Morning Links: Breakdancing Edition

“Louvre director plans its grand revamp.” [The Art Newspaper] In an impressive reporting performance, Katya Kazakina at Bloomberg explains why three paintings owned by Rachel “Bunny” Mellon won’t appear in upcoming auctions. The three works, two by Mark Rothko and … Read More

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Christie’s Nabs Two Celebrity Warhols

The New York Times reports that this November’s auctions will feature two major works by Andy Warhol, one featuring Marlon Brando, the other Elvis Presley. Read more at The New York Times.

Fountain by Ellliot Arkin

James Frey to Adapt Artwork

The Art Newspaper reports that bestselling author and man about the art world James Frey will soon write a children’s book! Due to be published by 2016, the book is based off the artist Elliott Arkin’s A Peaceable Kingdom series. The … Read More


‘Conflicts Are Productive': Behind the Scenes of the Bienal de São Paulo

As the city of São Paulo returns to normal in the wake of the FIFA World Cup, one wing of its cultural scene is swinging into ever-increasing action. Inside Ibirapuera Park, in the imposing building that’s home to the São … Read More


Retrospective: The Louvre’s Art Protection during World War I

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


Mark Reynolds: Rational Art About Irrational Numbers

Mark Reynolds makes kaleidoscopic drawings that explore ratios, musical chords, and space itself Read More


Morning Links: Construction Edition

The board of the performing arts center planned for ground zero has scuttled the design for the building by Frank Gehry. Said Gehry: “They should do what they want. I don’t want to go where I’m not wanted.” [The New … Read More


App Attack! The Met Presents New Mobile App to Curiously Cranky Group of Journalists

The art world press conference has very low stakes. Lives are not changed at these events. News of any great importance to public policy, foreign relations, or any general understanding of how life works is never broken. In fact, news … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
A detail of a work by van der Stokker.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOENIG & CLINTON

9 Openings to Attend in New York This Week

September 4–7, 2014 Read More


Here’s the NADA Miami Beach Exhibitor List

Here’s an early look at the exhibitor list for NADA Miami Beach, which runs December 4 to 7 this year. The show features a whopping 74 exhibitors, with 15 new first-time exhibitors, representing 34 cities and 18 countries. The full … Read More


Flatbread Inspires Exhibition, Symposia in Grain Belt

The Flatbread Society brings its flatbread workshop, among other things, to Broad at MSU Read More

News The Talent

Kunsthalle Zürich Appoints Daniel Baumann Director

Critic and curator Daniel Baumann has been named the next director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, taking the place of Beatrix Ruf, who announced in April that she would leave the museum after 13 years to become director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. … Read More


Morning Links: Jimmy Page Edition

MoMA PS1’s James Turrell has been closed for over a year, pending renovations. Lots of fascinating moving parts on this one. [The New York Times] The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is set to begin work on a new $2.5 … Read More


Meet Art Detective, Britain’s New Method of Identifying Public Art

The Financial Times has a story today about Art Detective, a new method of crowdsourcing the identification of public art works in Great Britain about which little is known, from subject to artist. From the piece: It’s the first thing … Read More