Author Archives: Carly Berwick

George Osodi, HRM Lucky Ochuko Ararile, The Ovie of Umiaghwa Abraka Kingdom, 2012, C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, 47¼" x 63". “Royals and Regalia.” COURTESY Z PHOTOGRAHIC, LTD.

“Royals and Regalia” & “My Rock Stars” at Newark Museum

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Royce Weatherly, Untitled (Bupkis), 2012. Purchased by artist Richard Prince. PRIVATE COLLECTION.

Royce Weatherly: Making Dumb Objects Speak

‘What’s the minimum you can do to make a painting?’ Read More


Fantastic Voyage

Visit the Adobe Museum of Digital Media without leaving your computer. Read More


Remaking the Map

Blending fact, fantasy, and a dose of social commentary, artists are charting the world in new and unusual ways. Read More


Where It’s @

MoMA acquires a typographic symbol—but what does it mean? Read More


A Different Way to Make a Difference

From protest karaoke to a social-justice summit, Creative Time strives to make public art political. Read More


Into the Woods

Using old canoes, discarded planks, tree stumps, and colossal roots left behind by loggers, Brazilian designers are transforming found wood into high design. Read More

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Art Basel Miami Beach: Big Crowds But Less Buying

The seventh annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair, which opened to VIP collectors on Dec. 3 and ran through Dec. 7, was subdued and slow, in sharp contrast with the glitzy, frenzied atmosphere of last year’s edition. Read More


Nonsmoking Capricorn Museum Seeks Networking, Dating, Serious Relationships, Friends

Institutions are using MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking Web sites to reach new people and forge virtual communities. Read More

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Selective Bidding, Solid Prices Mark Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales

During four days of sales at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, the predominantly Asian buyers spent $106 million (excluding watches) on Chinese jade, porcelain, Imperial accessories and ink brushwork paintings.
But it was the contemporary Chinese art sale on the second day that doubled expectations, with a diverse crowd of buyers leaping at works created in this century. Top lots went to Taiwanese, Indonesian, Korean, mainland Chinese and American collectors. (Sotheby’s sales this year were held from April 7-10, three weeks earlier than the usual late April/early May time, when Christie’s still holds its sales.) Read More

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Contemporary Collectors Drive Up Sales at Art Basel

In its fourth year Art Basel Miami Beach firmed up its reputation as the must-attend fair for contemporary art. Organizers report that the event drew 36,000 visitors, 9 percent more than last year, to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The fair does not release overall sales figures, but many returning dealers in attendance believe results were even stronger than a year ago. “We did better than last year,” says Dominique Lévy of Manhattan’s L&M Arts, which sold a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing for just under $1 million and a Keith Haring painting for around $500,000. Read More


Why Have There Been No Great Women Comic-Book Artists?

With a dual-venue exhibition in Los Angeles, comics by masters such as Winsor McCay, Chris Ware, and Charles Schulz have been elevated from pop culture to fine art. But as these artists receive their due, the show has sparked debate over the rightful place of women in the comic canon. Read More

Robert Colescott, At the Bathers Pool (Interracial Blues), 1984. COURTESY PHYLLIS KIND GALLERY, NEW YORK

The Most Erotic Artworks

Artists, curators, and other experts name pieces that range from the suggestive to the explicit, Correggio to Clemente, Manet to Mapplethorpe, Indian sculpture to Richard Serra. Read More


Net Gains

As interactive, computer-based artworks are collected and commissioned, are they losing their edge or gaining an audience?. Read More