Faena Forum, Arts Center Designed by Rem Koolhaas, Will Open in Miami in December 2015

Faena Forum, a 50,000-square-foot arts center designed by Rem Koolhass, will open in Miami Beach in December of next year. It is the sister institution of Faena Art Buenos Aires in Argentina and will “encourage dialogue about Latin American cultural … Read More

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The Wayne.


Auction Start-Up Auctionata Pulls In $675,000 at Contemporary and Modern Sale

Art Market Monitor crunches the numbers on the Berlin-based auction start-up Auctionata’s first sale in New York which totaled about $675,000, which, they write, “is not a bad result for a first sale, especially when the company was able to … Read More

A shot of Central Perk, the favorite coffeehouse of the characters of Friends.

‘Friends’ No Longer: Pop Artist of Central Perk Files Claims Against Gallery

Last Friday, Burton Morris—the artist perhaps best known for paintings displayed in the background of the TV show Friends—filed federal copyright claims against his former representative, Pop International Galleries, Courthouse News Service reports today. The complaint calls for the return … Read More

Koons's Balloon Monkey (Orange) outside Christie's last week.

Of Spec-u-lectors and Drug-Dealing Art Advisers: Kenny Schachter at the New York Auctions

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. In The Graduate, the hapless protagonist is given career advice in a single word: Plastics. Today, that word would be art. Just as … Read More


Pierre Huyghe: Traveler of Both Time and Space

The French artist preps LACMA retrospective, and projects beyond the art world Read More

Former Black Mountain College faculty.COURTESY THEARTSTORY.ORG

Morning Links: Black Mountain College Edition

Here are more details on the death of Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed al-Thani, who died suddenly earlier this month at the age of 48. [The New York Times] Members of The National and Arcade Fire are paying tribute to John … Read More

Steve Duneier with one of his “Yarnbombs.” He’s come a long way from Wall Street. COURTESY SCOTT LONDON/SCOTTLONDON.COM

Hedge Funder-Turned-Crocheter ‘Yarnbombs’ the Country’s Wilderness

Hikers approaching Lizard’s Mouth, a popular bouldering spot on the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, were caught off guard back in May when they encountered an incongruous sight—brightly colored “yarnbombs” covering 17 sandstone boulders. To create … Read More

A poster for the New Museum's upcoming Triennial. COURTESY NEW MUSEUM

New Museum to Publish 2015 Triennial Poetry Book

Last week the New Museum announced the participants in its 2015 triennial, “Surround Audience,” which is being organized by curator Lauren Cornell and the artist Ryan Trecartin, and opens this coming February. A minor note in the release was that the museum … Read More

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The Grand Palais during the Paris Photo art fair, earlier this month.

Dealer on Fairs: ‘We Have to Do Them… People Don’t Buy From Galleries Any More’

The Financial Times just posted its report from the Paris Photo art fair which includes a paragraph about the current proliferation of art fairs. It reads: At a time when most gallery staff barely touch home base before they’re packing … Read More

The 200 Top Collectors

‘Indecipherable Concoctions': Dimitris Daskalopoulos on Art, Pipes, and His Collections

On Friday evening, the Athens, Greece–based collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos was sipping coffee in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Four Seasons, where he has stayed on visits to New York for the past three decades, and getting ready … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Sunday, November 23, 2014 Read More


Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi Will Leave to Lead Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Don Bacigalupi, the president of the Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, will leave his post on January 14, 2015, the museum announced today. He will be the founding president of the Lucas Museum of … Read More


David Hockney Keeps a Stockpile of 2,000 Cigarettes in His Studio

Yes, David Hockney keeps 2,000 cigarettes–Camel Wides–handy in his Hollywood Hills studio because he “hardly ever [leaves].” He told The Guardian, “I go out to the dentist, the doctor, the bookstore and the marijuana store, because you have to go … Read More

The Talent

Christian Jankowski Will Curate Manifesta 11

For the first time in its 20-year history, Manifesta, the roving European biennial, will be curated by an artist. That artist is the Berlin-based Christian Jankowski, whose appointment as chief curator of Manifesta 11, which will be presented in Zurich … Read More