• Hoard: A Look At Fashion Icon Jerry Lauren’s Weathervanes

    Hoard is a new monthly column on collectibles, collections, and collectors outside of the fine arts by Shanti Escalante-De Mattei.“I don’t collect weathervanes,” Jerry Lauren said as he showed me his collection of weathervanes. “I collect art.”I had come on the wrong day, mixed up next Friday for this Friday, so I caught Jerry Lauren, brother of Ralph, in his pajamas at 10 a.m. at his apartment on New York’s Park Avenue. His housekeeper stood guard until
  • After Turning to Painting Late in Life, Former Navy Fighter Pilot Ted Hartley Hosts a Benefit Exhibition for Ukraine

    On a brisk Tuesday evening last month, just before Thanksgiving, artist Ted Hartley was out at dinner to celebrate his just-opened exhibition of new paintings at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York. As he was eyeing the dozen oysters laid out in front of him, he began to explain his latest body of work. “It’s about walls,” Hartley said. “When you run into a wall you either have to get over it, go under it, get around it, or break it down. Life is about dealing with wall
  • Warhol Foundation Announces Recipients of 2022 Arts Writer Grants

    The New York-based Andy Warhol Foundation, which distributes grants in the creative sector, has announced the 2022 recipients of its lauded Arts Writers prize. The non-profit organization will distribute a total of $695,000 that will go to support twenty writers producing project across three literary categories: articles, books, and short-form writing. Each recipient will receive funding between $15,000 and $50,000. The annual grant is focused on supporting arts criticism.In a statement announc
  • BTS Leader RM Honored by South Korean Agency for Helping Preserve Korean Cultural Artifacts

    RM, the leader of the pop group BTS, was recognized by a South Korean agency for his overseas efforts to help preserve and restore Korean cultural artifacts.The 28-year-old singer, who released his solo album Indigo on Friday, received a plaque of appreciation from the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). RM, whose real name is Nam-joon, shared the news on Instagram with a short “Thank You” note. According to the Korea Times, the plaque’s engraving says, “You have cont
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  • $20.7 M. Max Beckmann Portrait Breaks German Auction Records

    A self-portrait by the German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann may now be the most expensive artwork ever to sell at auction in Germany, according to a report by the Associated Press.The painting hammered for $20.7 million on Thursday at Berlin’s Grisebach auction house. The previous record was for a 15th-century bronze sculpture of a Buddhist deity from China, which sold last year for about $10 million.The painting, titled Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa (Self-Portrait Yello
  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Feminist Cartoonist Who Depicted Personal Frustrations and Sexual Desires, Dies at 74

    Pioneering cartoon artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, whose self-deprecating drawings about frustrations and sexual longing made her a feminist hero, died from pancreatic cancer at 74 years old at her home in France on Tuesday. News of her death began spreading on social media and was later confirmed by David Zwirner, which represents her husband, R. Crumb.Kominsky-Crumb came up in the underground comics scene that grew out of the 1960s counterculture. While the scene was not particularly supportive o
  • London National Gallery Cancels Pushkin Museum Deal Following Ukraine Invasion

    London’s National Gallery canceled a plan with Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, to jointly organize an exhibition around modern art. The collaboration was nixed by the British institution in early March following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Art Newspaper reports.National Gallery director Gabriele Finaldi is now working with its curators to replace 15 loans originally set to be supplied by the Pushkin museum for the show, titled “After Impressionism: Inventin
  • Trove of Rare Funeral Portraits and Coffins Unearthed in Ancient Egyptian Burial Site 

    A vast funerary building dating to Ptolemaic Egypt and decorated with portraits of the long deceased was uncovered in the Garza archeological site. Heritage Daily reports that the structure was discovered at the Garza archeological site which has been under examination since 2016. Located about 50 miles south of Cairo, it was established in the third century BCE as part of an agricultural reclamation project launched by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309–246 BCE).The funerary building
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  • DRIFT Restages Drone Performance for Art Basel Miami Beach’s 20th Anniversary

    If you just so happened to look up at the Miami night sky over the last three evenings at the right moment—say, between 7 p.m. and 7:08 p.m.—you likely caught a glimpse of a swirling swarm of light. You weren’t dreaming, and it wasn’t a new UFO design. Instead, it was the work of Amsterdam-based artist duo Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn.  Studio DRIFT, as the artists have long been known, staged a performance of Franchise Freedom, their famed drone performance,
  • Jacolby Satterwhite, For Freedoms, Patrick Martinez, and More to Produce Art for LA3C, Penske Media’s New Culture and Creativity Festival

    LA3C, an upcoming two-day culture and creativity festival launching later this month, will feature installations by a group of celebrated artists, including Jacolby Satterwhite, For Freedoms, and Patrick Martinez.PMC—the parent company of ARTnews and Art in America, as well as Rolling Stone, Variety, Billboard, and SheKnows, among other publications—launched LA3C Culture & Creativity Festival last July, but had to postpone the event du
  • Environmental Activists Threaten to Start Slashing Paintings If Action Is Not Taken to Stop Climate Change

