Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Installation view of 'Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread' at Mathew, New York, 2015.COURTESY MATHEW

Artadia Names 10 Finalists for Inaugural New York Grants

Artadia, a nonprofit that has provided unrestricted grants to artists working in cities across the United States for the past 15 years, today announced the 10 finalists that have been selected for its first-ever New York round. (It has previously … Read More

Art of the City Reviews
A jaw-dropping hang of work from the 1980s: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero) (1987) in front with Donald Moffett's He Kills Me (1987) wallpaper.

The Whitney Opens With a Winner

Let’s cut to the chase: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
El Anatsui's Earth’s Skin (2007), in the collection of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. GUGGENHEIM ABU DHABI

Venice Biennale Awards Golden Lions to El Anatsui, Susanne Ghez, Names Jury

The Venice Biennale, which opens to the public in a little more than three weeks, announced today that it has awarded its highest honor, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, to artist El Anatsui, saying in a statement that the … Read More

Installation view of Nina Beiers at Metro Pictures, New York.COURTESY METRO PICTURES

Taking the Plunge: Nina Beier at Metro Pictures

When the history of today’s art is written, eBay will need to occupy a prominent position. It has become, for many artists, what the flea markets were to the 1930s Surrealists and the Canal Street plastic shops were for New … Read More

News The Talent

Longtime Frieze PR Belinda Bowring Heads to Christie’s

Belinda Bowring, who has been head of communications for the Frieze Art Fair for nearly ten years, is moving to Christie’s, where she starts this week as head of public relations for postwar and contemporary art. She will be based in London. … Read More

News The Talent

Warhol Museum Names Keny Marshall Director of Exhibitions

Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum announced today that it has tapped Keny Marshall to be its director of exhibitions. Marshall, “a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate, and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects,” according to the … Read More

Artists Dispatches
John Giorno, Space Forgets You, 2015 (left), and Prefer Crying in a Limo to Laughing on a Bus, 2015 (right). COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY

Rising from the Bunker: The World Catches Up With John Giorno

On the morning of the last day of winter, the artist and poet John Giorno buzzed open the gate on the ground floor of the hulking Bowery building that he has called home for 49 of his 78 years and … Read More

SP-Arte 2015
Works by Daniel Buren and Mona Hatoum.

On the Top Floor of Sp-Arte, Sandback, Buren, Baloufa Fill Open Space

Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal Pavilion, which hosts the SP-Arte art fair, has more than a quarter million square feet of space, which meant that the booths of most of the 141 exhibitors at the fair, which ended Sunday, felt remarkably spacious. … Read More


Here’s a Photo of an Alma Thomas Painting in the White House

It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon here in New York City—about 70 degrees and partly cloudy—and it just feels like the right time to share this photo, which has Alma Thomas’s Resurrection (1966), a stunner of a painting, presiding over a Passover … Read More

SP-Arte 2015

Ping-Pong Balls, an Empty Pool, and an Echo

At a house in São Paulo, Lenora de Barros considers the city’s water crisis Read More


Here’s the 407-Artist List for the Whitney Museum’s First Permanent Collection Hang in Its New Building

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s new Renzo Piano–designed home in the Meatpacking District opens to the public in a little more than two weeks, on May 1, and today it released the full list of artists whose work will … Read More

SP-Arte 2015
More Zignnatto, filling almost the entire main space.

Pictures From São Paulo: Marina Abramovic, Sean Scully, Tonico Lemos Auad, Rodrigo Matheus, and More

A look at 9 shows in 29 photos Read More

Robots SP-Arte 2015
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You May Never Again Have to Travel to Another Art Fair

A video posted by ARTnews (@artnewsmag) on Apr 10, 2015 at 1:29pm PDT There are more and more art fairs every year, and traveling to them can be a time-consuming process. (This week alone there were fairs in Dallas, Milan, and São Paulo.) … Read More

SP-Arte 2015 The 200 Top Collectors
The Rubells, at right.COURTESY ARTNEWS

‘Art Saved Our Marriage’: Mera and Don Rubell Toast 50 Years Together, in São Paulo

“We’ve been together for half a century, which is a miracle,” collector Mera Rubell said this morning in São Paulo, sitting with her husband Don in front of a crowd at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, where the … Read More