parties
Brian O'Mahoney’s Todo el Mundo es Kitch at the Watermill Center benefit.

From a Giant White Bear to a Dead Fish: A Look Around the Watermill Benefit

This year’s Watermill Center Benefit, titled “Circus of Stillness: The Power over Wild Beasts,” offered performance art and installations from 24 artists around the institution’s wooden campus and a wide mix of celebrity guests such as Rufus Wainwright, Brooke Shields, and Roger … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Rashid Johnson, Self-portrait as the black Jimmy Connors in the finals of the New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club Summer Tennis Tournament , 2008.COURTESY MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY

‘Look at Me Now’ at Monique Meloche Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Look at Me Now” is currently on view at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago. The group exhibition features a mix of international artists who are presenting various perspectives … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Illustration for Memory Palace.

COURTESY LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN

9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


News
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Former BAM Leader Karen Brooks Hopkins Named Senior Fellow In Residence at Mellon Foundation

Karen Brooks Hopkins, the former President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, will join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a senior fellow in residence, the Foundation announced this morning.According to its mission statement, the foundation seeks to “strengthen, promote, … Read More


Retrospective
July 17, 1915

Retrospective: Francis Bacon’s Body Language

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


News
Still from Game House.

COURTESY SEX MAGAZINE

Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


Artists News
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Steve McQueen and LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Director's Conversation With Steve McQueen, Kanye West, And Michael Govan About "All Day/I Feel Like That"  at LACMA on July 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kanye West Would Trade His Grammys to Be in An Art Context: The Rapper Discusses His New Steve McQueen-Directed Video at LACMA

On Friday night, Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, walked into a blocked-off wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, both wearing white. West was greeted by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, and the greeting … Read More


News
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How Are Art-Business Stocks Doing This Year?

The short answer to that question in the headline: not so well. The Skate’s Art Market Index (SASI), which tracks 16 publicly listed art companies (including Sotheby’s, Poly, and MCH Group, the owner of Art Basel), is off almost 15 percent … Read More


News
Aby Rosen (Photo by Ungano & Agriodimas/Contour by Getty Images)

Aby Rosen Will Re-Name Four Seasons, Signs Contract With Carbone Chefs

Having gotten rid of that finicky ol’ Picasso tapestry in his renovations of the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building in New York (Yeah! Fuck you, Picasso!), developer Aby Rosen now plans to re-name the restaurant, according … Read More


News The Talent
Ferran Barenblit. COURTESY MACBA

Ferran Barenblit Named Director of MACBA

Argentina-born curator Ferran Barenblit has been named the director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the museum announced today. The news means that Barenblit will be leaving his post at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, in … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
John McLaughlin, No. 13, 1961.COURTESY KOHN GALLERY

‘The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950-Present’ at Kohn Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950-Present” is currently on view until September 8 at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The group exhibition is a survey of art made in California … Read More


News
COURTESY NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces 2015 Artists’ Fellowships

The New York Foundation for the Arts announced the 2015 finalists and recipients of its Artists’ Fellowship Program yesterday. Recipients of the fellowships, which are awarded annually to New York State artists, are given $7,000, while the finalists do not … Read More


Artists Retrospective Reviews
Roger Brown, Landscape with Dollar Sign, 1991, oil on canvas. COURTESY DC MOORE GALLERY, NEW YORK

The American Futurist Nightmare: How Roger Brown Scared and Confounded Critics in the ’70s

Roger Brown has long been considered an important figure in the Chicago art scene, but it wasn’t until the past few years—nearly two decades after his death, at age 56, of AIDS–related causes—that his work became well-known in New York. … Read More


Artists News
Miles Huston, as part of Kate Levant's Ladybug piece, wherin the artist put 2000 dormant bugs in his pocket. PHILLIP WINN

Farewell, Donut District: Miles Huston On Knowmoregames, His Current Group Show, And His Move To Detroit

Since 2011, the artist Miles Huston, along with Jacques Louis Vidal and Brian Faucette, has run the Knowmoregames gallery on the tip of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In that time, the gallery has staged an exciting list of shows and events. Alongside … Read More