Author Archives: M.H. Miller

Lynda Benglis in the pages of Artforum, April 1974.

Baldessari Interviews Benglis

Interview magazine recently published a conversation between the artists Lynda Benglis and John Baldessari. Benglis calls out Baldessari on a nude portrait he made of his wife, which she refers to as “one of the strongest works” he’s made, though … Read More


Her Hatchet Is More Like an Ax: Renata Adler and the Problem with Critics

The most recently published piece in Renata Adler’s collected nonfiction, After the Tall Timber (New York Review Books), is a curious defense of the serial plagiarizer Jayson Blair by way of an excoriation of The New York Times, the paper … Read More

Artists News
Performance of Heard.

Sound of the City: A Detroit Renaissance, Courtesy of Nick Cave

The artist Nick Cave, whose Soundsuit sculptures have become something of a fixture in contemporary art, will spearhead an expansive exhibition in Detroit beginning this summer that will consist predominantly of public performances and events throughout the metropolitan area. The … Read More


Ingrid Schaffner Will Curate the 57th Carnegie International

Ingrid Schaffner will curate the next Carnegie International, a survey of contemporary art held every three to five years at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum. Schaffner will start the job in May, and relocate to Pittsburgh in September. The show will open … Read More


Scientists Petition to Have David Koch Removed From Natural History Museum Boards

Scientists including climatologist James Hansen and ecologist George Woodwell have drafted an open letter to science museums across the country to reject money from David Koch, founder of Koch Industries and a major arts donor, and to remove him as … Read More

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Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”)COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Loic Gouzer Follows Up ‘Gritty’ Sale With Auction Featuring Potentially Historic Picasso

Loic Gouzer, international specialist at Christie’s auction house, has organized a special contemporary evening sale during the spring auctions in New York for the second year in a row, this one called “Looking Forward to the Past.” It is a … Read More


Here Is the Lineup for Frieze New York’s Sounds Program

Frieze Sounds, a program of auditory art works that play in the New York art fair’s fleet of VIP BMW cars, has announced its 2015 lineup. This year’s program will feature commissioned work by three artists–Alicja Kwade, Segei Tcherepnin, and … Read More

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Who Is Drake’s Friend at Sotheby’s?

“I’ve got enemies, got a lot of enemies,” Drake rapped on his recent mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. These enemies apparently do not work for Sotheby’s, which has tapped Drake to pick music to play at listening … Read More

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Hans-Peter Feldmann, "bookshelves."COURTESY 303 GALLERY

303 Gallery Taps Fabiola Alondra for New Publishing Imprint

New York’s 303 Gallery has announced the launch of a new publishing imprint that will release “limited edition artist’s books, ephemera, and all manner of printed materials in collaboration with gallery artists,” according to a statement from the gallery. It … Read More


See You in Havana: Rachel Kushner’s Cuba

With the publication in 2013 of her celebrated second novel, The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner earned the rare distinction of becoming a crossover novelist embraced by the art world. It helped that The Flamethrowers focused on a group of struggling artists … Read More

Artists News
Install shot of some of Schnabel's work at Anrea Rosen Gallery.COURTESY ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY

‘And Since We’re Dealing With Infinity and Time and Nothingness…': An Hour With Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel inspires violent reactions in people, and even though I find some of his work indefensible, I fall on the side of thinking he’s a great artist—not just for the paintings, but also for everything else. He’s as much … Read More

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Photo by Zoë Lescaze.

Here’s the 2015 NADA New York Exhibitor List

The New Art Dealers Alliance announced today the exhibitors for the fourth edition of its NADA New York art fair. Returning to Basketball City at Pier 36 on the East River, this year’s NADA will include 100 galleries, including 27 … Read More

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Paris Photo Los Angels at Paramount Studios.COURTESY PARIS PHOTO

Here Is the Exhibitor List for Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015

Paris Photo Los Angeles, the West Coast arm of the French photography fair that is held each year at L.A.’s Paramount Pictures Studios, has announced the exhibitor list for its 2015 edition. There are 80 galleries from 17 countries. The … Read More

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Graham Steele. (Photo by Felix Clay)COURTESY HAUSER & WIRTH

Graham Steele Named Senior Director at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in L.A.

Graham Steele will join Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as a senior director, the gallery announced today. The Los Angeles outpost of Hauser & Wirth, the Swiss powerhouse that runs two spaces in New York, and one each in Zürich, London, … Read More