Author Archives: The Editors of ARTnews

Tali Lennox in front of her artwork. 


Morning Links: Tali Lennox Edition

Thousands of Yemeni people uprooted because of continued fighting against Al-Qaeda are using museums, as well as theaters and schools, as temporary homes. [The Art Newspaper] Ugo Rondinone’s “clouds” at Krobath Gallery in Vienna. [Contemporary Art Daily] Roberta Smith’s review … Read More

Tunisian security forces after the attack.


Morning Links: Tunisian Terrorist Attack Edition

Yesterday, terrorists killed visitors at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, taking others hostage after attacking the Parliament building nearby. Seven foreign tourists were killed, and French, Italian, British, and Spanish citizens were among the hostages. Two of the terrorists … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Leonard Nimoy taking a photograph for "Secret Selves." SETH KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY

Multiple Personalities: Leonard Nimoy on His ‘Secret Selves’ Photographs in 2010

Though known for playing Spock on the sci-fi TV show Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, who died at age 83 on February 27, also had one foot in the art world. He studied with conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken when he was … Read More

Suspects in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. 


Morning Links: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist Edition

Ads for menswear designer Patrik Ervell’s S/S 2015 collection will show previously unseen photographs by the late photographer Peter Hujar instead of clothing. [T Magazine] The 90-piece art collection of the late former chairman of Goldman Sachs, John Whitehead, will be the main feature … Read More

How To Sell A Banksy.


Morning Links: How To Sell A Banksy Edition

An exceptionally thorough profile of Jerry Saltz. [Capital New York] The Kravises have purchased Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze (1960) from the artist, and promised to donate it to the Museum of Modern Art. (In other news, MoMA just acquired its … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011. ©DONATA WENDERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Friday, March 20 Read More

An Occupy protest in Hong Kong. 


Morning Links: Umbrella Movement Edition

The Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy movement, is inspiring art in Hong Kong. [The Art Newspaper] Tourism at art museums and galleries in the UK has increased by 7 percent since 2013. [The Art Newspaper] Madison Square Garden Co. CEO Tad Smith has … Read More

Graphics Market

Charting the Reach of E-Commerce Art Sites

Selling art online is a booming business. The just-released annual TEFAF report put 2014 online sales at about €3.3 billion ($3.5 billion), which represents 6 percent of the total art market. That was a solid jump from its 2013 estimate of €2.5 billion ($2.62 billion). … Read More

Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.


Morning Links: NSA Art Edition

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper] China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of … Read More

Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Previews
Victoria Miro, London  Grayson Perry, Comfort Blanket, 2014.

Preview Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

This year’s Art Basel Hong Kong opens to invited guests on the evening of Friday, March 13, with the public coming in two days later, on March 15. It runs through March 17, and features about 230 galleries from 37 countries, with about … Read More

Colonial Williamsburg.


Morning Links: Colonial Williamsburg Edition

According to the latest annual report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), written by the economist Clare McAndrew, the art market is at an all-time high, with more than €51 billion traded internationally last year. But almost half of the total … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Quintessa Matranga.

Consumer Reports: Quintessa Matranga

Quintessa Matranga is both an artist working in many mediums and a curator at Mission Comics, a gallery operating in the back room of a comic book shop in San Francisco. Matranga has forthcoming group exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary in … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Installation view of "Tony Smith," currently on view at Matthew Marks Gallery. ©ESTATE OF TONY SMITH/ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

‘I Find the Art World Very Oppressive': Tony Smith’s 1971 Q&A With Lucy R. Lippard

Tony Smith was something of a Renaissance man. Best known for his steel sculptures (he preferred the word “presences”), the New Jersey-born artist also dabbled in architecture, painting, and art criticism. Today, he is remembered most for Die (1962), a … Read More

Cindy Sherman icons


Morning Links: Cindy Sherman Emoji Edition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Daniel H. Weiss, the president of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, as its new president. [The New York Times] David Anderson, director general of National Museum Wales, says UK arts funding is in a “severe” … Read More