Richard D. Marshall, Longtime Whitney Curator Who Helped Build the Lever House Collection, Dies at 67

Curator and art adviser Richard D. Marshall, whose career included 20 years at the Whitney Museum, curatorial credits for a lengthy list of international shows, and more than a decade as the curator of Lever House Art Collection in New … Read More

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Six Regional Auctioneers Launch Online-Auction Site, Challenging LiveAuctioneer and Non-Paying Bidders

The worldwide art and collectibles auction trade has become worldwide over the past decade because of greater wealth that has been accumulated by entrepreneurs around the globe and because of the ability of buyers in far-flung locations to participate in … Read More


MoMA to Help Digitize Warhol’s Film Collection

The Museum of Modern Art in New York today announced plans to digitize Andy Warhol’s complete film collection, “many never before seen by the public,” according to MoMA, where the artist’s film archives are held. The project, which will be … Read More

A performance of Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1965, at MoMA in 2009.© 2009 YI-CHUN WU/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Performa, Getty Commission New Yvonne Rainer Work

Some very nice news just came in across the wire: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa announced that they have commissioned a new work from Yvonne Rainer titled The Concept of Dust, or How do you … Read More


Morning Links: Other Criteria Edition

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio says German artists who placed a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge should be prosecuted. [New York Post] The guy who smashed the Ai Weiwei vase at the Perez Art Museum Miami has pled … Read More

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Katy Perry Saw a Magritte Show, and She Liked It

“First things first, I’m surrealist,” wrote Katy Perry on one of her Instagrams from her visit last night to the Art Institute of Chicago’s René Magritte show “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938.” The pop star and provocateur sung … Read More


Frick Collection ‘Engages Youth’ With a Mobile App

The Frick Collection announced the launch of a new mobile app this week, with which “[w]orks of art can be saved as favorites to enjoy offline or share via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+,” according to the museum. The … Read More

Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux, 1888–89.METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Vincent van Gogh Edition

The NYPD weighs charges for the two German artists said to have hoisted a white flag to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. [The New York Times] Amale Andraos has been hired as the new dean of Columbia’s architecture school. … Read More


German Artists Claim Responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge Flag

Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times reports that German artists Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke called him up to tell him that they are responsible for the white flag that recently adorned the Brooklyn Bridge. After the scoop, the … Read More

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New Bushwick Artist Studio Building Said to Be ‘Based on David Zwirner’ Design

Our partners in questionable punctuation, DNAinfo, have an interview today with Gene Kaufman, the architect on a new proposed artist studio space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that proposes 50 to 60 new studios for the neighborhood. The property was acquired by … Read More

Installation view of 'Tisch Abelow/Peter Harkawik' at Freddy in Baltimore, June 2014.FREDDY

Dream Warrior: An Interview With, and About, Freddy, a Pseudonymous New Baltimore Gallery

‘Freddy is Dada in spirit. We’re interested in work that blurs the lines between fact and fiction.’ Read More

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915TATE

Morning Links: Malevich Edition

“In his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, New York gallery owner Gary Tatintsian says Connecticut dealer Lev Nussberg sold him [some 165] fakes starting in 2006.” Among the works are a number of disputed pieces attributed to Malevich. [New York Post] On the … Read More

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Who Was the Art Dealer in Madame Claude’s Stable?

The just-out September issue of Vanity Fair has a fun and tawdry story on Madame Claude, “the world’s most exclusive madam.” The story’s print-only for now but here’s something: apparently one of Claude’s ladies included a “major art dealer,” who … Read More

Saudi Arabia–born Sarah Abu Abdallah is among the participating artists. COURTESY THE ARTIST.

‘A Guarantee of Emancipation’: Edge of Arabia Artist Collective Plans U.S. Tour

Starting next month, a group of contemporary artists from the Middle East, collectively known as Edge of Arabia, will take a three-year-long road trip around the United States, using high-tech devices and the Internet to digitally archive and share what … Read More