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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


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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

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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


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Dana Miller. (Photo: ©2014 Scott Rudd)

Dana Miller Named Director of the Collection at the Whitney

The Whitney Museum announced a number of staff promotions today, including Dana Miller, who was appointed as the Richard DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, a newly endowed position named for the president of the Whitney’s board of trustees.The … Read More


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Charting the Museum Boom

A look at the new buildings that have opened this season—and those that are still on the way Read More


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Morning Links: #GuggOccupied Edition

Whitney curators talk about their decision to include 5 anti-lynching prints in the museum’s inaugural show, “America is Hard to See.” [SEEN]Linda Nochlin, author of ARTnews’s famous 1971 feature “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” will speak at … Read More


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Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming: The Whitney Toasts Its New Home

On Friday night the Whitney held an opening for its new building, ending a week of events that fêted the new Renzo Piano-designed space, which opens to the public this week.The turnout was robust, even though one had to assume … Read More


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

TUESDAY, APRIL 28Screening: “Quality Television” at Light Industry During this screening and lecture by artist and conceptual entrepreneur Martine Syms, “Quality Television,” a compilation of nine video works focusing on television as an aesthetic resource, will be screened. Here’s a nice … Read More


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Morning Links: Earthquake in Nepal Edition

The earthquake that hit Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, killing an estimated more than 3,000 people, has damaged or destroyed monuments, temples and historic squares in the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.[The Art Newspaper]In celebration of the opening … Read More


Art of the City Reviews
A jaw-dropping hang of work from the 1980s: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero) (1987) in front with Donald Moffett's He Kills Me (1987) wallpaper.

The Whitney Opens With a Winner

Let’s cut to the chase: the Whitney Museum of American Art’s inaugural show in its new home in the Meatpacking District, “America Is Hard to See,” is outstanding. With about 600 works by a little over 400 artists, it offers … Read More