Tag Archives: Klaus Biesenbach

James Franco, Lana Del Rey, and Klaus Biesenbach are friends, and they want you to know it. JAMES FRANCO/INSTAGRAM

That Is the Back of Klaus Biesenbach’s Head on the Cover of James Franco’s Book About Lana Del Rey

Penguin announced today that it is publishing a new book by James Franco, written with David Shields, called Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey. At first look, it seems like just another Franco love letter to Lana … Read More

Artists Profiles

Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More

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 asked … Read More

Bjork, still from "Black Lake," commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015.COURTESY OF WELLHART AND ONE LITTLE INDIAN

State of Emergency: Biesenbach’s Björk Show Turns MoMA Into Planet Hollywood

One gloomy morning this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was standing in a snaking, claustrophobic line–the first of many–for the press preview of a retrospective of the Icelandic singer Björk, when a woman with … Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Market
The panel.

No Filters At The Art Basel Miami Beach Instagram Panel

Had the concept of art fairs existed in 1410 (the date of some of the earliest surviving canvases), would we have had panels about canvas that praised it as a medium? Would we even have had to ask how canvas … Read More


MoMA’s New Curatorial Guard

A new generation of curators at New York’s Museum of Modern Art aims to present a more nuanced and inclusive view of modern-art history Read More


Auto Companies Deliver Sponsorship for Contemporary Art

Looking to align themselves with creativity, innovation, and globalism, auto companies are becoming major sponsors at contemporary-art museums Read More

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Dome Improvement—What’s an Art Museum Doing in Rockaway Beach?

MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 is the latest in a wave of museum outposts that are humble, nimble, and temporary, offering free admission—and much more than art Read More


Let the Games Begin

Artists are designing or adapting video games to comment on politics, art, and games themselves. Read More


How Far Is Too Far?

Contemporary artists have made work depicting graphic sexual acts, damaging property, injuring their own bodies, or paying others to alter theirs. But when does art cross the line from avant-garde to unacceptable?. Read More

Looking at Art


Who are the great artists you never heard of? Who's hot who's not?. Read More