Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely-circulated art magazine in the world. Its readership of 180,000 in 123 countries includes collectors, dealers, historians, artists, museum directors, curators, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts.
Published eleven times a year, ARTnews reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world. Written in clear, well-crafted language that is as comprehensible to the novice as it is to the expert, the magazine offers a lively, provocative, and visually stimulating package that informs as well as entertains with news dispatches from a worldwide network of correspondents, hard-hitting investigative reports, criticism and opinion.
From its beginnings, ARTnews has balanced reporting on contemporary art with coverage of modern and old masters. In recent years, it has expanded its content to include profiles of notable collectors, museum directors and scholars; travel itineraries filled with art appreciation; inside views of the art market; and reports from the world of design.
The magazine’s thousands of contributors have included Alfred Barr, Bernard Berenson, Kenneth Clark, Robert Coles, Arthur Danto, Carlos Fuentes, Pete Hamill, Aldous Huxley, Steve Martin, Louise Nevelson, Francine Prose, Harold Rosenberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, William Carlos Williams, and Linda Yablonsky.
On May 19, 2014, ARTnews merged with an international art media company, Abbey House Group S.A. Abbey House Group is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and has dual offices in Warsaw and New York. As a result of the transaction Abbey House Group S.A. will be renamed Artnews S.A. as of July 1, 2014. ARTnews will remain in New York and operate as the wholly owned subsidiary of Artnews S.A, with Artnews S. A.’s other subsidiaries being New York-based Skate’s LLC, the art investment research firm, and Warsaw-based Art & Business S. A., the publisher of the leading monthly magazine about art in Poland (Art & Business magazine).
The publisher post at ARTnews magazine, previously held by Milton Esterow, the owner and editor at ARTnews between 1972 and 2014 (who oversaw the coverage that won more than 40 major awards for reporting), is now held by Izabela Depczyk, the Chief Operations Officer at Abbey House Group (Artnews S.A.), while Sarah Douglas serves as the editor-in-chief of ARTnews.