Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Art Basel 2015
The Paris outfit High Art has a bounty of insane constructions by Max Hooper Schneider. This one pairs a wedding cake with leeches. Prospective buyers were told that they would need to feed the leeches about once every six months. If they should die, though, no matter: just buy fresh ones and drop them in.

A Look Around Liste

Liste, Basel’s fair for emerging galleries and artists, opened its 20th anniversary edition this morning in the rain, but that did not keep away the crowds, which came to see work from 79 galleries hailing from 31 countries. The quality is high and there … Read More

Art Basel 2015
Installation view, with ALZ/AZN, Maybe She's Born With It, and Lapidary Tea Slave, all works 2015.

Unforgettable: Anicka Yi at Kunsthalle Basel

For the past few years Anicka Yi has been making preternaturally original and intriguing sculptures that she conjures from materials like bacteria, snails, honey, and tempura-fried flowers. They can be variously inviting, silly, and monstrous (sometimes all those things at … Read More

Art of the City Artists
Keith Edmier, Two Hummingbirds with a Pink Orchid, c. 1875-90 (Lc. Michelle Obama Ctrianaei x Lc Mini Purple), 2015.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL

Pregnant With Meaning: Keith Edmier on Aphrodite, Handbags, and Al Gore

While visiting a temple dedicated to Minerva Medica in Rome a couple of years ago, the artist Keith Edmier spotted a beehive, and decided to have a closer look. “This is so stupid,” he told me recently, “but I was … Read More

A still from Wakefield Poole's 1972 film Bijou, which will be screened at the leather bar The Eagle NYC on July 8.COURTESY DIRTY LOOKS

Dirty Looks Film Festival Returns to New York in July

Dirty Looks, the itinerant monthly film series devoted to queer cinema, will stage the third edition of its On Location festival in New York this summer, once again hosting screenings of a wide array of films in historic LGBTQ spaces … Read More


Tom Finkelpearl: ‘We Have to Figure Out Together How New York City Doesn’t Lose the Art World’

Last night, the American section of the International Association of Art Critics—or AICA (“EYE-cah”), as its styled—held its annual awards dinner, at Izhar Patkin’s sprawling studio in the East Village. Quite a few artists and curators were on hand to … Read More

Arcane Kids on the cover of issue 10 of Sex.COURTESY SEX MAGAZINE

No More Sex: Asher Penn on the End of His Online Magazine

For the past three years, each new issue of the online quarterly Sex Magazine has delivered a diverse, and often thrilling, mixture of dispatches from across the more outré sections of the cultural landscape, with in-depth interviews, essays, photos, and the … Read More

Art of the City
Carmen Herrera in her New York studio.JASON SCHMIDT/COURTESY LISSON GALLERY

‘Don’t Be Intimidated About Anything’: Carmen Herrera at 100

One afternoon in late April, the artist Carmen Herrera was sitting in her apartment and studio a few blocks north of Union Square recalling the frequent visits she would make to the Whitney Museum of Art some 70 years ago, … Read More

Robert Irwin, Untitled (Acrylic Column), 1969–2011.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND THE PACE GALLERY

Robert Irwin Catalogue Raisonné Is In The Works, With Marianne Stockebrand as Editor

It’s shaping up to be a very nice June for artist Robert Irwin, and lovers of his difficult-to-categorize work, which conjures sublime, subtle visual experiences with an impressive economy of materials. Dia:Beacon, the museum the artist helped design in Beacon, New … Read More


‘Salt Is Ever More Important’: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Her Plans for ‘The Most Dispersed Istanbul Biennial in History’

‘You’re going to get to know the Bosphorus really well, and not only that—the islands.’ Read More

News The Talent

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Curator David E. Little Will Head Amherst’s Mead Art Museum

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has a new director and chief curator, David E. Little, who is currently the curator and head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The museum, which is … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
At the opening of the project on May 8.ARTNEWS

Reopen Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Project in Venice

Last Friday, Venetian authorities closed Christoph Büchel’s functioning mosque in a disused church in the city, the Swiss artist’s project for the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, saying that it had did not have the proper permits and was … Read More

Frieze New York 2015
The East River.

A Brief Guide to Sightseeing Along the East River While Riding the Ferry to Frieze

All sorts of wonders await at Frieze New York this year: a labyrinth, a maze, free ponchos, walruses, and art from nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. But if you’re taking the ferry to the fair from East 34th … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market
The action.

Racks on Racks on Racks: Pia Camil Is Giving Away 800 Ponchos at Frieze

Around noon today, a number of people were waiting in a line next to a long rack of clothing near the north entrance of Frieze New York. A sample sale? Sort of. Mexico City–based artist Pia Camil has sewn some 800 ponchos, … Read More

Market News
Jack Tworkov, Knight Series #2 (Q3-75 #3), 1975

Alexander Gray Now Represents the Jack Tworkov Estate

The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a … Read More