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A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More


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Marina Abramović photographed at her New York City apartment on September 18. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘…But We Can’t Pay You’: Performance Art and Money’s Knotty Relationship

A year ago, in a former bank in Brooklyn, RoseLee Goldberg hosted a postmodern fundraiser featuring a “special food performance” by artist Jennifer Rubell. The event was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Performa biennial, founded in 2004 by … Read More


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Frank Stella, redjang, 2009.  ©2015 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/PRIVATE COLLECTION

The Wrestler: Frank Stella Readies a Landmark Third New York Retrospective

On a sunny morning in early September, 79-year-old artist Frank Stella stood on the loading dock of his studio in upstate New York. Across the street a gigantic crane was lifting a couple of hulking wooden crates off the back … Read More


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Rachel Rose, still from Everything and More, 2015, HD video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PILAR CORRIAS GALLERY, LONDON

More Is More and More: The Compulsive Video Collages of Rachel Rose

Revolutionary War paintings, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, cryogenics labs, crushed berries, polar bears—all of these images and more have figured in Rachel Rose’s antic videos. It’s a vast spectrum. One difference between the 28-year-old New York–based artist and most of … Read More


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Did Instagram Kill Photography’s Stars?: ICP Confronts Today’s Image Revolution

In an age when more than 880 billion photographs are taken each year—with more than 1.8 billion uploaded to the Internet every day—how can museums keep up? That is a question now facing the International Center of Photography, New York’s … Read More


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Barnaby Furnas, First Morning, 2015.

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‘Is This for Adults?’: Matthew Weinstein on Barnaby Furnas and Mike Kelley

Virginia Woolf called George Eliot’s Middlemarch, “one of the few English novels written for grown-­up people.” Sometimes I apply this to paintings. I look at a painting show and ask myself, “Is this for adults?”Painting is a friendly medium. Most … Read More


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The Error of Margins: Vernacular Artists and the Mainstream Art World

Earlier this year Jasmin Tsou, proprietor of the downtown Manhattan gallery JTT, bought an Artforum magazine subscription for Marlon Mullen, an artist who had recently joined her stable. The magazine would be used as source material: Mullen’s acrylic paintings on … Read More


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Guys on the Edge: Ed Atkins’s Not-Quite-Human, Computer-Generated Men

They cry, they smoke, they spout poetry Read More


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Alex Katz, Untitled Landscape 1, 2014. ©ALEX KATZ/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE

Old Guys Painting: David Salle on the Mature Painter’s Letting Go

Painting is one of the few things in life for which youth holds no advantage. The diminutions wrought by aging—of muscle mass, stamina, hearing, mental agility (the list goes on)—are offset among painters by fearlessness, finely honed technique, and heightened … Read More


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The New York Printed Matter Book Fair, 2014.COURTESY PRINTED MATTER

Bookish: On the Art World’s Publishing Boom

One morning last spring Julia Joern and Todd Bradway were sitting in a Manhattan townhouse discussing David Zwirner Books. The year-old enterprise is the latest addition to Zwirner’s fast-growing gallery, which now encompasses 80,000 square feet of space in New … Read More


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Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.JOHN LEWIS MARSHALL/COURTESY RIJKSMUSEUM

Rembrandt and the Buttocks-Baring Dress: The Rijksmuseum’s Risk-Taking Director

“To pull people into the museum, you need tricks,” said Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes. “If you feel the need for contemplation, you buy a Rembrandt.” Read More


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Einstein on the Beach, an opera by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, performed in 2012.©LUCIE JANSCH

Waiting for Bob: In Which Robert Wilson Has a Busy Day

The plan was that, on a Wednesday morning in July, I would take the bus to Southampton, New York, where a publicist would pick me up and drive me to the Watermill Center about five minutes down the road. There … Read More


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All Together—At Least for Now: Jerusalem’s Season of Culture

“Jerusalem is so loaded,” said Itay Mautner, artistic director of the Jerusalem Season of Culture, a multidisciplinary program of events spanning visual arts, music, performance, new media, and food that unfolds across the city each summer—this year from July 27 … Read More


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opposite Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed at his Great Jones Street studio, New York City, 1987.DMITRI KASTERINE/KASTERINE.COM

Basquiat and the Collecting of History

Why is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists underrepresented in museum collections? Read More