Author Archives: M. H. Miller

Features The Knoedler Affair ,
Ann Freedman and her defense team. ILLUSTRATION: VICTOR JUHASZ

The Big Fake: Behind the Scenes of Knoedler Gallery’s Downfall

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole live most of the year in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Domenico is originally from Calabria, and he grew up in a military family, moving all around Italy. He got a law degree from Harvard in … Read More

One of William Wegman's postcard paintings, on view at Sperone Westwater.COURTESY SPERONE WESTWATER

‘The Dog Really Confused Things’: Another Side of William Wegman

William Wegman bought his first dog in California after responding to an ad in a Long Beach, California newspaper that said, “Weimaraners $35.” He called the new pet Man Ray. Wegman had trained as a painter, but as a graduate … Read More


‘This Institution Has Always Been Underfunded’: Anne Pasternak Offers Candid Thoughts on the Future of the Brooklyn Museum

On Thursday, Anne Pasternak, the new director of the Brooklyn Museum, hosted a small group of journalists at a meeting in her office to discuss her plans for the institution. The carpeting in Pasternak’s office is purple, there are chairs … Read More

People recording messages in the Truth Booth.

Maybe They Can Handle the Truth: Hank Willis Thomas Will Take His Public Art Installation on a 50-State Tour

Hank Willis Thomas’s Truth Booth has been installed in diverse locations, from Collins Park in Miami to Bamyan, Afghanistan, as well as numerous places in between. (Most recently, the piece was on view at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn.) The work is … Read More

Jerry Saltz, as depicted by Carla Gannis.COURTESY TABLET MAGAZINE

Jerry Saltz: He’s Just Like Us!

Jerry Saltz is America’s “most popular, and unpopular” art critic, according to a lengthy profile of the writer in Tablet’s current print issue by Dushko Petrovich. In the piece, Saltz, the senior art critic for New York magazine, schmoozes with … Read More


‘Absolutely Gross, Degenerate Stuff’: Trump and the Arts

In the spring of 1994, an artist named Paul Rebhan walked into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and taped one of his paintings to a wall. Next to the work, he placed a card that read, “Gift … Read More

The Most Interesting Street In SoHo
The lobby of 11 Howard.

Aby Rosen Anoints ‘The Most Interesting Street In SoHo’

Art collector and developer Aby Rosen has opened a hotel in Manhattan called 11 Howard, which my press release calls “an incredible new hotel on the most interesting street in SoHo.” Take that West Broadway! I’m glad we cleared this … Read More

Artists News
Michael Chow.

‘Artists Can Do Anything In Our Restaurant’: Michael Chow on Food, Painting, and Mae West

Michael Chow had been a struggling painter in London for ten years before founding his first restaurant, Mr. Chow, in 1968. He eventually expanded the business to New York and later Los Angeles, and now also has spots in Malibu … Read More

Market News
William Koch's cellar.COURTESY SOTHEBY's

Who Wants to Buy Bill Koch’s Wine?

Sotheby’s announced today that it is selling over 20,000 bottles of wine from the cellar of William I. Koch in a three-day auction that begins May 19. William, better known as Bill, is the slightly-less-evil twin of industrialist David Koch, … Read More


Funny Press Releases I Have Received: Wacky Ol’ Hans Ulrich Obrist Is Doing Something Wacky In China

Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist have been announced as the co-artistic directors of the inaugural Shanghai Project, which sounds pretty kooky! My press release—a strange enough document that it seems to have given my godless existence some semblance of meaning … Read More

Market News The Talent
Mary Kelly, "Flashing Nipple Remix," 2005.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NY

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Now Represents Mary Kelly

New York’s Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery now represents artist Mary Kelly. Kelly, who is based out of Los Angeles, is perhaps best known for her work Post-Partum Document (1973–79), a six-year conceptual performance of sorts that chronicles the birth and early … Read More

Frieze New York 2016 Market News

Here Is the Exhibitor List for NADA New York 2016

The New Art Dealers Alliance has released the exhibitor list for NADA New York, its fair that runs every May during Frieze Week. For its fifth edition, NADA will return to Basketball City on Pier 36, on the Lower East … Read More

Market News
38 Orchard Street.COURTESY KARMA

Karma, Beloved Art Bookseller, Is Moving to the Lower East Side

Karma, the New York–based bookseller and gallery that has run a shop on Great Jones Street since 2013, and another in the Long Island town of Amagansett since 2012, is moving its Manhattan location to a temporary storefront at 38 Orchard … Read More

News The Talent

Rashid Rana Named Artistic Director of Lahore Biennale

In November of 2017, the Lahore Biennale will open in Pakistan, “the largest contemporary art event” in that country’s history, according to a release. The Lahore Biennale Foundation announced today that Pakistani artist Rashid Rana will serve as artistic director.Rana, in … Read More