Stop the Presses!
In one of my favorite scenes in Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, the reporter character, Peter Fallow, experiences “a feeling that journalists live for. Before the mind can digest what the ears have just heard, an alarm puts the nervous system on red alert. A story! It is a neural event, a feeling as palpable as any recorded by the five senses. A story!”
Here at ARTnews, we get that exact kind of thrill from delivering you the top stories in the art world—the breaking news, the most incisive criticism, profiles of the most compelling people in the field. We’re there at the protests, the auctions, the art fairs. We cover the controversies and the collectors, the artists and the activists, the museums and the galleries, and the art that pops up in the wildest places. With this brand-new website we are able to bring you all that with considerably more visual clarity—and additional pizzazz. You’ll find that the enhanced navigation makes it easier to find top stories and key news, and the clean layout makes it easier to read them. Plus, we have a much-improved showcase for images, so you can see with your own eyes what we are writing about and reporting on.
This magazine—which also publishes a robust quarterly print edition—is nothing without engagement from our readers. I look forward to hearing from you about what we are doing right, and what can be improved—and what you’d like to see more of. And while I’m at it—got a tip? Send it over firstname.lastname@example.org. It might just be a story!