Author Archives: M.H. Miller


Here Are the Artists Included in MoMA PS1’s 2015 Greater New York Show

MoMA PS1, the outpost of the Museum of Modern Art in Long Island City, Queens, has announced the participants in its Greater New York survey, which focuses on artists living and working in New York. The roster includes young, emerging … Read More

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La Frances Hui.COURTESY MoMA

La Frances Hui Named Associate Curator in MoMA Film Department

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has hired La Frances Hui as an associate curator in its film department. Hui has worked for the last 15 years at Asia Society, where she was the film curator and director … Read More

Carol Lee Brosseau (left) and Miller Gaffney (right) of Art Breakers. SAM HON

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?: ‘Art Breakers’ and the Art World’s Reality TV Problem

There have been two former attempts to translate the art world into a successful reality television series. Work of Art, which debuted in 2010 and ran for two seasons on Bravo, had up-and-coming artists compete for a solo exhibition at … Read More


Nicole Eisenman, LaToya Ruby Frazier Among MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

The MacArthur Foundation announced their 24 fellows for 2015, a title that comes with a $625,000 stipend. Among the winners of the “Genius Grant” are New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman, whose citation from the foundation states that she is “expanding … Read More

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Maxwell Anderson Leaves Dallas Museum of Art for New Cities Foundation

Maxwell Anderson, the director of the Dallas Museum of Art, has resigned his post to take a job as the director of grant programs at the New Cities Foundation in New York City. Anderson has been at the DMA for … Read More


Gifts Sent to Mayor de Blasio During First Year in Office Include Jar of Mayonnaise From Former Brooklyn Museum Director

Among the hundreds of gifts that New York mayor Bill de Blasio and his family received during his first year in office—which were disclosed by DNAinfo through the Freedom of Information Act—were two separate offerings from Dr. Arnold L. Lehman, … Read More

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Christie’s Is Selling ‘The Largest Cushion-Shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever to Come to Auction’

One day, when my worldly trials have ended and I look back on my life’s work, I’m sure that I’ll spend quite a bit of the time I have left on this earth contemplating the blog posts I wrote about … Read More

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The Vanderborght building in Brussels.COURTESY INDEPENDENT

Independent Brussels Names Co-Directors

Independent Brussels, the Belgian edition of the New York art fair, has named Olivier Pesret and Liv Vaisberg as co-directors. They will oversee Independent’s European operations.“Independent has been a model and personal inspiration,” Vaisberg, the co-founder of another Brussels fair, … Read More

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Sotheby’s Is Selling John Lennon’s Detention Sheet

Today in news about scraping the bottom of the barrel, Sotheby’s London will be selling a sheet from John Lennon’s detention book, which documents the 29 times that he was sent to detention between September 9, 1955, and July 11, … Read More

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Peter Doig, "Cabin Essence" (1993-4).COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Proceeds From Christie’s Sale of Peter Doig’s ‘Cabin Essence’ Will Benefit World Justice Project

At its October 16 contemporary evening sale, coinciding with the Frieze art fair, Christie’s London will auction Peter Doig’s Cabin Essence, which the artist completed in 1994. The painting, according to Christie’s, is the largest work in Doig’s “Concrete Cabins” … Read More


Getty and Armenian Church Settle Ownership Dispute Over 13th-Century Manuscript Pages

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America have resolved a dispute over the rightful ownership of eight 13th-century manuscript pages, which were separated from the Zeyt’un Gospels and have been in the Getty’s … Read More


In 2016, All of SculptureCenter’s Solo Shows Will Be With Women Artists

The 2016 lineup of solo shows at SculptureCenter in Long Island City will feature projects exclusively by female artists—Rochelle Goldberg, Leslie Hewitt, Mika Tajima (doing a public commission in nearby Court Square), and Cosima von Bonin.“I would say it was … Read More

Selection from Donal Judd's set of prints, "Untitled," 1992-93.

‘If You Can’t Find Something Good Enough, You Have to Make It Yourself’: Flavin Judd On Curating His Father’s Work at 101 Spring Street and Beyond

Donald Judd, the key figure of Minimalism, even though he hated that term, purchased the five-story building at 101 Spring Street in New York in 1968, where he lived and worked until his death, refining his thoughts on the intersection … Read More

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Cy Twombly, "Untitled 1968 (New York City)."COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Proceeds From Sale of $60 M. Cy Twombly Will Benefit Wilshire Boulevard Temple

On November 11, Sotheby’s in New York will sell Cy Twombly’s Untitled, 1968 (New York City), with estimated price exceeding $60 million, according to the auction house. The painting comes from the collection of philanthropist Audrey Irmas, and the sale … Read More