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Ellsworth Kelly, Red Blue Green, 1963, oil on canvas. 

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Retrospective: Ellsworth Kelly’s Fantastic Plastic Language

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

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‘You Become Better with Age’

Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore Read More

Plate two of Ellsworth Kelly’s 1992 portfolio “The Mallarmé Suite.”
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Words with Friends: Artist-Poet Pairings

Picasso, Ashbery, Rivers, Johns, Motherwell, Alberti and more in “The Artist and the Poet” at the Art Institute of Chicago Read More

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The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More

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Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More

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The Joke’s on Us

Scholars are looking at the history of modernism through the history of its pranks Read More

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Backdrops, Blobs, Pods, and Props

The Walker Art Center celebrates its acquisition of a trove of objects documenting artists’ collaborations with Merce Cunningham in a series of groundbreaking shows Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK
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Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More

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Night of the Living Koons

From Monet’s water lilies to Rodin’s thinker, art comes to life in the new Night at the Museum movie. Read More

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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: The First Word on Pop

A series of early interviews with the leaders of Pop art defined a movement. Read More

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Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More

Realist paintings from the 1960s by Gerhard Richter, like Der Kongress (Professor Zander), 1965, can sell for as much as $10 million. ©CHRISTIE’S IMAGES
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The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists

Tracking the highest prices paid for contemporary artworks. Read More

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What Makes a Great Painting Great?

Experts on Johns, Warhol, and Richter explain how they evaluate a modern masterpiece. Read More