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Art Digest: Online Art Buying Rises, Obama Cracks Down on Wealthy Art Investors and FLOTUS Calls for More Minority-Friendly Museums

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

What a month in the art world: industry projections, tax loopholes and museum openings galore! We'll unpack what went down, in case you happened to get sidetracked by the hoopla of the Met Gala's red carpet.

Dan Flavin's "Monument" / Can Minimalism Protest a War?

Matthew Israel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Matthew Israel

With "antiwar art," one envisions documentary photographs of wartime destruction and atrocities; "direct evidence" of the casualties of war. Yet this is increasingly far from the case today.

Process and Presentness: The Work of Israel Lund

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

In advance of his one-person exhibition this winter at the Power Station in Dallas, I visited Lund's Bushwick studio to learn more about his work and process.

Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Does religion exist at all in today's art world? Yes, but most often as documentary or anthropological art about religion. It's also been said that contemporary art viewing experiences are similar to traditional religious experiences.

'The Most Beautiful Drawing Ever': Pegasus (1987) by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cindy Sherman: Looking at One Untitled Film Still

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.

Behind the Seams of Ghada Amer's Erotic Embroideries

Marina Cashdan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In her riverside studio in Harlem, Ghada Amer keeps a world of powerful women at her fingertips, pulled from the pages of erotic magazines and reimagined into the abstract, embroidered paintings and delicate drawings she is known for.

Mallika Rao

Yes, You Can Actually Buy A $4.5 Million Painting On Amazon

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts

Within minutes of its Tuesday launch, internet sleuths dug up the priciest item in Amazon's fine art collection: an oil painting by Norman Rockwell, f...

Sculpting Jay-Z, Warhol and Lenin in Wonderbread

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Although young Polish artist Milena Korolczuk is best known for her works in film, she has recently turned a more unconventional medium: Wonderbread.

Sculpting Jay-Z, Warhol and Lenin in Wonderbread

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Although young Polish artist Milena Korolczuk is best known for her works in film, she has recently turned a more unconventional medium: Wonderbread.

Online Art Gets Swanky

Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts

Last Sunday evening Artsy, the online art genome project, co-curated a cocktail reception with Christie's auction house at the home of Lucy and Larry ...

The 10 Most Popular Works From Frieze Week NY

Marina Cashdan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

From the 600+ works from Frieze, NADA, and PULSE in Artsy's Frieze Week feature, these ten rose to the top of users' favorites.

Movie Stars And Moguls Unite In New Art-Tech Project

Mike Hogan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Mike Hogan

"You look around this room and ask, 'What binds the people in this room together?'" New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at Casa Lever on Park Avenue Thursday night. "It's that they're all creators, they're all doers."

Artsy Goes Inside JR's New York Studio

Marina Cashdan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

JR's art is omnipresent. Whether on the façade of a building, the back of a truck, or, currently, the streets of Times Square, the world is quite literally his gallery. But where is he?

What Does the Future of Art Look Like?

Marina Cashdan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With the Whitney Museum of American Art's new downtown building (set to open in 2015) dubbed the "Whitney of the Future," we asked a few up-and-coming artists what they thought the future of art entailed. What they came up with sounds pretty darn exciting to us.

Now You Can Visit A Major Art Fair In Your Underwear

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts

Today the ambitious online art database known as Artsy launched a preview of works to be displayed at this year's Armory Show in New York, which runs ...

Art.sy Vs. Syria: Round Two

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

When Art.sy first launched, the site with the creative domain name received a "Rookie Disruptor Award" from TechCrunch for its admirable aim to make a...

PHOTOS: Look Who Showed Up At Chanel's Beachside Barbecue

Posted 11.15.2013 | Miami

Who'd have thought the French were so good at barbecues? Chanel's beachside bash for Art.sy just might be the frontrunner for party of the week so far...

Get Your Design Miami Sneak Peek With Art.sy

Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts

The countdown for Design Miami has officially begun, but who wants to wait until December 5 to take in all the sleek forms from modern and contemporar...

People You See at a Coffee Shop

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Greg Jacobs

The first date -- They probably met online and are visibly nervous. The one who arrives earlier doesn't know whether or not to order so they skip the line and anxiously check their phone and pretend to be doing something important.

Art Hounds, Meet Your Version Of Netflix

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts

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Taryn Simon Presents A Living Man Declared Dead

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts

Art.sy has begun a series of intriguing new short collaborative films that showcase artists reflecting on their own work. The first artist to take par...

Learn Why This Artist Draws With Gunpowder

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his aesthetically exquisite choreographed explosions. Yet for an artist so concerned with destruction, Cai's...