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News
Jeffrey Deitch and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation at the New York Public Library last night. JORI KLEIN/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

‘Let’s Make It Happen’: Deitch on Almost Joining MoMA, Bribing Michael Jackson’s Doorman, and More

“I don’t really care about money,” Jeffrey Deitch told New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni last night at the New York Public Library. “Money is something to do more crazy projects with.” There you have it. Deitch and Gioni were both … Read More


Artists consumer reports
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Consumer Reports: Austin Lee

Austin Lee is a New York-based artist who specializes in paintings created using an airbrush that often start as digital drawings made with an iPad. Since receiving his MFA from Yale in 2013, Lee has staged solo exhibitions at Carl Kostyal … Read More


News
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New York Attorney General Investigating Cooper Union

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into the financial practices leading up to the controversial 2014 decision to start charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in the institution’s history, The Wall Street Journal reports today. According … Read More


Art of the City
Installation view of 'The Gee's Bend Tradition' at the Lehman College Art Gallery.

To the Ivory Towers! Robert Barry at Hunter, Quilts at Lehman College

For a few years around 1970, Robert Barry was the most far-out artist in the game. He was popping off one canny idea after another, finding new ways to make art without objects, redrawing the accepted boundaries. In 1968 he … Read More


Features Market
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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Nicole Eisenman's Seder (2010).


COURTESY THE JEWISH MUSEUM

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 Lecture: Pierre Leguillon on Carl Andre at Dia Art Foundation This is part of the ongoing Artists on Artists lecture series, which examines the work of contemporary artists in Dia’s collection and exhibition programs through the lens of their … Read More


Graphics News
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The Biennial Boom

The 56th Venice Biennale, which opens in a little over a month, may be one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious art festivals, but in the past 20 years or so it’s gotten a lot of company on the … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Joseph Beuys, Sled, 1969, wooden sled, felt, fabric straps, flashlight, fat, oil paint, string. COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Artist, Academic, Shaman: Joseph Beuys on His Mystical Objects, in 1970

A wooden sled with a roll of felt and a flashlight strapped to it, a mound of fat, and a lightbulb plugged into lemon are just three of the 500-plus Joseph Beuys works currently on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash … Read More


Market News
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Gavin Brown Will Open a Space in Rome

Next month, New York-based gallerist Gavin Brown will open a Rome gallery in an unexpected location: an 8th-century church named Sant’Andrea de Scaphis at Via dei Vascellari 69 in the Trastevere neighborhood. “I wouldn’t be opening in Rome unless I found … Read More


News
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Rebel Energy: The Scene Around Dem Passwords Gallery

One of the most surreal assemblages of cultural signifiers I’ve ever encountered was in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, when the rapper Riff Raff—soon to shoot to stardom after inspiring James Franco’s character in the 2013 Harmony Korine … Read More


Artists Q&A
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‘People Have Anxiety About Ambiguity’: A Talk With Math Bass

Math Bass was included in the recent “With & Width” show at Chapter NY on the Lower East Side. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and Overduin & Co., where she had her first solo … Read More


Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Market
"happy", a sculpture of Pharrell Williams by the artist Mr., at Perrotin

Pharrell and Fast Sales as Art Basel Hong Kong Continues

In the days following Friday evening’s opening of Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs through Tuesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, dealers continued to report sales. Pace parted with a Chuck Close tapestry and an Alexander Calder … Read More


Books
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See You in Havana: Rachel Kushner’s Cuba

With the publication in 2013 of her celebrated second novel, The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner earned the rare distinction of becoming a crossover novelist embraced by the art world. It helped that The Flamethrowers focused on a group of struggling artists … Read More


Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Market
Nam June Paik at Gagosian.

Mao, Buster Keaton, and the Buddha at Bustling Opening of Art Basel in Hong Kong

The mascot for this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong may very well be the 2005 mixed media installation by Korean artist Nam June Paik that fronts Gagosian Gallery’s booth. Golden Buddha consists of a Buddha figure watching itself … Read More