Artists Features

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

Books Features
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


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

Artists Features
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


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

Artists Features
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

Features The 200 Top Collectors

Both a Buyer and Lender Be: Eli Broad on His Personal Collection and New Museum

A collector with an eye to the future Read More

Features The 200 Top Collectors
Sol Lewitt’s collection in his warehouse in Cheshire, Connecticut.JODY DOLE

It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of … Read More


Forging a Sea of Iron: Yoan Capote Explores the Cuban Obsession with America

“The sea, for me and for a lot of Cubans, was like a wall, more an image of isolation than a beautiful place,” said Yoan Capote. The 38-year-old Havana-based conceptual artist was in New York preparing for his current show … Read More

Features ,

Women in the Art World

The June 2015 issue of ARTnews explores the position of women in the arts today by looking at current statistics, asking artists of several generations to respond to those figures, and analyzing the stereotypes that women encounter in the art world Read More

Editor's Letter Features ,

Women in the Art World: Editor’s Letter

“Well, first—that term, ‘women artists.’ I was talking to Joan Mitchell at a party about ten years ago when a man came up to us and said, ‘What do you women artists think…’ Joan grabbed my arm and said, ‘Elaine, … Read More

Features ,
Cara Despain’s 2014 poster for Micol Hebron’s Gallery Tally project representing the overall percentage of women artists represented in New York and L.A. galleries. COURTESY CARA DESPAIN FOR MICOL HEBRON’S GALLERY TALLY PROJECT

Women in the Art World: An Introduction

In the 45 years since Linda Nochlin provocatively asked in ARTnews, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” we have regularly revisited the question, wondering whether, as Nochlin argued, institutional power structures have made it “impossible for women to … Read More

Features ,
The Guerrilla Girls' 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore's 2015 version.  ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women artists are in a far better position today than they were 45 years ago, when Linda … Read More

Features ,
Kathleen Gilje, Linda Nochlin in Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Begère, 2005. COLLECTION THE ARTIST/COURTESY THAMES & HUDSON INC.

Linda Nochlin on Feminism Then and Now

The following is a companion Q&A to Maura Reilly’s examination of the status of Women in the Art World, “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes.” Our coverage begins with our Editor’s Letter.Maura Reilly: At what point in … Read More