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Wayne Koestenbaum photographed on February 10, 2016 in his Chelsea studio. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘When Perverted Looking Becomes a Home’: How the Indefatigable Writer Wayne Koestenbaum Became a Painter

Wayne Koestenbaum’s studio is packed, floor-to-ceiling, with paintings. There are paintings lining the baseboards and bubble-wrapped canvases populating two industrial shelving units. Stacks of drawings are arrayed on worktables and stashed underneath them.You’d be forgiven for thinking he’s hoarding his … Read More


The Error of Margins: Vernacular Artists and the Mainstream Art World

Earlier this year Jasmin Tsou, proprietor of the downtown Manhattan gallery JTT, bought an Artforum magazine subscription for Marlon Mullen, an artist who had recently joined her stable. The magazine would be used as source material: Mullen’s acrylic paintings on … Read More

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Consumer Reports: Matthew Higgs

Matthew Higgs is an artist, curator and the director of White Columns, New York City’s oldest alternative non-profit space. He recently co-curated, with Catherine Morris, the Judith Scott retrospective “Bound & Unbound” at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at … Read More


New Independent Projects Fair Offers ‘One Holistic Exhibition’ From 40 Galleries

The art fair brings together 40 galleries to coincide with the November auction season Read More

Grosse uses painting to create her own kind of space. The site-specific Double Floor Painting, 2004, was installed at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik in Odense, Denmark. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CHRISTOPHER GRIMES GALLERY, SANTA MONICA

What Makes a Painting a Painting?

It used to be simple: wet paint on a flat surface. No more. Today painting can include photography, digital prints, sculpture, and a host of other materials—but not necessarily paint. Read More