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Art Handling Olympics In Lower East Side

nytimes.com | RANDY KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The event, the first-ever Art Handling Olympics -- a combination roast, "Jackass"-style stunt extravaganza and excuse to drink a lot -- drew about 200...

"Suspicious Package" In SoHo Gets Little Attention (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When is a "suspicious package" not a suspicious package? When it has "suspicious package" written all over it. Some prankster/artist playing on the ...

In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
ARTINFO

It is a weekend for untested names, new art, and emerging styles, highlighted by the opening of P.S.1's Greater New York survey. Careers will be made -- and tossed aside -- in coming days.

'Imponderabilia': Abramovic Exhibit Includes 2 Nude Women Standing Still

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Laurence Lallier slipped carefully between two naked women facing each other in a narrow doorway at the Museum of Modern Art. "I did...

In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
ARTINFO

After glitzy, bustling openings during Gallery Week last week, New York galleries offer an array of under-the-radar shows this week.

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

The digital camera has made everyone a photographer and aficionado of the fine art of photography. So don't miss the New York Photo Festival in DUMBO.

Lawrence Salander, Halsey Minor Auction Artwork To Pay For Fraud, Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two great art collections are being auctioned off to pay for two great misdeeds. This past weekend saw the first of two auctions of disgraced art dea...

Jasper Johns' 'Flag' Nets Record $28.6M; Painting Sold By Author Michael Crichton's Estate

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a Ne...

James Franco Interviews Marina Abramović

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Yesterday actor James Franco was spotted doing his best to woo performance artist Marina Abramović at her MoMA show. Little did we know that the two...

Antony Gormley Iron Bodies Art Not Jumpers: NYPD

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department wants the public to know that the figures soon to be gazing down from buildings near a midtown park ar...

East Village Redux

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Self-taught photographer Michael Sean Edwards has been an East Village staple for more than three decades, moving to the once-gritty neighborhood in 1...

America at a Crossroads (Again): Bruce High Quality Foundation and the Whitney Biennial

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Weiner

The best piece in this year's Whitney Biennial will knock you on your ass, and make you afraid to look in the mirror.

Jeffrey Deitch's Last Show? Shepard Fairey

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Deitch Projects continues to transition through uncertain times as proprietor Jeffrey Deitch readies for his new job at Los Angeles's Museum of Contem...

Dia Announces Return To Chelsea

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the Dia Art Foundation opened a permanent installation space in Chelsea in 1986, it was one of the only arts groups among the district's warehous...

Best Theatre of 2009

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

In 2000, my first year living in New York City, I attended over 200 different theater productions. This year, I clocked in barely a hundred. Here are my top five.

Guggenheim Announces Hugo Boss Finalists

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Guggenheim has announced the finalists for its biennial Hugo Boss Prize, which is awarded for achievement in contemporary art. ...

Irving Kriesberg dies in NYC at 90

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — American painter Irving Kriesberg has died in New York City. He combined intense abstract colors with human and animal elements. His...

Met Gets Reputed Michelango Statue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A marble statue widely attributed to Michelangelo is being loaned to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art by the French governm...

Yale: Van Gogh Lawsuit Could Affect Art Worth Billions

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The ownership of tens of billions of dollars of art and other goods could be thrown into doubt if a lawsuit seeking the return of...

SmART Brooklyn Gallery Hop

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 70 participating Brooklyn art galleries will offer visitors outstanding exhibitions and refreshments...

The Art Market Lives! Warhol Sells For $43.8M

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A painting by Andy Warhol, "200 One Dollar Bills," brought the equivalent of 43.8 million dollar bills at auction, more than three ti...

N.C. Wyeth Auction: Three Generations Of Wyeths To Be Sold

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Three generations of Wyeth artworks will be auctioned next month, including 14 original oil canvases by N.C. Wyeth that were used to ...

Jim Carroll Dead: 'Basketball Diaries' Author, Poet, Punk Rocker Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker who wrote "The Basketball Diaries," died Friday. He was 60. He died from a heart attack at his...

Did Jackson Pollock Secretly Write His Name In His Mural?

artnewsonline.com | Kate Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Among the reasons that people continue to be fascinated by Jackson Pollock's paintings is their Rorschach quality. Viewers have perceived many things ...

Georgia O'Keeffe Arrives At The Whitney

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There are two types of people Barbara Haskell hopes to surprise with the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition opening on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Whitney Mus...