The Hollywood Sign


Morning Links: Hollywood Edition

Hollywood’s United Talent Agency now has an art world arm. [The Art Newspaper] Former NBA player Desmond Mason paints now and apparently George Clooney owns some of his work. [The New York Post] Jed Perl on photographer Duane Michals. [The … Read More


The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More

Market Partnered Content

Skate’s: Wealth Managers Investing Big in Sotheby’s, Shutterstock

Some $840 million in investment has poured into Sotheby’s and Shutterstock over the past few weeks from big-league wealth managers, Skate’s points out in the latest edition of its Market Notes column, with the Vanguard group grabbing a 5.5 percent stack in the auction house to join Morgan … Read More

Lucy Lippard in 1976

Advice for Art Writers: Keep Your Standard of Living Extremely Low

It’s a coincidence, but a rather piquant one, that yesterday, just a few hours after a blackboard work by Cy Twombly sold for $30 million in a Christie’s salesroom in London, Lucy Lippard took the stage in a Hilton in … Read More

Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1970.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Nets $177.9 M. at Contemporary Sale in London, Led by $30 M. Twombly

It has been a roaring week for the contemporary art market in London. Last night, Sotheby’s sold £123.5 million (or about $188.2 million) worth of art at its annual postwar and contemporary sale across 65 lots (out of 75 on … Read More


Look Ma, a New Auction Record!: The Art World in 2015

Well, this has to be a first. A publicist at a boutique New York PR agency just emailed to note that a relatively young artist they work with—the artist’s age is included in the note—was a “high hitter” in a … Read More

News The Talent

Anne Hawley, Director of Boston’s Gardner Museum, Will Step Down

Anne Hawley is stepping down as director of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Hawley has been at the helm of the museum for 25 years, and she will leave at the end of the year. More from The New York … Read More

Artists consumer reports
Guthrie Lonergan.

Consumer Reports: Guthrie Lonergan

Guthrie Lonergan is an elusive and influential internet artist whom Cory Arcangel once called “our Bruce Nauman.” Along with a corresponding essay by Ed Halter, an image from his 2005 series “Lonely Los Angeles” was chosen as the cover of the … Read More

Terry Richardson "Jesus is Watching You", 2014 © 2015 Terry Richardson, All Rights Reserved.

Courtesy Galerie Perrotin

Terry Richardson Has a New Gallery Exhibition in Paris, Claims America Has a ‘Hysterical Fear of Sexuality’

Terry Richardson’s forthcoming show at Galerie Perrotin in Paris is his first at the gallery since 1999. It is also the photographer’s first real public exposure since the accusations of sexual assault directed at Richardson–which go back at least a … Read More

Retrospective Reviews
Peter Whitehead, still from Daddy, 1972, film. ©NIKI CHARITABLE ART FOUNDATION/PETER WHITEHEAD

Aim High: On Niki de Saint Phalle’s First New York Solo Show, in 1962

Niki de Saint Phalle, the French New Realist sculptor who died in 2002 at the age of 71, has been having a comeback. Three years ago, to mark the 10-year anniversary of her death, New York’s Nohra Haime Gallery held … Read More

Installation view of Robert Irwin's untitled (Four Walls), 2006, at the Chinati Foundation.

Chinati Foundation Receives Grant to Support New Robert Irwin Installation

The Chinati Foundation has received $750,000 from the Lannan Foundation to support the Robert Irwin Project, Chinati’s chairman of the board Andrew Cogan announced today. The project, for which construction will begin this summer, will result in the building of a … Read More

Market News
Richter's Abstraktes Bild sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), a benchmark for any living European artist.


New Records for Gerhard Richter, Jonas Wood at Buoyant $188.2 M. Sotheby’s London Sale

Multiple records were broken last night at the contemporary art evening auction at Sotheby’s in London, including the total for that annual auction, which made £123,515,250 ($188.2 million) on a presale estimate of £88.6 million to £125.5 million ($135.43 million–$191.84 million). The highlight of the evening … Read More


True Confessions of a Justified Art Dealer, Part Three: Downhill All the Way

The first real crossover art celebrity to come out of Los Angeles’s Chinatown was Eric Wesley, who showed at China Art Objects. The gallery’s owner, Giovanni Intra, was selling Wesley’s bronze casts of onion rings in neighborhood bars ($100 a … Read More

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Desert


Morning Links: Fake Rock Edition

Suzanne Weaver, interim director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, steps down after less than five months. [The Art Newspaper] “Barely a month in office, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has shelved a plan to turn the former Franklin School … Read More