Our final countdown of our most popular online stories
4. The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right NowRiffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more. Pepe Karmel identified the major trends. Read the piece.
3. Taking Cat Art SeriouslyFrom the Metropolitan’s provocative Balthus show to adoption-ready “purr-formers” at White Columns to the Walker’s Internet Cat Video Film Festival, Robin Cembalest rounded up ways that the art world is exploring the shock of the mew. Read the piece.
2. Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums?In an attempt to balance copyright restrictions and ever-present camera phones, some museums are loosening their ‘no photography’ policies. Carolina A. Miranda’s piece received worldwide attention and inspired at least one museum to change its policy. Read the piece.
1. The 2013 ARTnews 200 Top CollectorsWho are the world’s most active art buyers? Our annual list of the world’s top 200 collectors–along with editor and publisher Milton Esterow’s list of the Top Ten— is our most-read story of the year. Read the piece.