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

Market News
Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. III, with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Black (1929) sold for $50.6 million, twice its high estimate of $25 million. It set a new record for the artist.

Mondrian Sells for $50.6 M., a New Record, at Christie’s $202.6 M. Impressionist-Modern Sale

Tonight Christie’s hosted a strong Impressionist and modern sale in New York that brought in $202 million, adding to the $1.7 billion it has totaled at various auctions during this record-setting week for the house. The sale featured works from the collection of the late … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Lucas Samaras, XYZ 1550 - PLACEBO 97, 2015, pure pigment prints on paper, 5" x 9," 1 of 720 prints. © LUCAS SAMARAS, COURTESY PACE GALLERY

Lucas Samaras at Pace Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Lucas Samaras: Album 2” is currently on view at Pace Gallery in New York until Saturday, June 20. All 720 works that comprise “Album 2″ are considered to be part … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News
Rachel Rose, still from A Minute Ago, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HIGH ART

Rachel Rose, Tony Oursler Talk to Hans Ulrich Obrist and Tom Eccles at Frieze

This afternoon in the Frieze auditorium, Bard’s Tom Eccles introduced a new project by the LUMA foundation, a studio, residency, and Frank Gehry designed center, which will be accompanied by a summer festival in Arles, France. One of the aims … Read More

Frieze New York 2015 News
DPS #36 North American Center (Notes from my Mother).


‘This is not Trash’: Eric Wesley’s Tribute To Miscellany at Frieze

On an outward-facing wall at the Bortolami booth, two works by Eric Wesley—DPS #36 North American Center (Notes from my Mother) and DPS #34 This is not Trash…well you know what I mean—hang, boasting a modest but wonderfully mundane appeal. … Read More

Artists Frieze New York 2015 Market
Marcia Hafif's monochromes, installed at Fergus McCaffrey's booth at Frieze New York. KATHERINE MCMAHON/ARTNEWS

‘Where Can You Go With Abstract Painting at This Point?’: Marcia Hafif on Her Monochromes at Frieze

Yesterday, at the opening for Frieze New York, New York–based painter Marcia Hafif could be seen chatting with a steady stream of friends and admirers near her monochromes, currently on view at Fergus McCaffrey’s booth. At 86, Hafif is more … Read More