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Abstract Expressionist John Grillo Has Died at 97

Abstract Expressionist painter John Grillo died of a heart failure at age 97 on November 26, just over a month after a five-decade retrospective of his work at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Born in 1917 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Grillo became … Read More


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ICA Boston Names Eva Respini Chief Curator

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has found its new chief curator—Eva Respini, who is currently a curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s photography department. Expected to begin at the ICA in March 2015, Respini will replace Helen Molesworth, who began … Read More


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Duncan Campbell Wins the 2014 Turner Prize

This year’s Turner Prize, the United Kingdom’s most highly esteemed and controversial art award, has been given to Duncan Campbell for his film It for Others. The 42-year-old Irish artist now joins the ranks of such past winners as Damien … Read More


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Lucien Smith’s Father Calls His Son a ‘Coward’

Lucien Smith is having a great year. The 25-year-old New York-based painter opened “Tigris,” his first show at Upper East Side gallery Skarstedt, in May. In February, one of his abstract “Rain Paintings,” made using a fire extinguisher, sold for … Read More


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Anri Sala Named Winner of $62,000 Vincent Award

Thirteen years after he won the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale in 2001, Albanian video and installation artist Anri Sala won the 2014 Vincent Award on November 21. Given biennially by the Broere Foundation, the award honors a … Read More


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Alexander Calder's Janey Waney (1969) is now on view in Gramercy Park. COURTESY THE CALDER FOUNDATION

Calder Sculpture Returns to Gramercy Park

After stays at two venues in the Netherlands, Alexander Calder’s 1969 monumental outdoor sculpture Janey Waney was reinstalled in Gramercy Park. The 26-foot-tall standing mobile was previously on view at the Maastricht-based European Fine Arts Fair in March. In June, it … Read More


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ArtPrize Slates Its First Dallas Edition for April 2016

With over 400,000 visitors this year and $560,000 in cash prizes, ArtPrize is currently America’s biggest art award. Now, the Grand Rapids-based art competition aims to get bigger. Today ArtPrize announced the first edition of ArtPrize Dallas, after signing a three-year contract with a … Read More


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Rachel Rose Wins the 2014 Illy Present Future Prize at Artissima

New York-based artist Rachel Rose has won the illy Present Future Prize, which is awarded yearly at the Turin-based art fair Artissima to an emerging artist. Rose won for A Minute Ago, a video in which a hail storm interrupts … Read More


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Former Dia Building Sold to Real-Estate Firm, Feuer and Independent Will Move

Right in the middle of Independent Projects comes news that Center548—the Chelsea building that is currently home to Independent and Zach Feuer, and was formerly owned by the Dia Art Foundation—will be sold to Property Markets Group, a real-estate acquisition firm. … Read More


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Camille Blatrix Wins the 2014 Prix d’Entreprise Ricard

The Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard has awarded its 2014 Prix d’Entreprise Ricard to sculptor Camille Blatrix. The award is given annually to an emerging French artist whose work has been shown in an exhibition at its space. The winner’s work is purchased by the foundation, and then donated … Read More


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Julien Prévieux Wins the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Parisian artist Julien Prévieux was named the winner of the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp on Saturday. Awarded by Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français in partnership with the Centre Pompidou and FIAC, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is given … Read More


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Ice being loaded for Eliasson and Rosing's installation. PHOTO: GROUP GREENLAND

Olafur Eliasson to Show 112 Tons of Ice for ‘Ice Watch’

On Sunday, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing will unveil Ice Watch, an installation that will bring 100 tonnes (equivalent to 112 tons) of ice to Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. Taken from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, and … Read More


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Art21 Founder and Executive Director Susan Sollins Has Died

Susan Sollins, the founder and executive director of Art21, died on October 13, Art21 announced today. “We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy,” the nonprofit art education organization wrote in a statement. No information … Read More


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Finalist Steve Lambert Says ‘No Thanks’ to ArtPrize

If he wins any money at ArtPrize, Lambert won’t keep it for himself Read More