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Installation view of "onthisisland." COURTESY CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK

‘Sorry You Guys Are Just Catching Up Now’: Jack Pierson on His Fast-Changing Career, and His New Show in New York

When Jack Pierson talks about his work, he speaks in several voices. One second he’s holding court like a world-famous artist giving an interview, the next he’s rattling off details about his process like a nervous painter, and the next … Read More

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De Wain Valentine polishing Gray Column, 1975–76, in his studio. ©THE ARTIST/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK, 2015/COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK AND LONDON

‘Big Pieces of the Sky and Ocean’: De Wain Valentine on His First New York Solo Show in 30 Years

In 1961, De Wain Valentine came to New York with slides of his work. When he showed them to gallery directors, the first response was always some variation on, “This is really interesting work. What is it?” So Valentine told them: … Read More


Warrant Issued for Shepard Fairey’s Arrest in Detroit

The Detroit Free Press reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of street artist Shepard Fairey, whose work has mysteriously appeared, without authorization, at 14 locations around Detroit. The Detroit police have accused Fairey of $9,000 worth of … Read More

Likeo Shiga, Rasen Kaigan 45, chromogenic color print mounted to dibond. COURTESY THE ARTIST/©2015 THE ARTIST

MoMA Announces Artist List for ‘New Photography 2015’

The Museum of Modern Art announced today that, for the 30th anniversary of its “New Photography” exhibition, the annual showcase for emerging photographers will become a biannual affair and include more artists. This year’s edition features 19 artists from 14 … Read More

A drawing by Adrián Villar Rojas, currently on view at the Palais de Tokyo.

Adrián Villar Rojas Wins the Prix Canson for Works on Paper

Last night, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier announced that Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas has won its 2015 Prix Canson for his work on paper. This year’s other finalists were Mithu … Read More

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Miriam Schapiro, Big OX, 1967, acrylic on canvas. COURTESY FLOMENHAFT GALLERY

Miriam Schapiro, a Leader of the Feminist Art Movement, Dies at 91

Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Miriam Schapiro, who helped spearhead the feminist art movement in the 1970s, inspiring generations of artists, died on June 20 at age 91 after a long illness. She is survived by her son, Peter von Brandenburg.Schapiro, who sometimes … Read More

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Aby Rosen.

A ‘Walrusy’ Aby Rosen Is in This Week’s New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker has a brief story about Aby Rosen, the real-estate investor, art collector, and landlord known for battling with some well-known tenants. This week, Emma Allen has a story about roaming the Bowery with Rosen, whom she describes as … Read More

Screenshot of Kerry Marshall discussing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Odalisque in Grisaille.

The Met Posts the Second Season of Its Online Video Series ‘The Artist Project’

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York posted the second season of The Artist Project on its website. As with its first season, the online video series features 20 contemporary artists discussing works in the Met’s encyclopedic … Read More

Roski School of Art and Design. COURTESY USC

USC MFA Alumni Sign Letter of Support for MFA Students Who Dropped Out

Yesterday, 73 University of Southern California MFA alumni signed a letter of support for the seven first-year MFA students who dropped out of USC’s Roski School of Art and Design a month ago. The letter was published on MFA No … Read More

Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner (2015). ROOKSANA HOSENALLY

Vandals Spray-Paint Anish Kapoor Sculpture at Versailles

Yesterday, it was discovered that an Anish Kapoor sculpture was vandalized with yellow spray paint. Titled Dirty Corner, the steel sculpture is currently on view at Versailles, where it is installed in a part of the gardens known as the … Read More

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Agnes Martin, Friendship, 1963, incised gold leaf and gesso on canvas. ©2015 AGNES MARTIN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

Off the Grid: A New Agnes Martin Biography Explores the Reclusive Artist’s Life

John Ashbery once described Agnes Martin’s watercolors as “almost distressingly powerful.” The same could be said about Nancy Princenthal’s new biography of Martin. Princenthal’s style in Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art is underplayed—she, like her subject, never lends herself … Read More

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Work by Studio Museum resident Eric Mack, "Avonte," 2015. Courtesy the artist and Company Gallery, New York

Studio Museum in Harlem Announces 2015–16 Artists-in-Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman will be its artists-in-residence for the upcoming 2015–16 season.Begun in 1968, the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program is designed to support emerging artists of African and … Read More

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Luis Camnitzer, Landscape as an Attitude, 1979, silver gelatin print. COURTESY ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES AND THE ARTIST

‘Artists, After All, Intervene in the Minds of the Audience’: Luis Camnitzer on the Problems of Art Education

Most writing about Luis Camnitzer’s work is authored by none other than Camnitzer himself. There’s no question about it—the German-born, Uruguay-raised, and New York–based Conceptualist doesn’t keep quiet when it comes to himself. His visual art often involves text (critics … Read More


MoMA Acquires Richard Serra’s New Sculpture at David Zwirner

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired Richard Serra’s Equal (2015), a sculpture made of eight blocks of steel that is currently on view at David Zwirner’s West 20th Street location in Chelsea. Displayed in four pairs, with one block … Read More