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Making Waves: Tony Salamé’s Aïshti Goes Big in Beirut

Recently the Lebanese businessman Tony Salamé bought a large artwork by John Armleder, creating a problem for himself, or rather, for his curator. If the ten-meter-long painting were to go on view in the inaugural exhibition in Salamé’s new private … Read More


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Morning Links: Art Portal Edition

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto will be moving into the first two and a half floors of the Tower Automotive Building, which will be renovated by late 2016 or early 2017. The move will cost the museum … Read More


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Charting the Museum Boom

A look at the new buildings that have opened this season—and those that are still on the way Read More


Artists News
De Wain Valentine polishing Gray Column, 1975–76, in his studio. ©THE ARTIST/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK, 2015/COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK AND LONDON

‘Big Pieces of the Sky and Ocean’: De Wain Valentine on His First New York Solo Show in 30 Years

In 1961, De Wain Valentine came to New York with slides of his work. When he showed them to gallery directors, the first response was always some variation on, “This is really interesting work. What is it?” So Valentine told them: … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Michael Heizer, Altar 2 installation view, 2015, weathering steel, coated with polyurethane. ©THE ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER: ROBERT MCKEEVER/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY

‘There’s No Understanding of My Work’: Michael Heizer on His Monumental Art, in 1977

Michael Heizer is known for a body of work that relies on the beauty of his natural materials (rocks, dirt, land itself) and that often verges on near-comical grandiosity with its size and themes. With his latest show, “Altars,” at … Read More


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Frieze London Taps Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, More for Projects

Today Frieze London announced that the annual Projects section at its October art fair will feature newly commissioned work by ÅYRBRB, Lutz Bacher, castillo/corrales, Thea Djordjadze, Jeremy Herbert, Asad Raza, and Rachel Rose. The LUMA Foundation, which is run by … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Janek Simon, Man with the Head of Dog (1-5), 2015, 3D print of polylactide (PLA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). COURTESY RASTER GALLERY, WARSAW

‘Janek Simon: People With the Heads of Dogs’ at Raster Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Janek Simon: People with the Heads of Dogs” is currently on view at Raster Gallery in Warsaw until August 1 and features recent work from the artist, including … Read More


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David Sweat and Richard Matt are still at large.

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Morning Links: Escaped Convicts Edition

Volkswagen Group of America will be the lead sponsor of educational programming at MoMA for the next two years. During this time, it  will also support major exhibitions at both MoMA and MoMA PS1, including the latter’s forthcoming local artist … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'What is Matter?' at Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing. COURTESY INTELLIGENTSIA GALLERY

‘What Is Matter?’ at Intelligentsia Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “What is Matter?” is currently on view at Intelligentsia Gallery in Beijing. The group exhibition features work by Wang Guangle, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Ada Sokol, Jeff Miller, and … Read More


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Kounellis Horses Have First U.S. Showing at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

In 1969, shortly after Rome’s Galleria l’Attico moved into a new location in the city, a former garage on Via Beccaria, the Greek artist Jannis Kounellis ushered in 12 horses and tethered them to the walls, helping to inaugurate the space. But now that storied hallmark of … Read More


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Golden Rule, 1961. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 1, 1961.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Honors UN’s 70th Anniversary With Exhibition

In 1952—at the peak of the Cold War, and two years into the Korean War—Norman Rockwell drafted an image of the United Nations, intending to portray the young organization and its Security Council members as a global symbol of hope. … Read More


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Alex Nemerov Named Chair of Stanford Art & Art History Department

Stanford announced today that art historian Alexander Nemerov has been named the new chair of its Art & Art History Department. His tenure begins this fall.Nemerov has been a part of Stanford’s faculty since 2012, most recently serving under the … Read More


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Warrant Issued for Shepard Fairey’s Arrest in Detroit

The Detroit Free Press reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of street artist Shepard Fairey, whose work has mysteriously appeared, without authorization, at 14 locations around Detroit. The Detroit police have accused Fairey of $9,000 worth of … Read More


Artists Habitat
Federico Castelluccio in his New Jersey studio, photographed June 15, 2015.KATHERINE MCMAHON

Habitat: Federico Castelluccio

Habitat is a new weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces.This week’s studio: Federico Castelluccio, Morris County, NJ.“As a child growing up I built car models. There was a brief moment where the Italian macho thing came out in me and I … Read More