Artists Features Reviews
Mark Manders, Room with Unfired Clay Figures, 2011–15, painted bronze, iron, wood, and offset print on paper, installation view. GENEVIEVE HANSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY, NEW YORK

Mystery, Eccentricity, and Gallows Humor: Matthew Weinstein on Mark Manders and H.C. Westermann

Mark Manders’s work makes a good argument for banishing the term “contemporary.” It’s a silly term. Unlike “modern,” which projected futures for a range of now-­failed ideologies and left its own archaeology, “contemporary” has no historic potentiality. I admire Manders’s indifference … Read More

Artists consumer reports
John Olson. CREDIT TK

Consumer Reports: John Olson

John Olson is one-third of the seminal American new music trio Wolf Eyes and the creator of American Tapes, a boutique label specializing in limited-edition objects that often blur the line between fine art and music. He is 115% Trip … Read More

A scene from Alban Berg's Lulu, which Kentridge directed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 2015. KEN HOWARD/METROPOLITAN OPERA

William Kentridge: Slow Music for Fast Action, and Other Conundrums

The South African giant at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Read More


Kelly with 

“Cité”, Seine 

Quai, Paris 1953. Photo: Michel Grinberg, courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Archives

Inaugural Winners of Pierre Daix Art Book Prize Announced

The winners of the Pierre Daix Prize, a new award given to an art history book covering modern or contemporary art, was announced in a ceremony at the Musée Picasso in Paris, earlier today. The inaugural prize was awarded to two … Read More


Morning Links: 3-D Printed Mona Lisa Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More

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Artadia Announces 2015 Houston Grantees

Artadia has announced the winners of the seventh cycle of Houston Artadia Awards: Lily Cox-Richard, Autumn Knight, JooYoung Choi, El Franco Lee II, and Charisse Weston. Artadia has implemented similar merit-based awards programs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New … Read More

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RoseLee Goldberg and Edgar Arceneaux. MAX LAKNER/BFA.COM/COURTESY PERFORMA

Performa Names Edgar Arceneaux Winner of the Malcolm McLaren Award

Performa announced today that the Los Angeles–based artist Edgar Arceneaux has won the biennial’s Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance Until, Until, Until…, staged for the first time on Friday, in New York.Named for the British artist who was also … Read More

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‘The Work Has No Metaphors’: Agatha Gothe-Snape Pays Cheironomic Homage To Lawrence Weiner

Last Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., audience members loosely filled the benches of the very ecclesiastical-looking auditorium inside New York’s Society for Ethical Culture for a performance of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s Performa 15 commission, Rhetorical Chorus (LW). The LW stands for … Read More


Richard Phillips on his First-Ever Show on the Lower East Side, and Taking on the Fallout From Playboy Marfa

On a recent afternoon in Long Island City, Richard Phillips—who has his first solo show in New York in three years on view at Mathew NYC on the Lower East Side—came to the door of his studio wearing jeans and a leather … Read More

The New York Public Library's Warhol--a 1954 holiday card to Picture Collection supervisor Ramona Javitz.COURTESY NYPL.ORG

The Real Worth of a Photograph: How the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection Has Survived In the Age of Google Image

There are around 80 million photographs shared on Instagram every day, according to the company’s statistics. That’s roughly 929 photos a second, which equates to 3.3 million images an hour, or a little over 1.5 million photographs every half hour. … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale Market News

2015 Venice Biennale Passes 500,000 Visitors, 5 Percent Increase From 2013

Yesterday marked the last day of the 56th international Venice Biennale, which has reported a total visitor count of 500,875, with 2,899 average visitors per day. Numbers have been increasing slowly since 2009; this number is a 5.45% increase from 2013’s … Read More

The site of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's downtown Los Angeles gallery complex. COURTESY HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel to Open Los Angeles Mega-Gallery with Show of Postwar Female Sculptors

Zurich-based gallery Hauser & Wirth is finally set to open its first California gallery, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, and today we get word on the first exhibition: “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016.” The all-female survey of postwar … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
The Forbidden Room (2015), directed by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson. 


5 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More

Artists Features

A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More