Market Previews
Nathalie Karg Gallery / Cumulus Studios, New York Jim Drain, Untitled (Bench), 2012, powder-coated stainless steel, and aluminum, 44 x 22 x 18 inches.

Preview the 2015 Dallas Art Fair

The seventh edition of the Dallas Art Fair opens April 10, with a gala preview on April 9 to benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and Dallas Contemporary. The fair will include 94 galleries from around … Read More


Retrospective: Design as the Folk Art of the ’90s

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

Architectural rendering of 540 West 25th Street, New York. 


Morning Links: New Pace Gallery Edition

Pace Gallery will be renovating their Chelsea gallery at 540 West 25th Street, to begin in December 2015 with an estimated completion date of fall 2017. The gallery will take up 40,000 square feet of space in a new 60,000 square-foot building … Read More

Graphics Market

How Has the Photography Market Been Doing?

The annual March/April photography auctions just wrapped up in New York, ringing in a total of $17.2 million for the three big houses—Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips. As the graph above shows, it was a close fight, with Phillips bringing in a touch more than its … Read More

Diego Velázquez, detail of The Water Carrier of Seville, 1623, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Secret Grandeur: Leo Steinberg on an Early Velázquez Masterpiece, in 1971

In the early 1970s, art historian and critic Leo Steinberg wrote a series of short articles for ARTnews about works he believed were masterpieces, mainly ones from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Steinberg was known for writing about Renaissance and … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of 'Anicka Yi: You Can Call Me' at The Kitchen, 2015.JASON MANDELLA/COURTESY THE KITCHEN

Shrimp, Female Bacteria, and the Smell of Gagosian: Anicka Yi at The Kitchen

Plus, Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production, Carmen Cicero at June Kelly, and Joan Brown at George Adams Read More


Ideas Worth Spreading: Simon Denny Comes to MoMA PS1

Simon Denny is an artist who uses the jargon of tech as a readymade. His exhibition this month at MoMA PS1 is titled “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” after the influential 1997 book by Clayton M. Christensen that is notable for coining … Read More

Jean-François Millet's 1857 painting, The Gleaners, as altered by the Gluten Free Museum.

Morning Links: Gluten-Free Art Edition

The Art Newspaper’s analysis of museum visitor figures from 2014. [The Art Newspaper] California’s District Court  denied a motion to dismiss the case of ownership of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s circa 1530 dual paintings, Adam and Eve. The case began in 2007, … Read More

Big Band by LeRoy Neiman, courtesy of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation

LeRoy Neiman Foundation Gives $2.5 M. to the Smithsonian for Jazz Programming, Jazz Cafe

The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History announced that it will increase its jazz programming with a $2.5 million dollar endowment from the LeRoy Nieman Foundation. Part of the endowment will be used to make up a program of jazz-related events, including a performance … Read More

A still from Hito Steyerl's How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013).


Hito Steyerl Wins the First EYE Prize

The newly created EYE Prize has been awarded to Berlin-based artist and cultural theorist Hito Steyerl. The £25,000 prize ($37,100) was established by the Amsterdam film museum of the same name with the goal of supporting outstanding artists who work primarily in … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Untitled, 2004, vintage silver gelatin print, glass, paint, cardboard, tape, and string, 3¼ x 5 inches.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MALONEY FINE ART

‘Malick Sidibé: Studio Malik, Bamako, Mali’ at Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Malick Sidibé: Studio Malik, Bamako, Mali,” which is on view at Maloney Fine Art in Los Angeles through this Saturday, April 18, 2015. The exhibition includes … Read More


Dallas’s Nasher Sculpture Center Creates $100,000 Annual Prize

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has announced the creation of an annual $100,000 sculpture prize. The winner will be selected by a jury that includes some pretty fancy names in contemporary art–Phyllida Barlow, Lynne Cooke, Okwui Enwezor, Yuko Hasegawa, … Read More

A sundae at Morgenstern's.COURTESY THE ICE PARLOR

Frieze New York Taps Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, Dimes, Roberta’s, More

Every year, on one beautiful day in spring, Frieze New York announces the list of almost uniformly delicious, relatively young downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants that it has brought onboard for its annual fair on Randall’s Island. That day is … Read More


Arab Spring: Modern Middle Eastern Art Finds a New Audience in the West

One recent morning, art historian Nada Shabout was telling me about her search for a graduate program two decades ago. “When I contacted universities and said I wanted to work on modern Arab art, they would say, ‘What is that? … Read More