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Rich Artist Says Artists Are ‘Screwed’ If They Aren’t Rich

Shepard Fairey took a bit of a dump on New York in the pages of the Post, telling the newspaper that Los Angeles is the country’s “new cultural hub” (the Post‘s words) because New York is too expensive. Here’s the … Read More


Rethinking the Guggenheim Helsinki

An open design competition for a new museum in the Finnish capital reflects a change in the foundation‘s global strategy Read More

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Morning Links: Expectations Edition

Graphic designer/street artist Shepard Fairey decries New York’s cost of living — saying that it’s too expensive for artists — at an event at Soho House sponsored by Hennessy. [New York Post] Here’s a profile of painter Richard Estes: “Art collectors … Read More


Studio Museum Taps Amanda Hunt as Assistant Curator, Names Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that it has hired Amanda Hunt, who has been curator of LAXART in Los Angeles since 2011, to be its new assistant curator, taking the place of Thomas J. Lax, who was tapped … Read More

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Roger Federer: ‘I Like Modern Art’

As if I needed another reason to love Roger Federer. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, timed to the start of the U.S. Open in New York next week, the Swiss star shares a little bit about his art … Read More


Here’s a Video of Christo Rafting Down the Arkansas River

The artist Christo recently took a raft ride down the Arkansas River, site of his much-delayed future project Over the River. “A famous artist wants to turn the Arkansas into a river of art!” says the anchor at the top … Read More

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Jamian Juliano-Villani Talks Painting

Alright! It was feeling like a pretty sleepy Friday afternoon over here at the ARTnews offices, but then writer Jonathan Griffin dropped an extensive interview with the very exciting Brooklyn-based painter Jamian Juliano-Villani on his blog, and now things are … Read More

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Auction Houses Are Peaking, Financial Analysts Say

Whether or not the art market is a bubble that will inevitably burst is a topic of much debate for people invested (ahem) in this kind of thing. Scott Reyburn in The New York Times today questions how the art … Read More

Features Retrospective

Salvador Dalí on Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Surrealist weighs in on four photos Read More

Installation view of '13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair' at the Queens Museum.PETER DRESSEL

Morning Links: Most Wanted Men Edition

“A second plaintiff has come forward with a fraud claim against Germany’s most prominent art adviser, Helge Achenbach, according to the Handelsblatt. The state prosecutor, Anette Milk would only confirm on Thursday that a second claimant had been registered but … Read More

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Getty Appoints Two New Curators

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the appointment of two new senior curators. Davide Gasparotto, an expert in Italian art from the Renaissance through the 18th century and formerly a curator at the National Gallery of Parma, has been … Read More

Market News

The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently. From The Times: Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed … Read More

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Here Is a Letter From Ron Perelman’s Lawyers About the Mugrabi Subpoenas

In a letter from August 18th, Ron Perelman’s lawyers wrote to the New York supreme court to “respectfully request” the enforcement of a subpoena of the Mugrabi family, and their transactions–dating back to January, 2010–with Larry Gagosian, whom Perelman is … Read More

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Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More