Morning Links: Hello Kitty Edition

After a review of its finances, the L.A. Board of Supervisors has added $54 million to its arts and culture budget. [The Los Angeles Times via Artforum] “The sun never sets on William Kentridge.” (Lots of shows coming up by … Read More


Christie’s Will Offer De Kooning Studio’s ‘Clamdigger’ for $25 M. to $35 M.

The New York Times reports that, for the big fall auctions in New York this November, Christie’s will offer a five-foot tall bronze sculpture by Willem de Kooning that stood at the entrance of his Long Island studio. Clamdigger (1972) … Read More


Stephen Shore and Peter Schjeldahl Debate Art School and Instagram at Aperture Bookstore

On Tuesday, October 7th, the upstairs gallery and book store of the Aperture Foundation in Chelsea, was crowded with Stephen Shore fans. A mixture of students, teachers, gallery regulars, and any number of Shore’s 56,000 followers on Instagram were there … Read More

Market Partnered Content

London Auction Preview: ‘Ohne Titel’ by Martin Kippenberger (1992)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More

Frieze London 2014

Preview Frieze London 2014

The big moment has almost arrived. The 12th edition of Frieze London opens to the general public on October 15 in Regent’s Park, and a day earlier for invited guests. Some 60,000 people will make their way through the big tent to view work … Read More

An illustration of what the completed entryway will look like.


What Is UOVO? Only the Art Storage Facility OF THE FUTURE

This past March it seemed like everyone at the Armory Show had nabbed the exact same tote bag: a beige canvas thing with a blue egg-like logo and the letters UOVO on it. There it was, everywhere you looked: UOVO, … Read More


Stan Douglas’s Play on Two Sets

An iPhone app animates this production on stage and on (a) screen Read More


Morning Links: Japanese Food Edition

The New York Police Department says it has arrested the legendary graffiti artist Cost. [Associated Press] “The Swiss museum to which the late Cornelius Gurlitt bequeathed his sizable collection on Wednesday said it plans to decide on Nov. 26 whether … Read More

Polit Sheer Form!

Queens Museum Calls For Manual Labor In The Name Of Art

In a press release issued Monday, the Queens Museum issued an open call for participants in a 500-person performance on November 3, conceived by Chinese art collective Polit-Sheer-Form-Office and titled “Do the Same Good Deed.” The act? A massive cleaning … Read More

consumer reports
Joel Holmberg in his studio.

Consumer Reports: Joel Holmberg

Consumer Reports is a new recurring feature on the ARTnews website that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. New York artist Joel Holmberg covers a lot of ground. Synthesizing mediums both modern (video, internet) … Read More

Installation view of Budor's Action Paintings' show at 247365 in Brooklyn.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND 247365

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Names 2014 New York Artist Grant Winners

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation has named the 2014 winners of its $10,000 unrestricted emerging artist grants in New York. The grantees, many of whom will be familiar to regular gallery-goers in the city, are: Abigail DeVille Sara Magenheimer Dora … Read More



Former FBI Interviewer Found Knoedler’s Freedman Without ‘Fraudulent Intent’

The Art Newspaper reports today on a “document dump” in the federal case of Ann Freedman and her now defunct Knoedler gallery, which closed amid accusations of forgery. Among the many revelations were that, in interviews, the “former head of the … Read More

Market News
Sotheby's building in New York City.

Schlumberger Collection Could Fetch $85 M. At Auction

On Monday, Sotheby’s announced that a block of modern and contemporary art from the personal collection of Pierre and Sao Schlumberger is expected to sell for upwards of $85 million when it goes to auction this November. Highlights of the sale … Read More


Whitney Studio Named National Treasure

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, operated out of the New York Studio School, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust. The studio, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992, and was included … Read More