Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews


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

Art of the City SP-Arte 2015
Betty Woodman at Mendes Wood.

The Traffic Can Be Hell, But the Galleries Are Great! A Look Around São Paulo

Because of São Paulo’s infamous traffic, it takes some time to get around to galleries by car (no dealer has yet installed a helipad on his or her roof, like the most exclusive hotels in town), but if you set aside … Read More

Market SP-Arte 2015

Attack of the Monster Black Suit: Enormous Clothing Trend Continues at SP-Arte Fair

Some readers may recall that at last year’s edition of NADA’s Miami Beach art fair, no less than three exhibitors showed up with artworks that took the form of oversized articles of clothing—a fleece jacket by James Viscardi at The … Read More

Picabia Alert SP-Arte 2015
Picabia's at the SP-Arte booth of Paris's Galerie 1900–2000.

Picabia Alert #7: A Trove at the SP-Arte Fair

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016. SP-Arte, which opened to VIPs and press in … Read More

Market SP-Arte 2015
Michael Werner Gallery, with work by Marcel Broodthaers on the wings and James Lee Byars at center. High mysticism, aesthetically and conceptually.

From a Gorgeous Bridget Riley to a Gargantuan Pile of Cookies: A Look Around SP-Arte 2015

When the 11th edition of the SP-Arte fair opened to invited guests this morning at 11 a.m. in Saõ Paulo, all was quiet. The few collectors on hand strolled through the airy, curvaceous 1957 building that Oscar Niemeyer designed for the … Read More

Artists Dispatches

First He Takes Manhattan: Sean Scully Prepares for Global Domination with Shows In New York, Venice, and São Paulo

My life is like some sort of fairy story sometimes,” Sean Scully said, sitting in a paint-covered chair in his Chelsea studio. “I can’t really believe it.” He was in a buoyant mood, showing photos on his iPhone of his … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of 'Anicka Yi: You Can Call Me' at The Kitchen, 2015.JASON MANDELLA/COURTESY THE KITCHEN

Shrimp, Female Bacteria, and the Smell of Gagosian: Anicka Yi at The Kitchen

Plus, Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production, Carmen Cicero at June Kelly, and Joan Brown at George Adams Read More

A sundae at Morgenstern's.COURTESY THE ICE PARLOR

Frieze New York Taps Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, Dimes, Roberta’s, More

Every year, on one beautiful day in spring, Frieze New York announces the list of almost uniformly delicious, relatively young downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants that it has brought onboard for its annual fair on Randall’s Island. That day is … Read More


Arab Spring: Modern Middle Eastern Art Finds a New Audience in the West

One recent morning, art historian Nada Shabout was telling me about her search for a graduate program two decades ago. “When I contacted universities and said I wanted to work on modern Arab art, they would say, ‘What is that? … Read More