Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

A flyer for the affair.COURTESY RSFA

Alex Israel and Josh Smith Will Stage a One-Day Show at Reena Spaulings on Sunday

Good morning! This is just quick little public service announcement to say that New York’s Reena Spaulings Fine Art gallery is going to be hosting a one-day show called “Mirage” by Alex Israel and Josh Smith this Sunday, November 16, … Read More

Art of the City
40, Kippenberger, Untitled, 1988

Don’t Hate the Players, Hate the Game, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Auction Previews

Auction houses are pretty easy to dislike. They are trading floors for the supremely wealthy, they play fast and loose with the careers of young artists, and they distort the public’s perceptions of art history by only selling a small … Read More


Art Critics Association Reelects Marek Bartelik as President

Marek Bartelik has been reelected as president of the International Association of Art Critics announced, the UNESCO-recognized NGO announced today. Bartelik, who was born in Poland and is based in New York, took the office in 2011. His current term … Read More


Cady Noland Works, and a New Disclaimer, Appear at the Brant Foundation

Yesterday afternoon, the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Connecticut, unveiled its latest exhibition, “Deliverance,” a characteristically blue-chip four-person affair with Larry Clark, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, and Cady Noland, whose work, as is often the case these days, … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of 'Sturtevant: Double Trouble' at MoMA, on view through February 22, 2015.

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition: Sturtevant Retrospective Blows the Lid Off MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective for Sturtevant, who meticulously repeated the work of other artists for half a century, until her death in May at the age of 89, is creepy, hilarious, elegantly curated and utterly thrilling. Called “Double … Read More


Dealer Jay Gorney Is Sans Gallery, and Staying in the Game

Presenting Mathew Cerletty at Independent Projects, with Outsider Art Fair show on the way Read More

Installation view of Mnuchin's Smith booth at Frieze Masters in October.COURTESY MNUCHIN GALLERY

‘What the Heck? We’ll Take a Chance': Robert Mnuchin and More Talk David Smith

With absurdly big-money auctions on tap this week in New York, it seems like a nice time to stop and state the very obvious—but heartening!—fact that art-historical importance does not always translate into instant art-market success, and vice-versa. One nice example comes … Read More

Lady M's mille crêpes.COURTESY LADY M

Wayne Thiebaud Visited the Lady M Cake Shop in New York

This feels like a pretty momentous occasion: America’s greatest painter of cakes, Wayne Thiebaud, visiting New York’s greatest cake shop, Lady M. The action is documented in a Talk of the Town article by Ian Parker in this week’s New Yorker. … Read More

The city of Sharjah.BASIL D. SOUFI/WIKIMEDIA

The 2015 Sharjah Biennial Artist List Is Out

Today the Sharjah Art Foundation announced the more than 50 artists who have been tapped for the 12th Sharjah Biennial by its organizers, curator Eungie Joo and associate curator Ryan Inouye. Among the artists are Etel Adnan, Mark Bradford, Kit Lee, … Read More

Market News
Installation view of Dave Hardy's recent show at Churner & Churner, with Jane Fonda (2014) in the ground.COURTESY CHURNER & CHURNER

New York’s Churner & Churner Gallery Will Close

After almost four years in business, Chelsea’s Churner & Churner gallery will close at the end of November. The gallery made the announcement over the weekend, releasing information for a final exhibition, “The Last Picture Show,” which will feature work … Read More


An October Surprise at Paula Cooper Gallery

I really don’t want to ruin it, so if you’re going to be able to make it over to Paula Cooper Gallery’s 534 West 21st Street space in Chelsea before November 29, when it goes off view, stop reading right now. … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of "Andy Cross: Mirror Venus" at Sardine.COURTESY SARDINE

To Bushwick! Shows to See Right Now in Brooklyn’s Outermost Art District

Remember back in early 2012 when Luhring Augustine announced that it was opening a gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and everyone wondered if other blue-chip galleries would follow suit? There was a new rumor every week: Gagosian Bushwick! Zwirner Bushwick! Pace … Read More


Sarah Thornton’s Next Act

The journalist’s new book documents her interactions with Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Cady Noland Read More

Particle physics study: bagpipes and popcorn kernels, 2014.

Bagpipes, Popcorn: Here Are Photos of Darren Bader’s One-Night Show With the Calder Foundation in Paris

During FIAC last week, New York artist Darren Bader, who is perhaps best known for sculptures that consist of live cats and pairs of burritos, staged a one-night-only exhibition that was hosted by the Calder Foundation at the Brownstone Foundation in … Read More