Here Are the National Academy’s Newly Elected Academicians for 2014


Trouble may have found the National Academy Museum and School—the institution laid off several high-ranking staffers in June and has seen several others exit—but that doesn’t mean it’s having trouble inducting new Academicians. Today, the nearly 200-year-old body of artists added to its ranks a class of 13 new National Academicians, and they will join the 400 living artists and architects who have received this honor. Read More


Here Are the 30 Winners of the 2013 Tiffany Awards

'Morris Men' (2012) by Tala Madani. (Photo by Joshua White, courtesy Tiffany Foundation)

Today the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation announced the latest winners of its biennial award, which are administered by Artists Space and come with unrestricted check for $20,000. You probably have seen work by a lot of them recently! It’s a pretty great list, with a wide range of artists, including Leslie Hewitt, Alex Hubbard, E’wao Kagoshima, Simone Leigh, Mary Reid Kelley, Jacolby Satterwhite, Nancy Shaver, Shinique Smith and more. The full list follows below. Read More


Zoe Leonard Won the Whitney’s Bucksbaum Award

Zoe Leonard, 945 Madison Avenue, 2014. ( Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Murray Guy, and Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York)

The Whitney announced this afternoon that Zoe Leonard has won the Bucksbaum Award, which is given to an artist in the museum’s Biennial “whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination.” The award includes a $100,000 grant and the promise of an exhibition “sometime within the succeeding two years.”

Ms. Leonard’s contribution to Read More


AICA-USA Announces Awards, Zwirner’s Reinhardt Exhibition Takes First Place for New York Commercial Show

Number one. (Courtesy David Zwirner)

The United States section of the International Association of Art Critics has announced the winners of its annual awards, which were voted on by its more than 400 members. David Zwirner’s superb Ad Reinhardt show, organized by Rob Storr, took top honors in the Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York category, with Gagosian’s “Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959,” organized by John Elderfield, garnering second place. Read More


Daniel Gordon Nabs Foam’s 2014 Paul Huf Award

'Spring Onions' (2013) by Gordon. (Courtesy the artist and Wallspace)

Amsterdam’s Foam photography museum has selected Daniel Gordon as the 2014 winner of its Paul Huf Award, which each year gives one photographer under the age of 35 a €20,000 ($27,800) prize and an exhibition at the museum. Mr. Gordon, who works in Brooklyn and shows with Chelsea’s Wallspace Gallery, shoots lusciously colored, wildly patterned, intensely intricate collages and constructions—typically portraits and still lifes—that he makes out of carefully ripped and recombined photographs that he sources online. Gorgeous stuff. Read More