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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More

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Installation view of paintings by Greg Goldberg at One World Trade Center.

Greg Goldberg on His Sky Lobby Paintings at One World Trade Center

In January, One World Trade Center debuted seven paintings by Greg Goldberg on its 64th-floor sky lobby, a reception and events area in the building that, as we spoke about them last week, was being filled with chairs for some kind … Read More

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Untitled and Zach Feuer Galleries Will Merge on the Lower East Side

This May, two of today’s more prominent galleries for up-and-coming artists will merge. Zach Feuer, of the eponymous Chelsea gallery and Joel Mesler of the Lower East Side’s Untitled will together open Feuer/Mesler and Mesler/Feuer, two spaces on the L.E.S. that will … Read More

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The Art of Cunning: Paul Chan on Erotica, Ancient Greek, and His New Work

Yesterday, Paul Chan opened his show at the Guggenheim Museum, “Nonprojections for New Lovers,” which follows his winning the museum’s Hugo Boss Prize. Best known for his work involving projections and shadows, his staging of Waiting for Godot in a … Read More


Dustin Yellin: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bookworm

Dustin Yellin has always been into books. His collection includes one owned by Robert Frost in which the poet scribbled a verse, and he has the first English translation of Nostradamus from the 17th century. All this is to say … Read More

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Wu-Tang Clan Previews One-of-a-Kind Album at PS1

Last night the Wu-Tang Clan played 13 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the group’s new album, for a select group at MoMA PS1. The event was even more significant because of the marketing surrounding the album, which, … Read More

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Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More

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Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment. Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of … Read More


William Pope.L Discusses His Artforum Cover at CAA: ‘Leave Me Out of It’

At the start of her talk with William Pope.L at the College Art Association conference on Friday, part of the “Annual Distinguished Artists’” interview series, MoMA PS1 curator Jenny Schlenzka told Pope.L that she was happy to be speaking to … Read More

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Intelligence Discourse: At David Carr’s Final Interview, With Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras

Last night Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Edward Snowden (via Google Hangout) took the stage with moderator David Carr at a New York Times TimesTalks at the New School that would amount to a last interview for Carr, who collapsed … Read More


The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More

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Paula Crown on Her Marlborough Show: ‘I’m Painting with the Tools of Technology’

Tonight at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan, Paula Crown opens “The Sublime and the Center: Dimensions of Landscape.” Spread across a variety of mediums, the show all stems from a series of drawings Crown made while flying in … Read More

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Florence Bourgeois to Head Paris Photo, Christoph Wiesner Named Artistic Director

Florence Bourgeois has been named the director of Paris Photo and Paris Photo Los Angeles, the next of which will run at Paramount Pictures Studios from May 1 through May 3, 2015. The major fair has been without a director … Read More

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Barnes Foundation Elects Three New Trustees

The Philadelphia-based Barnes Foundation has announced the election of three new members to its board of trustees: John J. Aglialoro, Catherine L. Hughes, and Gregory Charles Miller. Aglialoro is described in the press release as “Chairman of CYBEX, a manufacturer … Read More