Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews


Neuberger Museum’s Chief Curator, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Named Director

Tracy Fitzpatrick, who has been chief curator of Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum of Art since 2012, has been tapped by the college to be its director, taking the place of Paola Morsiani, who had been director of the institution for two … Read More


Kenneth Goldsmith Talks Radio

In the latest issue of The Third Rail, the contemporary art quarterly published out of Minneapolis, Ubuweb founder, MoMA poet laureate, and all-around mischief maker Kenneth Goldsmith looks back on the 15 years he spent as a radio show host … Read More

Art of the City

‘Forcing Me in Joy to Paint Them': In Munich, a Rare Look at Florine Stettheimer

A retrospective of Florine Stettheimer, the great early American modernist, is a once-in-a-generation pleasure. Her old friend Marcel Duchamp organized one at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946, two years after her death from cancer at the age of … Read More


Here’s the List for Mexico City’s 2015 Material Art Fair

Back in February, Mexico City’s Zona Maco art fair, then 11 years old, was joined by a scrappy newcomer, the Material Art Fair, focused on bleeding-edge galleries. “We were really battling to fill those stands,” Brett W. Schultz, one of the … Read More

Frieze London 2014

Beyoncé Visited Kerry James Marshall’s Show at David Zwirner in London

For the past week I have been going on and on to anyone who will listen about how great Kerry James Marshall’s show at David Zwirner in London, “Look See,” is. But now you no longer just have to take … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market

Old Shoes and a Sleeping Guard at Frieze

Not to worry. Those high-top Pumas hanging over the sign for Hauser & Wirth’s booth at Frieze are supposed to be there. As with most unusual sights at an art fair, it’s an artwork. The artist responsible is the relentless … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market
The view from above.

The Sunday Fair, a Low-Key Frieze Week Satellite, Opens in London

The Sunday art fair is just a five-minute walk down Marylebone Street from Frieze, but—as the saying goes—it feels like a world away. Frieze, for instance, opened yesterday to thrumming crowds that included Valentino and A$AP Rocky, but this afternoon, … Read More

Frieze London 2014
The action last night at Frieze.

Andy Kaufman Is Remembered, Reperformed at Frieze London

Live art is all over the place at Frieze, and while that sounds like a recipe for extreme pain (who needs more distraction at an art fair), the quality has actually been really strong: Franz Erhard Walther works are being … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Reviews
Installation view of Lawrence Weiner's show at South London Gallery. (Also, a precise description of how many Frieze goers will likely feel by the end of this week.)

Don’t Sleep on Lawrence Weiner at South London Gallery

Sadly, it is impossible to see all of the art that is on view in London during Frieze and so, with each passing moment, decisions about what to visit get tougher. It’s Wednesday afternoon now, and many international visitors will be heading … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market
Untitled, 1989, at Capitain/Metro.

There Are Quite a Few Kippenbergers at Frieze Masters

The Germans are everywhere at Frieze Masters! Strolling booths yesterday, I started counting the number of Gerhard Richter paintings on view, but quickly lost count. Same for Sigmar Polkes, which were running a close second—maybe not surprising since his retrospective, … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market
At Werner's booth.

At Frieze, a James Lee Byars Performance Strolls the Aisles, Looking for a Buyer

No matter where you were strolling today at London’s Frieze Art Fair, a group of 10 young people wearing bright pink hats always seemed to walk by, performing James Lee Byars’s 10 in a Hat (c. 1969/2012) piece. Who was responsible? An … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market
Dancers prepare for the ballet performances that Nick Mauss has planned to run throughout the fair.

A Tour of Frieze London 2014

The 2014 edition of Frieze London has begun, swinging its doors open to VIPs this morning at 10 a.m. in Regent’s Park. It runs through Saturday. By noon the aisles were thick with people, on the hunt for a new artwork, an old … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Market
At Frieze.

Two Franz Erhard Walthers, a Classic and a Rarity, Alight at Frieze

As the aisles buzzed inside Frieze London this morning, a young woman in black pants, a black sweater, and black shoes was standing absolutely still on a sheet of metal in the shape of an L. Most people rushed by, but a … Read More

Frieze London 2014 Reviews
Installation view of David Hammons at White Cube.JACK HEMS AND PATRICK DANDY

At White Cube, a David Hammons Show Filled With Secrets

David Hammons solo shows are rare events, occurring only every few years lately, and the last two were in New York, at L&M Arts, in 2011 and 2007. But now he has arrived at London’s White Cube gallery for what … Read More