Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews


LACMA Will Screen Steve McQueen’s New Kanye West Video

Kanye West’s long-promised new album is still nowhere to be found, but beginning Saturday the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will offer up a video for two tracks directed by Steve McQueen, Jori Finkel reported in The New York … Read More


Future, the Rapper, Had a Wild Painting Performance at His Record Release Party

There are many way to celebrate the release of your new album. You could, say, host a blowout party in a TriBeCa warehouse space with Hennessy–sponsored cocktails. Or you could debut the new record from behind a club’s DJ booth, … Read More

Books Reviews

In a New Book With an Unprintable Title, Seth Price Considers the Art World, Aesthetics, Murder

This week New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl offered some pretty sensible advice to all those who are maddened by the obscene action in today’s high-flying art market: chill out. “Sensing that people will one day look back on this era as … Read More

News The Talent

Art Basel Hires Noah Horowitz, Armory Show Head, to Lead Miami Beach Fair

Today Art Basel announced that it has tapped Noah Horowitz, the director of the Armory Show fair in New York since 2011, to be its Director Americas, which will put him in charge of Art Basel’s annual December edition in Miami Beach, Florida. … Read More

At center are LACMA Director Michael Govan, Michael Heizer (the gentleman with the hat), President Obama, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, and Nevada Congresswoman Dana Titus.REPRESENTATIVE DINA TITUS/TWITTER

Here’s a Photo of President Obama, Michael Heizer, Harry Reid, and Michael Govan Celebrating the Protection of Heizer’s ‘City’

It just doesn’t get better than this. On Friday, as you may have read, President Obama signed a proclamation establishing the Basin and Range National Monument, some 704,000 acres of land in Nevada that includes all sorts of fossils as … Read More

An installation view of 'Raymond Roussel' at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, New York, through August 29, 2015.COURTESY GALERIE DANIEL BUCHHOLZ, BERLIN/COLOGNE/NEW YORK

Daniel Buchholz Opens in New York, Celebrating the Elusive Raymond Roussel

One afternoon in early July, just hours before the opening of his new gallery in Manhattan, the German art dealer Daniel Buchholz—tan, in a crisp white shirt and jeans—could be found in the ground-floor space on the Upper East Side … Read More

Horseshoecrabs Horseshoecrabs, Face by Seth and Rauchelle Burke (Etsy, 2014, Paint on horseshoe crab.

Chicago’s Queer Thoughts Gallery Heads to New York

Late last year, Luis Miguel Bendaña and Sam Lipp, the directors of Queer Thoughts, a venturesome gallery located in a modestly sized apartment in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, began making plans to relocate the space to New York. But before doing that, … Read More

News The Talent

New Museum Names Lauren Cornell Curator and Associate Director of Technology Initiatives

Lauren Cornell, the New Museum curator who co-organized its toothsome 2015 triennial, has been tapped for a newly created position there: Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives. The job will have her contributing to “the New Museum’s curatorial program through … Read More

Art Basel 2015
Ugo Rondinone, the gracious, 2015, at Münsterplatz.

Out of the Convention Center and Into the City: In Basel’s Parcours Section

On Wednesday night, Art Basel’s Parcours section, which places artworks throughout a different part of the city every year, opened to the public. On Thursday afternoon, it rained steadily, as it did for much of the fair’s run, and most of … Read More

Art Basel 2015 Reviews

In Basel, a Closed Museum Opens Other Doors

‘Future Present: The Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation Collection’ at the Schaulager Read More

Art Basel 2015 Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, Untitled (Portrait de femme), ca. 1942. ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Picabia Alert #9: A Little Bounty at Basel

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that include work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until a retrospective of the artist arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in … Read More

Art Basel 2015 Market
RaebervonStenglin's booth in Art Basel's Statements section.ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Literal Cutting Edge Technology On View at Art Basel

During the VIP opening of Art Basel yesterday afternoon, the booth of Zurich gallery RaebervonStenglin had a pretty solid crowd in it that was standing still—a fairly strange sight at an art fair, where one more typically sees people running from … Read More

Art Basel 2015
Sarah Charlesworth photographs and Danny McDonald sculptures make for a surprisingly wonderful pairing at Maccarone—objects take on strange, charged new meanings in their hands.

Best in Show: Highlights at Art Basel

Yes, there are a lot of things to dislike about art fairs. There are the crowds, the lines, the expense—one salad in the VIP lounge at Art Basel, which opened today, costs 45 Swiss francs, or about $48 (it includes edible flowers). And yet, one gets to see a breathtaking array of … Read More

Art Basel 2015 Market
A work by David Shrigley that invites visitors to draw.

Unlimited, Art Basel’s Section for Gargantuan Artworks, By the Numbers

Yesterday afternoon, Art Basel’s Unlimited section, which is devoted predominantly to works that are too large or cumbersome for typical art fair booths, opened to the public. The conceit is both awesome and a little sad: “Here’s a bunch of huge work!” The quality, of course, varies dramatically, … Read More