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Julian Schnabel, Portrait of Olatz Schnabel, 1997, oil and resin on canvas. COURTESY NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Acquires a Schnabel

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale announced that Olatz Schnabel, the model who was the wife and muse to painter Julian Schnabel for 17 years, has donated Portrait of Olatz Schnabel (1997) to the museum. The news comes a month and a … Read More


Reading into Tracey Emin’s Baby Blanket

A collaboration between Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin reflects feelings about comfort and Rothko Read More


A New Creativity?

Now that the days of glitz and glamour in the art market are over, how will creativity be affected? Some artists, curators, museum directors, and dealers predict a new seriousness. Others warn against bohemian fantasy. But all agree the conversation has changed. Read More


Waves of Light

From bulbs to neon and fluorescent tubing to LEDs and other electronic creations, artists are using light—as material and subject—to comment on everything from advertising to spirituality. Read More


Slides and Prejudice

The controversy around painting from photographs continues as new generations and new image-making technologies keep the debate alive. Read More

John Wesley’s comic-book esthetic, as in Aer Lingus, 2002, appeals to younger artists. COURTESY FREDERICKS FREISER GALLERY, NEW YORK

What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art?

Artists are finding inspiration in gags, slapstick, clowns, comics, and stand-up comedy. The results are sometimes satirical, sometimes ludicrous, and sometimes ‘so funny you could cry’. Read More