Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews
Twitter: @AndrewRusseth
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Beyoncé Visited the William N. Copley Show at the Menil Collection

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 24, 2016 at 10:41am PDT Proving once again that her taste in contemporary art is exquisite, catholic, and beyond reproach (read: wonderfully similar to mine), Beyoncé just put a photo on her Instagram account that shows … Read More

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When Felonies Become Form: The Secret History of Artists Who Use Lawbreaking as Their Medium

Artists have long gotten away with murder, sometimes literally. After Benvenuto Cellini killed his rival, the goldsmith Pompeo de Capitaneis, in 1534, Pope Paul III—a Cellini fan—reportedly pardoned the Florentine artist, declaring that men like him “ought not to be … Read More

The cover of Esopus 23, with Jean Tinguely at the Museum of Modern Art in 1960.COURTESY ESOPUS

The New Esopus Magazine Has Projects With Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas, and Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Is Generally a Delight

Once a year, a truly beautiful thing occurs in the bookstores of all 50 United States: new copies of Esopus magazine arrive. Esopus is a freewheeling treasure trove of a book, sumptuously designed and filled with often-elaborate projects by artists, writers, and … Read More

Frieze New York 2016 Market News
New York artist Gina Beavers outdoes herself with just three works at Clifton Benevento, of Manhattan—that lip painting and two cubes, each visible side blessed with a panel, heavy with paint. It's hard to pick between the porn one and the food porn one. Pure joy.ARTNEWS

A Few Delights at Frieze New York

32 things I would like to buy, stare at, or eat, with some commentary Read More

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Ebony G. Patterson's ...they were just boys... (...when they grow up...) (2016). Patterson will be included in the Bienal de São Paulo, which opens in September.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY

Here’s the Artist List for the Bienal de São Paulo 2016

Today the organizers of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo revealed the 81 artists they have invited to their show. Making the cut are Pierre Huyghe, Pope.L, Park McArthur, and Pia Lindman—and those are just a few of the names starting with the letter P! The full list, … Read More

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The exterior of SFMOMA. HENRIK KAM

With Its New Building, SFMOMA Cements a Place on the World Stage

Pop open the champagne and ignite the fireworks! The staff of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art deserves to celebrate. Their $305 million expansion and renovation project, designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta, is a triumph. They have completed a building … Read More

Adam McEwen, IBM Blue Gene 1 and IBM Blue Gene 2, both 2016.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL, NEW YORK

Castles in the Sky: Adam McEwen on ‘Harvest,’ His Show at Petzel Gallery

For the past few years I have had a poster in my living room of Kate Moss’s New York Times obituary. It begins, “Kate Moss, the model who died aged 33, was the most celebrated and iconic beauty of her … Read More

Cecil Taylor performing at the Whitney Museum on April 14. ©PAULA COURT

Cecil Taylor Will Play a Second Concert at the Whitney

The surprises just keep coming.Last Thursday night, the free jazz legend Cecil Taylor was scheduled to play a rare set, with percussionist Tony Oxley and dancer Min Tanaka, in New York at the Whitney Museum, which is hosting a show … Read More

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Mark Bradford, the United States' pick for the 2017 Venice Biennale.THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

Mark Bradford Will Rep the United States at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The United States of America has tapped Mark Bradford to represent it at the 2017 Venice Biennale, which runs next year from May 13 through November 26. He will create a site-specific installation for the U.S. Pavilion in the Giardini … Read More

A Book About Colab (And Related Activities), 2016. COURTESY PRINTED MATTER

Gang of New York: Printed Matter Revisits the Colab Group in a New Book

“We were a gang of young artists who had nothing to lose, and as a result we had the power to accomplish anything that we could think of.” This the gadabout artist and writer Walter Robinson declares in his introduction … Read More

Two people enjoying some rest and relaxation.REUBENINSTT/FLICKR

For Her Next Show, Maria Eichhorn Is Giving Gallery Staff Five Weeks of Vacation

Let me tell you, I thought I was having a pretty chill afternoon here at the offices of ARTnews in New York, just sending a few emails and getting some writing done at a leisurely pace. But then I caught wind … Read More

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Tony Conrad, Wide-Ranging Innovator in Music, Film, and Art, Dies at 76

Tony Conrad, the indefatigably experimental artist whose career included landmark achievements in structural film, drone music, and contemporary art, died today of pneumonia, according to the Buffalo News. He was 76, and in recent years had been treated for prostate … Read More

Marsden Hartley's Fishermen’s Last Supper, Nova Scotia (1940–41), which is included in the touring exhibition that opens at the Mississippi Museum of Art this week.JIM FRANK/COURTESY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF THE ARTS

Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Has New Opponents: the Neuberger Museum, the Museum Directors Association, and the American Federation of Arts

Tomorrow morning the Mississippi Museum of Art will host a press preview for an exhibition of works from the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, titled “When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection.” According … Read More

Former Paralympic athlete Edith Wolf Hunkeler, who is working with Maurizio Cattelan on a project for Manifesta 11.© MANIFESTA 11

Manifesta 11 Artist List Includes Stark, Cattelan, Syms, Houellebecq, More

Today Manifesta detailed its plans for Manifesta 11, which Christian Jankowski is organizing in Zurich, and let me tell you, it is a quite a production.The biennial’s title, the foundation revealed, will be “What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures,” … Read More