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- Why artist Barry McGee has no interest in a traditional museum retrospective.
- A list of the must-see gallery shows in New York this September.
- See the first trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the high-flying art market.
- Secrets of the LA art world, Part I: The Hills.
- David Teiger’s blue-chip art collection could exceed $100 million at Sotheby’s.
- Richanda Rhoden, a fascinating painter whose work was rarely shown in her lifetime.
- Is the art world ready for the sanctuary movement?
- Major London exhibition will spotlight iconic street artist Richard Hambleton.
- José Parlá’s Amistad América by Osman Can Yerebakan.
- Art spaces can bridge social divides—but first you need to know your neighbor.
- What is the real-world value of a left-wing art show?
- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is judging an open call for artist-designed coins.
- Christopher Anderson commissioned from Shenzhen’s Daken Art Organization to capture life in China.
- Artist Simone Leigh will create a towering bust for the High Line’s first Plinth commission.
- Can Kansas City’s Open Spaces biennial help bridge the divide in one of America’s most segregated cities?
- Guggenheim receives $750,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for 1960s and ’70s art.
- Culture pass has New Yorkers reaching for their library cards—but demand is exceeding supply.
- Conceptual art wasn’t meant to be collected. Now it sells for six figures.
- New online database of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings offers a template for a more up-to-date resource.
- Preview Art21’s profile of pioneering sound artist Susan Philipsz in Berlin.
- Frieze Film 2018 commissions The Otolith Group, Paul Pfeiffer and Lucy Raven.
- Artists to watch at the Governors Island Art Fair.
- Can ex-gallerist Joanna Kamm design a more sustainable art fair?
- These artists reveal the artists they collect.
- Marvel Comics legend Marie Severin dies at 89.
- Why I did not see the Picasso show at the Tate Modern.
- London’s National Portrait Gallery’s steep decline in visitors due to counting error.
Why Brexit is a golden opportunity for the U.K. art market.
A fraud case against the Academy of Art University in San Francisco can go to trial, judge rules.
Shell sponsorship deal with Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum ends.
The revealing story of the painting that inspired Julian Schnabel’s new Van Gogh film.
- A drawing of Van Gogh’s most famous painting Starry Night is being held by Russia.
- The museum pieces that every school kid in the US needs to see.
- How two thieves stole thousands of prints from university libraries.
- The pleasures and pitfalls of starting and sustaining an artist-run gallery.
- Artists on the materials that inspire and drive their work.
- The Drawing Center’s new director Laura Hoptman on the big potential of a small museum.
- Julie Mehretu paints to make sense of a violent and chaotic world.
- AI-generated art just got its first mainstream gallery show.
- Street artist Escif is using augmented reality to challenge the boundaries of graffiti.
- I saw Burning Man art in a museum while not on drugs, and here’s what happened.
- Is Burning Man’s art relevant off the playa?
- Experts uncover ‘exciting’ new evidence in Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi painting.
- The German Expressionists’ shockingly raw work exploded bourgeois values and reinvented art.
- How brutalist luminary Marcel Breuer became a master of concrete.
- ‘The Village Voice‘ folds after 60 years of publication.
- ‘Interview’ Magazine will relaunch in September after Peter Brant essentially repurchased it from himself.
- How gorgers and grifters have conned the art world for generations.
- The frescoes in Pompeii’s lavish villas reveal the fabulous lives of ancient Romans.
- Annie Leibovitz shoots Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti for Vogue.