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Retrospective
July 17, 1915

Retrospective: Francis Bacon’s Body Language

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


News
Still from Game House.

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Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


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How Are Art-Business Stocks Doing This Year?

The short answer to that question in the headline: not so well. The Skate’s Art Market Index (SASI), which tracks 16 publicly listed art companies (including Sotheby’s, Poly, and MCH Group, the owner of Art Basel), is off almost 15 percent … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
John McLaughlin, No. 13, 1961.COURTESY KOHN GALLERY

‘The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950-Present’ at Kohn Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950-Present” is currently on view until September 8 at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The group exhibition is a survey of art made in California … Read More


Artists Retrospective Reviews
Roger Brown, Landscape with Dollar Sign, 1991, oil on canvas. COURTESY DC MOORE GALLERY, NEW YORK

The American Futurist Nightmare: How Roger Brown Scared and Confounded Critics in the ’70s

Roger Brown has long been considered an important figure in the Chicago art scene, but it wasn’t until the past few years—nearly two decades after his death, at age 56, of AIDS–related causes—that his work became well-known in New York. … Read More


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Subhash Kapoor, escorted into court in 2014.

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Morning Links: Subhash Kapoor Edition

The budget for the proposed Ground Zero Arts Center continues to shrink, now down to approximately half of its original cost at $200 million. [The New York Times]Artists from around the world, including Taryn Simon, Kota Takeuchi, and Trevor Paglen, have … Read More


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Rikrit Tiravanija and his guests enjoying a Thai dinner. GAVIN BROWN

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s First Commercial Kitchen Just Passed Its Health Inspection

The last time we heard from conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, about a month ago, he was cooking up Thai food in Basel, Switzerland, on the Messeplatz, the large public square outside the annual fair Art Basel, as part of a collaborative … Read More


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Morning Links: Contemporary Art Daily Edition

Forrest Nash on founding Contemporary Art Daily and his website’s new directions. [Art F City]People are sending emails and comments to the Smithsonian in protest of “Conversations,” an exhibition with loans and support from the Cosbys. [U.S. News]A mobster from … Read More


Retrospective
E.L. Doctorow. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The Balthus Connection: What E.L. Doctorow, Jessica Chastain’s Film Debut, and a Painting Have in Common

In honor of E.L. Doctorow, who passed away at the age of 84 yesterday, we turn back to ARTnews’s May 2007 issue, in which Hilarie M. Sheets spoke with the writer about a film adaptation of his short story “Jolene: … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
'THEM,' 2015, installation view.TIMO OHLER/COURTESY SCHINKEL PAVILLION

‘THEM’ at Schinkel Pavillion

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “THEM” is currently on view at Schinkel Pavillion in Berlin and features the work of seven artists—Alina Szapocznikow, Alisa Baremboym, Aleksandra Domanović, Sarah Lucas, Katja Novitskova, Carolee Schneemann, … Read More


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Martine Johanna's Oh..Margot.

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Morning Links: Wes Anderson Edition

SF-based arts writer Kevin Harman is bringing the sixth edition of his self-curated pop-up Wes Anderson-inspired art show to New York. You can see “Bad Dads” at Joseph Gross Gallery beginning in early August. [Vogue]Documenta 2017 will be held in … Read More


Market Partnered Content
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Skate’s: China Aims to Buoy Art Market Through Poly Auction House

Over in its Market Notes section, Skate’s has taken a look at the intriguing machinations of Poly Culture Group, the third-largest auction house in the world, which is owned by the Chinese government and which got a new executive at the … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Stanley Whitney, Elephant Memory, 2014.COURTESY KIM HEIRSTON ART ADVISORY/COLLECTION OF DEBRA L. LEE

‘Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange” is currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition features 29 paintings and and works on paper created between 2008 … Read More


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Morning Links: Thieving Librarian Edition

At the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, in China, a librarian admitted to stealing 140 paintings and replacing them with his own fakes. [ABC News]Could the latest Christie’s results show a slow in art sales? [Wall Street Journal]Pablo Picasso’s studio … Read More