Stefan Ruiz’s portrait of Daniel Cortes, 
a student at Televisa’s acting school in Mexico City, 2004.
Books

The Bold and the Beautiful

The art of Mexico’s telenovelas Read More

Tim Rakewell reaches for his mother’s smart phone in The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012.
Profiles

Dressing for Success

The cross-dressing, craft-embracing British artist Grayson Perry has made a career of subverting and flouting social taboos in his work
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A nude figure floats in a kaleidoscope of elements from nature in Kiki Smith’s large Jacquard tapestry Sky, 2012.
Features

Looms with a View

Contemporary artists are drawn to tapestries for their tactility, physical presence, and the poetry of creating complex images on a grid Read More

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.
Trends

African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More

Northview, 2000. 
The arrangement of noncommunicative figures reflects the influence of Vuillard.
Looking at Art

Strange Bedfellows

From Fairfield Porter to David Park to Lisa Yuskavage and Peter Doig, contemporary artists have been riffing on Vuillard Read More

The sale of Constable’s The Lock (1824) was a “shocking, immoral, and hideous act,” according to one critic.
News

‘Lock’ Out

Dissent over the sale of a major Constable painting from the collection is roiling Madrid’s Thyssen Museum Read More

“We base our action on the moral approach,” says Diethard Leopold.
News

Charting a New Course

Under the leadership of its founder’s son, Vienna’s Leopold Museum is attempting to identify potential war loot in its collection Read More

Deborah Kass, 16 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992, 
a Warhol-inspired series with wit and irony added.
Features

Warhol Warhol Everywhere

A quarter century after Andy Warhol’s death, his work resonates more than ever. Several museum
exhibitions are focusing on his influence in painting, photography, film, performance, and more Read More