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Samuel Levi Jones, Forum,  2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PAPILLION

Samuel Levi Jones Wins Studio Museum’s $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

Samuel Levi Jones is the winner of the ninth Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, the Studio Museum in Harlem announced today. Created by musician and philanthropist George Wein in 2006 in honor of his late wife, the $50,000 prize is … Read More


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Koven Smith.COURTESY THE SWEDISH EXHIBITION AGENCY.

The Blanton Museum Appoints Koven Smith Director of Digital Adaptation

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has appointed Koven Smith director of digital adaptation, the museum announced in a press release. “Koven is counted among the very best in the field of museum technology, and … Read More


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Prévieux. COURTESY LA BIENNALE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN ANGLET

Julien Prévieux Wins the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Parisian artist Julien Prévieux was named the winner of the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp on Saturday. Awarded by Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français in partnership with the Centre Pompidou and FIAC, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is given … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Ridley Howard, Rooftops, 2014.

11 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through November 2, 2014 Read More


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The cover of Green Day's third studio album Dookie (1994).

Morning Links: Green Day Edition

The director of the LSU Museum of Art, Jordana Pomeroy, is stepping down to become director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. [The Charlotte Observer] Here’s a profile of the late Sam … Read More


Looking at Art
Giacometti’s bronze Grande femme debout I (Tall standing woman 1), 1960, bronze. WEXNER FAMILY COLLECTION; ART ©2014 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI ESTATE/LICENSED BY VAGA AND ARS, NEW YORK, NY

Pinched, Poked, and Prodded Profiles of Giacometti’s Sculptures

Giacometti’s sculptures give form to fleeting perceptions Read More


Market News
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Art Basel Now Owns Art Basel Hong Kong Outright

In a quiet Friday afternoon email, the Art Basel organization announced that its owner, MCH Group, has acquired the final 40 percent of Art Basel Hong Kong. The deal news is minor since MCH already purchased 60 percent of the … Read More


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PS Arts chairman Joshua Tanzer with Stiller and Koons.

COURTESY JOE SCHILDHORN/BFA

Ben Stiller, Shepard Fairey Celebrate Americans for the Arts at Cipriani

“There’s Frank Stella right there!” Nora Halpern said giddily as the iconic 78-year-old abstract impressionist wandered through the crowd gathering at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday night. Halpern, an art historian and curator by training, is now … Read More


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Ice being loaded for Eliasson and Rosing's installation. PHOTO: GROUP GREENLAND

Olafur Eliasson to Show 112 Tons of Ice for ‘Ice Watch’

On Sunday, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing will unveil Ice Watch, an installation that will bring 100 tonnes (equivalent to 112 tons) of ice to Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. Taken from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, and … Read More


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Nadia Williams, Peter Williams, Vinoodh Matadin, Inez van Lamsweerde.

At Annual Gala, Aperture Foundation Takes to the Open Road

On Tuesday night, the Aperture Foundation threw its annual benefit party. This year it was a tribute to Robert Frank, titled The Open Road, and 800 people crowded into Terminal 5 at Chelsea Piers. Frank himself was in attendance for his … Read More


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Margulies Collection Acquires Centerpiece of Royal Academy’s Anselm Kiefer Show

The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired Die Erdzeitalter (Ages Of The World) (2014), the daunting installation that serves as something of a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy, which runs through December. “This major work … Read More


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Franklin Sirmans, the director of Prospect 3 and department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Prospect 3 Opens in New Orleans: A Q&A With Its Artistic Director, Franklin Sirmans

Prospect 3, the third edition of the art biennial founded in New Orleans in 2008, opened to the press Thursday afternoon with something of a late start. “In true New Orleans fashion,” Franklin Sirmans, the exhibition’s artistic director, said at … Read More


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The Liberation of St. Peter by Luca Giordano.COURTESY TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Luca Giordano Edition

The New York Times has an interview with John Auerbach, who’s amping up Christie’s online efforts ahead of the Sotheby’s-eBay partnership: “Our research shows that about 53 percent of those who register to bid online are under the age of … Read More


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Fitzpatrick.COURTESY NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART

Neuberger Museum’s Chief Curator, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Named Director

Tracy Fitzpatrick, who has been chief curator of Purchase College’s Neuberger Museum of Art since 2012, has been tapped by the college to be its director, taking the place of Paola Morsiani, who had been director of the institution for two … Read More