Former Banker Donates $2 M. to Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art received a $2 million gift from retired investment banker John La Gatta, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported today. Located in Reno, the museum has received few donations larger than La Gatta’s. (Thank you to Artforum for … Read More

Jack Smith, circa 1958 and reprinted in 2011. 


‘He Saved Every Scrap’: Barbara Gladstone on Acquiring Jack Smith’s Archive

In this week’s Talk of the Town, The New Yorker’s Emma Allen speaks with New York and Brussels gallerist Barbara Gladstone regarding her purchase of the late Jack Smith’s entire archive. The “only true underground filmmaker,” according to John Waters, … Read More

Tania Bruguera. Photo by Hector S Martinez / Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.


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Four Haiku for RedBall, Toledo’s Most Restless Public Art Installation

This week, a 250-pound inflatable red ball that has been installed at various locations across Toledo, Ohio—part of an exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art called “Play Time”—escaped from its static post at Roulet Jewlers on Madison Avenue in … Read More

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van Gogh's The Harvest (1888), which hangs in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.


Police Arrest Man Asking $17 M. for Fake Study of van Gogh’s ‘The Harvest’

The BBC reported that Dutch police have apprehended a man accused of attempting to sell a fake study of van Gogh’s The Harvest (1888). The suspect’s identity has not been revealed due to Dutch privacy laws, but the police said … Read More

A still from Darren Bader's The Vagrant, 2015.

Here’s the Video That Darren Bader Showed at Art Basel This Year

A big thank you to the colleague who just noted in a Facebook post that the Darren Bader video that appeared in Art Basel’s Art Unlimited section in June is now available to watch online. The very funny and deeply weird 13-minute … Read More

Dismaland. Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal. 


Morning Links: Dismaland Edition

The late Congolese artist Kiripi Katembo, who died of malaria on August 5, will have a solo show of never-before-seen works at London’s 1:54 art fair  in October. [The Art Newspaper]Group show “Synecdoche” at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. [Contemporary Art … Read More

Crime News

Police Search for Men Who Stole Auguste Rodin Bust From Glyptotek in Copenhagen

In what is being described as one of the biggest art thefts in Denmark in the past few years, two men stole a bust by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, in Copenhagen, last month. According … Read More

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Matthew Stone's cover for FKA twigs's M3LLI55X. COURTESY THE ARTIST

‘Is That My Arm?’: Matthew Stone on His Cover Art for FKA Twigs’s New EP

On the cover of FKA twigs’s new EP M3LLI55X (pronounced “Melissa”) is a photograph of the British pop singer with a hand pushing through her face. The artist behind it is Matthew Stone, whose performances have been seen at Performa … Read More

The National Gallery of Art.COURTESY NGA

National Gallery of Australia Removes $11 M. Collection Acquired From Dealer Subhash Kapoor

The Australian reported that the National Gallery of Australia has taken down a collection of 13 deity sculptures purchased from Indian-born art dealer Subhash Kapoor estimated to be worth $11 million. As a reminder, Kapoor is accused of orchestrating a … Read More


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Takashi Murata Om Rider

New York Film Festival Announces Contemporary Art-Heavy ‘Projections’ Program

Artforum reported today that the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the lineup for the 53rd New York Film Festival’s “Projections” series, to take place on the weekend of October 2.The series is put together by a trio of … Read More

Crime News
N.C. Wyeth's The Encounter on Freshwater Cliff.


FBI Reveals Reality Show Connections To Theft Of Wyeth Paintings

Details of the investigation into the 2013 theft of six works by New England artist N. C. Wyeth (father of the more-famous Andrew Wyeth), two of which have still not been recovered, were released at a press conference in Los Angeles … Read More

John Baldessari.


Three Things That Are Not Art, According To John Baldessari

For the second installment of Vogue’s Gallery, a monthly online series of artworks, its curator, Vogue contributing editor Dodie Kazanjian, was inspired by John Baldessari’s double-page response to Michael Kors’ fall collection in the magazine’s September issue. It’s pretty standard Baldessari—he … Read More