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Artists
Frank Stella, Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3], 1999.

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‘This Person Is Multiple, This Practice Is Multiple, and This Might Be Confusing’: A Roundtable Discussion on Frank Stella at the Whitney

Ever since Frank Stella said that a painting is “a flat surface with paint on it—nothing more,” in the early 1960s, his body of work has appeared to grow steadily outwards. The freestanding architectural works he has made since the mid-’80s … Read More


News
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The Whitney Acquires an Archibald Motley

One of the most thrilling exhibitions to arrive in New York last year was “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” at the Whitney, a traveling retrospective of the under-sung African American artist, organized by the Nasher Museum at Duke University. It … Read More


2015: The Year in Review
Installation view of 'Kounellis Sturtevant Tiravanija' at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.COURTESY GBE

The Year in the Galleries of New York

Plus, a few items elsewhere in the city and a top 7 list from all over Read More


Features
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


Reviews
Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929, oil on canvas, 36" x 42".  ©VALERIE GERRARD BROWNE/COURTESY THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS/COLLECTION OF MARA MOTLEY, MD, AND VALERIE GERRARD BROWNE

Archibald Motley at Whitney Museum

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Pictures at an Exhibition
Jared  Madere, Untitled, 2015, mixed media, installation view. BILL JACOBSON/COURTESY DAVID LEWIS GALLERY, NEW YORK/COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST

Jared Madere at Whitney Museum, Selected by Dawn Kasper

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows are selected by Dawn Kasper Read More


News The Talent
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Christopher Lew and Mia Locks Will Organize the 2017 Whitney Biennial

Here’s some rather big news on an otherwise sleepy Wednesday afternoon: the Whitney Museum has tapped Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks to organize the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which will be the first edition of the closely watched exhibition to … Read More


News Reviews
Frank Stella, Grajau I, 1975.© 2015 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Abstraction: Frank Stella Stuns at the Whitney

Get ready to be dazzled by Stellaworld. The dozens of eye-popping paintings and massive sculptures executed by Frank Stella, beginning in 1958, that fill the Whitney Museum’s capacious fifth floor and outdoor terrace are going to envelop you. As soon … Read More


Artists Features
Frank Stella, redjang, 2009.  ©2015 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/PRIVATE COLLECTION

The Wrestler: Frank Stella Readies a Landmark Third New York Retrospective

On a sunny morning in early September, 79-year-old artist Frank Stella stood on the loading dock of his studio in upstate New York. Across the street a gigantic crane was lifting a couple of hulking wooden crates off the back … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Artists Features
Rachel Rose, still from Everything and More, 2015, HD video. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PILAR CORRIAS GALLERY, LONDON

More Is More and More: The Compulsive Video Collages of Rachel Rose

Revolutionary War paintings, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, cryogenics labs, crushed berries, polar bears—all of these images and more have figured in Rachel Rose’s antic videos. It’s a vast spectrum. One difference between the 28-year-old New York–based artist and most of … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
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8 Art Events to Attend In New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


News
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Times Gives Danny Meyer’s Untitled Restaurant at the Whitney Museum Two Stars

Pete Wells of the New York Times reviewed Untitled, Danny Meyer’s restaurant on the ground floor of the new Whitney Museum on Gansevoort Street, giving the restaurant two stars and beginning the piece with the following zinger: “If you can … Read More


Artists Features
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