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I Can Show You the Art Fair: Taking a Magic Carpet Ride Through the Armory Show

The Armory Show opened Wednesday afternoon at Piers 92 and 94 on the far west side of Manhattan. It’s a tricky spot to navigate under ideal circumstances, but if you think it’s tough navigating the crowds of collectors drifting like well-dressed zombies … Read More


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Cops Called on Melgaard’s Munch Museum Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s show at the Munch Museum in Oslo has resulted in wide ranging coverage in the Norwegian press–some of it positive, a lot more of it sensational, going so far as to accuse the artist and the exhibition’s organizers … Read More


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Morning Links: X-Rated Edition

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open in 2016, thanks to a 5,000-person workforce, which is expected to grow to 7,500 in coming months. [The Art Newspaper] UK galleries and museums receive 15 oil paintings and 29 works on paper by Frank … Read More


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State of Emergency: Biesenbach’s Björk Show Turns MoMA Into Planet Hollywood

One gloomy morning this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was standing in a snaking, claustrophobic line–the first of many–for the press preview of a retrospective of the Icelandic singer Björk, when a woman with … Read More


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After More Than 13,000 Posts, Joshua Abelow Will End Art Blog Art Blog

Art Blog Art Blog, the art blog prolifically updated by artist Joshua Abelow with exhibition announcements, installation shots, Bukowski poems, and sundry other items, and which also took the form of a temporary gallery and a print publication, will cease … Read More


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Serge Lasvignes Nominated to Head Pompidou Center

Government secretary general Serge Lasvignes was nominated this week to replace Alain Seban as head of the Pompidou Center, a surprise choice considering his background as a high-level French government official and a graduate of the prestigious L’École Nationale d’Administration. … Read More


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Wu-Tang Clan Previews One-of-a-Kind Album at PS1

Last night the Wu-Tang Clan played 13 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the group’s new album, for a select group at MoMA PS1. The event was even more significant because of the marketing surrounding the album, which, … Read More


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Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Basel 2015

Art Basel announced today the full line-up for its 46th edition, which runs June 18–21 in Basel, Switzerland. There are 283 galleries from 33 countries, spread out over four sections–the main fair, Edition (for prints and multiples), Feature, wherein galleries … Read More


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Morning Links: Monica Lewinsky Edition

The artist who painted the portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs in Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he painted a shadow of the Monica Lewinsky scandal onto the canvas. [The Guardian] Tatiana Trouvé’s Desire Lines, an art project commissioned for Central Park by … Read More


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Chelsea Restaurant Moran’s, Longtime Staple for Gallery Dinners, Has Closed

Moran’s, a Chelsea restaurant on Tenth Avenue where auction house specialists, Upper East Side gallery directors, and Lower East Side art dealers have all joined together at some point to eat french fries at the bar and snort cocaine in … Read More


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Pulse Miami Shifts to Tuesday Opening, Saturday Closing

The Pulse contemporary art fair, which opens its New York edition this week, has announced new dates for its Miami Beach fair edition, which will return to a tent in Indian Beach Park this year. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 1, through … Read More


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An After Dark project robot with Jacob Epstein's The Visitation (1926) at Tate Britain.


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Morning Links: Robot Tour Guides Edition

Marina Abramovic has announced that her memoir will arrive in the fall of 2016, to coincide with her 70th birthday. [New York Times] The crown of the Siamese King offered in 1861 to Napoleon III in the Château de Fontainebleau … Read More


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Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Artist, Collector, and Patron, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the beloved Spock character on the original Star Trek series, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles. Though his 4-year tenure on Star Trek (1966-69) became his … Read More


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Here Are the Nominees for the 2014 AICA Awards

Today the United Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) announced the nominees for its 2014 awards, which honor exhibitions, performances, writers, and blogs. More than 400 AICA will cast ballots to decide first- and second-place winners. Looking over the list may make … Read More