Holly Herndon, Colin Self, and Mat Dryhurst To Support Radiohead On Upcoming Dates

Pitchfork reports today that Radiohead have selected the American electronic musician and sound artist Holly Herndon as their support act for an upcoming run of dates in England and Europe. For these shows, Herndon will be performing with the multidisciplinary … Read More

IU Art Museum

Indiana University Art Museum Receives $15 M. Gift and 100 Works on Paper, Renames Itself

The Indiana University Art Museum announced today that it has received a gift of $15 million and collection of 100 works on paper from philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi. The museum will henceforth adopt the names of its donors in … Read More

Auctions Market News
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) sold for $57.3 million. Its on-request estimate had been said to be around $40 million. It was a new record for the artist.COURTESY CHRISTIE’S

Christie’s Hosts $318.4 M. Contemporary Sale, Sets New Basquiat Record, $57.3 M.

It took until day three of the New York sales for a lot to pass the $50 million mark, and when bidding reached that magic number on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) at the $318.4 million postwar and contemporary evening sale at Christie’s tonight, … Read More

Edward Kienholz, "Five Car Stud," 1972.COURTESY FONDAZIONE PRADA

Kienholz’s ‘Five Car Stud’ Will Be Shown at the Prada Foundation in Milan

Edward Kienholz’s Five Car Stud, which is owned by Milan’s Fondazione Prada, will be exhibited in Italy for the first time, in a Kienholz retrospective that opens May 19 at the foundation. Five Car Stud ranks as one of the most controversial … Read More

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Andria Hickey Named Senior Curator at MOCA Cleveland

MOCA Cleveland announced today that Andria Hickey will now be a senior curator at the museum. She is expected to start her new position there in September.Hickey comes from the Public Art Fund, where she was recently promoted to curator. … Read More

2017 Venice Biennale News The Talent

Rachel Maclean Will Represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The British Council Scotland announced today that Rachel Maclean will represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Glasgow-based artist’s project is being commissioned and curated by Alchemy Film and Arts in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University … Read More

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Susan Delvalle Named President and Executive Director of Creative Capital

Creative Capital, the nonprofit organization known for giving grants to artists, announced today that Susan Delvalle will be its new president and executive director, starting on June 1. She will assume her new role when Ruby Lerner, the founder of … Read More

Auctions Market News
Auguste Rodin, L'Eternal Printemps (1901-1903), which set an auction record for the artist by selling for $20.4 million.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s Notches New Rodin Record at Otherwise Mixed $144.5 M. Imp-Mod Sale

Despite a new record for a work at auction by Auguste Rodin—L’Eternel Printemps (1901–3), which went for $20.4 million after competitive action from multiple bidders—Sotheby’s did not pull off an absolute victory at its Impressionist and modern evening sale in New York on Monday … Read More


Austin’s Blanton Museum Names Carter E. Foster Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs

Today the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin announced the appointment of Carter E. Foster as deputy director for curatorial affairs and curator of prints and drawings.Foster—who is currently the Steven and Ann Ames Curator … Read More

Installation view of the 2016 solo exhibition Jordan Wolfson at David Zwirner, New York.COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER

The Man-Machine: Jordan Wolfson on his Giant New Robot, Hung by Chains at Zwirner

Last July I was at Jordan Wolfson’s house in the Hollywood Hills, sharing a nice lunch with the artist outside by his pool, even though it was raining. Precipitation in Los Angeles is spoken of like a biblical plague when it’s hypothetical, … Read More

Market News

Sotheby’s Announces $25 M. Loss for First Quarter of 2016

Just hours before bidding begins at its New York headquarters on York Avenue this evening, Sotheby’s posted a $25.9 million loss for the first quarter of 2016—the same quarter during which, a year ago, it announced a net income of $5.2 million.In a … Read More

Auctions Market News
Mark Bradford, Building "The Big White Whale," 2012, estimated at $3 million to $5 million.

Phillips Sells $46.6 M. of Contemporary Art in Subdued Sale in New York

The first night of New York’s May auctions wrapped up with a modest 20th-century and contemporary art sale at Phillips. The house hammered down $39.3 million total (without buyers’ premium), below a presale estimate of $40.85 million to $60.95 million (calculated … Read More

Maurizio Cattelan's Him (2011) beat its $15 million, selling for $17.2 million with premium.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s ‘Bound to Fail’ Succeeds, Sets Record With $17 M. Cattelan Hitler Sculpture

The May sales in New York kicked off with “Bound to Fail,” a specialty auction at Christie’s that directly referenced the difficulties facing the market but became a runaway success, selling all but one of the 39 lots, including Maurizio Cattelan’s … Read More

Frieze New York 2016 Market News

ARTnews’ Complete 2016 Frieze New York Coverage

Below, a continuously updated list of ARTnews’s reports from Frieze New YorkFrieze New York – A Tour of the Fair – Collectors Are Still Buying, But the Market Has Cooled – Maurizio Cattelan Brings a Donkey and Some Are Not … Read More