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Adam McEwen, IBM Blue Gene 1 and IBM Blue Gene 2, both 2016.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL, NEW YORK

Castles in the Sky: Adam McEwen on ‘Harvest,’ His Show at Petzel Gallery

For the past few years I have had a poster in my living room of Kate Moss’s New York Times obituary. It begins, “Kate Moss, the model who died aged 33, was the most celebrated and iconic beauty of her … Read More

One of William Wegman's postcard paintings, on view at Sperone Westwater.COURTESY SPERONE WESTWATER

‘The Dog Really Confused Things’: Another Side of William Wegman

William Wegman bought his first dog in California after responding to an ad in a Long Beach, California newspaper that said, “Weimaraners $35.” He called the new pet Man Ray. Wegman had trained as a painter, but as a graduate … Read More


The Invisible Artist: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Multiple Personalities

In 1968 the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson (then known as Lynn Hershman) began publishing art criticism under the guise of three invented personas: Gay Abandon, Herbert Goode, and Prudence Juris. Each “critic” had his or her own style, aesthetic preferences, … Read More


How Is the Art World Spending Its Money This Presidential Election Season? A Breakdown of Campaign Contributions

The art world has never shied away from politics, and this particularly absurd campaign season is no exception. Below is a list that looks at the financial contributions that people at the high end of the art market are making toward the … Read More

Artists Habitat

L.A. Habitat: Jim Shaw

L.A. Habitat is a weekly series that visits with 16 artists in their workspaces around the city Read More

2017 Venice Biennale
Mark Bradford, the United States' pick for the 2017 Venice Biennale.THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

Mark Bradford Will Rep the United States at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The United States of America has tapped Mark Bradford to represent it at the 2017 Venice Biennale, which runs next year from May 13 through November 26. He will create a site-specific installation for the U.S. Pavilion in the Giardini … Read More

Ryan Seacrest, a LACMA trustee; Michael Govan, the museum's director and CEO; and Ann Colgin speak, the chair of the  Collectors Committee at the 2016 Collectors Committee Gala on Saturday.DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES FOR LACMA

‘This Spring Ritual, This Frenzy of Buying’: A Weekend With LACMA’s Collectors Committee as It Votes on Acquisitions

Whether they knew it or not, the producers of Mad Men lifted their opening-credit graphics—the silhouette of a man in a tie and white dress shirt—right from the work of Idelle Weber. Weber had been painting such men, isolated in … Read More

Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York

9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More

Margaret Harrison, Homeworkers, 1977. ©MARGARET HARRISON/TATE, PURCHASED 2011

‘Well-Edited Memorials of Wanderlust’: A Brief History of British Conceptual Art

In honor of Tate Modern’s survey of British Conceptual art, “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979,” which opened earlier this week, below are excerpts of reviews from the ARTnews archives. All of the artists discussed are included in the show, which … Read More


‘This Institution Has Always Been Underfunded’: Anne Pasternak Offers Candid Thoughts on the Future of the Brooklyn Museum

On Thursday, Anne Pasternak, the new director of the Brooklyn Museum, hosted a small group of journalists at a meeting in her office to discuss her plans for the institution. The carpeting in Pasternak’s office is purple, there are chairs … Read More

From left to right, Caroleena Bingham, Miho Hatori, Ben Morgan-Cleveland, Ei Arakawa, and Stefan Tcherepnin performing How to DISappear in America. COURTESY REENA SPAULINGS FINE ART

The Ready-Made Revue: Ei Arakawa on His Musical ‘How to DISappear in America’ at Reena Spaulings

A thriller about two people on the run, the artist’s new work is inspired by Seth Price’s ideas about disappearing Read More

Cao Fei, i.Mirror, 2007, Machinima, 28 minutes. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND VITAMIN CREATIVE SPACE

In Another World: Cao Fei on Her New Show at MoMA PS1

In Cao Fei’s 2007 video i.Mirror, the artist isn’t billed as the director. That credit goes instead to her Second Life avatar, China Tracy, who wears an armor-like suit and, in the video, wanders an entire virtual world that Cao … Read More


Oscar Murillo Deported From Australia After Destroying His Passport Mid-Flight in Protest

‘The West is a salivating penis,’ he said in a recent panel, ‘pretty much ready to penetrate the rest of the world’ Read More

During the performance of 'Services: The Conditions and Relations of Service Provision in Contemporary Project Orientated Artistic Practice," organized by Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser, January 22– 23, 1994, at the Kunstraum of Lüneburg University, Lüneburg, Germany.MICHAEL SCHINDEL, HAMBURG

Paying More Than Lip Service: Artists, Curators Restage an Andrea Fraser and Helmut Draxler Deep Cut in Los Angeles

Frances Stark, A. L. Steiner, Martine Syms, and others convene to consider the many jobs that artists are asked to do Read More