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Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Whitney's associate director for conservation and research, at work. COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

The Whitney’s Conservation Team Is in This Week’s New Yorker

One of the longest articles in this week’s New Yorker has an unlikely subject: the Whitney’s conservators. Written by novelist and MacArthur Fellow Ben Lerner, the piece is about the trials and tribulations of restoring contemporary art. How do you … Read More

Kenneth Goldsmith at The White House in 2011. WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Kenneth Goldsmith in The New Yorker: ‘Nobody in the Art World Wanted to Read’

The October 5 edition of The New Yorker contains a profile of the controversial conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith in which he states that, in regards to his early text-based artworks, “nobody in the art world wanted to read, and I love … Read More

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New Yorker Piece Details The ‘Love Triangle’ Between Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, and Margaret Kilgallen

In the August 10 issue of The New Yorker, there is an emotionally complex piece about of the life, work and relationships between the artists Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, and the late Margaret Kilgallen, which the magazine refers to as a … Read More

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A ‘Walrusy’ Aby Rosen Is in This Week’s New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker has a brief story about Aby Rosen, the real-estate investor, art collector, and landlord known for battling with some well-known tenants. This week, Emma Allen has a story about roaming the Bowery with Rosen, whom she describes as … Read More


Her Hatchet Is More Like an Ax: Renata Adler and the Problem with Critics

The most recently published piece in Renata Adler’s collected nonfiction, After the Tall Timber (New York Review Books), is a curious defense of the serial plagiarizer Jayson Blair by way of an excoriation of The New York Times, the paper … Read More


Hans Ulrich Obrist Is in The New Yorker This Week

Perfectly timed to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, D. T. Max has profiled the indefatigable curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, the co-director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, for this week’s issue of The New Yorker. Lots of good anecdotes here, ranging from … Read More

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America, the Great Colossal Collage: Saul Steinberg’s Forgotten Masterpiece

The spectacular, panoramic, pasted-paper mural that Saul Steinberg created for the American Pavilion of the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair is reassembled for the first time at the Ludwig Museum Read More