Author Archives: M.H. Miller

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Modigliani's "Seated Man With a Cane."

New Complaint Filed Against Nahmads Over Modigliani Portrait

The estate of a Paris dealer has sued the Nahmad Gallery in New York once again over a Amedeo Modigliani portrait, alleging that it had been seized by the Nazis and is now owned by the Nahmads. The painting, Seated Man With … Read More

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"Once Upon a Time in Shaolin..."COURTESY WU-HA.WUTANGCLAN.COM

Sole Copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album Sets Auction Record, Selling for ‘Undisclosed Figure in the Millions’

The Wu-Tang Clan has sold the sole copy of its conceptual album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin…, through online auctioneer Paddle8 for an “undisclosed figure in the millions.” The album was purchased by an anonymous “American buyer.”Once Upon a … Read More

The New York Public Library's Warhol--a 1954 holiday card to Picture Collection supervisor Ramona Javitz.COURTESY NYPL.ORG

The Real Worth of a Photograph: How the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection Has Survived In the Age of Google Image

There are around 80 million photographs shared on Instagram every day, according to the company’s statistics. That’s roughly 929 photos a second, which equates to 3.3 million images an hour, or a little over 1.5 million photographs every half hour. … Read More

Still from Rohrer's Sleep is Death series.

Jason Rohrer Will Be the First Video Game Designer to Have a Solo Museum Show

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has organized a solo show of work by video game designer Jason Rohrer, which will open February 10, 2016. Though Rohrer’s revered game Passage is in the collection at the Museum of Modern Art … Read More

Martha Wilson and Ilona Granet, performing as Disband at the ICI benefit.PHOTO BY YUKO TORIHARA

Getting the Band Back Together: Martha Wilson’s Punk Group Is Still Gigging After All These Years

The artist Martha Wilson answered the door to her apartment wearing a gray suit and tie, with a matching fedora that covered her curious hair, half of which is dyed a reddish orange. Ilona Granet, one of Wilson’s collaborators, stood … Read More

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Installation view of last year's Outsider Art Fair.

Here Is the 2016 Outsider Art Fair Exhibitor List

The 24th Outsider Art Fair opens in New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion on January 21, 2016, and runs through January 24. The fair features 59 exhibitors from 13 countries showing work by newly discovered or self-taught artists. A full … Read More

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Fiona Connor, "On What Remains (Sternberg)," 2015.COURTESY LISA COOLEY

Lisa Cooley Now Represents Fiona Connor

Lower East Side gallery Lisa Cooley has announced that it now represents Fiona Connor. Connor was the subject of a solo show at the gallery last summer. That exhibition included a replica of a concrete drinking fountain from Tompkins Square … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 News

You Can Have Caviar Delivered 24/7 During Art Basel Miami Beach

At Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual product-placement festival for liquor and fashion brands that runs for a few days in South Beach every December, a company named ROE is offering 24/7 caviar delivery. The tagline is “You Don’t Need … Read More

Miami Basel 2015 News
Face to face with Emory Vodka.COURTESY EMORY VODKA

New Vodka Brand Is Taking Miami Beach (By Strategy)

Emory Vodka, “a new ultra-premium line of 100% corn-based, Naturally Gluten Free vodka with a unique design concept,” will “launch” a “subliminal guerrilla marketing campaign” during Art Basel Miami Beach and “the unique brand marketing platform that Art Basel and … Read More

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Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street. (Photo by Evan Joseph)COURTESY SPRING STUDIOS, NEW YORK

Here Are the Exhibitors for Independent New York 2016, at Its New Home in TriBeCa

Independent New York, the art fair that runs concurrently with the Armory Show in March, has shared the details of its 2016 edition. The fair, previously held at the former Dia building in Chelsea, which was recently sold, will open … Read More

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The Hirshhorn's 40 artists honorees.COURTESY THE HIRSHHORN

This Town, That Town: Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum Has Its Anniversary Gala in New York

On Monday night, Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden held its 40th anniversary gala in, of all places, Lower Manhattan, on the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center. The gala honored 40 living artists—among them Marina Abramovic, Lynda … Read More

Jeff Koons, detail of Gazing Ball (Turner Ancient Rome), 2015.© JEFF KOONS/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY

‘These Are Works That I Enjoy’: Jeff Koons on His Amazing Blue Balls

On Monday morning, the artist Jeff Koons stood in Gagosian Gallery’s West 21st Street location in Chelsea, discussing his new show at the space with a small gathering of reporters. The exhibition features work from his “Gazing Ball” series. For … Read More


‘The 20th Century in a Box’: New York Historical Society Acquires Time Inc. Archive

The New York Historical Society announced today that Time Inc. has donated its archive—dating all the way back from 1898—to the organization. The archive is more than 7,500 linear feet and includes an estimated 7 million documents.Among the contents are documents … Read More

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Sylvie Patry Named Chief Curator at Barnes Foundation

Sylvie Patry has been named the chief curator and deputy director of collections at the Barnes Foundation, the New York Times reports. Patry joins the Barnes from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, where she was a curator. In 2012, the … Read More