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Artists News
Keith J. Varadi Mission Statement NIGHT GALLERY

‘I Think That Discomfort Is a Really Positive Place for Us All to Be In’: Keith J. Varadi on His New Show, Facebook, and Gambling

This Saturday, the artist and curator Keith J. Varadi opens “Free Wi-Fi, Comedy” at Night Gallery in his hometown of Los Angeles. The centerpiece of the show is a first for Varadi: a film. The 12-minute movie starts at Good … Read More


Retrospective
Installation view of the Robert Ryman survey, currently on view at Dia Art Foundation. ©ROBERT RYMAN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/BILL JACOBSON/COURTESY THE GREENWICH COLLECTION, LTD./DIA ART FOUNDATION, NEW YORK

Double Positive: Carter Ratcliff on Robert Ryman’s Meditative Monochromes, in 1971

In honor of a survey of his paintings at the Dia Art Foundation in New York, below is a 1971 essay about Robert Ryman’s white-on-white paintings. Written by Carter Ratcliff, the essay questions how Ryman’s work can be categorized. Are … Read More


Market News The Knoedler Affair
An allegedly fake Pollock that Knoedler sold to hedge funder Pierre Lagrange. A resulting legal case was settled out of court.

In Court, Experts Say Knoedler Ignored Warnings About Forgeries

More expert witnesses testified this week in the trial over a fake Mark Rothko painting in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Domenico and Eleanore De Sole argue that the Knoedler gallery, and its president Ann Freedman, knowingly sold them the forged … Read More


Artists Q&A
Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar (still), 2009, HD digital video. COURTESY THE ARTIST, SALON 94, NEW YORK, AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

‘I Want Women to Look Like They Can’t Get Thrown Away’: Marilyn Minter on Her Retrospective, ‘Pretty/Dirty’

When I walked into Marilyn Minter’s studio late one afternoon last fall, she and her assistants had just completed a painting—a foggy, steamy image streaming with water droplets, behind which you could see the misty blur of pink lips seemingly … Read More


Market News parties
Swizz Beatz at Sotheby's.Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Swizz Beatz, the Brooklyn Museum Board Member Who’s Unloading a Warhol to Buy Dustin Yellins, Discusses His Show at Sotheby’s

Kasseem Dean—the collector who sits on the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Museum and holds works by Basquiat, KAWS, and Kehinde Wiley in what he calls the Dean Collection—is perhaps better known as the rap producer Swizz Beatz. In … Read More


Market News
Installation shot of 'Frank Stella Sculptures,' on view at Marianne Boesky in 2014COURTESY MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY

One-Two Punch: The Rise of Joint Representation Has Dealers Sharing Artists All the Way to the Bank

If a collector wanted to buy a Frank Stella at Art Basel Miami Beach last December, he could have walked up to the booth of New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery, which represents Frank Stella. Or, he could have walked up … Read More


Market News The Knoedler Affair
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Mark Rothko’s Son on the Knoedler Trial: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be Sitting Here Today’

The artist Mark Rothko’s son, Christopher, testified Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, in the case focusing on a forged Rothko purchased by Domenico and Eleanore De Sole from the Knoedler gallery in 2004 for $8.3 million. The De … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Ana Mendieta, Untitled, 1971, still from Super 8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media. COURTESY GALERIE LELONG

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Books
Henri Matisse, The Dance, 1932–33, oil on canvas, installation view. PHOTO: ©2016 THE BARNES FOUNDATION; ART: ©2016 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

Matisse in All His Glory: New Tome Chronicles the Artist’s Work at the Barnes Foundation

It’s easy to fall in love with a painting by Henri Matisse. It’s more difficult to explain what makes a Matisse great. The best and brightest have tried. Scores of scholars, curators, and critics have published copiously illustrated books and … Read More


News
Jens Hoffmann and Rachel Rose outside Think Coffee, where AM at the JM is held once a month. COURTESY THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Morning People: Jens Hoffmann’s Salon for Early Risers

On a recent morning at 8:20 a.m., Jens Hoffmann and Rachel Rose were talking about David Foster Wallace. The two were at Think Coffee to discuss Rose’s video installation Everything and More, which is currently on view at the Whitney, … Read More


Artists consumer reports
Takeshi Murata PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

Consumer Reports: Takeshi Murata

Takeshi Murata is an artist living and working out of Saugerties, New York, who has exhibited work at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, … Read More


lives News
Dial.© THORNTON DIAL/STEPHEN PITKIN/PITKIN STUDIO

Thornton Dial, Pioneering Artist Who Channeled Everyday Materials Into Intricate Constructions, Dies at 87

Artist Thornton Dial, who used found objects, fabric, and paint to make astounding, intricate wall reliefs and sculptures that harbor nuanced narratives at once grand and intimate, died yesterday, Monday, January 25, at his home in Emelle, Alabama. The cause of death was … Read More


Artists Q&A
Eddie Martinez in his studio.PHOTO BY KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘I Needed to Figure Out Something I Could Make Myself’: A Talk With Eddie Martinez

Bill Powers: Your drawings were featured in “The Avant Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy” at Blum & Poe Los Angeles. How were you first introduced to the movement? Eddie Martinez: In 2009, I was going to Europe … Read More


Market News
The action at the 2016 Winter Antiques Show. NEIL RASMUS, ZACH HILTY/BFA.COM/COURTESY WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW

At the Winter Antiques Show, Calder Necklaces, a 3-D Portrait of Kate Moss, and More

Yesterday afternoon, members of the press gathered inside the Park Avenue Armory to preview the 2016 Winter Antiques Show, which opens today and runs through January 31. The fair, which will celebrate its 62nd anniversary this year, boasts 73 exhibitors … Read More