Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

A rendering of the planning entry pavilion.COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER

Walker Plans $75 M. Renovation, Names Fionn Meade Artistic Director

Nisa Mackie hired as education and public programs director Read More

Ray Johnson, Untitled (Jasper Johns, James Dean with Coca Cola), ca. 1991–94, collage on corrugated cardboard, 8½" x 18⅛". ©THE RAY JOHNSON ESTATE/COURTESY RICHARD L. FEIGEN & CO., NEW YORK

Ray Johnson at Richard L. Feigen & Co.

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lives News

Michael Rush, Priest Turned Museum Director, Who Led the Rose During Deaccessioning Fight, Dies at 65

Curator, writer, and actor Michael Rush, who was serving as director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, when, in 2009, the university attempted to deaccession the museum’s entire collection to bolster the university’s financial stability, died on Friday … Read More


Clark Institute Taps Francis Oakley For Interim Director

Francis Oakley has been selected by the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts to serve as its interim director when its current director, Michael Conforti, retires on August 31 after more than a decade on the job. Oakley’s resume is … Read More

Frankenthaler at Bennington in the mid-1940s.COURTESY THE HELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Gives $5 M. to Bennington College

Vermont’s Bennington College announced today that the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has donated $5 million to its arts programs, and that it will rename the section of its arts center that is devoted to visual arts after the abstract painter, who … Read More


Damien Hirst on His Love for Snooker

In this week’s issue of The New Yorker, Sam Knight profiles the great, and fairly unstable, British snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan. It’s a great read, not least because Damien Hirst, who is a snooker aficionado, makes a guest appearance to talk … Read More

John Singer Sargent, Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl, about 1878, in the collection of the Denver Art Museum.COURTESY DENVER ART MUSEUM

Denver Art Museum Goes Free for Children

Today the Denver Art Museum announced that it will no longer charge admission to its collection galleries for visitors 18 years old and under, joining a number of museums that in recent years have eliminated fees for various segments of … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of 'The Gee's Bend Tradition' at the Lehman College Art Gallery.

To the Ivory Towers! Robert Barry at Hunter, Quilts at Lehman College

For a few years around 1970, Robert Barry was the most far-out artist in the game. He was popping off one canny idea after another, finding new ways to make art without objects, redrawing the accepted boundaries. In 1968 he … Read More


The Postal Service Is Printing Martín Ramírez Stamps

This has to be the finest news I’ve heard in weeks: the United States Postal Service has announced that it is issuing five postage stamps with details of works by the great Martín Ramírez (1895–1963), the Mexican American artist whose … Read More

Market News

Gavin Brown Will Open a Space in Rome

Next month, New York-based gallerist Gavin Brown will open a Rome gallery in an unexpected location: an 8th-century church named Sant’Andrea de Scaphis at Via dei Vascellari 69 in the Trastevere neighborhood. “I wouldn’t be opening in Rome unless I found … Read More

Art of the City Artists

Vintage Violence: Peter Saul on a Show of His 1960s Paintings at Venus Over Manhattan

“A lot of these I haven’t seen since I sent them off!” the painter Peter Saul announced as he walked briskly around an exhibition of his work from the 1960s and early ‘70s at the Upper East Side’s Venus Over … Read More


Scrapbooking with Andrea Rosen

Museums are fond of publishing tomes that celebrate their illustrious histories. These days, galleries are getting in on the game. But New York dealer Andrea Rosen’s decision to publish, this month, a boxed set of 26 books celebrating her gallery’s … Read More

Artists Features

Laurie Simmons: Eyes Wide Shut

The artist’s new work ventures closer to the human Read More


E-Flux Launches E-Flux Conversations Site, Seeking Debate Away From Social Media

For the past few months, e-flux, the multitasking and curatorial publishing platform, has been experimenting with a new website called e-flux conversations, which publishes short posts from around the art world that are open to public comment—a hybrid blog and … Read More