Author Archives: The Editors of ARTnews

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

Susquehanna River.MEANDER/FLICKR

Morning Links: Susquehanna Edition

Here’s a look at how New York institutions are finding money for their expansion projects in a very crowded field. [The Wall Street Journal] Checking in with Matthew Ritchie as he concludes his residency at the ICA Boston. [Boston Globe] … Read More


Morning Links: Albert-Kahn Museum Edition

“Heritage organisations have filed an appeal to halt a €26.7m expansion project at the Albert-Kahn Museum in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt over fears that it will change the character of the institution’s late 19th to early 20th century garden.” … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Michael Williams with his daugther, Lettie. Photo by Kik Williams.

Consumer Reports: Michael Williams

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Over the past decade, Michael Williams has amassed a singular and idiosyncratic body of paintings, some of which are currently … Read More


Morning Links: FAA Regulations Edition

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston plans a $450 million redevelopment plan. [Houston Chronicle] The dismissal of Leah Abir, the chief curator of the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, allegedly because its director “found her difficult to work with,” has … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

MONDAY, JANUARY 12 Opening: “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929–“1940 at the Grey Art Gallery This show examines how artists supported radical-left wing politics in their work in the years following the 1929 market crash. Should … Read More


Morning Links: Getting the Band Back Together Edition

Patricia Cohen deep dives on private museums, which give “the ability to have your cake and eat it too,” in the words of lawyer Ralph E. Lerner. [The New York Times] The competition for top museum directors is on: the … Read More

Installation view of "ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s."

‘Mack Is the Metal-and-Glass Man, Uecker Is the Nails Man': Flashing Back to the Zero Group

With the Guggenheim’s “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s” just closed, we look back 50 years, to 1964, when ARTnews published a review of a Group Zero show at Howard Wise Gallery. Though the European avant-garde group had been well-known in Europe since the … Read More


Morning Links: Beauford Delaney Edition

Randy Kennedy on Ray Johnson, “The Art World’s Holy Fool.” [The New York Times] Holland Cotter on Horace Poolaw at the National Museum of the American Indian. [The New York Times] On the making of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary about the … Read More

A detail of Al Loving's Brooklyn, New Morning, 2001, at the Broadway Junction subway stop in Brooklyn.COURTESY MTA

Morning Links: Public Transportation Edition

Christie’s and Sotheby’s are bullish on guarantees. “Perhaps it’s a mark of confidence in the art market. Or a sign that profit margins are thin. Or simply another big gamble, like the ones taken in 2008.” [The New York Times] … Read More