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opposite Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed at his Great Jones Street studio, New York City, 1987.DMITRI KASTERINE/KASTERINE.COM

Basquiat and the Collecting of History

Why is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists underrepresented in museum collections? Read More


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Morning Links: Nicolas Cage Edition

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Pierre Huyghe, Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude], 2012, concrete with beehive structure, wax, live bee colony. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. PURCHASE/©2015 PIERRE HUYGHE/JONATHAN MUZIKAR

Here’s an Interview With the Person Who Takes Care of the Bees in Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Untilled’ at MoMA

Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) [Reclining female nude] (2012), which was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is now on view in its sculpture garden, is a concrete female nude with a beehive for … Read More


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Morning Links: Louvre Superstore Edition

After many protests from art historians, the Louvre will go through with its plan to move 250,000 works to a store in Liévin, France. [The Art Newspaper]Peter Schjeldahl on the “fearful frenzy” that is today’s art market. [The New Yorker]Shepard … Read More


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Tania Bruguera to Be First Artist-in-Residence for New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Over the past week, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera has been arrested in Havana and released hours later, and given back her passport, which the Cuban government confiscated six months ago after she staged a protest performance piece in … Read More


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Frank Stella, Gran Cairo, 1962, alkyd on canvas. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK; PURCHASE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART 63.34/©2014 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

‘What You See Is What You See’: Donald Judd and Frank Stella on the End of Painting, in 1966

Frank Stella and Donald Judd are both having moments right now. There’s an exhibition of Stella’s paintings and drawings at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, in Basel, and on October 30, Stella will have a retrospective that will open at the Whitney Museum … Read More


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Bruce Nauman, Learned Helplessness in Rats (Rock and Roll Drummer), 1988, Plexiglass maze, closed-circuit video camera, scanner and mount, switcher, two videotape players, 13-inch color monitor, 9-inch back-and-white monitor, video projector, and two videotapes (color, sound). ©2015 BRUCE NAUMAN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

MoMA and the Schaulager Announce Bruce Nauman Retrospective for 2018

The Museum of Modern Art and the Schaulager announced today that they are planning a Bruce Nauman retrospective for 2018. The show will be Nauman’s first retrospective since 1993, when the Reina Sofia held one that traveled to America and … Read More


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Morning Links: The Broad Edition

Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, for example, came in five crates, each of which was unloaded, vacuumed, pushed onto dollies, and then … Read More


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Likeo Shiga, Rasen Kaigan 45, chromogenic color print mounted to dibond. COURTESY THE ARTIST/©2015 THE ARTIST

MoMA Announces Artist List for ‘New Photography 2015’

The Museum of Modern Art announced today that, for the 30th anniversary of its “New Photography” exhibition, the annual showcase for emerging photographers will become a biannual affair and include more artists. This year’s edition features 19 artists from 14 … Read More


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Morning Links: David Shrigley–Designed Soccer Mascot Edition

Jonathan Jones on why the new David Shrigley–designed mascot for the Scottish soccer team Partick Thistle is “art at its best.” [The Guardian]The Guggenheim Helsinki has officially unveiled its design, by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes. [The New York Times]Protests at MoMA … Read More


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Installation view of Richard Serra's Equal at David Zwirner. CRISTIANO MASCARO/©2015 RICHARD SERRA AND ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY, NEW YORK AND LONDON

MoMA Acquires Richard Serra’s New Sculpture at David Zwirner

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired Richard Serra’s Equal (2015), a sculpture made of eight blocks of steel that is currently on view at David Zwirner’s West 20th Street location in Chelsea. Displayed in four pairs, with one block … Read More


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Marcel Broodthaers, Armoire blanche et table blanche (White Cabinet and White Table), 1965, painted cabinet, table, and eggshells. ©2015 ESTATE OF MARCEL BROODTHAERS/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/SABAM, BRUSSELS

MoMA Announces Marcel Broodthaers Retrospective for 2016

The Museum of Modern Art announced today that it will host New York’s first-ever Marcel Broodthaers museum retrospective, set to open on February 14, 2016. After it closes on May 15, 2016, the show will travel to the Reina Sofia … Read More


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Before the Museum of Modern (F)art: On Yoko Ono’s First New York Show, in 1961

In honor of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971,” we turn back to Ono’s first exhibition ever, held at AG Gallery, which was run by George Maciunas and Almus Salcius, in New York, in July … Read More


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MoMA Staff Protests at the Museum’s ‘Party In the Garden’ Gala

At last night’s annual Party in the Garden gala at the Museum of Modern Art—a major fundraising event for the institution, which this year was in honor of artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker, “with a special salute to David … Read More