Times Square was wickedly crowded today, nothing out of the ordinary. But there were more faces in the crowd that usual. Hundreds of black and white posters of peoples faces were pasted all over the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue. It looked pretty damn extraordinary.
The spectacle was the bra ... 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 >>
After their much-anticipated 2010 reunion at Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, lo-fi rockers Guided by Voices buckled up and went on a two-year bender of tour dates and recent album releases. Now, with an art exhibition called The Big Hat & Toy Show, frontmen Robert Pollard and Tobi ... More >>
You might know Shepard Fairey. If you don't, you probably do or at least haven't realized yet. The Los Angeles man behind Obey and one of the stars in street artist Banksy's mockumentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop," has risen to fame in the contemporary art world, partly because he created one of ... More >>
BRAVOTewz on Work of Art
One of the more intriguing aspects of Work of Art, the BRAVO reality show we've been following, is that the show's producers chose a handful of cast members who'd already had a presence in the world, whose self-propelled careers could exist apart from the reality-television ... More >>
Two organizations, the Institute for Urban Design and Project for Public Spaces, have joined forces to create a competition entitled "By the City, For the City." Addressing the city's need for public input and innovation, they've asked for your opinion on a seemingly trivial question: "How wo ... More >>
Subaquatica.comJust as it seemed like street art was experiencing a rush, New York City developers have announced that Queens' own graffiti warehouse, 5Pointz, will be bulldozed. To the dismay of street artists and hip-hop fans alike, the "graffiti mecca" will be replaced by high-rises.
Mysterious British street artist Banksy just bailed out of jail two members of a Russian art collective called Voina, which means "war." Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov awaited trial in a bed bug-infested St. Petersburg prison for four months until Banksy swooped in and paid their bail. ... More >>
Winona Chiropractic Center in Winona, Minnesota, hired a web designer to create a site with which to advertise their business. Apparently, they didn't follow through with the appropriate payments, so the web designer went back into the site and started recoding. Here's a link to the site. Mak ... More >>
Rebbe Menachem SchneersonLubavitch Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson is rearing his ghostly head from a grave on Long Island, sending shudders of frustration through the halls of the New York art world.
A complex legal dispute over Schneerson's Library — a collection of 12,000 books and 50 ... More >>
"If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of "Banksy": This according to Ebay seller daigroandujo, who leaves us public folk only six more days to elbow our way to the prize of an English man's privacy. Perhaps the morning trudge from bed to bathroo ... More >>
Old School or New School? The choice is yours.Today, the New York Times takes note of the Museum of Modern Art catering to tourists who're too vapid unfamiliar with our city to sort out the name of their contemporary art outpost in Long Island City, P.S. 1. Thus, the Museum of Modern art has ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, lives down his old bad days as a louche art dealer at The Art Dealers Association of America's disastrous Art Show.
Holger ThossCourtesy ADAA
At the apogee of the last decade's art market boom, a decently connected dealer needed exert only a little ef ... More >>