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The non-botanical "Split-Rocker." 


Jeff Koons Got a Little Tipsy, Invented a ‘Split-Rocker’ Cocktail

The New York Post reports today that Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden and Bar features a ‘Split-Rocker’ margarita in honor of Jeff Koons’ eponymous botanical sculpture there, part of his major retrospective at the Whitney Museum.Astoundingly (and probably a little apocryphally), … Read More

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Ten Creative, Disorienting, Enlightening, and Sometimes Frightening Monographs and Catalogues

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Marisol, Lygia Clark, and Lee Bontecou are among the subjects of major books this season Read More


I Am a Spy Camera: Jill Magid’s Creepy Surveillance Art

Infiltrating spy agencies and meddling in corporate intrigue are all in a day’s artwork for Jill Magid Read More


Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream

Versatile, sensuous, malleable, as basic as mud and as old as art itself, clay is increasingly emerging as a material of choice for a wide range of contemporary artists
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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More


Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More


Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More

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José Guadalupe Posada, Calaveras zalameras de las coquetas meseras / Ingratiating  Skeletons of Flirtatious Waitresses, n.d, type-metal engraving. COURTESY OF DAN PAPPALARDO AND SUSAN BELLIN.

Zombies Take Over the Museums!

Where to find Halloween-themed museum tours, dress-up ideas, and costume parties Read More


Keeping New Media New: Conserving High-Tech Art

Conservators are rushing to keep pace with technology as they find ways to extend the working lives of art made with code, VHS tapes, and other rapidly changing platforms Read More


Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More

Royce Weatherly, Untitled (Bupkis), 2012. Purchased by artist Richard Prince. PRIVATE COLLECTION.

Royce Weatherly: Making Dumb Objects Speak

‘What’s the minimum you can do to make a painting?’ Read More


The New World of Net Art

Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms are the jumping-off point for artists who blur the line between the virtual and the real Read More

Jane Hammond, Wish I May, Wish I Might, 2006, oil and mixed media on canvas.

Jane Hammond: ‘Down the Rabbit Hole of Photography’

Using snapshots, her own family photos, and digital tools, Jane Hammond creates surreal and sometimes literally dazzling images Read More


Comic Relief

The boundary between fine art and graphic novels has grown increasingly porous Read More