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How Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson Got 35,000 People to Draw on the Moon

One small click of the mouse, a giant leap for art Read More


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From top: Tom Sachs, Scotch, 2011, at Sperone Westwater; Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Value), 2013, at Mary Boone; David Shrigley at Anton Kern; Haroon Gunn-Salie, Turn the Other Way, 2013, at Goodman Gallery; Mel Bochner, Know What I Mean?, 2012,  at Two Palms; Mel Bochner, Nothing, 2006, at Rhona Hoffman; Robert Indiana, LOVE red/red, 1973, at Paul Kasmin; Deborah Kass, Joy, 2013, at Paul Kasmin; Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah, 2013, at Peter Freeman; Doug Aitken, End, 2012, at John Berggruen.

Art Basel Miami Beach as Told Through Pictures of Words

So. Many. Feelings. Leave it to text art to explain Read More


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The Art-Lovers’ Crowdfunding Gift Guide

Gifts that keep on giving for art nerds, culture geeks, crafters, thrill seekers, and more Read More


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The Semi-Secret History of Modernism’s Best Comic Artist

A new show explores links between Ad Reinhardt’s identity as abstract painter and as cartoonist, satirist, crusader, explicator, and slide-show maker Read More


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How to Speak Artspeak (Properly)

A new guide decodes 146 essential buzzwords, movements, and trends of the postwar art world. How many do you know? Read More


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Isa Genzken, Empire/Vampire I, 2003, paint on mirror foil, fabric, plastic figures, and artificial plants on wood pedestal. 
©ISA GENZKEN. COURTESY COLLECTION MARI AND PETER SHAW, THE ARTIST AND GALERIE BUCHHOLZ, COLOGNE/BERLIN.

Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys

In a male-dominated art season, here’s where to find female artists who cut, change the rules, explore new horizons, and do it gangsta-style Read More


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Adrian Piper Pulls Out of Black Performance-Art Show

Venerable Conceptual artist withdraws from “Radical Presence” at Grey Art Gallery, asserting it marginalizes African American artists Read More


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Fresh Prints: MoMA Washes Pollock’s Hands

Using art history, chemistry, and detective work, conservators uncover intriguing details in three classic paintings Read More


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Funerary Carving (Malagan), Northern Ireland, 19th-20th century, wood, paint, opercula, and fiber. THE MICHAEL C. ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL COLLECTION, BEQUEST OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, 1979.

The Metropolitan Museum’s Global Revolutionary

How the original Rockefeller Republican effected radical change by championing “Primitive” art Read More


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Chatting With MacArthur Winner Carrie Mae Weems

The artist, activist, and educator on winning the “genius grant,” bringing color to the Guggenheim, and changing the world one flower at a time Read More


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It’s Manet Mania Weekend at Yale!

On the 150th birthday of Manet’s two most scandalous paintings, a show and a conference track the afterlives of the nudes, the dudes, the maid, and the cat Read More


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Resurrecting Chagall’s Jewish Jesus

Marc Chagall’s Crucifixions are in a startling Jewish Museum show that overturns popular notions of his work Read More


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Must-See Museum Shows to Make You Think, or Cry

Identity remixed in provocative displays at the Jewish Museum, the New Museum, the Whitney, and Tate Modern Read More


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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.

The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More