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Retrospective: The Cuban Art Scene in 1964

Following President Obama’s announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba, many in the art world have begun to predict a boom in the island nation’s art market. To mark the occasion, we are republishing Tana de Gàmez’s in-depth report on the Cuban art … Read More

Cézanne, La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du bosquet du Chateau Noir, circa 1904.COURTESY FORD HOUSE

Morning Links: Secret $100 M. Cézanne Sale Edition

“The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House quietly sold a Paul Cézanne oil painting in 2013 to a private buyer for $100 million, likely making the piece one of the 15 most expensive works of art ever sold.” [Detroit Free Press] … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Nick DeMarco.

Consumer Reports: Nick DeMarco

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week.  Nick DeMarco is an artist based in New York who works in many mediums, including sculpture, furniture, and new media. His … Read More


Morning Links: Jumbo the Elephant Edition

Lisa Oppenheim takes home the Israel Museum’s $45,000 Shpilman Prize. [Artforum] “How a legal pad covered in doodles saved Detroit’s art museum.” [Minneapolis Star Tribune] Jeff Koons is sued for plagiarism again, for an old series that’s given hiim trouble … Read More


Morning Links: December 17, 2014 Edition

A Cézanne at Christies is expected to bring in $12 million, thanks to Chinese interest. [Financial Times] Marc and Arne Glimcher of Pace Gallery buy $5.6 million condo on Madison Square. [New York Post] “Amy Adams got the ultimate seal … Read More

The Palermo Botanical Gardens.ESCULAPIO/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: Palermo Edition

“A Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing Tuesday for fraud involving the sale of an imitation Marc Chagall lithograph.” [Newsday] Osman Khan of Paddle8 discusses the auction house shakeup. [Bloomberg] It’s looking like the 2018 edition of Manifesta will take place … Read More


George W. Bush: ‘Never Paint Your Wife or Your Mother’

The Los Angeles Times reports that George W. Bush gave an interview to CNN on Sunday in which he discussed his painting. From the Times: Bush’s portrait of his father is featured in the new book. In the CNN interview, … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Filomeno, Amulet (Green Akrep), 2013.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE LELONG

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

Through Friday, December 19 Read More

"Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix.

Morning Links: ‘Petite Révolution’ Edition

The Louvre has begun its $67 million makeover to make it feel more accessible to visitors in what amounts to what new president Jean-Luc Martinez calls a “petite révolution.” [The New York Times] Remember the 83-year-old woman in Borja, Spain … Read More


Morning Links: Dinner Party Edition

Roberta Smith takes a nuanced view of “The Forever Now,” the contemporary painting show that just opened at MoMA. [The New York Times] Museums are collecting more data about their visitors, and trying to get your smartphone involved more in … Read More


Morning Links: The American Museum of Natural History Expansion Edition

Norman and Irma Braman talk to The New York Times about their new museum, the ICA Miami: “‘If the curator and director of the museum want to have a show on the New York School of Artists, we’d be very … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Rachel Lord selfie. @rlord_raw on Instagram.

Consumer Reports: Rachel Lord

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Rachel Lord is an artist, actor, and poet living and working in Los Angeles. Lord is included in the New Museum’s … Read More



Morning Links: Audrey Irmas Award For Curatorial Excellence From Bard Edition

Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson are taking home the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence from Bard. [Art in America] We all love the stories of crazy ole ear-cutting, suicidal Van Gogh but “curators at the Van Gogh Museum … Read More


Morning Links: Swizz Beatz Edition

Here’s a Q&A with LaToya Ruby Frazier about her new book of photographs. [Los Angeles Times] After 5 months in prison, Helly Nahmad has moved to a halfway house. [New York Observer] Expletive-yelling protestors were arrested at Miami Basel. [NBC … Read More