Author Archives: M.H. Miller

Franklin Sirmans, the director of Prospect 3 and department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Prospect 3 Opens in New Orleans: A Q&A With Its Artistic Director, Franklin Sirmans

Prospect 3, the third edition of the art biennial founded in New Orleans in 2008, opened to the press Thursday afternoon with something of a late start. “In true New Orleans fashion,” Franklin Sirmans, the exhibition’s artistic director, said at … Read More


The Rest Is Silence: Marina Abramovic on Her New Show at Sean Kelly

Marina Abramović and I had truly terrible technical difficulties on the phone when we spoke last weekend, which seemed appropriate given the premise of her new project at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, which opens this Thursday. The audience—up to … Read More

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Robert Motherwell in Provincetown, 1969.DEDALUS FOUNDATION ARCHIVES

Paul Kasmin’s Robert Motherwell Show Highlights the Artist’s Influence on a Younger Generation

Paul Kasmin, the Chelsea gallery that represents contemporary artists such as Walton Ford, Nir Hod, and James Nares, will open an extensive survey of Robert Motherwell’s works on paper on October 30. In addition, a show of young artists responding … Read More

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Sotheby’s Italian Sale Totals $66 M.

Sotheby’s “The Italian Sale,” held Friday in London and featuring various masterpieces of 20th century Italian art, totaled £41,387,900 ($66.6 million) across 49 lots. The top lot was an Achrome by Piero Manzoni, which went for £12,626,500 (about $20.3 million), … Read More


Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Design Approved by Fine Arts Commission

Frank Gehry’s revised design for the long-delayed Eisenhower Memorial on the Washington Mall was approved today by the United States Commission of Fine Arts, The New York Times reports. The Times said the new design “replaces the memorial’s east and … Read More


Christie’s Announces More Top Lots for Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York

Christie’s has announced further highlights for its Impressionist and Modern sale on November 5 in New York in addition to Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps, the lead lot, which is expected fetch $25-35 million. Fernand Léger’s Les constructeurs avec arbre is … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Kabinett Section

If you’ve already had enough of art fairs with Frieze Week in London (it opened today!), well you’re basically out of luck because Art Basel Miami Beach is right around the corner. Today, the fair announced the participants of this … Read More


The Artist Is Sort of Present: Mark Flood Now Has His Own Chelsea Gallery

The painter Mark Flood was sitting on a couch in his new Chelsea storefront gallery on West 22nd Street, watching languidly as several young art handlers were hanging the new show. “I guess we could go ahead and put the … Read More


Whitney Studio Named National Treasure

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, operated out of the New York Studio School, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust. The studio, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and was included … Read More

Gravity. 2013. USA. Directed by Alfonso CuarónCOURTESY OF PHOTOFEST

MoMA Will Honor Director Alfonso Cuarón

The Museum of Modern Art’s 2014 film benefit will honor director Alfonso Cuarón, whose most recent film Gravity won seven Academy Awards (including one for best director). Rajendra Roy, the chief curator in MoMA’s film department, said in a statement, … Read More


Willie Nelson’s Hair Sold at a Guernsey’s Auction for $37,000

New York’s Guernsey’s auction house held a sale of memorabilia from the estate of Waylon Jennings Sunday night in Phoenix. Among some of the lots up for grabs were a motorcycle once owned by Buddy Holly that Jennings kept after Holly’s … Read More


Construction Will Continue on the Broad Despite Looming Lawsuit

Both sides in a lawsuit over rising construction costs at the Broad Collection in downtown Los Angeles have informally agreed to wait until the building is complete before continuing with litigation. The Broad alleges that the subcontractor, Seele Inc., “drove … Read More

The Ass of Koons in the pages of Vanity Fair. Simpler times.

Life As We Know It Collapses Around Us As the Whitney Prepares to Close ‘Jeff Koons: A Retrospective’

Existence is nothing more than a collection of days, and days always end. The sinking sun cares nothing for you or your feelings, and it remains as indifferent when it returns again tomorrow, with or without you. Time passes. To … Read More

Omar Kholief.

Omar Kholeif Will Curate Armory Focus 2015

The Armory Show announced today that Omar Kholeif, curator at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, will organize the sixth edition of Armory Focus–a section of the fair focusing on a specific region of the world. 2015 will showcase art from the Middle … Read More