Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Expo Chicago 2014 Market News
Fredericks & Freiser and Garth Greenan Gallery, both New York outfits, split a booth, Freiser hanging a 2011 John Wesley dead center. A stunner.

A Tour of Expo Chicago 2014

And we’re back. After a modest summer break, the American art market reconvened this week in Chicago for the third edition of the Expo Chicago fair. Some 140 dealers are here from around the world, a diverse list that includes … Read More

Expo Chicago 2014
Sarah Charlesworth. Patricia Cawlings, Los Angeles, 1980.COURTESY AIC

‘Challenged to Encompass Everything': Friends Remember Sarah Charlesworth at the Art Institute of Chicago

Last night Matthew S. Witkovsky, the chief photography curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, stood on his museum’s stage and introduced a panel of friends and colleagues of the late Pictures generation photographer Sarah Charlesworth, who died in June 2013 … Read More

Art of the City

Born to Run: Ditching New York for Baltimore, and Nicholas Buffon’s Little Revelations

Hit the road. That’s the title of New York artist Nicholas Buffon’s new show at the Freddy gallery in Baltimore, and also the only real message I want to impart here: Get in your car or grab a bus and … Read More

The Rhinegold's Curse, 2014.

Secret Meanings: Jim Shaw Brings Floods, the Flash, and Farrah Fawcett’s Hair to Chelsea

On Wednesday afternoon, two days before the opening of his 12th show at Metro Pictures, in Chelsea, Jim Shaw was hunched over in front of one of his new paintings with a thin paintbrush, adding little touches to the face … Read More

Morris Louis, Dalet Kaf, 1959.

Morris Louis Catalogue Raisonné Goes Online

We’ve all been there before. It’s the middle of the day, you’re at the office, and you start getting a craving for some Color Field painting, specifically the works of Morris Louis (1912–1962), but you can’t make it to your local … Read More

Art of the City
Lawler's Triangle (adjusted to fit) (2008/2009/2011).ARTNEWS

The Season Begins: A Rough Start in Chelsea, Joys Abound Downtown

Robert Grosvenor, Gina Beavers, and a few group shows brought the heat on the Lower East Side Read More

Norwegian smoked salmon.COURTESY RUSS & DAUGHTERS

Russ & Daughters Plans Restaurant and Shop at New York’s Jewish Museum

The museum-restaurant competition continues to heat up in New York, with the Jewish Museum revealing today that it has tapped the storied downtown appetizing store Russ & Daughters to open a restaurant and shop in its building early next year. … Read More

News The Talent

Kunsthalle Zürich Appoints Daniel Baumann Director

Critic and curator Daniel Baumann has been named the next director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, taking the place of Beatrix Ruf, who announced in April that she would leave the museum after 13 years to become director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. … Read More

Art of the City
Bob Thompson, Triumph of Bacchus, 1964COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Whitney’s Final Uptown Hang: Lots of Men and a Few Heartening Surprises

It’s Tuesday, September 2, the day after Labor Day. The new season is here. Some brave galleries are opening tonight and tomorrow, and Thursday is looking pretty much like pure mayhem. I should have spent a final weekend at the … Read More

An untitled work by Bill Traylor, ca. 1939–42.HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

High Museum Receives $2.5 M. Gift for Folk Art Programs

Today Atlanta’s High Museum of Art announced that it is the recipient of a $2.5 million gift for its folk art and self-taught department that will support exhibition making, conservation, and collecting, and endow a new curatorial position. (Not a … Read More

Art of the City
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, in July 2014.

The Golden Spike and New York City’s Robert Smithson Problem

On the way to Spiral Jetty in a rented red Ford Mustang convertible late last month, my father and I stopped at the Golden Spike Historic Site Visitor Center, in Bringham, Utah, heeding the warning on the Dia Art Foundation’s … Read More


Studio Museum Taps Amanda Hunt as Assistant Curator, Names Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that it has hired Amanda Hunt, who has been curator of LAXART in Los Angeles since 2011, to be its new assistant curator, taking the place of Thomas J. Lax, who was tapped … Read More

Still from Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Roger Federer: ‘I Like Modern Art’

As if I needed another reason to love Roger Federer. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, timed to the start of the U.S. Open in New York next week, the Swiss star shares a little bit about his art … Read More

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Third World, 2013COURTESY THE ARTIST

Jamian Juliano-Villani Talks Painting

Alright! It was feeling like a pretty sleepy Friday afternoon over here at the ARTnews offices, but then writer Jonathan Griffin dropped an extensive interview with the very exciting Brooklyn-based painter Jamian Juliano-Villani on his blog, and now things are … Read More