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Market Seattle Art Fair 2015
The exterior of the 2015 Seattle Art Fair on opening day.TORI DICKSON/COURTESY SEATTLE ART FAIR

The Seattle Art Fair Arrives, With Dealers on the Hunt for Tech Money

A giant beach ball, a pink ice cream truck, and a winding line of people waiting to see art are not sights that people usually associate with perennially gray Seattle. But on Thursday night, most of the 4,000 people who … Read More


Market News Seattle Art Fair 2015
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Preview Seattle Art Fair 2015

The inaugural Seattle Art Fair opens Thursday, July 30, with an evening preview for invited guests. The fair will bring together 62 galleries from around the world to the lively art scene of the Pacific Northwest, attracting some of the … Read More


Artists Features
opposite Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed at his Great Jones Street studio, New York City, 1987.DMITRI KASTERINE/KASTERINE.COM

Basquiat and the Collecting of History

Why is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists underrepresented in museum collections? Read More


Artists News
Albert Oehlen, Streithelfer, 1997, oil on canvas. GAGOSIAN GALLERY/IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN

From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk Contemporary Painting at the New Museum

“None of the terms of painting really make sense to me,” the artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung said on Saturday at the New Museum’s contemporary painting symposium, held in honor of its current Albert Oehlen survey. “Painting has a lot of baggage. Terms like … Read More


News
Work by Mark Wallis.©MCATEER/GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

A Year After Fire, Glasgow School of Art Students Present New Work

Art students at the Glasgow School of Art who were affected by the devastating fire which blazed through the Mackintosh building last year are now presenting new work in the school’s Reid Building. The modern wing is just across the street … Read More


parties
Brian O'Mahoney’s Todo el Mundo es Kitch at the Watermill Center benefit.

From a Giant White Bear to a Dead Fish: A Look Around the Watermill Benefit

This year’s Watermill Center Benefit, titled “Circus of Stillness: The Power over Wild Beasts,” offered performance art and installations from 24 artists around the institution’s wooden campus and a wide mix of celebrity guests such as Rufus Wainwright, Brooke Shields, and Roger … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Illustration for Memory Palace.

COURTESY LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN

9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Artists News
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Steve McQueen and LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Director's Conversation With Steve McQueen, Kanye West, And Michael Govan About "All Day/I Feel Like That"  at LACMA on July 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kanye West Would Trade His Grammys to Be in An Art Context: The Rapper Discusses His New Steve McQueen-Directed Video at LACMA

On Friday night, Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, walked into a blocked-off wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, both wearing white. West was greeted by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, and the greeting … Read More


News
Rikrit Tiravanija and his guests enjoying a Thai dinner. GAVIN BROWN

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s First Commercial Kitchen Just Passed Its Health Inspection

The last time we heard from conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, about a month ago, he was cooking up Thai food in Basel, Switzerland, on the Messeplatz, the large public square outside the annual fair Art Basel, as part of a collaborative … Read More


Q&A
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‘I Joke That Art Comes From That Place When You Touch Your Belly Button’: A Talk With Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee runs, with Oliver Newton, the gallery 47 Canal in New York.Bill Powers: We are looking at a wall in your studio covered with tear sheets of artwork by Sarah Lucas, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Artschwager, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cady Noland, … Read More


Retrospective
E.L. Doctorow. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The Balthus Connection: What E.L. Doctorow, Jessica Chastain’s Film Debut, and a Painting Have in Common

In honor of E.L. Doctorow, who passed away at the age of 84 yesterday, we turn back to ARTnews’s May 2007 issue, in which Hilarie M. Sheets spoke with the writer about a film adaptation of his short story “Jolene: … Read More


Artists
TOMATO HOUSE

Brooklyn, in Space and Under the Sea: Ian Gerson’s ‘Future Floor’ Inhabits Tomato House

One recent Friday in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Tomato House opened “Future Floor,” an immersive installation made specifically for the space by Far Rockaway–based artist Ian Gerson. For the piece, Gerson transformed the main room of the gallery into an underwater/space exploration … Read More


Artists
Petra Cortright, cropped_masked_final, 2015, video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DEPART FOUNDATION

Flash Dancers: Petra Cortright on Her New Show at the Depart Foundation

‘I don’t think I’ve ever successfully avoided the male gaze. I can’t even do it, even in the webcam videos, where I’m not even doing anything sexy’ Read More


Retrospective
Joan Mitchell, Rivière, 1990, oil on canvas. ©ESTATE OF JOAN MITCHELL, COLLECTION OF JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION

An Expressionist in Paris: John Ashbery on Joan Mitchell, in 1965

In honor of the Kunsthaus Bregenz’s Joan Mitchell retrospective, which opens tomorrow in that Austrian city, we turn back to April 1965, when John Ashbery wrote about the work the American painter was making in Paris. At that time, Ashbery, … Read More