    This year, some two dozen world-famous artworks, including pieces by Vermeer, Klimt, and and Munch, have been targeted by various climate activists groups. In a bid to bring attention to their cause, the demonstrators have hurled food at the paintings and glued themselves to frames, causing an uproar in the art community, despite the fact that they enacted no permanent damage to the art. However, that may soon change. In an interview with Sky News, Just Stop Oil spokesperson
  • Damaged Copy of ‘Salvator Mundi’ Sells for More Than $1 M. at Christie’s

    A damaged copy of Salvator Mundi, a painting attributed by some to Leonardo da Vinci, became a surprise hit this week during an online Christie’s sale, where it sold for over $1 million.The exact author and date of the painting are not known, although Christie’s billed it as being by the Italian School and said it was done around 1600. Referring to its style, the house labeled the work as being “after Leonardo da Vinci.”The attribution of Salvator Mundi, the most expensiv
  • Pantone Names ‘Viva Magenta’ 2023’s Color of the Year, Prophesies the Rise of the ‘Magentaverse’

    At Artechouse in Miami last night, Pantone revealed its color of the year for 2023: a shade known as Viva Magenta, a hue that is red but not too red, pink but not too pink.Pantone described Viva Magenta as “a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes optimism and joy. Powerful and empowering, it is an animated red that encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint; an electrifying, boundaryless shade that is manifestly ‘out there’ and is a stand-out statement
  • Comics Legend Aline Kominsky-Crumb Dies at 74, Pantone Picks Color of the Year, and More: Morning Links for December 2, 2022

    The HeadlinesALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB, the celebrated and irrepressible underground comic artist whose work inspired generations of artistic descendents, died on Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at the home in France, where she had long lived with her husband, and sometimes collaborator, Robert Crumb, the Associated Press reports. She was 74. Kominsky-Crumb’s work was regularly unflinching, uproarious, and avowedly feminist. In early 1970s, she was a member of the sto
  • Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova Team Up to Create a Feminist Blockchain-Enabled Artwork

    As the feminist gains of the past 50 years are slipping away, most notably with the repeal of Roe v. Wade, feminist artist Judy Chicago teamed up with Nadya Tolokonnikova, of the collective Pussy Riot, to transform her “What if Women Ruled the World?” series into a participatory art project. This new version is enabled by blockchain with the hopes of spawning a Web3 community dedicated to gender rights.The series’ question was at the center of a series of works that Judy Chicag
  • Isabelle Andriessen Gives New Meaning to “Long Duration”

    In the storied limestone caves of southern France, shimmering, milky calcite engulfs and preserves the skulls of extinct species—cave bears, woolly mammoths. Its presence registers the millennia that divide our existence from theirs, the slow movement of the mineral-deposit process emphasizing the duration of the mammals’ stillness. Dutch sculptor Isabelle Andriessen re-creates similar enchanting mineral and sulfate deposits in the gallery, creating installations that imagine planet
  • Thelma Golden and Anne Pasternak on Curating an Exhibition at Beth Rudin DeWoody’s Bunker Space: ‘Beth Is Not a Trophy Collector’

    Since 2017, Beth Rudin DeWoody, who has ranked on ARTnews’s Top 200 Collectors list each year since 2005, has invited those in South Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach to travel 1.5 hours to West Palm Beach to visit her private exhibition space, The Bunker. The Saturday following the fair’s opening, she launches a series of new exhibitions showing off highlights and recent acquisitions from her wide-ranging collection of contemporary art.This year, DeWoody also invited two of the coun
  • Polish Auction House Raided Again in Investigation Into Whether Painting Was Involved in a Crime

    A painting by the Symbolist artist Jacek Malczewski was the subject of a legal standoff at a Warsaw auction house shortly before a major auction earlier this week. Armed police officers, as well as staff from the country’s National Gallery, went to seize the artwork after prosecutors said the painting may have been involved in a crime. However, they left the DESA Unicum auction house empty-handed for the second time.The 1908 oil painting, titled Rzeczywistość (Reality), was expec
  • Decades of Resistance in Haiti’s Streets Are Surveyed in Miami Photography Exhibition

    In 1995, British photographer and curator Leah Gordon traveled to Jacmel, a port town in Southern Haiti, for the first time. Then as now, the country reeled from unrest, but it did not stop Gordon would from documenting a street tradition that mines the country’s brutal past. She captured Jacmel residents organizing public processions that involved donning masks alluding to various traumas—from colonial debt to foreign interventions— registered during its 200 year-history.Haiti
  • An Urgent Survey of Cuban Art in Miami Pieces Together a Fragmented History

