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Walter Robinson, founder-editor of Artnet Magazine, appears on the Kostabi Show's Name That Painting quiz. Courtesy of thekostabishow.com

Artnet Magazine – R.I.P.


The closure of the oldest web-exclusive art magazine recalls the demise last year of Knoedler


Nicole Wittenberg, The Countess 2 (London on October 15th, 2010), oil on canvas, 29 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Freight & Volume

When Academic Isn’t a Dirty Word


The Arts and Letters ceremonial is the art world’s Oscars


Visitors to Frieze Art Fair New York, May 2012. Photo: artcritical

On an Island in the River – Sunday in Randall’s Park with Frieze


“simply put, the best art fair this writer has visited in America.”


Frieze Art Fair, Randall's Island Park, May 4 to 7, 2012

May Day! May Day! More Art Fairs


New York set to Frieze.


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MTA to Bushwick Open Studios: Drop Dead


The major annual cultural event is being turned into the No Subway Series


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A Thousand Words For Ai Wei Wei


A personal statement by artcritical’s regular China hand complements our editorial on the subject


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Release Ai Weiwei


Readers are urged to sign the petition and demonstrate at consulates/embassies Sunday at 1 pm.


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Lindsay Pollock takes helm at Art in America


Exceptional journalist known for her concern with the nuts and bolts of the art world


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Public Art and Its Discontents. Julie Mehretu at Goldman Sachs


Visible from the street, but inaccessible close up, Mural like Goldman Sachs itself is powerful but private