Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

News The Talent
Mark di Suvero, One Oklock, 1968–69.COURTESY THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Angela Susan Anton Named President of Nassau Museum’s Board

The Nassau Country Museum of Art, in Roslyn, New York, announced today that its board of trustees has tapped Angela Susan Anton as its new president, taking the place of Clarence F. Michalis, who will become executive vice president. Anton is … Read More

Paramount 2.

Here’s the Exhibitor List for Paramount Ranch 2

Los Angeles’s freewheeling Paramount Ranch fair, which debuted last year on the eponymous film set in the Santa Monica Mountains during Art Los Angeles Contemporary, will return for a second round this year, and today revealed the exhibitors. The list is … Read More

Art of the City Artists
Untitled, 1965.

Father Figures: Visiting William N. Copley’s Drawings Exhibition With the Artist’s Son

Where do you begin with William N. Copley? There are almost too many good stories about the artist, collector, art dealer, patron, and all-around gadabout, whose life cut a wild path through some of the most intriguing moments in postwar art … Read More

The building that will be home to Off Vendome on West 23rd Street.GOOGLE MAPS

Dealer Matt Moravec Will Open Chelsea-Area Gallery

For the past two years, Matt Moravec, who ran the closely watched West Street Gallery in Manhattan with curator Alex Gartenfeld from 2010 to 2012, has been in Düsseldorf, Germany, studying with the artist Christopher Williams at the city’s Kunstakademie and running … Read More

An installation view of the exhibition 'Pierre Huyghe. IN. BORDER. DEEP.' at Hauser & Wirth London, 2014. HUGO GLENDINNING/©PIERRE HUYGHE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Pierre Huyghe Will Have a Show on the Met’s Roof This Year

There are few venues in New York more high profile than the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and each year rumors spread about who is going to be in the annual show the museum stages there, which usually … Read More

Picabia Alert

L.A.’s Hannah Hoffman Has a Mysterious Late Picabia on View

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Why Picabia? Because I love him and hopefully you do too, and because he is having a retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich … Read More

Dieter Roth, Staple Cheese, A Race, 1970.COURTESY THE EUGENIA P. BUTLER ESTATE

That Time James Lee Byars Built a Wall Around the Office of His Los Angeles Dealer, Eugenia Butler

Writer Matt Stromberg just published a profile of the storied Los Angeles art dealer Eugenia Butler on KCET’s Artbound website, and I highly recommend giving it a read. Butler, who worked early on with the dealer Virginia Dwan, ran an eponymous … Read More

Market News The Talent

TEFAF Hires Patrick van Maris as CEO, Paul Hustinx Retiring

The European Fine Art Fair, or TEFAF, which takes place annually in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and which is known for its top-flight galleries, top-notch canapés  (150,000 were served at the preview in 2011, the last year on record) and generous beverage … Read More

Installation view with works by Greg Parma Smith and Ned Vena.COURTESY OFFSITE

Off and Running: James Shalom on His Offsite Project

Tucked away on the fifth floor of 195 Chrystie Street, a hulking studio building on New York’s Lower East Side, is “Seven Artists in Two Rooms,” the latest exhibition from Offsite, an itinerant curatorial project run by James Shalom. It’s a handsome one, and its seven artists are pleasantly, unusually … Read More


Here’s What Led Howard Becker to Write ‘Art Worlds’

A nice little Friday surprise: I was just making my way through this week’s New Yorker at the dentist office and finally had the chance to read Adam Gopnik’s profile of sociologist Howard Becker, who penned Art Worlds (1982), the classic syllabus … Read More

Simmons's work installed at Tremé Market Branch, an old bank, in New Orleans.COURTESY THE ARTIST, METRO PICTURES, AND SIMON LEE

Gary Simmons’s Prospect 3 Sound System May Travel

Over at Bomb magazine, writer Jodie Bass has a great interview with Gary Simmons about his project at the Prospect 3 triennial (née biennial) in New Orleans, which is a hulking sound system made with wood that was sourced from … Read More

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Frieze Taps Clara M Kim to Curate Spotlight Section

Los Angeles–based independent curator Clara M Kim has been selected by the Frieze Art Fair to organize Spotlight, the special section of London’s Frieze Masters fair that is devoted to one-person shows of 20th-century work and that will also be part … Read More

Edgar Degas, Seated Nude Woman Brushing Her Hair, 1885/1908.

A Look at Works Acquired Under Detroit Institute of the Arts Director Graham Beal, Who Is Retiring

Graham Beal, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, announced today that he will retire in June, after 16 years on the job, including what must have been an absolutely hellish 18-month stretch that saw Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, threatening to force a … Read More

Edward Hopper, Seven A.M., 1948.WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Whitney Museum Massively Expands Online Collection Database

For the longest time, one visited the Whitney Museum’s online collection database with a certain amount of sadness, since images of only 700 works were available. A search for even a well-collected luminary like Mike Kelley, for instance, returned only … Read More