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Denver Hosts the World

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Conceived over a year ago as a celebration of all things Western Hemisphere, the Biennial of the Americas has arrived. The culture, ideas and people of the Americas will be on display as Denver plays to an international audience

NEW YORK: This Week's Gallery Openings (July 1, 2010)

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ARTINFO presents a guide to the most interesting gallery openings in New York each week. Earlier this week, ARTINFO's Andrew Goldstein spoke with w...

Artists Need to Keep Good Records

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Grant

The end stages of anyone's life are likely to be somewhat chaotic. Ailments consume one's thoughts, strength wanes, memory fades, and the ability to t...

Iran Cranks Up Its Crackdown on Culture

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The attack on culture in Iran has been steadily growing since last year. Before his jailing, film director Jafar Panahi had given extensive interviews about how he avoided the Culture Ministry.

Rochelle Botello: Absurd and Disarming

Carol Es | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carol Es

I was first introduced to mixed media artist Rochelle Botello by a mutual friend, artist, and curator Marshall Astor. He was showing a collection of her drawings on paper and I had to get one for myself. I fell in love on the spot.

NEW YORK: This Week's Gallery Openings (June 25, 2010)

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In New York tonight, curiosities are likely to emerge as galleries open a remarkable mixture of major group shows. It's going to be quite a night.

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

LeRoy Neiman Has Leg Amputated

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LeRoy Neiman is reportedly recovering after having his right leg amputated. The artist, famous for his paintings of sports figures and events, underw...

Artists Saving our Planet from Plastic

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The Save My Oceans blog series celebrates artists who are refashioning plastic trash into art. Be inspired by these creative people to turn our seemingly useless waste into something useful.

Remembrance of Things Past: The Original Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and the Yellow Trees

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

Every Spring I enjoy the yellow trees that bloom in the Arts District. They're the only ones in downtown Los Angeles that I have been able to find. They make me really happy.

Don't Fear These Oil Rigs: They are Just Works of Art

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Above: Artist Elyse Pignolet contemplates two sculptures of oil platforms that she created with her husband, Sandow Birk. The sculptures, which hav...

ARTINFO: Gallery Openings NY

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mary Reid Kelley was having her debut in Chelsea not so long ago; now she is on her way to superstardom. The next star may be hiding in plain sight.

A Day in My Life: Artist Amy Bernays Takes Us Through a Typical Day in the Life of an Artist Living in Sunny Los Angeles

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

Strippers are much prettier than your average life-drawing model. But drawing in a strip club is like playing a hard computer game. It's dark, they move really fast, and sometimes they are upside-down.

Plan ForYourArt April 15-21

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

Arthur Szyk: A New Exhibit of the Great Illuminator

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

He was a master of political art, a brilliant draftsman/artist whose evocative works had all the power of Goya's "The Execution" and Picasso's "Guernica."

In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Anyone can make a play for the attention of critics, collectors, and curators. Here are three shows bidding to do just that this week in New York.

Bravo TV And Sarah Jessica Parker Launch "Work of Art": An Art Reality Show

Noah Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Noah Becker

The fact that Jerry Saltz is involved in Sarah Jessica Parker's new Bravo reality TV gives it added credibility. Here are my suggestions for realistic art world challenges.

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.

The "I" of the Beholder

Carrie Brillstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carrie Brillstein

I had my first drawing lesson yesterday. I realized in order to put more than just vibrant colors on a canvas I needed to learn how to draw.

Taking the Arts Seriously

Agnes Gund | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Agnes Gund

All too often in our society, the arts are shut out; they are left to stand alone, at an uncomfortable angle away from the experiences and events we otherwise share as citizens.

Los Angeles Artist F. Scott Hess Walks the Tightrope

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2011 | Los Angeles
John Seed

F. Scott Hess, a painter whose works tend to magnify and reveal human frailties and failings, is a stable guy.

Ed Schad on Roxy Paine's Erratic: The Newest Addition to the Beverly Hills Public Art Collection

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

When Roxy Paine's Erratic, a sculpture of clustered boulders forged out of stainless steel, was installed in Beverly Hills, its presence stirred a stream of dialogue.

In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Openings this week is brimming with possibility, not least because a new show at Canada carries with it a requisite, sublime trip to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

Jeffrey Deitch's Secret LA Life Before MOCA

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Even before I first met Jeffrey Deitch, I knew first-hand that the DNA of Los Angeles was etched deep into his brain.

What's Wrong With Art Writing On The Web?

Noah Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Noah Becker

Art critic, Jill Conner, shares her thoughts on online art criticism.