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The Guggenheim Mounts an On Kawara Anti-Retrospective

On Kawara was born on December 24, 1932, and died last summer just as curators were putting the finishing touches on his show at the Guggenheim in New York, “Silence,” which opened February 6 and represents the first major museum … Read More


True Confessions of a Justified Art Dealer, Part Three: Downhill All the Way

The first real crossover art celebrity to come out of Los Angeles’s Chinatown was Eric Wesley, who showed at China Art Objects. The gallery’s owner, Giovanni Intra, was selling Wesley’s bronze casts of onion rings in neighborhood bars ($100 a … Read More

Books Reviews

How to Kill Your Idols: Kim Gordon Takes No Prisoners In New Memoir

“Rock music is all about repression,” Kim Gordon wrote in the catalogue for the artist Mike Kelley’s 1993 retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Thankfully, though, Gordon holds nothing back in her new memoir, Girl in a Band (HarperCollins, 2014). The … Read More


‘You Make the Marks and Let Them Lead You’: Artist-Farmer Peter Nadin Exhibits His Early Work at Half Gallery

Peter Nadin, the British artist who arrived in New York in the late 1970s, has always been a Sphinx-like presence in the art scene, resisting trends and avoiding career paths typical of his generation. Probably best known today for his “First Mark” … Read More

Tony Clifton, Live from the Sunset Strip, 2010. COMIC RELIEF ARCHIVES

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Art Joke? The Artist as Comedian

Over the past few years there has been a minor humor renaissance within the art world. Artists from a variety of backgrounds have been incorporating strategies cribbed from stand-up, operating in a cultural grey area that merges traditions and often … Read More

Artists Dispatches

Scott Reeder: Moonstruck

After eleven years, the painter Scott Reeder has finally finished his first feature film, Moon Dust (2014), and recently screened it in New York City. “David Lynch’s first film, Eraserhead, took about seven or eight years, so I kept thinking, … Read More

Artists News
Image from Victor Vaughn and Edward Shenk's "King's Hill."

Quiet Darkness: Victor Vaughn and Edward Shenk on Their ‘King Of The Hill’ ‘Fan-Gaze Removals’

In 2014, the artists Victor Vaughn and Edward Shenk were commissioned by the digital-arts organization Rhizome to make new work for the online magazine Dazed. What resulted was a series of images that featured appropriated and reconfigured imagery from the … Read More


Authentic Success: Kathleen White 1960–2014

When Kathleen White moved to New York in 1987 she didn’t have any friends, so she painted one. That’s the quick story of a picture I can legitimately call haunting: My Friend. Seated, or perched, on a yellowish plinth that … Read More

Features Previews

The Kids Are All Right: What to Expect at the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial

A different approach to a contemporary-art survey Read More

Installation view of 'Melgaard + Munch: The End of It All Has Already Happened' at the Munch Museum in Oslo.PHOTOS COURTESY THE MUCH MUSEUM

His Struggle: Norwegian Mischief-Maker Bjarne Melgaard Meets Edvard Munch in Oslo

“He’s a very crazy man,” my Norwegian taxi driver, Viktor, told me on the way to the Munch Museum in Oslo. “Makes a lot of scandals.” He was speaking of Bjarne Melgaard, who is Norway’s most infamous living artist, like … Read More

Artists Features

Charles Atlas: Ready for Prime Time

The artist stars in Chelsea and Times Square Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Kate Gilmore, a still from Standing Here, 2010.COURTESY THE ARTIST

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Talk: Michael Berryhill at Pratt Painter Michael Berryhill is next in Pratt’s always excellent visiting lecture series. Coming up after him: Wafaa Bilal on February 23, and Catherine Opie on April 8. Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall Auditorium, … Read More


Retrospective: Duchamp’s ‘interior-decorator’s eye’

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

Artists consumer reports

Consumer Reports: Jeanette Hayes

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. Jeanette Hayes is a painter and multimedia artist based in New York City and originally from Chicago. Her work addresses the … Read More