Tag Archives: Museum of Modern Art

Josh Kline, Skittles, 2014. THE HIGH LINE/VIA TUMBLR

MoMA Reveals Recent Acquisitions: Josh Kline’s ‘Skittles,’ Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers,’ More

Over on MoMA’s website is a list of what the museum has acquired over the past fiscal year. While some of the major acquisitions have already been announced, like Richard Serra’s sculpture installation Equal (2015) and Kerry James Marshall’s painting Untitled (Club Scene), … Read More

Eduardo Mac Entyre, Seis Formas en Dos Circunferencias (Six Forms in Two Circumferences), 1966, oil on canvas. (Click to enlarge.) COLLECTION OAS AMA | ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS

‘Op Is Out-of-Town Art’: Thomas B. Hess on MoMA’s Show ‘The Responsive Eye,’ in 1965

This February marks the 50th anniversary of MoMA’s 1965 show “The Responsive Eye,” the exhibition that formalized Op art as a movement, albeit a short-lived one. Curated by William Seitz, the show caused a media frenzy—mainstream publications covered the show’s … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Glenn Ligon
Live, 2014, seven channel video. Installation view at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2015. ©GLENN LIGON/COURTESY THE ARTIST, LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK, AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/PHOTO: JOSHUA WHITE

The Writing on the Wall: Glenn Ligon on Borrowing Text to Expose American Racism, in 2011

Below, in honor of Glenn Ligon’s show at Luhring Augustine’s Bushwick space, which opens today, is Hilarie M. Sheets’s profile of Ligon from ARTnews’s April 2011 issue. (A second show of Ligon’s work opens at the gallery’s Chelsea space in … Read More


Morning Links: Mobsters and Dealers Edition

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Installation view of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” at MoMA, which did not use wall texts. COURTESY MOMA

Wall Talk: Do We Even Need Museum Wall Labels?

There was a time when the labels and texts in museum shows were matter-of-fact explanations—the artist, title, date, medium, and then a few informative words from the curator. But as exhibitions have become more extravagant, provocative, and controversial, attended by … Read More


Walid Raad at Museum of Modern Art

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Morning Links: Sotheby’s Buyouts Edition

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Precarious Immortality: William S. Burroughs on Film

Few humans maintained a courtship with death as intimate and prolonged as that of William S. Burroughs. Despite a decades-long addiction to heroin, numerous run-ins with the law, and an unabashed love of gunplay, the author of Naked Lunch (1959) … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Anomalisa. 


9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Artists Features

A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More


Morning Links: Absolut Art Edition

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Morning Links: Returned Kirchner Painting Edition

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MoMA Is Now Requiring Timed Tickets for ‘Picasso Sculpture’

It seemed too good to be true that entry to MoMA’s “Picasso Sculpture” was un-ticketed when the exhibition opened in September. Today, the museum announced that that would no longer be the case—museum visitors are now required to buy timed … Read More

Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967, polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. ©2015 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK, GIFT, MR. IRVING BLUM, 1982

‘His Ability to Change Has Been Amazing’: A Review of MoMA’s Frank Stella Survey, From 1970

Earlier this year, at the Armory Show in New York, a group of stainless steel and 3-D-printed thermoplastic sculptures were on view at Marianne Boesky’s booth. “Who is this new, hot, young artist?” dealers could be heard asking. The answer: … Read More