Author Archives: The Editors of ARTnews

Thom Yorke, Radiohead frontman. 


Morning Links: Radiohead Edition

Mexico City’s Museo Jumex cancels a controversial Hermann Nitsch show. [The New York Times] London’s Wellcome Collection is showing a new exhibition, “Forensics, The Anatomy of Crime,” which showcases female artists who make art out of murder. [The Guardian] Read … Read More

René Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) (1929). 


Morning Links: Surrealist Comedy Edition

Despite improved relations with the US, Cuba is still refusing to return seized art. [The Art Newspaper] Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to set up a Prime Minister’s Committee on the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries if he wins the … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In A Band. 


9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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A scene from Pac-Man. 


Morning Links: Video Game Edition

The Toledo Museum of Art will return a 450-year-old astrolabe to the German museum from where it was likely stolen. [ABC News] Rothschild heirs are donating 186 works of their formerly Nazi-looted art to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe] … Read More

Graphics Market
Artists' individual contributions to the evening sales at Sotheby's and Chrsitie's in London.

Dissecting the London Postwar Sales

The postwar and contemporary evening sales in London this month brought in more than £240 million (about $370 million) in total sales for Sotheby’s and Christie’s—a banner year for the annual auctions. Today we slice into the numbers to see … Read More

Kehinde Wiley's Napoleon Leading The Army Over The Alps (2005). 


Morning Links: Kehinde Wiley Edition

Marina Abramović will have a solo show this summer, “Private Archaeology,” at collector David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. It will include her early work with former partner Ulay. [The Art Newspaper] Roberta Smith reviews “Kehinde Wiley: … Read More

Joyce Pensato, Gotham Batman, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL

Joyce Pensato’s New Petzel Show Has a Charming Video Trailer

The exhibition trailers just keep coming! In recent years, major exhibitions, like the “Made in L.A.” biennial and the Carnegie International, as well as a number of artists—Korakrit Arunanondchai, Cory Arcangel, and Artie Vierkant, among them—have made short videos to whet … Read More

Retrospective Reviews
Installation view of "Younger Than Jesus." Top: Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 72 by 110 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=1416 x=1000, mouse up y=208 x=42, 2009, unique chromogenic print. Bottom: Chu Yun, This is XX, 2006, female participant, sleeping pill, bed. PHOTO: BENOIT PAILLEY. COURTESY NEW MUSEUM

When They Were Still ‘Younger Than Jesus’: Revisiting the First Two New Museum Triennials

Named “Younger Than Jesus,” for its group of 33-year-old-or-under artists, the New Museum’s first “Generational” triennial was met with mixed reactions when it opened in 2009. Was it a response to the Whitney Biennial? Was it a provocation? What was … Read More

Sun Tzu's The Art of War.


Morning Links: The Art of War Edition

Jessica Hagy has illustrated Sun Tzu’s The Art of War using simple ink-on-index card drawings of Venn diagrams and x-y plots. [Harvard Business Review] Tejumola Olaniyan founded, the first continent-wide digital encyclopedia of political cartoons by African artists. [The … Read More

Edvard Munch's The Scream (1893). 


Morning Links: Edvard Munch Edition

The Edvard Munch Award is set to return after a hiatus of nearly a decade. [The Art Newspaper] Musée Maillol in Paris shuts its doors indefinitely on its 20th birthday, due to falling attendance and rising debts. [The Art Newspaper] … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale News
An element of "Wrong Way Time"

Exclusive Images of Fiona Hall’s Work for the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Artists’ projects for national pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the 56th edition of which opens on May 9, are generally kept tightly under wraps, but ARTnews can reveal some exclusive images of Fiona Hall’s project for the Australian Pavilion. The Australian … Read More

Larry Clark at the Deauville Film Festival. 


Morning Links: Larry Clark Edition

“New Work,” director and photographer Larry Clark’s new art series and limited edition skate shoe made in collaboration with luxury shoe designer Eugène Riconneaus, debuted this week in Paris.  [Complex] A State Hermitage Museum employee has been arrested in connection to … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Details from two folios of the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paper. COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Retrospective Reviews
Installation view of "Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino," currently on view at Dominique Lévy Gallery. PHOTO: TOM POWEL IMAGING. COURTESY DOMINIQUE LÉVY GALLERY

The California 1930s Frat-Rush-Week Esthetic: On the First American Gutai Show, in 1958

Gutai, the loose group of Japanese artists known for their work from the 1950s, is having a moment in America. Kazuo Shiraga, the abstract painter known for using his feet and hands in lieu of brushes, is the focus of not … Read More