Frieze New York 2015
Golden and Lehman at Frieze Talks. (Photo by Zoë Lescaze)

Arnold Lehman Talks Tenure With Thelma Golden, Plans Book on ‘Sensation’ Show

When Arnold Lehman cedes the helm of the Brooklyn Museum next month, he’ll use his newfound freedom to pen a book on “Sensation,” the legendary exhibition that defined his turbulent tenure. Lehman broke the news at Frieze New York last … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News
A page from Daata's website.


Digital Art Marketplace Daata Editions Makes Real-Life Debut

Daata Editions debuted its online gallery and marketplace at NADA New York last week, operating out of a large, moderately popular booth in the middle of an open space. Its tables were equipped with iPads, with which visitors could explore … Read More

Frieze New York 2015
The panelists of "The 'Aesthetics' of 'Female' 'Attractiveness.'" (Photo by Zoë Lescaze)

On Porn and Poodles: Casey Jane Ellison, Grace Dunham and Company Talk Sex, Gender, Art

“How fat do you feel today?” asked Casey Jane Ellison, the artist and comedian.The question opened the bidding at “‘Aesthetics’ of ‘Female’ ‘Attractiveness,’” a talk held Friday at the Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island. Wearing head-to-toe denim and black lipstick, un-brushed blond hair … Read More

A simulation of the future NMAAHC building.


Morning Links: National Museum of African American History and Culture Edition

Hong Kong museum M+ has rescheduled its opening for 2019, 2 years after its original opening date. [Artforum]5 questions with the MFA students who dropped out of USC last week. [Blouin Artinfo]Descendants of Peggy Guggenheim are battling each other in … Read More

Graphics Market

Just How Big Were This Week’s Contemporary Art Auctions?

This has been an absolutely enormous week at the annual May postwar and contemporary art sales in New York, which began on Monday night with Christie’s setting a new all-time record for a work at auction, when it sold a … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Jo Baer, Dusk (Bands and End-Points), 2012, oil on canvas. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE BARBARA THUMM

Jo Baer at Camden Arts Centre, London

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Jo Baer: Towards the Land of the Giants” is currently on view at Camden Arts Centre in London until Sunday, June 21. This exhibition, the Amsterdam-based … Read More

Rossi School of Art and Design.


Entire Class of First-Year MFA Students Dropping Out of USC

All seven first-year MFA students at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design have released a statement detailing the multiple grievances that led to their collective decision to drop out in protest. “We seven students lost … Read More

Saccoccio's Portrait (Nameless), 2015.


Jackie Saccoccio Wins 2015 Artadia NADA Award

Together, Arcadia and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) have announced Jackie Saccoccio as the winner of the Artadia NADA award, a $4,000 cash prize in conjunction with the NADA New York art fair. Artadia, a national visual arts non-profit, seeks … Read More

Suzanne Treister, "Post-Surveillance Art," 2014, posters.

Regarding Peeping Toms and Security Cameras: SEVEN Ponders ‘Post-Surveillance Art’

Art fair previews are all about seeing and being seen. Come for the art, stay for people-watching. How fitting it is that SEVEN, a collaborative seven-gallery show at Williamsburg’s The Boiler, is an anti-fair in the truest sense. Like yesterday’s … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 Market News
Untitled (Walker).


Price Check: Frieze New York 2015

What has sold at Frieze New York? Below, some numbers. Special thanks to the press representatives who conscientiously supplied 100% of this information via email. (Hence the variation in pronoun, format, and supplementary detail.)Skarstedt Gallery Cady Noland, Untitled (Walker), 1989, sold for $1,500,000 Richard Prince, Untitled … Read More

Bill Hayden at Real Fine Arts. Courtesy Real Fine Arts.

An Artist Selects: Matthew Weinstein in New York

There was a moment in the late ’80s and early ’90s when artists started appearing in Gap ads and fashion spreads. Somewhere there is a photo of me in L’Uomo Vogue holding my Cairn terrier, Rascal. Rascal is wearing a … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News

NADA New York Opens With Gambling, Canine Artists, and at Least One Slurpee

Sometimes going to an art fair can feel like being in a casino, minus the free drinks and soothing extra oxygen those places pump in. Pro tip for future art fairs: pump some more oxygen in there! People will probably … Read More

Warsaw, Poland.


Morning Links: Best Cities For Young Creatives Edition

Rio De Janeiro’s cultural center, Casa Daros, will close. [Artforum]Artist Walid Raad has become the third member of Gulf Labor to be refused entry into the United Arab Emirates. [Hyperallergic]Marlene Dumas’ contribution to “All the World’s Futures” at the 2015 Venice … Read More

Market News
Francis Bacon, "Seated Woman," 1961.

Phillips Closes Spring Auctions With Fainting Spell and Respectable $97.1 M. Contemporary Sale

The New York Spring auctions ended earlier this evening with a modest sale at Phillips that saw the house bring in $97.1 million, a relatively small sum compared to those seen at the other houses earlier in the week but … Read More