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Christie’s Is Selling ‘The Largest Cushion-Shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever to Come to Auction’

One day, when my worldly trials have ended and I look back on my life’s work, I’m sure that I’ll spend quite a bit of the time I have left on this earth contemplating the blog posts I wrote about … Read More


Nolan Simon Is Painting Portraits Via Skype to Raise Money for Detroit’s What Pipeline Gallery

What a time to be alive. The Detroit-based painter Nolan Simon is currently painting portraits via Skype in order to raise money for a publications program run by the enterprising Motor City gallery What Pipeline.These works come at bargain prices: … Read More

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Raquel Nava, A vida é uma esponja, 2015, photograph printed on methacrylate. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REFERÊNCIA GALERIA DE ARTE

‘Raquel Nava: Passeio Selvagem’ at Referência Galeria de Arte

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More


Kanye West on Leonardo, Michelangelo, Beecroft, Sweatshirts

Vanity Fair woke up Kanye West from a nap last week to interview him about a little bit of everything. The bad news from that talk: it sounds like West’s hotly anticipated next album, Swish, is nowhere near completion. The good … Read More

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Walker Art Center Announces Four New Staff Appointments

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced four new staff appointments for the institution’s visual arts, design, and education and public departments.Pavel Pyś, the former exhibitions and displays curator at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, has been named … Read More


The Power of Kreuk Compels You! The Trials Of Danh Vo

A rich collector, a beloved artist, and the case of the missing $350,000 installation Read More


Candida Höfer Wins the Cologne Fine Art Prize

Cologne Fine Art announced that photographer Candida Höfer has won this year’s Cologne Fine Art Prize, entitling her to €10,000, or about $11,250. Previous winners of the prize, which is awarded yearly to a Cologne-based artist, include Georg Baselitz, Sigmar … Read More

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Independent Brussels Names Co-Directors

Independent Brussels, the Belgian edition of the New York art fair, has named Olivier Pesret and Liv Vaisberg as co-directors. They will oversee Independent’s European operations.“Independent has been a model and personal inspiration,” Vaisberg, the co-founder of another Brussels fair, … Read More


Morning Links: Monkey Selfies Edition

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Plumb, 2004, acrylic on linen with MDF frame, 26 3/8 x 25 3/8 inches © Jim Nutt; Courtesy David Nolan Gallery, New York.

Jim Nutt Wins Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2015 Artist Award

The Artists’ Legacy Foundation announced two days ago that it awarded Jim Nutt the 2015 Artist Award, which includes an unrestricted grant of $25,000, to be used at the artist’s will.Nutt’s work, noted for its brooding and psychological images of … Read More

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Kara Walker Named Tepper Chair of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts

Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts announced today that Kara Walker has been appointed as the school’s Tepper Chair. Under her new title, Walker will create a positive research environment for the school’s students. She will start this … Read More

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Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, Ventana Miami, 2015, mixed media. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SIES + HÖKE, DÜSSELDORF

‘The Lazy Sunbathers’ at Sies + Höke

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Sotheby’s Is Selling John Lennon’s Detention Sheet

Today in news about scraping the bottom of the barrel, Sotheby’s London will be selling a sheet from John Lennon’s detention book, which documents the 29 times that he was sent to detention between September 9, 1955, and July 11, … Read More

Hermann Nitsch, Schüttbild, 1983, oil on canvas. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARC STRAUS

Seeing Red: Hermann Nitsch on His Violent Paintings at Marc Straus

“Nothing is new. Nothing is intense. Nothing is a provocation,” said the 77-year-old Austrian artist Read More