2017: The Year in Review

The Most-Read Articles of 2017

Detail of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, ca. 1500.


Let’s get right to it: following below is a chronological list of the 20 most-read articles published on the ARTnews website over the past 12 months. Trump fills three slots, and Damien Hirst fills two. There are stories on luminaries we lost this year, auction records that were shattered, and controversies that gripped everyone’s attention. Thank you for tuning in this year.

Report: Trump Administration Plans NEA, NEH Elimination, by Alex Greenberger, January 19

MoMA Installs Works by Artists From Banned Muslim Countries, by Andrew Russeth, February 3

Andrea Rosen, Chelsea Stalwart, Closes Permanent Space, by Andrew Russeth, February 21

Disowning Ivanka: The Art World Stares Down the First Daughter, by Nate Freeman, March 7

‘The Painting Must Go’: Hannah Black Pens Letter to Whitney, by Alex Greenberger, March 21

Glenn O’Brien, Writer and ‘TV Party’ Host, Dies at 70, by Zoë Lescaze, April 7

Vito Acconci, Bedrock of Performance, Dies at 77, by Andrew Russeth, April 28

A Disastrous Damien Hirst Show in Venice, by Andrew Russeth, May 8

Which Collectors Are Actually Buying from Damien Hirst’s Venice Show?, by Nate Freeman, May 12

The 2017 ARTnews Top 200 Collectors, by the Editors, September 12

On the Guggenheim’s ‘Art and China after 1989′ Removals, by Stephen F. Eisenman, September 27

Dirty Looks Presents a Gay Porn Theater for 24 Hours in New York, Maximilíano Durón, September 29

Holly Block, Executive Director of Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dies, by Alex Greenberger, October 7

Christie’s to Offer Last Leonardo Painting Left in Private Hands, by Nate Freeman, October 10

Following Knight Landesman Suit, More Women Come Forward, by Nate Freeman, October 25

Artforum Editor Michelle Kuo Resigns, David Velasco to Succeed Her, by Nate Freeman, October 25

Michelle Kuo on Why She Resigned, by Andrew Russeth, October 26

Linda Nochlin, Trailblazing Feminist Art Historian, Dies at 86, by Andrew Russeth, October 29

Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Sells for $450.3 M., Shattering Records, by Nate Freeman, November 15

Jewish Museum Suspends Jens Hoffmann, by Andy Battaglia, December 4

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