Yes, the Whitney Museum is still going strong uptown. It’s not closing for another few months. In fact, it’s so not closed that they’ve just started opening up on Mondays, just to handle the massive crowds coming to see “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.”
But, come next springtime, the Upper East Side building will be making way Read More
A Washington, D.C. judge has approved a plan to dissolve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and divide its collection between the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [NYT]
Shepard Fairey is painting a mural on the giant wall space that faces Houston Street and The Bowery. Last time he painted on that Read More
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
Screening: Raging Bull at MoMA
Enjoy Martin Scorsese’s boxing masterpiece instead of sitting at a desk doing work.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m. Read More
It’s the middle of August, the slowest time of the year in the art world, so Larry Gagosian is probably just waking up in his mansion at Flamand’s Beach on St. Barth’s. And then here comes Ron Perelman trying to ruin his day: the billionaire investor is soldiering ahead with his lawsuit over the Read More
Studies show that—despite the rapid appreciation in value of works by Lucien Smith, Oscar Muillo, Israel Lund, Alex Israel and others, and the fact that dealers are selling these works months after purchase and barely a year after their creation for up to ten times what they were once worth—the art market is no more Read More
Louise Blouin has had a rough go of it. Since the start of the year, she’s moved the headquarters of her media empire, battled lawsuits from former employers, put her penthouse on the market and most recently dealt with a shutdown of Louise Blouin Media’s news website.
And now Ms. Blouin—who, through Read More
Missing Baroque painting in Modena, Italy! [The Telegraph]
The Reina Sofia museum in Madrid is getting spruced up, and the renovations will also add 3000 square feet. Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica is housed at the Reina Sofia. Remember when Tony Shafrazi ran into the MoMA, burst past security guards, and then wrote “KILL LIES Read More
Upon leafing through the mammoth, ad-swollen September issue of Town & Country last night on the subway, we were surprised to find not the normal fare—say, a long, detailed list of the world’s top socialite-slash-DJs—but instead a quite lovely package on Los Angeles, with a special focus on that city’s arts scene. There’s LACMA director Michael Govan Read More
Cory Arcangel pens a long essay on the rare and mostly unheralded Andy Warhol computer graphics, ones he produced using primitive models in the 1980s. [Artforum]
The art world gets Rocky Mountain high at the Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush benefit auction: “Governor John W. Hickenlooper felt the buzz when he later exclaimed, ‘I’m going Read More
A show featuring the work of conceptual artist Charles Gaines is the sleeper hit of the summer.
Curated by Naima J. Keith at the Studio Museum in Harlem, “Charles Gaines: Gridwork (1974-1989),” puts on view 10 of Mr. Gaines’ early conceptual projects and deftly sketches out his context—from Castelli Gallery, where he Read More