Author Archives: The Editors of ARTnews


Morning Links: Tapestry Edition

“Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian purchased a Tibetan tapestry for HK$348 million ($45 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong today, breaking the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art he set in April.” [Bloomberg] Fernando Botero’s bronze … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 3

One of the great pleasures of art fairs is seeing new work by artists you love—material just out of the studio, the paint barely dry. In today’s preview of Art Basel Miami Beach, those artists include some big names, like Thomas … Read More


December 2014 Exhibition Reviews

Art criticism from around the world, published in this month’s print edition Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 2

The opening of Art Basel Miami Beach is just a few days away. It runs this year from December 4 through 7, with a preview day on December 3. ARTnews will be in Miami, providing regular updates of the action. For now, there are previews of what galleries … Read More


Morning Links: Lewis Baltz Edition

Photographer Lewis Baltz has died. [The Washington Post via Artforum] Here’s an interview with Paul Chan, who just won the Hugo Boss Prize, despite “not making art” for the past few years: “It’s been a real pleasure wasting money and … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Preview: Part 1

Art Basel Miami Beach arrives next week at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with more than 250 international galleries competing for the attention of collectors, curators, and critics from December 4 through December 7, with a special preview day for invited guests … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

5 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

Through Sunday, November 30 Read More


Retrospective: Celebrating the Cézanne Centenary

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


Morning Links: Francis Bacon Edition

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin has acquired the archive of Gabriel García Márquez. [The New York Times] Kunstmuseum Bern agrees to acquire the highly controversial art collection of Cornelius Gurlitt. [The New York Times] … Read More

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Morning Links: Colonial Williamsburg Edition

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland will announce on Monday its decision to accept or reject Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial art collection, which is believed to contain Nazi-looted works. The museum is expected to accept the collection. [The New York Times] Paul … Read More



Sotheby’s CEO to Step Down

The New York Times reports that Sotheby’s chief executive, William F. Ruprecht, will step down. He had been with the company since 1980, serving as director of marketing, executive vice president and managing director of Sotheby’s North and South America, before becoming … Read More


Morning Links: €500 M. Ponzi Scheme Edition

The New York Times notes that billionaires are really into building art museums. [The New York Times] “In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund Is a €500m Fraud.” [Art Market Monitor] The new Whitney Museum building in the … Read More

consumer reports
Trudy Benson. Photo by  Ann Street Studio.

Consumer Reports: Trudy Benson

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Trudy Benson is a Brooklyn artist known for her large-scale abstract paintings that were initially inspired by early digital imaging … Read More


Morning Links: November 19, 2014

Here’s look inside the Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art, which was ravaged by fire this May. [The Guardian] Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Usonian” house will travel 1,200 miles from New Jersey to its new home at the Crystal … Read More