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Jim Drain. Photo By Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Consumer Reports: Jim Drain

“Consumer Reports” is a recurring feature that profiles an artist’s consumption of any and all media throughout one work week. As a member of the influential Providence art collective Forcefield, Jim Drain helped blend music, performance, film, and installation into … Read More

Market News
Jasper Johns’s 1983 Flag trounced its $15 million-to-$20 million estimate, selling for $36 million with premium.

$36 M. Flag Sets Jasper Johns Record at Sotheby’s $343.7 M. Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s kicked off New York’s contemporary art auctions this week with a modest sale, led by a $44.97 million Mark Rothko painting from 1951, that saw new records for Jasper Johns, Glenn Ligon, Robert Ryman, and Jean Dubuffet. However, despite the house’s best efforts, the … Read More

Art of the City
40, Kippenberger, Untitled, 1988

Don’t Hate the Players, Hate the Game, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Auction Previews

Auction houses are pretty easy to dislike. They are trading floors for the supremely wealthy, they play fast and loose with the careers of young artists, and they distort the public’s perceptions of art history by only selling a small … Read More


The Power of the Press: Artists Celebrate Ebony and Jet at The Studio Museum in Harlem

In November, 1942, John H. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company and began publishing Negro Digest. Modeled after Reader’s Digest, the weekly publication was the first to focus solely on African-American history, literature, arts, and culture. “People thought he was … Read More


Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More


Essex Street Presents Siegelaub’s ‘Artist’s Contract’ Exhibition

“There is no art without you. There is no art world without you. You have given up rights you probably do not know exist. Perhaps you think that you have freedom in your art. But you definitely have no freedom … Read More

Art of the City
Installation view of 'Sturtevant: Double Trouble' at MoMA, on view through February 22, 2015.

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition: Sturtevant Retrospective Blows the Lid Off MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective for Sturtevant, who meticulously repeated the work of other artists for half a century, until her death in May at the age of 89, is creepy, hilarious, elegantly curated and utterly thrilling. Called “Double … Read More

Duane Hanson's Flea Market Lady (1990) at Karma.

Does the World Need Another Art Fair? An Investigation at the Opening Day of Independent Projects in Chelsea

Independent, founded by the art dealers Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook in 2010, has always presented itself as a kind of antidote to the commercial circus that defines most art fairs. Held in the former Dia building in Chelsea, it features natural … Read More


What a Piece of Work Is Dinner! Performa Celebrates Anniversary with Renaissance Tribute and Mario Batali’s Suckling Pigs

There’s something admirable about the art world descending on the old Williamsburg Savings Bank for a “special food performance” by artist Jennifer Rubell to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Performa, the performance art biennial that will hold its sixth edition … Read More


New Independent Projects Fair Offers ‘One Holistic Exhibition’ From 40 Galleries

The art fair brings together 40 galleries to coincide with the November auction season Read More

Market News
Alberto Giacometti, "Chariot," property of a distinguished private collector,  sold for $100,965,000

Sotheby’s Brings in $422 M., Its Highest Total Ever, at Impressionist and Modern Sale

Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern auction kicked off the fall auction season last night with a $422 million opener that represented the house’s highest-ever total for a single auction. Only in today’s overheated art market could a $422 million auction be … Read More


The Women of the Arab Art World

Women in the Middle East and North Africa find themselves welcome in the world of art, because most men ignore its power Read More


Here’s the 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong Exhibitor List

Art Basel Hong Kong has released the names of galleries participating in its third edition, which will take place in March 2015. There are 231 galleries from 37 countries and over half of them have spaces in Asia or the Asia-Pacific … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Untitled (Group 102 - Tangential Taxonomy), 2008–14.


Through Sunday, November 9 Read More