The Fascinating Unknown Photographs of Berenice Abbott

New volumes reveal a sweep of images discovered in a desk drawer in the photographer’s attic storeroom Read More


The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More

Books Reviews
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7 Astonishing Chinese Philosophers’ Stones That Look Like Monsters and Landscapes

Photographer Jonathan Singer takes aim at a collection of historical stones treasured for their surprising beauty Read More


The Photoshop-Loving Artist Who Embroiders Vintage Photographs

Julie Cockburn transforms portraits from garage-sale finds into radiant and slightly bizarre icons Read More


Socialist Realism’s Russian Renaissance

Champions of Socialist Realism are seeking to restore it to what they see as its rightful place in Russian art history. But even as it attracts billionaire collectors and appears in prominent exhibitions, some ask whether the official style of Stalin can overcome its past Read More


Art-Making vs. Motherhood, and Other Creative Conundrums

Is your child eating croutons for breakfast while you finish a piece? Are you selling belongings on eBay to pay for art materials? Working artists talk about how they make a living Read More


Young British Artist Hits Middle Age: Catching up with Marc Quinn

Ever since he sculpted a self-portrait out of his own frozen blood, Marc Quinn has enthralled the public, annoyed many critics, and been embraced by collectors. The quintessential Young British Artist is now middle-aged, but still notorious Read More

Books Reviews

Deciphering the Poetic Jabber of Tony Oursler’s Talking Heads

A new book on Oursler’s video installations reveals the artist’s interest in the language of magic, sci-fi, and the occult Read More

News Retrospective

Retrospective: What’s American Art? A Perspective from 1939

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS in the Art World

Artists and curators are assessing the impact of the epidemic on art and the art community Read More

Looking at Art

The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More


Painter Brings New Meaning to the Word ‘Blah’

Mel Bochner, former Jewish Museum guard, returns in triumph with a survey of his word-based art Read More