Sherrie Levine gets a major retrospective
Murals unearthed 80 years later
Two Voice critics tackle the painter's big retrospective
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 >>
The evolution of night photography
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 >>
Though Beavis and Butt-Head might approve of the New Museum's retrospective
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 >>
James Cohan Gallery hosts the artist's Swing Shift
The German artist captured his country like no one else
A fascinating look at the rise of modern photography
A Chorus Line gets an unusual downtown video revival
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 >>
thegallerysagharbor.comThere is, according to the Wall Street Journal, a market in oil paintings of Alan Greenspan, and like most markets it's somewhat depressed of late.
The Swiss-born artist gives New York some tongue as he takes over the New Museum
A summertime show with Obits Rick Froberg and Elbow-Toe
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 >>
Liz Renay was more than just a pretty face
Defiant kitsch, at Jack Shainman
Getting up close and personal
Arm yourself for the seasons biggest shows
The Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a long look at Johns's 'Gray' matter
A Belgian installation artist uses MoMA as the subject of his MoMa show
Germans, Spaniards, and Russians invade expanded galleries at the Metropolitan Museum
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Banksy hits a New York art gallery. Maybe.
Buffonish mockery and sarcastic pokes from the late Martin Kippenberger
Is the art market making us stupid? Or are we making it stupid?
Imp of the art-historical perverse
Few living artists have such breathtaking ways of making things
Moving beyond its current Picasso exhibit, a new vision for the Whitney
A hero of do-it-yourself aesthetic rabble-rousing
One of the greatest acts of aesthetic desperation in all of art
A line drawn in the psychic sands of American sexual and cultural values
Is the Museum of Modern Art becoming a madman who thinks it is king?
Contradictory, hallucinogenic spaces that erupt, recede, then disintegrate into vague voids
Disgusting? Depressing? Or are art fairs the triumph of the corporate avant-garde?