Artworld
Friday, December 5th, 2014
 
Zürcher Studio's booth at Untitled art fair, Miami Beach, December 2013. To left, Brian Belotti: " Belott's wall of small highly decorative panels, each built around a single dirty sock."
“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical. ...
Monday, July 14th, 2014
 
On Kawara, I AM STILL ALIVE, 1970. Telegram, 6 1/2 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – June, 2014 ...
Friday, September 6th, 2013
 
Stephen Antonakos, The Search, 2011. © 2011 Stephen Antonakos. All Rights Reserved.
A tribute to this subtle master of neon ...
 

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Andy’s Beemer


In 1979, Andy Warhol hand-painted a BMW M1 and decided that it was “much better than a work of art”. The car, which Warhol covered with red, blue, green, and yellow strokes that blur together to suggest speed, is currently on display in Grand Central Terminal, along with three other artist designed cars, including ones…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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Yale Art Loot


A 53 year old as yet unidentified heroin addict stole upwards of 39 paintings from various locations, including Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and the New Haven Free Public Library. The accused would steal the paintings by stuffing them under his clothes and then bring them to a drug house, where he…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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Artist Working in Oils


There is a new twist in the corpse as art material thread of contemporary art history. Russian artist Andrei Molodkin, whose work will appear in this year’s Venice Biennale, and whose current exhibition at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery (through April 11), has developed a technique to transform corpses into crude oil that can be turned into…

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Eat, Shop and Park at the Met, or Else!


Another 74 jobs will be cut from the merchandising staff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is in addition to the 53 jobs that were cut over the last year. It is feared that a total of ten percent of the museum staff, or a total of 250 jobs, will be cut from the…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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Reverse Heist


Eight of nine paintings that had mysteriously gone missing in 1987 from Noortman Master Paintings, the gallery founded and run by Robert Noortman in Maastricht, The Netherlands, have turned up 22 years later, when they were snagged in a Dutch police sting operation. These missing paintings included La Clairière by Renoir, Bords de la Seine…

Friday, March 6th, 2009

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Clintel Steed at the Bridge Art Fair


Clintel Steed Mark Borghi Fine Arts Bridge Art Fair Clintel Steed’s powerful new paintings are among the best works on view at this year’s youthful, bustling – and very fun – Bridge Art Fair. Grouped generously in Mark Borghi’s gallery space, Steed’s large canvasses are a perfect fit for the setting; arresting and sustaining as…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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The Armory Show 2009


The Armory Show 2009 opened today. artcritical editor DAVID COHENwas there with his iPhone Armory, First Day Weigh-In What’s the best way to cope with a Recession–if you’re in the artworld? Expand. And how must you behave? With utter nonchalance, of course. Hence the Armory–not content simply to be the behemoth fair of contemporary, primary-market work, now…

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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Treading on Bacon


Two rare samples of rugs designed by Francis Bacon have turned up in the collection of an Iranian dealer, who bought them several years ago from an elderly lady who had them on the floor in her hallway. These rugs, which have the artists name worked into their designs, may have appeared in Francis Bacon’s…

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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Irate Phone Customer


Christie’s record breaking three-day auction of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge, earned more than $484 million, but has not escaped controversy. Two bronze fountainheads from the auction, taken from China’s Summer Imperial Palace in 1860, sold for $18 million each to a telephone bidder, who remained anonymous at the…

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Art Stars


In a Lifetime Channel biopic set to air later this year, Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen star as the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and the painter Georgia O’Keefe. The two will be working together again in an art related project in the Broadway production of Michael Jacobs’ play “Impressionism”, much of which, is set in a…