In this Issue
The ARTnews 200
ARTnews presents its eighth annual list of the world’s top 200 collectors—and our first list of the Top Ten. Plus, our correspondents visit seven art-filled homes around the world. Also, ARTnews visits a number of these international collectors in their homes as they share what motivates them to collect and what attracts them to the works they buy.
Getting a Bang for Your Buck Barbara Pollack
The market may be booming, but it’s still possible to find a good buy. We asked experts to suggest possibilities, at prices ranging from $2,500 to $100,000.
Close to the Edge Laurie Attias
Maja Oeri comes from a long line of philanthropists with cutting-edge taste. She upholds the family tradition by supporting the unknown, the unorthodox, and the experimental.
Michael Stipe Shoots Patti Smith Blake Eskin
The frontman for the band R.E.M. goes behind the lens and behind the scenes on a fellow rocker’s tour.
The Big Chill?
The subpoena heard round the art world hasn’t had the dire effects museums predicted. But it has cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the way they handle claims for stolen art.
A look at the genesis of the white painting at the center of the drama in A.R.T., which won the Tony award for best play. And more.
David Ross found a welcome surprise awaiting him as he assumed his post as director of San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Plus The Guston Nobody Knew, and more.
The latest on Austria’s struggle to wrestle with the restitution of war loot. Plus reports from cities around the globe.
Many have wondered how Frank Gehry could possibly outdo himself after Bilbao. It’s not a problem that worries the architect, who tells ARTnews about recent projects—build and unbuilt—involving Superman, motorcycles, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Looking at Art
After 12 years of painstaking restoration following a vandal’s brutal attack, Rembrandt’s Danae still sings, albeit somewhat more softly than before.
At 81 Ettore Sotsass still believes design can change the world.
Reviews of: Chagall by Jacob Baal-Teshuva; The Art of Scandal: The Life and Times of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Douglas Shand-Tucci; Composite Nature by Philip Taaffe; Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art edited by Philippe de Montebello; Flow of Art: Essays and Criticisms by Henry McBride