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Self-Portrait as Stranger: Win McCarthy at Off Vendome
Checklist: Kiev Biennale Finds New Home, and More
— Kiev Biennale Finds New Home: In March, the Kiev Biennale was ousted from its intended run at the Mystetskyi Arsenale — but now, the Visual Culture...
Revamping Mother-of-Pearl: In the Studio with Kang Myung Sun
Ines Min, Art+Auction
“Would you like a cup of tea? It has cancer-fighting properties,” says Kang Myung Sun as she moves toward an old-fashioned wood-burning stove that heats her boxy 2,100-square-foot studio on...
Week in Review: April 20-24, 2015
— Scott Indrisek traveled through the new Whitney’s “dauntingly epic” inaugural exhibition — and mocked up a handy chapter-by-chapter guide.— He also picked out this week’s five must-see...
Checklist: Jasper Johns Assistant Sentenced, and More
Anneliese Cooper, Mostafa Heddaya
— Jasper Johns Assistant Sentenced in Theft Case: James Meyer, the longtime assistant to Jasper Johns arrested for theft in August 2013, has been sentenced to 18 months...
Checklist: Italian Lake Gets Christo Treatment, and More
Mostafa Heddaya, Anna Kats
— Christo Plans Walking Paths on Italian Lake: Septuagenarian site-specific artist Christo has announced plans to construct a floating walkway over Italy’s Lake Iseo. Slated for June...
Studio Tracks: Trudy Benson's Playlist
Trudy Benson’s canvases are brash, smack-you-in-the-face abstractions, thick-painted love children of Jonathan Lasker and Charline von Heyl. You can see her latest solo show in New...
Checklist: $500M Gift for Art Institute of Chicago, and More
— $500M Gift for Art Institute of Chicago: Former plastics manufacturer Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson are gifting $500 million worth of art to the Art Institute of Chicago. The 42-...
Fake It to Make It: The Dilemma of Delegating Fabrication
Stephen Shaheen, Modern Painters
Contemporary art faces a dilemma. At no other time has the celebrity of the author been more important in the marketing of the artwork. Yet at no other time have artists been so reliant on...
Heri Dono’s “Voyage – Trokomod” at the Venice Biennale
Darryl Jingwen Wee
Veteran artist Heri Dono will represent Indonesia at this year’s Venice Biennale with a site-specific solo presentation titled “Voyage – Trokomod.”The work centers on the fictional figure...
Checklist: Online Art Sales Up $1B in 2014, and More
Anneliese Cooper, Noelle Bodick
— Online Art Sales Up $1B in 2014: Online art sales rose to $2.64 billion in 2014, from $1.57 billion the previous year, according to a study by the British insurance company...
RIP A. Alfred Taubman, Former Sotheby’s Chairman
Self-made billionaire A. Alfred Taubman, the creator and constructor of the modern shopping mall as well as a chunk of the global auction business — later vilified as a price-fixing...
Curator's Choice: Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, UAE Pavilion
Which work of art might you personally own, if space, cost, or logistics were no issue?A sculpture or an installation by Adrián Villar Rojas. Fortunately, we were able to acquire a couple...
Checklist: LACMA Secures $675M, and More
Noelle Bodick, Anna Kats
— Los Angeles County Museum of Art Secures $675M: On top of the $500 million in art recently gifted by Univision chairman Jerry Perenchio, LACMA has received an additional $200 million...
A Night to Remember: Roppongi Art Night
Partially inspired by the annual Nuit Blanche all-night art festival in Paris, Roppongi Art Night returns this April to the central Tokyo district of Roppongi. Artistic director Katsuhiko...
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