Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

Anne Truitt, Insurrection, 1962.COURTESY NGA/CORCORAN VIA GREG.ORG

Here Are the 6,430 Works That the National Gallery of Art Is Acquiring From the Corcoran

Today the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., released a list of works it is acquiring from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which voted last year to dissolve after years of financial woes. The list is massive, numbering some 6,430 objects … Read More

Art of the City Books

Roger White’s ‘The Contemporaries’ Ventures Nimbly Through Today’s Art World

Comprehensive, clear-eyed books about the art world are few and far between. Anthony Haden-Guest’s True Colors (1998) offers a juicy look at the 1980s market surge, as Mary Boone swilled Champagne at Odeon, and Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the … Read More

Picabia Alert
Portrait de femme, 1942,
mixed media on canvas, 18 x 15 in.

Picabia Alert #3: A Trio of Picabias in Gladstone’s ‘Beautiful Monsters’

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Its aim is to sate Picabia appetites until his retrospective opens in 2016 at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of … Read More

News The Talent

Marsha Cottrell Joins Eleven Rivington

New York’s Eleven Rivington gallery now represents the artist Marsha Cottrell, and on February 27 will open her first one-person show in the city in more than a decade, at its two Lower East Side locations. (Her last show here … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
Adrian Ghenie, The Dada Room, 2010.COURTESY THE ARTIST, VAN VAERE, PACE,

Romania Taps Adrian Ghenie for 2015 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Painter Adrian Ghenie has been selected by Romania to represent it at the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens to the public in just a little more than three months, on May 9. Ghenie, who was born in 1977, is known … Read More


Ballroom Marfa Names Laura Copelin Associate Curator

The Marfa, Texas alternative space Ballroom Marfa has tapped Laura Copelin, previously an assistant curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, to be its associate curator. “What excites me most about Ballroom Marfa is the ambition of the artist-driven … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
The Mekhitarist Monastery on the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni.COURTESY THE ARMENIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Armenia’s 2015 Venice Biennale Project Marks the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Armenia’s ministry of culture announced today that its pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale will feature a group show of artists from the Armenian diaspora, and mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The 16 artists tapped for the exhibition, … Read More

News The Talent
Robert Delaunay, Portugese Women (1916) in the collection of the Columbus Museum of ArtCOURTESY CMA

Columbus Museum of Art Appoints New Curators

It’s a busy day over at Ohio’s Columbus Museum of Art with not one, not two, but three curatorial staff announcements. First up: David Stark, previously director of administration for museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been … Read More

Picabia Alert
Lunis, 1929–30, oil and mixed media on canvas,
25 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.Sotheby's London Surrealist Art Evening Sale

Picabia Alert #2: Eight Picabias at London Auction Houses

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Why Picabia? Because I love him and hopefully you do too, and because he is having a retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich … Read More

Art of the City
A work by Joseph Geagan and Jessie Reaves.

Art in the Dead of Winter: A Painting Blowout at Gavin Brown, the Winter Antiques Show, and ML Artspace

It is cold and wet outside in New York, which is not an ideal combination, the conditions making it essential for any trip outside to really count. Below, two suggestions for art exhibitions on view with plenty to offer, and … Read More


Takashi Murakami at Gagosian

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News The Talent

High Museum Hires Katherine Jentleson as Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art

Katherine Jentleson has been named the first Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The museum made the announcement today, which comes five months after it shared news of a $2.5 … Read More

News The Talent
N. Dash, Untitled, 2014, adobe, oil, pigment, graphite, string, acrylic, gesso, jute and wood support.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CASEY KAPLAN

N. Dash Joins Casey Kaplan in New York

New York’s Casey Kaplan gallery now represents the artist N. Dash, who is known for her muted post-minimal paintings, which she typically makes by applying water mixed with adobe to linen. They are resolutely spare. Kaplan, which is moving to Manhattan’s … Read More

Horace PIppin, Abe Lincoln, the Good Samaritan, 1943.COURTESY THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

Quite a Few East Coast Museums and Galleries Are Closed Because of the Snow

Museums and galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England are closed today because of the snowstorm that is passing through the area, so if you are planning to go look at art, it is probably best to call ahead. Among … Read More