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The Composer: Mary Heilmann’s Rhythmic Abstractions Find Their Place in the Sun

Some little girls want to be movie stars, some long to be prima ballerinas. Not Mary Heilmann. As a child, she prayed for sainthood. “I used to dream that I was thrown to lions in the Coliseum,” said the artist. … Read More

Installation view of "Nine Young Artists," 1968, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. ©SGRF, NY

Time on Their Hands: Scott Burton on Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman’s Durational Art, in 1968

Scott Burton is best known for his minimalist furniture, which usually involves granite and bronze and is currently being shown as part of MoMA’s PS1’s “Greater New York.” But Burton started out as a critic. In the late ’60s, he was an … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
'Double Eye Poke,' 2015, installation view.COURTESY KAMEL MENNOUR

‘Double Eye Poke’ at Kamel Mennour

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Double Eye Poke” is currently on view at Kamel Mennour gallery in Paris. The exhibition, curated by Béatrice Gross, features works by Dan Flavin, Lynda Benglis, Sol LeWitt, and … Read More

Bruce Nauman, Learned Helplessness in Rats (Rock and Roll Drummer), 1988, Plexiglass maze, closed-circuit video camera, scanner and mount, switcher, two videotape players, 13-inch color monitor, 9-inch back-and-white monitor, video projector, and two videotapes (color, sound). ©2015 BRUCE NAUMAN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

MoMA and the Schaulager Announce Bruce Nauman Retrospective for 2018

The Museum of Modern Art and the Schaulager announced today that they are planning a Bruce Nauman retrospective for 2018. The show will be Nauman’s first retrospective since 1993, when the Reina Sofia held one that traveled to America and … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
Plessi Liquid Life at Ca d'Oro.


Day three of the Biennale continues, with no shortage of performance artists and a constant stream of pavilion opening and events. Below, you’ll find more Biennale style, performances, and more.

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Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale Nets $852.9 M., All-Time Auction Record

Records fall for Twombly, Ruscha, Doig, Kippenberger, Sturtevant, Price, and more Read More

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Top 7 New Art Bios for Summer Beach Reading

The season’s page-turners: Lives of the artists, from Michelangelo to Nauman 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

Realist paintings from the 1960s by Gerhard Richter, like Der Kongress (Professor Zander), 1965, can sell for as much as $10 million. ©CHRISTIE’S IMAGES

The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists

Tracking the highest prices paid for contemporary artworks. Read More

Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More