2015 Venice Biennale News
Iraq's National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. 


For Venice, Iraq Taps Five Artists, Plans Ai Weiwei Collaboration

Iraq’s National Pavilion exhibition for the upcoming 56th Venice Biennale will be titled “Invisible Beauty,” the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, which is organizing the show, announced today. The exhibition takes its name from the unexpected nature of the works to be displayed, as … Read More


‘Everybody Gets a Porcelain Vase!’: Oprah to Auction Private Collection

It was announced yesterday that the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago will conduct a single-owner auction of over 500 lots belonging to the media legend Oprah Winfrey. The lots will include English, French, and Continental furniture and decorative arts as … Read More

Artists News
Installation view of paintings by Greg Goldberg at One World Trade Center.

Greg Goldberg on His Sky Lobby Paintings at One World Trade Center

In January, One World Trade Center debuted seven paintings by Greg Goldberg on its 64th-floor sky lobby, a reception and events area in the building that, as we spoke about them last week, was being filled with chairs for some kind … Read More

How To Sell A Banksy.


Morning Links: How To Sell A Banksy Edition

An exceptionally thorough profile of Jerry Saltz. [Capital New York] The Kravises have purchased Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze (1960) from the artist, and promised to donate it to the Museum of Modern Art. (In other news, MoMA just acquired its … Read More


Hot Diggity! Tony Matelli Dog Sculpture Stolen, Recovered in New York

Tony Matelli’s hyperrealistic painted bronze sculpture Stray Dog disappeared this weekend from in front of a Manhattan subway station at 72nd and Broadway, where it has been stationed as part of Max Levai and Marlborough Chelsea’s citywide outdoor sculpture show, “Broadway Morey Boogie,” since … Read More

Market News
Enigma Machine, Berlin, July 1944.


Bonhams Sends Early Computing Artifacts to Auction

The fine books and manuscripts auction at Bonhams New York on April 13 will feature a number of computing relics, the house announced today, including a recently discovered 56-page handwritten manuscript by British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, which is expected … Read More

An Occupy protest in Hong Kong. 


Morning Links: Umbrella Movement Edition

The Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy movement, is inspiring art in Hong Kong. [The Art Newspaper] Tourism at art museums and galleries in the UK has increased by 7 percent since 2013. [The Art Newspaper] Madison Square Garden Co. CEO Tad Smith has … Read More

Julian Schnabel, Portrait of Olatz Schnabel, 1997, oil and resin on canvas. COURTESY NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Acquires a Schnabel

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale announced that Olatz Schnabel, the model who was the wife and muse to painter Julian Schnabel for 17 years, has donated Portrait of Olatz Schnabel (1997) to the museum. The news comes a month and a … Read More

Artists News
Install shot of some of Schnabel's work at Anrea Rosen Gallery.COURTESY ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY

‘And Since We’re Dealing With Infinity and Time and Nothingness…': An Hour With Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel inspires violent reactions in people, and even though I find some of his work indefensible, I fall on the side of thinking he’s a great artist—not just for the paintings, but also for everything else. He’s as much … Read More

Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.


Morning Links: NSA Art Edition

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper] China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of … Read More

Artists News Openings
Mel Ramos, 100 Grand (2012)

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby! Curator Marina T. Schindler On Her Salacious Show at NeueHouse

Friday night at NeueHouse, after slinking past a seemly-looking Powerpoint presentation on the first floor, I headed towards the basement where far more titillating images were on view for the opening of the explicit B-side of “In Your Dreams,” organized … Read More

Simon Fujiwara "Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)" (2013) Install Shot, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.

Simon Fujiwara and Samara Golden Win Inaugural Mistake Room Artist Prizes

The winners of the first annual prize doled out by Los Angeles independent exhibition space The Mistake Room (this space itself has only been active for just over a year) were announced today. The two prizes, TMR International Artist Prize … Read More

Artists News

Presidential and Durational: Rob Pruitt On His 2,000-Plus Obama Paintings

For the past six and a half years, Rob Pruitt has opened his laptop each morning and used Google to find an image involving President Obama to make a new painting. He’s looking for a “fresh, compelling” photo he told … Read More

Colonial Williamsburg.


Morning Links: Colonial Williamsburg Edition

According to the latest annual report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), written by the economist Clare McAndrew, the art market is at an all-time high, with more than €51 billion traded internationally last year. But almost half of the total … Read More