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Zhong Yao, Spirit Above All 1-93A, 2012, acrylic on denim. COURTESY PACE LONDON AND WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

Less Is More: Ad Reinhardt’s 12 Rules for Pure Art

When Kazimir Malevich painted Black Square (1915), whose title perfectly explains what it is, painting was pushed further into abstraction than it ever was before. A new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and … Read More


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Installation view of "ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s."

‘Mack Is the Metal-and-Glass Man, Uecker Is the Nails Man': Flashing Back to the Zero Group

With the Guggenheim’s “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s” just closed, we look back 50 years, to 1964, when ARTnews published a review of a Group Zero show at Howard Wise Gallery. Though the European avant-garde group had been well-known in Europe since the … Read More


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Matisse as ‘The Apostle of the Ugly,’ and ‘Good American Paintings Are Like the Stock Market’

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Henri Matisse, The Parakeet and the Mermaid, 1952, gouache on paper, cut and pasted, and charcoal on white paper. © 2014 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK. COURTESY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

‘His Stock Will Be Sent Sky-Rocketing’: Read ARTnews’ 1931 Review of MoMA’s First Major Matisse Show

As the blockbuster “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” moves into its final weeks at the Museum of Modern Art, we look back to the first time the museum held a major show of Matisse’s work. The retrospective, MoMA’s 13th exhibition, ran … Read More


2014: The Year in Review Retrospective
Attributed to Desidario da Settignano, Saint Helena, Empress, circa 1460–64, pietra serena (dark gray sandstone). COURTESY TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Retrospective: The Best Art of 1939, The Year MoMA Acquired Picasso’s Demoiselles

As part of our 2014: Year in Review features, we look back to a year-ending column that ARTnews editor Alfred M. Frankfurter penned 75 years ago, in 1939, as war swept Europe. Among Frankfurter’s highlights are two MoMA acquisitions: Picasso’s landmark Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Wilhelm … Read More


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A fountain at the Cubanacán Arts Center, designed by architect Ricardo Porro.COURTESY FLICKR/LISA MOFFATT.

Retrospective: The Cuban Art Scene in 1964

Following President Obama’s announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba, many in the art world have begun to predict a boom in the island nation’s art market. To mark the occasion, we are republishing Tana de Gàmez’s in-depth report on the Cuban art … Read More


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Retrospective: Ed Ruscha Takes California into the ’90s

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Retrospective: Celebrating the Cézanne Centenary

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Retrospective: Artists Discuss What Constitutes Obscenity

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Retrospective: The Louvre’s Art Protection during World War I

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Features Retrospective
February 1960

Salvador Dalí on Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Surrealist weighs in on four photos Read More


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Wassily Kandinsky's paintings as they appeared in an exhibition of "non-objective" art in 1943. COURTESY GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM.

Retrospective: When Elaine de Kooning Painted JFK

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Retrospective: What’s American Art? A Perspective from 1939

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Diego Velázquez, The Toilet of Venus, ca. 1647-51, oil on canvas. 
© THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON.

April Retrospective: Don’t Be Seduced by Señor Dalí!

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