Sculptor Wins $2.2 M In Hoover Dam Café Case

On Monday in Las Vegas, the U.S. District Judge George Foley Jr. ordered that Bert Hansen–the owner of the High Scaler Cafe, which used to be called, awesomely, the Hoover Dam Snacketeria–pay out the artist Steven Liguori (along with his … Read More


Update: Georg Baselitz Still Thinks Women Can’t Paint

If you’ll recall, all the way back in 2013, in an interview with Der Spiegel, the artist Georg Baselitz told a reporter, “Women don’t paint very well.” In an interview in The Guardian this week, Baselitz was slightly less blunt in … Read More



Morning Links: Rijksmuseum Edition

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has been named European Museum of the Year. [The Art Newspaper]Tomorrow, two days before the 12th Havana Biennial opens, Tania Bruguera will perform a 100-hour-reading of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. Five months ago, Bruguera was arrested for … Read More


Anne Pasternak Named Director of the Brooklyn Museum

Anne Pasternak, current president and artistic director of the New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Time, will take the helm of the Brooklyn Museum, succeeding Arnold Lehman, who has held the post since 1997. “Anne is one of the most dynamic … Read More

Screenshot from Simco's Club.


What Is ‘Simco’s Club,’ Stefan Simchowitz’s New Website?

Stefan Simchowitz, the art collector otherwise known by such epithets as “the art world’s patron satan,” “Sith Lord,” and “one of twelve producers on Requiem for a Dream,” has launched his own website that is fashionably vague but overflowing with … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Eduardo Paolozzi, Memory Core Units from Moonstrips Empire News Volume 1, 1967, screenprint. ©THE TRUSTEES OF THE PAOLOZZI FOUNDATION

‘Eduardo Paolozzi: Moonstrips’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Eduardo Paolozzi: Moonstrips” is on view at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England until June 7 and features a range of pop art from the 1960s and 70s, including … Read More

Current 20 Pound Note.

British Public To Help Choose ‘Creative Figure’ For New 20-Pound Note

The next face of Britain’s 20-pound note–which for the first time ever will be anointed with the help of the UK public–is set to be some sort of a creative figure, The New York Times reports today.The Times writes that “Mark Carney, the … Read More

Odwalla88 performing in 2014. JUSTIN SMITH

Live, Laugh, Love: On Odwalla88

There’s a long tradition of artist-led bands—including Destroy All Monsters, Talking Heads, Theoretical Girls, and Sonic Youth—that blur the line between popular music and contemporary art. The only thing these bands have in common, besides art school and perhaps a … Read More

Larry Gagosian. DAVID CROTTY/

Breaking: Gagosian Wears Sneakers To Cannes Premiere

Big news today from France: Page Six reports that the art dealer Larry Gagosian was momentarily turned away from the Cannes premiere of Rooney Mara’s film “Carol.” The reason? He was wearing a pair of sneakers, a breach in the festival’s strict … Read More

William T. Vollmann.COURTESY YOUTUBE

Jewish Museum’s ‘Unorthodox’ Group Show Will Include, Among Others, Writer William T. Vollmann

This fall, the Jewish Museum will play host to a massive group show that “will highlight the importance of iconoclasm and art’s key role in breaking rules and traditions,” in the words of the institution. It is, quite logically, called … Read More

Simulation of lost artwork.


Morning Links: Cyber-Archeology Edition

The Whitney’s old Marcel Breuer building will become a satellite building for the Met. [SEEN]Cyber-archeologists are working to restore artwork lost to violence in Iraq and the earthquake in Nepal. [BBC]New fair Photo London, to be held this year at … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Shirin Neshat, Rapture series, 1999, Gelatin silver print, 42½ x 67½ inches. LARRY BARNS/©SHIRIN NESHAT/COURTESY GLADSTONE GALLERY, NEW YORK AND BRUSSELS

‘Shirin Neshat: Facing History’ at The Hirshhorn

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Shirin Neshat: Facing History” is on view at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden opened today and runs through Sunday, September 20. The solo exhibition sheds some light on the … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
SIggi Hofer's Oh Heaven...Six Children and No Bread.


9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MAY 19Opening: Alex Katz at Mary Ryan “Modern and wonderful,” Calvin Klein says of this show, in which artist Alex Katz will debut nine original, extremely large, monochromatic screen prints at 80 x 30 inches, most of which feature women … Read More

Market News
Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), 1955, the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

Christie’s Also Served a Ridiculous Amount of Coffee Last Week

In this Pax Romana of auction house records–Christie’s made $1.72 billion in sales last week, and sold the most expensive work of art ever to appear at auction–let’s not forget the little details, which Christie’s recapped in a press release alongside … Read More