Anne Pasternak Named Director of the Brooklyn Museum

Anne Pasternak, current president and artistic director of the New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Time, will take the helm of the Brooklyn Museum, succeeding Arnold Lehman, who has held the post since 1997. “Anne is one of the most dynamic … Read More

Screenshot from Simco's Club.


What Is ‘Simco’s Club,’ Stefan Simchowitz’s New Website?

Stefan Simchowitz, the art collector otherwise known by such epithets as “the art world’s patron satan,” “Sith Lord,” and “one of twelve producers on Requiem for a Dream,” has launched his own website that is fashionably vague but overflowing with … Read More

Current 20 Pound Note.

British Public To Help Choose ‘Creative Figure’ For New 20-Pound Note

The next face of Britain’s 20-pound note–which for the first time ever will be anointed with the help of the UK public–is set to be some sort of a creative figure, The New York Times reports today.The Times writes that “Mark Carney, the … Read More

Larry Gagosian. DAVID CROTTY/

Breaking: Gagosian Wears Sneakers To Cannes Premiere

Big news today from France: Page Six reports that the art dealer Larry Gagosian was momentarily turned away from the Cannes premiere of Rooney Mara’s film “Carol.” The reason? He was wearing a pair of sneakers, a breach in the festival’s strict … Read More

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Jewish Museum’s ‘Unorthodox’ Group Show Will Include, Among Others, Writer William T. Vollmann

This fall, the Jewish Museum will play host to a massive group show that “will highlight the importance of iconoclasm and art’s key role in breaking rules and traditions,” in the words of the institution. It is, quite logically, called … Read More

Simulation of lost artwork.


Morning Links: Cyber-Archeology Edition

The Whitney’s old Marcel Breuer building will become a satellite building for the Met. [SEEN]Cyber-archeologists are working to restore artwork lost to violence in Iraq and the earthquake in Nepal. [BBC]New fair Photo London, to be held this year at … Read More

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Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), 1955, the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

Christie’s Also Served a Ridiculous Amount of Coffee Last Week

In this Pax Romana of auction house records–Christie’s made $1.72 billion in sales last week, and sold the most expensive work of art ever to appear at auction–let’s not forget the little details, which Christie’s recapped in a press release alongside … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News
MMaterial at Collective Design's 2015 fair.© 2015 SCOTT RUDD

Frieze Week Postscript: Collective Design Ups the Ante

Maurizio Cattelan, Sofia Coppola, art dealer Paul Kasmin, Calvin Klein designer Francis Costa. Sound like a rundown of some of the visitors to the opening day of Frieze? Guess again. These were some of the attendees on the opening day … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News
A page from Daata's website.


Digital Art Marketplace Daata Editions Makes Real-Life Debut

Daata Editions debuted its online gallery and marketplace at NADA New York last week, operating out of a large, moderately popular booth in the middle of an open space. Its tables were equipped with iPads, with which visitors could explore … Read More

A simulation of the future NMAAHC building.


Morning Links: National Museum of African American History and Culture Edition

Hong Kong museum M+ has rescheduled its opening for 2019, 2 years after its original opening date. [Artforum]5 questions with the MFA students who dropped out of USC last week. [Blouin Artinfo]Descendants of Peggy Guggenheim are battling each other in … Read More

Rossi School of Art and Design.


Entire Class of First-Year MFA Students Dropping Out of USC

All seven first-year MFA students at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design have released a statement detailing the multiple grievances that led to their collective decision to drop out in protest. “We seven students lost … Read More

Saccoccio's Portrait (Nameless), 2015.


Jackie Saccoccio Wins 2015 Artadia NADA Award

Together, Arcadia and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) have announced Jackie Saccoccio as the winner of the Artadia NADA award, a $4,000 cash prize in conjunction with the NADA New York art fair. Artadia, a national visual arts non-profit, seeks … Read More

Suzanne Treister, "Post-Surveillance Art," 2014, posters.

Regarding Peeping Toms and Security Cameras: SEVEN Ponders ‘Post-Surveillance Art’

Art fair previews are all about seeing and being seen. Come for the art, stay for people-watching. How fitting it is that SEVEN, a collaborative seven-gallery show at Williamsburg’s The Boiler, is an anti-fair in the truest sense. Like yesterday’s … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market News
Untitled (Walker).


Price Check: Frieze New York 2015

What has sold at Frieze New York? Below, some numbers. Special thanks to the press representatives who conscientiously supplied 100% of this information via email. (Hence the variation in pronoun, format, and supplementary detail.)Skarstedt Gallery Cady Noland, Untitled (Walker), 1989, sold for $1,500,000 Richard Prince, Untitled … Read More