Report: IVAM, Valencia’s Modern Art Museum, Juiced Attendance Numbers, Overpaid for Art

According to an audit by the regional government of Valencia, Spain, the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) has been less than virtuous on a number of fronts in recent years, inflating its annual attendance by more than a million people and overpaying … Read More

News The Talent
Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.


Eugenio Valdés Figueroa Named Director and Chief Curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, the founder and president of Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), has named curator and critic Eugenio Valdés Figueroa as the foundation’s new director and chief curator, succeeding Jesús Fuenmayor.An expert on Latin American and contemporary art, Cuban-born Valdés … Read More

A drawing by Adrián Villar Rojas, currently on view at the Palais de Tokyo.

Adrián Villar Rojas Wins the Prix Canson for Works on Paper

Last night, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Fonds Canson pour l’Art et le Papier announced that Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas has won its 2015 Prix Canson for his work on paper. This year’s other finalists were Mithu … Read More

Market News
The painting and Auctionata co-founder Alexander Zacke.AUCTIONATA

Auctionata Bets Monet Seller That It Can Outperform Amazon, With Proceeds Going to Charity

Auctionata’s “Fine Arts Week” online art auctions, which offer Old Master and 19th-century paintings as well as Impressionist, modern, and contemporary works, seem to be off to a fine start. On June 20, the company set a new record for its sales, moving an enamel, … Read More

Artists lives News
Miriam Schapiro, Big OX, 1967, acrylic on canvas. COURTESY FLOMENHAFT GALLERY

Miriam Schapiro, a Leader of the Feminist Art Movement, Dies at 91

Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Miriam Schapiro, who helped spearhead the feminist art movement in the 1970s, inspiring generations of artists, died on June 20 at age 91 after a long illness. She is survived by her son, Peter von Brandenburg.Schapiro, who sometimes … Read More


Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce Winners of Public Art Challenge Grant; Theaster Gates Among the Artists

Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the four American cities chosen as the winners of its first-ever Public Art Challenge grant: Los Angeles; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Gary, Indiana; and a collaborative made up of Albany, Schenectady and Troy in New York. Each will receive … Read More

Collector's Corner

‘Completely Obsessive’: Dennis Zanone on His Sprawling Collection of Memphis Design

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature that checks in with art collectors around the world.Dennis Zanone’s phone connection is slightly fuzzy because he speaks on a 1986 Ettore-Sottssas–designed telephone. Zanone’s bed is the “Tawaraya” boxing ring, a Memphis prototype … Read More


Morning Links: David Shrigley–Designed Soccer Mascot Edition

Jonathan Jones on why the new David Shrigley–designed mascot for the Scottish soccer team Partick Thistle is “art at its best.” [The Guardian]The Guggenheim Helsinki has officially unveiled its design, by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes. [The New York Times]Protests at MoMA … Read More

News The 200 Top Collectors
Aby Rosen.

A ‘Walrusy’ Aby Rosen Is in This Week’s New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker has a brief story about Aby Rosen, the real-estate investor, art collector, and landlord known for battling with some well-known tenants. This week, Emma Allen has a story about roaming the Bowery with Rosen, whom she describes as … Read More

Screenshot of Kerry Marshall discussing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Odalisque in Grisaille.

The Met Posts the Second Season of Its Online Video Series ‘The Artist Project’

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York posted the second season of The Artist Project on its website. As with its first season, the online video series features 20 contemporary artists discussing works in the Met’s encyclopedic … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Alex Rathbone, 'break the thread,' 2015, installation view, Frutta Gallery. COURTESY FRUTTA GALLERY

‘Alex Rathbone: break the thread’ at Frutta

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Alex Rathbone: break the thread” is currently on view at Frutta Gallery in Rome. The solo exhibition, which will be on view until July 4, showcases recent works … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Salcedo's Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010.


9 Art Events to Attend In New York City This Week

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News The Talent

New Museum Names Lauren Cornell Curator and Associate Director of Technology Initiatives

Lauren Cornell, the New Museum curator who co-organized its toothsome 2015 triennial, has been tapped for a newly created position there: Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives. The job will have her contributing to “the New Museum’s curatorial program through … Read More

Marina Abramovic performing The Artist is Present at MoMA in 2010.


Morning Links: The Abramovic Method Edition

In response to the destruction of antiquities in Syria and Iraq, the UK’s new Conservative government has committed to ratifying the Hague Convention. [The Art Newspaper]An iconic beachfront house in Malibu, California, “one of most important remaining modern houses in … Read More