Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 4

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 is almost here, and our preview of works that will be on offer is nearly done. This is the penultimate edition, offering new and recent work by William Kentridge, George Condo, and Damien Hirst, along … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
A Miami Beach postcard from 1964.1950SUNLIMITED/FLICKR

ARTnews’ Complete 2014 Art Basel Miami Basel Coverage

Below, a continuously updated list of ARTnews’ reports from Art Basel Miami Beach. Primers – A Concise Guide to Miami Art Fairs      new – What to Expect at Art Basel Miami Beach, Based on Out-of-Context Quotes From Party Invitations Previews – Art … Read More


‘This Book Saved Me From Mental Suicide’: Semiotext(e) Channels Schizo-Culture at MoMA PS1

A multigenerational assemblage of aesthetes gathered under the “VW Dome” at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, November 16, for an afternoon of performance, screenings, music, and readings in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the influential independent press Semiotext(e). The day’s program … Read More

Donald Judd, American Flag in Negative Colors of the Spectrum, 1968.JUDD FOUNDATION VIA GREG.ORG

Morning Links: American Flag Edition

The Kunstmuseum Bern published a list of works in the disputed collection of Cornelius Gurlitt, along with quite a few thumbnail photos of them. [The New York Times] Andrew Bernardini at the 40th anniversary of Toronto’s Art Metropole, the publisher, … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
Valet parking outside Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.PHOTO BY ANDREW RUSSETH

A Concise Guide to Miami Art Fairs

For the first few days of December, a good percentage of the international art world will be in Miami for its annual week of art fairs, wheeling and dealing, partying and networking—reveling in the apparently never-ending art-market boom. Art Basel Miami Beach is the main draw, but … Read More

Lawrence WeinerBits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2005

Lawrence Weiner Named Winner of the $156,000 Roswitha Haftmann Prize

It was announced today that American artist Lawrence Weiner has been awarded the Roswitha Haftmann prize, Europe’s best-endowed art prize, worth CHF150,000 ($156,076). Born in 1942, Weiner is known for his text-based works and was one of the central figures … Read More


‘Sheer Pandemonium Broke Out': Please Enjoy The Story of the First Painting to Sell For Over £1 M. At Auction

At The Spectator, Richard Cork tells when he was in the room for the first ever painting to sell for £1 million at auction. Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. It started at £315,000, and took just 130 seconds. After … Read More


Morning Links: Tapestry Edition

“Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian purchased a Tibetan tapestry for HK$348 million ($45 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong today, breaking the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art he set in April.” [Bloomberg] Fernando Botero’s bronze … Read More

Looking at Art
Las Meninas.

The Greatest Painting in the World: 10 Luminaries Cast Their Ballots

“The greatest picture in the world…you smile,” wrote Aldous Huxley in 1925. Although the claim sounded ludicrous to him, he went on to make a passionate and cogent argument for his choice: Piero della Francesca’s Resurrection. ARTnews wondered which paintings … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 3

One of the great pleasures of art fairs is seeing new work by artists you love—material just out of the studio, the paint barely dry. In today’s preview of Art Basel Miami Beach, those artists include some big names, like Thomas … Read More

The Talent
John Giorno, LIFE IS A KILLER, 2013.

John Giorno Joins Elizabeth Dee Gallery

New York’s Elizabeth Dee gallery announced today that it will represent the poet and artist John Giorno. His first solo show with the gallery will be in April 2015. The release leads with this formidable sentence: “John Giorno is recognized as one … Read More

Ria Brodell, Big Ben, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Artadia Names 2014 Boston Artist Grantees

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, the nonprofit arts organization started in 1997 by Christopher E. Vroom, has announced that it will award $12,000 each to Larissa Bates, Ria Brodell, and Lucy Kim as part of its third cycle … Read More

Witch Doctor Revisited (2011)


Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize

The 32-year-old mixed-media artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby has won the 2014 James Dicke Prize Contemporary Artist Prize, the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today. The award comes with $25,000 and, according to the release, “recognizes an artist younger than 50 … Read More



Sotheby’s Gives Outgoing CEO Bill Ruprecht $4 M. Golden Handshake

An SEC filing out today shows that outgoing Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht will receive $4 million in severance. The company, which has been the subject of scrutiny from hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb for the past year, announced last week that Ruprecht … Read More