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When Felonies Become Form: The Secret History of Artists Who Use Lawbreaking as Their Medium

Artists have long gotten away with murder, sometimes literally. After Benvenuto Cellini killed his rival, the goldsmith Pompeo de Capitaneis, in 1534, Pope Paul III—a Cellini fan—reportedly pardoned the Florentine artist, declaring that men like him “ought not to be … Read More


‘He Nudges the Sacred Liberal Cows of Assimilation’: A Brief History of David Hammons

With David Hammons’s 50-year career being surveyed at New York’s Mnuchin Gallery, many critics have taken the opportunity to reflect on the artist’s work, which has often dealt with racial and economic inequities, both in the art world and in … Read More

Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York
Installation view of "David Hammons: Five Decades," at Mnuchin Gallery. COURTESY MNUCHIN GALLERY

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More

David Hammons stands in front of his Bliz-aard Ball Sale (1983). 


Morning Links: David Hammons Edition

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Art of the City Reviews
David Hammons's Untitled (African American Flag) (1991/2015) flying above MoMA PS1's courtyard for 'Greater New York,' which runs through March 17, 2015.PHOTOS: ARTNEWS

PS1’s Sprawling ‘Greater New York’ Show Broadens Its Purview, With Mixed Results

What a sight! David Hammons’s glorious black-and-red-striped African American Flag is now flying high in the sky above the courtyard of MoMA PS1. Visible even from outside the Brutalist concrete walls of the Long Island City museum, it is the first … Read More

installation of “Representation of Dark Matter” at the Drawing Center.


Morning Links: Dark Matter Edition

Eric Veit, Dena Yago, and Jutta Zimmermann’s “Some Versions of Pastoral” at Tomorrow Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art plans to acquire the complete archives of OK Harris Works of Art, the Soho Gallery … Read More

Artists Features

Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility

Last spring, Mike Spano, the mayor of Yonkers, New York, a city of about 200,000 that shares a border with the Bronx, delivered his State of the City Address at City Hall. After describing Yonkers as a destination for “new-economy” … Read More

Artists News
A still from the video.

David Hammons and Richard Prince Are In the New Beyoncé Video

The last time Beyoncé appeared in these pages, it was because she had visited Kerry James Marshall’s stunning show at David Zwirner in London. Now, thank goodness, she is back. On Friday she released a new song, titled “7/11,” and the accompanying video, partially filmed … Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More