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. 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.
ARTnewsletter, published from 1975 through 2012, offered concise coverage and thoughtful analysis of the international art market. Written by the editors of ARTnews along with correspondents throughout the world, ARTnewsletter was an invaluable source of market information and reports on the impact of political, economic, and legal developments on the art market, including international law, tax law, legal disputes over ownership and auction industry practices. The full searchable archive of past issues from 2005 through June 2012 is available on ARTnews.com.
ARTnews editor and publisher, Milton Esterow, a former New York Times reporter and assistant to the cultural news editor, has lectured extensively around the world about art and the art market, and is the author of The Art Stealers. During the last four decades of his leadership, ARTnews has won 44 major awards for reporting, analysis, criticism, and design—the first and only art magazine to win these awards.
Executive editor Robin Cembalest is an award-winning investigative reporter who has published articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and El País, in addition to many other newspapers and magazines in the United States and Europe. The author of weekly web exclusives on artnews.com, she is also the voice behind the @artnewsmag twitter feed. Her Tumblr blog is letmypeopleshow.com.
On April 8, 2014, 100 percent of ARTnews LLC, the publisher of ARTnews magazine, was acquired by Skate Capital Corp. (www.skatecapital.com), a private investment vehicle of Moscow-born media entrepreneur Sergey Skaterschikov.
Photograph of Milton Esterow courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.