    “You Know Who We Are,” at the El Espacio 23 in Miami, is a survey of art from Cuba and its diaspora that, despite its title, proves there are legions left learn on this subject. The co-curators, Anelys Alvarez and Patricia Hanna, chose a thematic approach, rather than a historical one, presenting the canon as a collective drama spanning several generations and thousands of miles. All 100 or so artworks in the show, from sculptures to installations to paintings and everything in-betwe
  • At the ICA Miami, a Daring Project Offers Up an Electric Car Like You’ve Never Seen Before

    One striking thing about this past year’s Super Bowl were the commercials—specifically, the ads for electric vehicles. Since then, there’s been an onslaught of news about the coming fleet of green energy cars. Seldom thought about, however, is the ways in which the design of those cars, termed EVs for short, has come about.In an interesting collaboration with Lexus, and the ICA Miami, architect Suchi Reddy created an installation that attempts to map out the design principles t
  • 1,900-Year-Old Snacks and Animal Bones Found in the Sewers of Rome’s Colosseum

    Archaeologists have found 1,900-year-old remains of fruits, nuts, and meats in the Colosseum’s drainage system, possibly indicating the types of snacks enjoyed by spectators.Researchers also discovered the bones of lions, leopards, bears, and small dogs—likely the remains of fights and hunting games held within the ancient arena—as well as the brick stamps of emperors who promoted the construction and restoration of the underground infrastructure. Additionally, ancient coins we
  • Tom Phillips, British Artist and Polymath Who Found Many Admirers, Dies at 85

    Tom Phillips, a multi-hyphenate British polymath, has died at age 85. His death was first reported by the Guardian earlier this week.Phillips worked as a portrait painter, a musician, a poet, a curator, an art historian, a translator, a filmmaker, and a composer, and also held a 12-year-long position as chairman of the exhibitions committee at the Royal Academy in London. He was perhaps best known, however, as an artist.In his art practice, Phillips worked in a variety different modes, painting
  • The Best Booths at NADA Miami 2022

    There may have been considerable buzz over at Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP preview on Tuesday for the fair’s 20th Anniversary, but that didn’t detract from the energy at NADA Miami at its opening on Wednesday. The aisles at Ice Palace Films Studios, where the fair was held this year, were packed with dealers and collectors who came to the fair to see offerings from 146 galleries. Returning this year was the Curated Spotlight section, dedicated to eight solo presentations by up-a
  • Miami’s Crypto-Loving Mayor Visits the Gateway, a Five-Day NFT Festival

    Last night, Miami mayor Francis Suarez spoke to a small group of crypto and NFT enthusiasts to officially unveil the exhibition “The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis.” It was the second year in a row that the Gateway—a festival put together and funded by by nft now, a web3-focused publication; Mana Commons, a real estate development company owned by billionaire real estate mogul Moishe Mana; and MoonPay, a crypto trading app—had come to Miami, and this time around, the mood was
  • MoMA Trustee Leon Black Faces Second Rape Allegation

    Leon Black, a trustee and the former board chair of the Museum of Modern Art, has been accused for a second time of rape, according to Reuters. In lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court on Monday, Cheri Pierson alleges that Black “brutally” raped her 2002 in the Upper East Side home of his financial advisor, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.In the suit, Pierson claims that Epstein paid her $300 for a massage on five separate occasions before he enginee
  • The Best 2022 Holiday Gifts Under $25 for Artists and Art Lovers

    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.Whether you’re a secret Santa, you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for a creative family member, or you’re just feeling a bit pinched this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Here are 25 gifts for $25 and under for the artists and art lovers on your list.
  • Seeing & Believing: Christian Imagery in Painting Now

    Christian iconography and compositional schemes are deeply ingrained in the history of Western painting. They all but monopolized the medium for about a dozen of its formative centuries—from the Byzantine era through the Renaissance—during which techniques and traditions were being figured out and established. To consider the legacy of this symbolism today, A.i.A. brought together four painters from around the world who grapple with Christian imagery consciously and critically in the
  • Phillips Collection Names New Director, Goya Record to Be Smashed, and More: Morning Links for December 1, 2022

    To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.The HeadlinesTHE TOP JOB. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has hired Jonathan Binstock to be its next director, the Washington Post reports. Binstock is coming to the masterpiece-stacked museum (Renoir! Rothko!) from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, which he has led since 2014. (A b
  • In Print: The Religion Issue

    In an interview for the “In the Studio” feature in this issue, artist Shahpour Pouyan perfectly captures the central contradiction of religion: “Belief is the most dangerous thing. And it’s also the most precious thing we have as humans.”Related Articles Abstracting the Political: The 58th Carnegie InternationalFace-to-Face: Diane Arbus at David ZwirnerThe power shared among the artists featured in this issue is their ability to bring religious imagery and allusions

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