The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village
Shock and duh.
The building pictured to the right, 40 Bond Street, is not necessarily a new building. The Ian Schrager-developed and Herzog de Meuron-designed residences were completed in 2007 to relative fanfare and approving reviews. The Observer's Max Abelson wrote, "If you can avert your eyes from the building ... More >>
Last weekend brought fresh news for art world titan Larry Gagosian, all of it terrible. Not only have rumors of a planned May Jeff Koons' exhibition at rival David Zwirner gallery turned out to be true, but two of Gagosian's major artists have decamped from the famous powerhouse gallery at a time wh ... More >>
Why the late writer was our most important art critic
The dirty mirror man
Plus: Jay Critchley and Chad Person at Freight + Volume; 'Sweet Dreams: Comics, Cartoons, and Contemporary Art' at Brooke Alexander
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
The Bowery gallery scene. Plus summer art picks
Village Voice art critics pick their favorite shows of the year
Haunch of Venison helps the painter celebrate five decades of luridness
Left to right: Pusha T, Funkmaster Flex, Kanye West. Photo via In Flex We TrustIt is a measure of Kanye West's proximity to the heart of the zeitgeist that even on the day after a disastrous midterm election, his name is front and center in the news cycle. The Internet is aflame today with th ... More >>
Linkin Park, favorably compared to Radiohead by Christopher R. Weingarten.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis weighs in on the new eight-CD box set honoring jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, Christopher R. Weingarten compares Linkin Park's new A Thousand Suns to Radiohead's OK Computer, and C ... More >>
The sculptor conjures a low-budget cosmos. Plus, Alejandro Almanza Pereda's concrete cascade.
You may recognize Takashi Murakami's art -- Or is it? -- from Kanye West's album cover, or his trademark appropriation of high-end retail fashion brands like Louis Vuitton into cartoonish colors, or his massively hyped and extensively covered exhibitions at museums in New York and LA. Well, n ... More >>
The conversion of CBGB into a fancy boot emporium is ancient news at this point, and as evil or wrongheaded as John Varvatos has often seemed on the Bowery--a sliver of the old wall, behind glass! Guns N' Roses!--putting CBGB out of its misery in 2006 was a mercy killing. It hadn't been good ... More >>
A Chorus Line gets an unusual downtown video revival
Pierre Schutz has been named the executive chef at the forthcoming Jean-Georges at the Mark hotel, set to open in March. He was formerly at the now-defunct Vong. [NY Times] Famed Gascon chef Thierry Marx will cook a special $350 meal at Le Bernardin on Feb. 20, as part of d'Artagnan's 25th a ... More >>
SculptureCenter hosts a DIY course in pedagogy as practice
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
A Q&A before he brings Bush to Broadway.
The optimist who used a bald eagle to challenge America's idea of art
It's anime on overdrive in the Wachowski's souped-up, tricked-out cartoon adaptation
Takashi Murakami, Ed Paschke, and Portrait of the Artist as a Naked Young Man
Setting classicism on edge (with love)
Epic doc traces an intellectual history of Warhol
Are biennials too big, baggy, sluggish, and bureaucratic? Reflect the state of art?
Is that all there is? One of the best shows of the season takes place in an empty gallery
The ego, libido, ambition, and adolescent energy of New York's most volatile art scene
Pop rocks: The clever, idiosyncratic debut of an artist who happens to make paintings
Race matters, but so do anger, menace, and whimsy in Ellen Gallagher's big new show
Vito de Milo: A pioneer of body art shows enduringly radical work from the '60s and '70s
Art, Commerce, and the Persistence of Mammaries
The Art World Now and Then
When Everything Changes, What Happens to Art?
Bucking the System in Bizarro World
The Life and Death of Sohos Gallery Cornerstone
A Romp Through the Fall Art Season
The Kennedy Dialogues
Developers target a legendary neighborhood's last open spaces
Dilbert's Back, and Guess Why UPN's Got Him
Bargaining with the Holidays