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Who Are the Protectors of the World's Most Precious Artworks?

Michelle Cacciatore | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Michelle Cacciatore

As November continues to speed along, people from all over the world are gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach. Last year, galleries reported selling works of art from $300,000 up to $5 million in the first few hours.

Candy in the Corner

Jim Kempner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

I was at the Andrea Rosen Gallery with my sister to see Felix Gonzalez-Torres' new exhibition, most of which consisted of pounds of candy positioned on the floor and in various corners around the gallery. It was 1998.

Broken Sleep and Its Author, Bruce Bauman

Brad Schreiber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brad Schreiber

Bruce Bauman's novel Broken Sleep is sprawling, complex, wildly imaginative and unflaggingly emotional. It has an astonishing range, not only in theme but structure, which becomes all the more impressive when Bauman admits that he does not believe in using outlines.

Fine Art Double-Exposure Photography: Human Nature

Erica Simone | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Human Nature: A Collaboration by Erica Simone and Jaci Berkopec Many world philosophies view humanity as being One with all of life: all that exist...

Can An Introvert Succeed In The Art World?

Quiet Revolution | Isabella Huffington | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If you had asked me a year ago what it takes to be a successful artist, my answer would have been simple: the ability to produce good art. I imagined ...

Art Digest: Would You Rather Buy a Picasso for $179 Million or Rent One for $5?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The high-end art world is a complicated place. It's amazing how two pieces by the same artist can end up in such dichotomous homes. This week's stories draw us into contrasting worlds, assuring that you'll have an interesting topic of discussion ready for Saturday's dinner party.

About Why So Many Photographers Hate Richard Prince

Giovanni Savino | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

Shall we end up condoning thieves, rapists, pedophiles and killers based on the conceptual lalaland of a few arrogant, financially powerful trendsetters and unscrupulous merchants?

Conversation With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

The Work of Artists Is Not Play

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When the public reads stories in the media about visual artists, it is all too often about art stars that are selling their works for six-figure sums or an item detailing glamorous parties on the art fair circuit.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

The Designers Who Mediate Our Experience of the World Should Probably Get Out More

Ellen McMahon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Ellen McMahon

What's the difference between staring up at a sky full of stars as you fall asleep, looking through a telescope with an informative astronomer, pointing your smart phone at the sky, and just glancing up with a wearable digital device?

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment

Rachel Mason | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

19 Reasons Artists Are The Worst

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

Don't get us wrong, artists are a special breed and, in many ways, we love them dearly. We devote most of our waking hours to them after all. But ...

Burn Down the Old to Make Way for the New: Practice Yoga to Live Your Authentic Life

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

Practicing yoga creates tapas, heat. Heat is a catalyst for change. You throw everything you are and have been into the fire of your practice, and when the ashes settle, the smart thing to do is to move forward, mindful of where you've been and open to what might be.

'As Da Art World Might Turn'

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Me as Pisces Wells performing at an opening. Shot at Arts@29 Garden Harvard Wrapping up 2013 and a gift to those who follow my work closely, I am r...

Calling For Gender Equity In The Art World

Carrie Yury | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
Carrie Yury

Gender inequality is still alive and well in the art world. Understanding that numbers speak louder than words, artist Micol Hebron spearheaded a coll...

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

Art Venti -- Pencil-Painting the Depths

Juri Koll | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Using a classical, layered technique adapted to his adept pencil work, Venti builds layers of color and form in one portion of the work, then covers that in an archival, museum-acceptable spray coating.

Ronnie Cutrone, RIP

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Ronnie first appeared on the scene in the early Warhol Factory days, befriending Lou Reed and Jim Morrison, among many others. From 1972 to 1982, Ronnie worked as Andy Warhol's assistant.

The Warehouse Era Begins in the Los Angeles Art World

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

The Warehouse Era is upon us. Galleries are suddenly going big, bigger than ever. They are leaving the traditional Westside enclaves in search of real estate to show larger artworks,

The Question An Art Dealer Hates To Hear

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

Jim Kempner's web series, "The Madness of Art," never fails to deliver a delicious assortment of art world inside jokes. The most recent installment, ...

A Message for Ján Mančuška

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Rachel Mason

He said, "Do you know the artist ? He's actually deceased. He was young." As soon as I saw the name on the wall, Ján Mančuška , I had this sudden and sad recollection. I had neglected to tell Mančuška that his work really made an impression on me several years back when we were in a show together.

Why It's Time for Galleries to Dump the Jargon

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

You might think that it was fine for art sometimes to "question" things, but that most of the "questions" that were being raised were questions that had been raised in art quite a lot before.