Author Archives: M.H. Miller

Faith Ringgold, "Maya's Quilt of Life," 1989.COURTESY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES

Swann Will Auction Works from Maya Angelou’s Art Collection

Swann Auction Galleries in New York will hold a sale of work from the art collection of Maya Angelou, the celebrated poet who passed away last year. The sale, which will be held September 15, includes 43 works from Angelou’s … Read More

Artists News
Alex Katz. "Sunset 1," 2008. Oil on linen, 108 x 84 inches.© Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY/Collection of the artist.

The Quotable Alex Katz

There are parts of Alex Katz’s studio that appear to be relics from another era. Its location, for one thing, on West Broadway in Soho—for so long the land of high-end retail and fashion pop-up stores, it’s difficult to even … Read More

Donald Judd, "Untitled (Stack)," 1967.The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Helen Acheson Bequest (by exchange) and gift of Joseph Helman. © Judd Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York.

MoMA Will Do a Donald Judd Retrospective In 2017

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will organize the first museum survey in America since 1988 of the minimalist sculptor Donald Judd. Randy Kennedy broke the news in the New York Times yesterday, and spoke with the show’s … Read More

Photo by Charles Roussell.COURTESY MOMA PS1

Here Is the Line-Up for MoMA PS1’s Warm-Up Parties

MoMA PS1, the Queens outpost of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has announced the line-up for its 2015 Warm-Up concerts, held in the institution’s courtyard throughout the summer. The concerts run on Saturdays, from 3:00 to 9:00 … Read More


Update: Georg Baselitz Still Thinks Women Can’t Paint

If you’ll recall, all the way back in 2013, in an interview with Der Spiegel, the artist Georg Baselitz told a reporter, “Women don’t paint very well.” In an interview in The Guardian this week, Baselitz was slightly less blunt in … Read More

William T. Vollmann.COURTESY YOUTUBE

Jewish Museum’s ‘Unorthodox’ Group Show Will Include, Among Others, Writer William T. Vollmann

This fall, the Jewish Museum will play host to a massive group show that “will highlight the importance of iconoclasm and art’s key role in breaking rules and traditions,” in the words of the institution. It is, quite logically, called … Read More

Market News
Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), 1955, the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

Christie’s Also Served a Ridiculous Amount of Coffee Last Week

In this Pax Romana of auction house records–Christie’s made $1.72 billion in sales last week, and sold the most expensive work of art ever to appear at auction–let’s not forget the little details, which Christie’s recapped in a press release alongside … Read More

Frieze New York 2015
At Frieze New York. (Photo by Katherine McMahon)

When Will It End? Opening Day at Frieze

The thing I like least about art fairs is the way they distort time so that life feels like it is very long and also that it could end at any moment. In other words, two contradictory thoughts echo simultaneously in my mind … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market
Paul Schimmel at the Hauser & Wirth booth at Frieze New York. (Photo by Katherine McMahon)

‘I Hope They Will Come for Something That Isn’t Just Consumerist’: Paul Schimmel Talks About His New L.A. Gallery

One of the more intriguing sights at the Frieze New York art fair on opening day was Paul Schimmel, the curator and art historian, selling works at the booth of Hauser & Wirth. Schimmel spent 35 years working for museums … Read More

News The Talent

Anita Hill and Others Join Rose Art Museum’s Board

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, has appointed five new board members: Lazar Fruchter, Anita Hill, Cynthia Reed, Rivka Saker, and Carey Schwartz.Fruchter is also on the board of the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and he … Read More

Artists Profiles

Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More


A One Sentence Review of the Opening of Drake’s Exhibition at Sotheby’s

Things started out fine, I suppose, except for the drunk construction worker at the bar where I was meeting a friend beforehand, who mumbled “fucking faggot” at me under his breath as I walked up to the place—which was also … Read More


Frances Stark, Mark Godfrey Win the 2015 Absolut Art Award

The 2015 Absolut Art Award has been given to Frances Stark (in the category of art work) and Mark Godfrey (in the category of art writing). Stark will receive a £20,000 ($30,500) stipend, as well as £100,000 ($152,600) towards the … Read More

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David Salle, "This is the Fun," 2014-15.COURTESY SKARSTEDT GALLERY

‘It’s Not Nice to Kick the Dead, But In This One Case I Don’t Really Care’: An Hour With David Salle

David Salle is remarkably measured in his thinking, prone to prefacing any vaguely provocative statement with a phrase like “of course these are generalizations and there are always exceptions and you could create a counterargument if you were to take … Read More