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Art of the City

Big Heat: The Bronx Museum Champions the Brave, Unflinching Martin Wong

Martin Wong loved firemen. The late East Village artist, whose paintings stand as some of the most original and brave art produced in New York in the past 40 years, painted an intimate portrait of one in bed, still wearing … Read More

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Dorotheum Previews Modern and Contemporary Sales, Featuring Richter, Zero Group

Dorotheum is responsible for the content of this post.Whether you’re buying art in the interest of investment, collecting, or interior decorating, minimalist pieces have a rare appeal. Steering away from the figurative work that defined previous periods in art history, … Read More

Collector's Corner

Photographic Memory: Artur Walther Has Built What May Be the World’s Largest and Most Important Private Collection of African Photography

Here’s how he did it Read More

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Pablo Picasso, "La Gommeuse," 1901. Property from the William I. Koch Collection.COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

After Taubman Trip-Up, Sotheby’s Finds its Footing with a Respectable $306 M. Imp-Mod Evening Sale

Not 24 hours after the muted response to the collection of A. Alfred Taubman, which barely broke its low estimate with a $377 million sale Wednesday, Sotheby’s bounced back somewhat with a competent if at times dull $306.7 million Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale … Read More

A rendering of Casey Jane Ellison.


‘Being an Outsider Is A Privileged Position’: Casey Jane Ellison on Comedy, Catcalling, Consumerism, and More

Extracurriculars is a new recurring feature in which artists discuss their interests that are not art.Casey Jane Ellison is a comedian, self-proclaimed cult leader, TV host, and above all, an artist. Best known for hosting her Ovation mini-series Touching the Art as … Read More

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Modigliani's Portrait de Paulette Jourdain, from around 1919, sold for $42.8 million, beating its on-request estimate said to be $35 million.

Spotty Taubman Collection Sale Brings In $377 M. at Sotheby’s, Led by a $42.8 M. Modigliani

Many works went for below their low estimates, but a new high mark was set for Frank Stella Read More


Presidential Campaigns and Old Camp Counselors: At the Opening of the Jewish Museum’s ‘Unorthodox’ Show

Tuesday evening, walking to the private opening of “Unorthodox,” the new 200-plus artist exhibition at the Jewish Museum, on display to the public starting this Friday, I encountered a good, old-fashioned presidential blockade. Obama was present on the Upper East … Read More

News Reviews

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Abstraction: Frank Stella Stuns at the Whitney

Get ready to be dazzled by Stellaworld. The dozens of eye-popping paintings and massive sculptures executed by Frank Stella, beginning in 1958, that fill the Whitney Museum’s capacious fifth floor and outdoor terrace are going to envelop you. As soon … Read More

Artists Q&A

‘I Don’t Know Half as Much as There Is to Know, But at Least I Know Half’: A Talk with Richard Prince

Richard Prince lives and works in New York City. His solo show at Barbara Gladstone, “Cowboy,” closed last month Read More

Lucien Smith, with Keith Rubenstein. COURTESY BFA

Fire in a Bronx Piano Factory: At Lucien Smith’s One-Night-Only Show, ‘Macabre Suite’

On Thursday evening, there was an unusual amount of activity at an abandoned piano factory in the South Bronx, on the not-so-pristine banks of the Harlem River. A battalion of security guards clustered around the loading dock, and through the … Read More

Jim Shaw, “The End is Here,” 2015, installation view, at New Museum. MARIS HUTCHINSON/EPW STUDIO

‘The Spirals of His Mind Are Tightly Wound and Mysterious’: Matthew Weinstein on Jim Shaw at the New Museum

The “First Papers Of Surrealism” exhibition, a collaboration between Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp, was held in New York City in 1942. It was a visual manifesto for the European-born movement, and Duchamp chose for its catalogue cover an image … Read More

Marina Abramović photographed at her New York City apartment on September 18. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘…But We Can’t Pay You’: Performance Art and Money’s Knotty Relationship

A year ago, in a former bank in Brooklyn, RoseLee Goldberg hosted a postmodern fundraiser featuring a “special food performance” by artist Jennifer Rubell. The event was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Performa biennial, founded in 2004 by … Read More

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Paul McMahon and Linda Montano Performing at 321 Gallery. VIDEO STILL

Magic Numbers: ‘Pictures’ Artist Paul McMahon, ‘The Troubadour King of Woodstock,’ Sets Up in Brooklyn

Last Thursday, the artist Paul McMahon staged a performance inside of a retrospective show of his work currently on view at 321 Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The exhibition is titled “44” and contains 44 works spread over 44 years … Read More

London Art Pitch Reviews
A work by Sean Steadman, from his show at Project Native Informant.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PROJECT NATIVE INFORMANT

From Time Bombs to Fruit Baskets: Goings-On in London, New York, and Los Angeles

Sean Steadman at Project Native Informant, Jason Benson at Bodega, Eli Ping at Ramiken Crucible, Alex Chaves at Night Gallery, Elad Lassry at David Kordansky Read More