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A still from Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' video.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Morning Links: Boyfriend Edition

Here’s an interview with Ryan Germick, the man responsible for Google’s daily “doodle.” [The Wall Street Journal] BP’s Tate sponsorship is much smaller than expected. The museum disclosed the amount–£4 million ($6.08 million) between 1990 and 2006. [The Art Newspaper] … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

6 Art Events to Attend In New York This Week

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 Opening: Alec Soth’s “Songbook” at Sean Kelly This new show is “an exhibition of over twenty-five new, monumental black and white photographs by Alec Soth,” maybe the best photographer working in America right now. It’s silly not … Read More

Neil Simmons with his Margaret Thatcher statue.COURTESY BBC.CO.UK

Morning Links: Margaret Thatcher Edition

Tania Bruguera’s arrest has raised questions about artistic freedom in Cuba. [The New York Times] Life magazine photographer Robert Morse has died. [The New York Times] “The controversial marble statue of Margaret Thatcher by Neil Simmons has been banished from … Read More

Zhong Yao, Spirit Above All 1-93A, 2012, acrylic on denim. COURTESY PACE LONDON AND WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

Less Is More: Ad Reinhardt’s 12 Rules for Pure Art

When Kazimir Malevich painted Black Square (1915), whose title perfectly explains what it is, painting was pushed further into abstraction than it ever was before. A new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and … Read More

From the Musee d'Art Modern: Jean Metzinger, 1912-1913, L'Oiseau bleu, (The Blue Bird), oil on canvas, 230 x 196 cm


Morning Links: January 23, 2015

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is hoping to expand its photo department by establishing a patrons group dedicated to photography. [The Art Newspaper] Here is Carol Vogel’s last on-staff Inside Art column. [The New York Times] … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Body By Body. Photo courtesy Body By Body.

Consumer Reports: Body By Body

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Body by Body is a collaboration between Melissa Sachs and Cameron Soren. In 2014 they had solo exhibitions at Interstate … Read More

Amedeo Modigliani, Red-Headed Girl in Evening Dress, 1918.BARNES COLLECTION

Morning Links: Modigliani Edition

From Usher to Pharrell, here’s “Why Celebrities Are So Into the Artist Daniel Arsham” [The New York Times] The Queens Museum has awarded $20,000 artist fellowships to Meredith James, Kameelah Rasheed, and Casey Tang. [Artforum] This is a wild one: … Read More

The Rain Room, courtesy The Museum of Modern Art

Rain Room to Come to Shanghai, Singapore

At a panel discussion on Thursday at the Art Stage Singapore fair, Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi Tek announced that he will bring the Rain Room to his eight-month-old private museum in Shanghai in September. An installation created in 2012 by the art collective Random International, … Read More



Morning Links: January 21, 2015 Edition

Luc Tuymans has been found guilty of copyright infringement. “A civil court in Antwerp ruled on 15 January that Tuymans’s painting A Belgian Politician—a dramatically cropped image of the MP Jean-Marie Dedecker—borrowed too heavily from a photograph taken one year … Read More

Barbara Hepworth,  Pelagos, 1946.COURTESY TATE

Morning Links: Barbara Hepworth Edition

Artist and activist Emma Sulkowicz, whose performance carrying a mattress at Columbia University, in response to her alleged rapist not being expelled, garnered national attention, will attend the State of the Union as the guest of New York Senator Kirsten … Read More

Market Previews

Preview Art Stage Singapore 2015

As this article is published, some 145 exhibitors are readying their booths for the fifth edition of the Art Stage Singapore fair, which runs January 22 through 25 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Below, a brief look at works that will be … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Natalie Frank, Portrait in Interior With Window, 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 Panel Discussion: “The Art of the Figure” at the New York Public Library This panel—with art critic Donald Kuspit and artists Vincent Desiderio, Natalie Frank, Alexi Worth, and Peter Drake (the moderator)—“explores the genesis and progression of … Read More


Morning Links: Coney Island Edition

“A British judge ruled last week that Sotheby’s had not been negligent in the case of a painting that the auction house sold in 2006 for 42,000 pounds (about $63,600), only to be declared worth £10 million a year later.” … Read More


Morning Links: Alice in Wonderland Edition

“Amid Arizona’s luxury playground, with its plastic-surgery centers, high-end car shows and multimillion-dollar Arabians horses, a museum that celebrates the Old West opens…in Scottsdale.” [The Arizona Republic] Times art critic Karen Rosenberg has been named deputy editor of Artspace Magazine. … Read More