Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews


President of American Alliance of Museums, Ford W. Bell, Will Retire

The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM, … Read More


Critic and Curator Edward Leffingwell Dies at 72

Art critic, curator, and gallery director Edward Leffingwell, who was an expert on Brazilian contemporary art, died on August 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Leffingwell’s byline was most often seen in Art in America, for which he penned hundreds … Read More

William Glackens, Young Woman in Green, circa 1915ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: William Glackens Edition

“The photographs that have emerged during several days of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn mournful comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s or of … Read More


Richard D. Marshall, Longtime Whitney Curator Who Helped Build the Lever House Collection, Dies at 67

Curator and art adviser Richard D. Marshall, whose career included 20 years at the Whitney Museum, curatorial credits for a lengthy list of international shows, and more than a decade as the curator of Lever House Art Collection in New … Read More

A performance of Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1965, at MoMA in 2009.© 2009 YI-CHUN WU/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Performa, Getty Commission New Yvonne Rainer Work

Some very nice news just came in across the wire: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa announced that they have commissioned a new work from Yvonne Rainer titled The Concept of Dust, or How do you … Read More


Morning Links: Other Criteria Edition

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio says German artists who placed a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge should be prosecuted. [New York Post] The guy who smashed the Ai Weiwei vase at the Perez Art Museum Miami has pled … Read More

Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux, 1888–89.METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Vincent van Gogh Edition

The NYPD weighs charges for the two German artists said to have hoisted a white flag to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. [The New York Times] Amale Andraos has been hired as the new dean of Columbia’s architecture school. … Read More

Installation view of 'Tisch Abelow/Peter Harkawik' at Freddy in Baltimore, June 2014.FREDDY

Dream Warrior: An Interview With, and About, Freddy, a Pseudonymous New Baltimore Gallery

‘Freddy is Dada in spirit. We’re interested in work that blurs the lines between fact and fiction.’ Read More

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915TATE

Morning Links: Malevich Edition

“In his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, New York gallery owner Gary Tatintsian says Connecticut dealer Lev Nussberg sold him [some 165] fakes starting in 2006.” Among the works are a number of disputed pieces attributed to Malevich. [New York Post] On the … Read More

Ray Johnson, Untitled (Joseph Circle), 
1979-80-90. ©Ray Johnson Estate

Morning Links: Ray Johnson Edition

Laurie Anderson sues for $180,000 still owed to Lou Reed by a concert promoter. [New York Post] A rising tide lifts all boats? Scott Reyburn examines the “bad art” market. [The New York Times] “Cuba is in talks with the … Read More

Ban's Paper Log House in 1995 in Kobe, Japan. TAKANOBU SAKUMA/COURTESY PRITZKER PRIZE

Morning Links: Shigeru Ban Edition

Deborah Solomon on the Delaware Art Museum’s deaccessioning efforts. [The New York Times] Sotheby’s released its results for the first half of 2014, reporting a 24 percent increase in auction sales. [CNN Money] “Artist Ryan McGinness’s edgy but still official-looking … Read More

A still from 'The Queen.'

Morning Links: ‘The Queen’ Edition

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets discuss their 89plus project. [NYT] Here’s a profile of Emily Rafferty, who is stepping down as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Wall Street Journal] And here’s a profile of the Met’s Clare Vincent, who … Read More

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Lyles with a work by Aura Rosenberg.©Drex Drechsel,

Tilton Gallery Hires Isaac Lyles as Director

Isaac Lyles, of Chelsea’s Derek Eller Gallery, is headed uptown to join Tilton Gallery as a director. “I’ve had three and a half great years as the associate director at Derek Eller Gallery and Tilton Gallery is the perfect next … Read More


Hayward’s Stephanie Rosenthal Named Director of 2016 Biennale of Sydney

The 2016 Biennale of Sydney has an artistic director! The woman taking up the job is Stephanie Rosenthal, the chief curator of London’s Hayward Gallery, the biennale announced today. “It is a true pleasure and honor to take on the role … Read More