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The Things We Think and Do Not Say, or Why the Art World is in Trouble

Steven Zevitas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I think that art constitutes the single most important output of a given culture at any point in time and, therefore, that collecting art is a deadly serious enterprise.

On Defending the DIA: A Reply to Roberta Smith

John Patrick Leary | Posted 11.12.2013 | Detroit
John Patrick Leary

Will the Detroit Institute of Arts' art collection really be privatized to pay the city's debts, or is the whole thing just a political gambit?

Who Is Wade Guyton And Why Is He Such A Big Deal?

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Nobody, it seems, has a bad thing to say about Wade Guyton these days. Critic Roberta Smith called the artist's current mid-career survey at the Whitn...

A Fond Farewell: Fans And Friends Bid A Festive Adieu To Artnet Magazine At Haunch Of Venison

ARTINFO | Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK -- The possibility of a potentially life-threatening derecho storm yesterday evening could not stop the art world from turning out to say goo...

Jonas Wood's Unstable Interiors

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Jonas Wood's works, in theory, are fairly straightforward. They are representational paintings of the spaces he inhabits, from his artist studio to hi...

The Christmas Poem For Art Collectors And Art Lovers Alike

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

A Song For Andy The Joy of Collecting Words + Pictures By Anthony Haden-Guest On the first day of my Art Binge My consultant...

What's missing from Colorado's "Best of..." lists when it comes to visual art

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

I'm not usually keen on top 10 lists or "best of..." rankings particularly when it comes to the visual arts. (How do you rank something so intangible,...

Reunion -- "Abstract Expressionist New York" Opens @ MoMA

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

Abstract Expressionism redirected the course of art history to an extent unequalled since the Impressionists gathered in Paris in the 1860's.

"Spiritual America": Censorship at Yale, and Now London?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

Ominously, officers of the London Police forced the withdrawal of a naked image of actress Brooke Shields, aged 10, from the newly opened "Pop Life" exhibition at the Tate Modern.

Artful Dodger

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Mesler

Jeffery Deitch abandons New York for a job at LA's MOCA.