallery now represents the estate of Walter De Maria. [The Art Newspaper] Frank Gehry is in talks to revamp the Geffen … Read More

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Joe Bradley Sells For $1.5 Million at Christie’s Sale

An untitled Joe Bradley painting from 2011 sold for £986,500 ($1,569,522) at the Christie’s contemporary sale in London this evening, nearly doubling its £500,000 high estimate. Interest in work by the artist has been steadily increasing over the past few … Read More