2014: The Year in Review

The Most-Read Articles of 2014

Marsden Hartley, Popocatepetl, Spirited Morning—Mexico, 1932.COURTESY SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

Marsden Hartley, Popocatepetl, Spirited Morning—Mexico, 1932.


The holidays have arrived. It is a time for long car, plane, and train rides, and hours spent lounging around the house, enjoying the fireplace and waiting for the bread to rise—a perfect time for lengthy reading sessions. To meet the needs of the season, a list follows below of some of the most popular stories that ran on the ARTnews website in 2014, ranging from artist profiles and investigative stories to on-the-ground art-fair coverage and breaking news. They are divided by month, and presented in no particular order. Thank you for reading this year. Happy holidays. —The Editors

– Whistler: The Original Art Star
– John Waters Will Show a Sequel to ‘Pink Flamingos’ at Marianne Boesky in 2015
– ‘You Definitely Need to See This Work in Person’: Kenny Schachter at Miami Basel
– A Tour of Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
– A List of Things at Art Basel Miami Beach That I Don’t Like
– Plus, Complete 2014 Miami Basel Coverage

– The Greatest Painting in the World: 10 Luminaries Cast Their Ballots
NYC AuctionsSotheby’s Imp-Mod and Cont.Christie’s Imp-Mod and Cont.Phillips
Of Spec-u-lectors and Drug-Dealing Art Advisers: Kenny Schachter at the Auctions
– How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Auction Previews
Does the World Need Another Art Fair? At Independent Projects

– Koons Kalamity: Whitney Wall Tagged in Late-Night Graffiti Strike
– Documenta 14 Will Be Held in Athens and Kassel
– MoMA’s New Curatorial Guard
– A Tour of Frieze London 2014
– Oktoberfest in a Cutthroat Art World: Kenny Schachter at Frieze London
– Plus, Complete Frieze London 2014 Coverage

– When Does Surveillance Art Cross the Line?
– A Tour of Expo Chicago 2014
– All Together Now: Artists and Crowdsourcing
– Moving a Mantegna
– The Season Begins: A Rough Start in Chelsea, Joys Abound Downtown

– Games People Play: Justin Lieberman Bids New York Adieu as His Dealers Tussle
– Veritas! After Six Years, Harvard Art Museums’ Renzo Piano Home Is Nearly Ready
– Salvador Dalí on Henri Cartier-Bresson
– Andrea Dibelius: Eye for the Cutting Edge
– The Golden Spike and New York City’s Robert Smithson Problem

– The 2014 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors
– Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity
– 7 Contemporary Works Inspired by Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
– Insider’s Guide to the Deer-Hunting, Pig-Farming Hickster Artists of the Catskills
– What Does Latino Art Look Like?

– The Changing Complex Profile of Black Abstract Painters
– Check Out All 19 Amazing Street-Art Murals Created for Governors Ball
– 10 Cool Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art
– Comics Artist on Teaching How to Draw
– Artists Let Loose on New York’s Water Tanks

– Are U.S. Art Museums Finally Taking Latin American Art Seriously?
– French Rembrandt Thief Lives Real-Life Version of ‘Goldfinch’ Story
– Art-Making vs. Motherhood, and Other Creative Conundrums
– 9 Outdoor Art Installations to See in NYC This Summer
– Young British Artist Hits Middle Age: Catching up with Marc Quinn

– How Michelangelo Made David into a Giant
– 12 Museum-Worthy Power Suits From Around the World
– How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time
– Cat Art vs. Dog Art: A Showdown at the Blanton Museum
– Degas and Cassatt: The Untold Story of Their Artistic Friendship

– Voguing Meets Drawing, and the Results Are Spectacular
– 14 Artworks That Prove Pink Is Tough
– 29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs
– The Evil-Looking Women Drug Addicts of French Belle Epoque Art
– When Is An Artwork Finished?

– 101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week
– Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography
– Avant-Garde Quilt Explosion!
– An Illustrated Guide to the Mixed-Race Warriors Who Battled for Colonial Manhattan
– Inside the Secret Market for Nazi-Looted Art

– Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream
– Celebrating Anna Huntington, the Most Famous NYC Sculptor You’ve Never Heard Of
– Making Cutting-Edge Art With Ballpoint Pens
– Up Close and Personal With Early Graffiti Writers
– Ian Berry: Teaching Students How to See

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