United States Artists Announces $20 Million Operations Endowment

United States Artists, an organization that awards grants to American artists, has announced a new $20 million operations endowment campaign. The Ford Foundation has given United States Artists a five-year $10 million challenge grant, while the Rockefeller Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and … Read More

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This year's fellows. COURTESY A BLADE OF GRASS

A Blade of Grass Names 2016 Fellows for Socially Engaged Art

A Blade of Grass, the organization devoted to art that promotes social change, has named its 2016 ABOG Fellows for Socially Engaged Art. Each fellow will now receive $20,000, which can be used in any number of ways to support … Read More

Ryan Seacrest, a LACMA trustee; Michael Govan, the museum's director and CEO; and Ann Colgin speak, the chair of the  Collectors Committee at the 2016 Collectors Committee Gala on Saturday.DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES FOR LACMA

‘This Spring Ritual, This Frenzy of Buying’: A Weekend With LACMA’s Collectors Committee as It Votes on Acquisitions

Whether they knew it or not, the producers of Mad Men lifted their opening-credit graphics—the silhouette of a man in a tie and white dress shirt—right from the work of Idelle Weber. Weber had been painting such men, isolated in … Read More

The fake Rothko at the center of the Knoedler Gallery dispute.

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WME-IMG Partners With Frieze

The entertainment agency WME | IMG announced today that, as part of a partnership plan, it is investing in Frieze, which runs fairs in New York and London. The size of the deal and the percentage stake WME | IMG is getting … Read More

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Hauser & Wirth Adds Jack Whitten to Its Roster, Plans Show for Spring 2017

Following a five-decade retrospective of Jack Whitten’s work that traveled around the United States over the past year and a half, Hauser & Wirth will now represent the New York–based painter, who is known for what he terms “conceptual abstractions.” Whitten, who … Read More

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One of the 50 print editions of Marilyn Minter's Miley Cyrus series.

‘Between Us, We Can Do Anything!’: Marilyn Minter Debuts Miley Cyrus Portrait for Planned Parenthood

At the annual Planned Parenthood spring luncheon today at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, Marilyn Minter, the organization’s Woman of Valor honoree, unveiled a new Miley Cyrus portrait, with a short introduction from the subject herself.In a video, Cyrus, lounging in … Read More

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Dallas Art Fair Announces Acquisition Program for the City’s Art Museum

Earlier today the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in association with the Dallas Art Fair announced the creation of the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program. Established on the eve of this year’s fair, the program provides the DMA with … Read More


‘This Institution Has Always Been Underfunded’: Anne Pasternak Offers Candid Thoughts on the Future of the Brooklyn Museum

On Thursday, Anne Pasternak, the new director of the Brooklyn Museum, hosted a small group of journalists at a meeting in her office to discuss her plans for the institution. The carpeting in Pasternak’s office is purple, there are chairs … Read More

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For Her Next Show, Maria Eichhorn Is Giving Gallery Staff Five Weeks of Vacation

Let me tell you, I thought I was having a pretty chill afternoon here at the offices of ARTnews in New York, just sending a few emails and getting some writing done at a leisurely pace. But then I caught wind … Read More

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Basquiat's Untitled (Devil), 1982.COURTESY BRETT GORVY'S INSTAGRAM

A Basquiat From the Collection of Adam Lindemann Could Break $48.8 M. Artist Record at Christie’s

Each day this week, Christie’s chairman Brett Gorvy has been using his improbably popular Instagram feed—27,000 followers, and counting!—to reveal the major lots in the house’s postwar and contemporary evening sale that happens in New York on May 10. Today’s drop is Basquiat’s … Read More

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Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors.


Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors To Represent Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors have been chosen to represent Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale, in 2017. Their winning proposal, titled The Aalto Natives, was curated by Xander Karskens and plans to turn the Finland Pavilion into “an immersive … Read More

People recording messages in the Truth Booth.

Maybe They Can Handle the Truth: Hank Willis Thomas Will Take His Public Art Installation on a 50-State Tour

Hank Willis Thomas’s Truth Booth has been installed in diverse locations, from Collins Park in Miami to Bamyan, Afghanistan, as well as numerous places in between. (Most recently, the piece was on view at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn.) The work is … Read More


Allen Jones: ‘I Find That Life, as We Go On, Seems to Be an Affirmation of My Paintings’

In an Interview Magazine piece published online last Friday, the controversial 78-year-old British artist Allen Jones engages in a career-spanning conversation with Emily McDermott to coincide with his current retrospective exhibition at Michael Werner in New York, his first show in … Read More