Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Artists News

After More Than 13,000 Posts, Joshua Abelow Will End Art Blog Art Blog

Art Blog Art Blog, the art blog prolifically updated by artist Joshua Abelow with exhibition announcements, installation shots, Bukowski poems, and sundry other items, and which also took the form of a temporary gallery and a print publication, will cease … Read More

Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, Voiles, ca. 1911, oil on canvas, 31&frac78 x 39 &frac38PRIVATE COLLECTION/VIA ARTNET MAGAZINE

Picabia Alert #6: Sailing on the Open Sea in Ostend, Belgium

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016. Today’s Picabia Alert takes us to Ostend, Belgium, … Read More

Art of the City Reviews
A detail of Josh Kline, FREEDOM, 2015.

The 2015 New Museum Triennial Is a Pointed, Bracing Survey of Now

The New Museum’s forward-looking third triennial, “Surround Audience,” is dark and anxious, and cut through with levity and humor. It sees quite a few intriguing young artists stepping up their games, and it introduces others to these shores. In short, … Read More


John Waters at Marianne Boesky

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Picabia Alert

Picabia Alert #5: Waves Crashing at David Lewis Gallery

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective opens in 2016 at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The sky is dark, the water is churning, and we … Read More

Artists Features

Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility

Last spring, Mike Spano, the mayor of Yonkers, New York, a city of about 200,000 that shares a border with the Bronx, delivered his State of the City Address at City Hall. After describing Yonkers as a destination for “new-economy” … Read More

A SketchUp drawing for the series by Paul Chan.ALL IMAGES COURTESY BADLANDS UNLIMITED

Here’s a Preview of Lilith Wes’s Erotic Novella ‘We Love Lucy,’ Out in March on Badlands Unlimited [NSFW]

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Badlands Unlimited has been kind enough to share an excerpt of Lilith Wes’s forthcoming novella, We Love Lucy, which they are releasing next month as part of “New Lovers,” a new series “devoted to publishing new works … Read More

Art of the City

From Suzanne Duchamp to Trash in Queens: A Stroll Through New York

Last night there was a standing-room-only crowd at the Swiss Institute in SoHo to hear artist Jamian Juliano-Villani talk about her work. Just back from opening her first solo museum show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, she flipped … Read More


Look Ma, a New Auction Record!: The Art World in 2015

Well, this has to be a first. A publicist at a boutique New York PR agency just emailed to note that a relatively young artist they work with—the artist’s age is included in the note—was a “high hitter” in a … Read More

Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, La poésie est comme lui. Voilà Haviland., 1915, ink, tempera, pencil and collage on board, 65.5 × 47.7 cm.

Picabia Alert #4: A Portrait of Paul Haviland in Zurich

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Its aim is to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective opens in 2016 at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum … Read More

Mayer in his gallery, 2008. © RALPH GORTZ

Dealer Hans Mayer Wins 2015 Art Cologne Prize

The German association of galleries and art dealers (BVDG) and Koelnmesse (the convention center in Cologne, Germany) have awarded the 2015 Art Cologne Prize, which honors “exceptional performance in the communication of art,” to longtime Dusseldorf dealer Hans Mayer. He’s marking … Read More

Lawrence Weiner, Birthday Card, 1992.COURTESY STEDELIJK MUSEUM

Oldenburg, van Bruggen Donate 175 Works to the Stedelijk

The good news just keeps coming for Beatrix Ruf, the recently appointed director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. The museum announced today that it will receive a gift of 175 artworks from the collection of Claes Oldenburg and his late wife … Read More

Artists Dispatches

Scott Reeder: Moonstruck

After eleven years, the painter Scott Reeder has finally finished his first feature film, Moon Dust (2014), and recently screened it in New York City. “David Lynch’s first film, Eraserhead, took about seven or eight years, so I kept thinking, … Read More

Anne Truitt, Insurrection, 1962.COURTESY NGA/CORCORAN VIA GREG.ORG

Here Are the 6,430 Works That the National Gallery of Art Is Acquiring From the Corcoran

Today the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., released a list of works it is acquiring from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which voted last year to dissolve after years of financial woes. The list is massive, numbering some 6,430 objects … Read More