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Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 2010.

The War at Home: Norwegian Critics Rain Fire on Prodigal Son Bjarne Melgaard for Munch Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s current show at the Munch Museum in Oslo, “The End of It Has Already Happened,” which pairs the work of Norway’s most celebrated contemporary artist with one of its national icons, has turned into “a huge national scandal … Read More

Features Reviews
Installation view of “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (December 14, 2014-April 5, 2015). JOHN WRONN/©2014 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Structure Rising: David Salle on ‘The Forever Now’ at MoMA

What the flawed survey tells us about painting today Read More

Graphics Market
Artists' individual contributions to the evening sales at Sotheby's and Chrsitie's in London.

Dissecting the London Postwar Sales

The postwar and contemporary evening sales in London this month brought in more than £240 million (about $370 million) in total sales for Sotheby’s and Christie’s—a banner year for the annual auctions. Today we slice into the numbers to see … Read More

Artists Q&A

‘For the Most Part It’s Introspection’: A Talk with Theodora Allen

Theodora Allen’s inaugural show with Blum & Poe opens in L.A. on March 7. Bill Powers: The last time we met you were on your way to a Joni Mitchell concert. She was also silhouetted in a painting at your … Read More

Simcho Che.

‘I Coulda Been a Contender’: Kenny Schachter on L.A. Wildcatters, a Davos Doomsayer, the London Auctions, and the Future of the Art Market

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. I am convinced that the art market is in an extended bull run the likes of which have never been seen before. Sure, … Read More

Artists Features

Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility

Last spring, Mike Spano, the mayor of Yonkers, New York, a city of about 200,000 that shares a border with the Bronx, delivered his State of the City Address at City Hall. After describing Yonkers as a destination for “new-economy” … Read More


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