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Fashion Anthropologists and Radical Unfashionistas; Artists who put a mirror to the fashion industry—and those who build their own mirrors

What Does Zendaya Have to Do with Beauty? New partnership between Lancôme and the Louvre shows something less than beautiful

Frieze: The Art of Dressing: How Sartorial Choices Shape the Artist; In What Artists Wear, Charlie Porter examines figures from Georgia O’Keeffe to Gilbert & George to reflect on the importance of clothing to artistic practice and identity

What’s Behind The Artist As Model? From Andy Warhol To Derek Zoolander, How The Catwalk Became A Space For Self-Branding

Breaking Free from the Artifice of the Fashion Shoot; From whiteness to the male gaze, photographers Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng reflect on the conventions that underpin the fashion industry

Fashion’s Growing Pains; Natasha Degen on luxury fashion’s shallow ascendency into the art world and its transformation into a ‘cultural brand’

Why Fashion Has Entered the Business of Arts Institutions; A look into the intersection of luxury, culture and marketing through brand-owned museums

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Christopher Knight: Steve Roden, a Vivaciously Inventive and Quintessential ‘Artist’s Artist,’ Dies at 59

Steve Roden Created The Sound

Steve Roden: Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences, LACE (2012)

Steve Roden, Video Documentation of His 'Bowrain' (2010)

Chris Ofili’s Mural on Grenfell Tower Tragedy Unveiled at Tate Britan

Broad Spotlights L.A. Artists

Sprawling Retrospective of French Artist Pierre Soulages (1919–2022) Opens in Cologne, Bringing Lesser-Known Gems to Light

Stromberg: Celebrating Five Decades of LA’s Self Help Graphics & Art Center; Series of exhibitions offers historical perspectives on the still-active LA organization’s cultural and social resonance

The Reappearing Act of Puppies Puppies; Artist, who also goes by Jade Kuriki-Olivo, began her career as a solitary and mysterious figure. Now, with the support of her community, she’s become entirely herself

All the New Yorker Cartoons of the Week!

Kenny Schachter Surveys the Start of the Fall Art Season, Unearthing Feuds, Farces, and Secret Identities Galore; Oh, and our columnist also has some thoughts on his former friend Inigo Philbrick's rapidly nearing release date

Harmony Korine 'Aggro Dr1ft' at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

Nora Turato’s Emotional Outsourcing; At Sprüth Magers, the artist visually renders our hackneyed vocabularies around anxiety and care

Kim Fay in Detroit: Form&seek at Matéria

Charlotte Edey and Azadeh Elmizadeh “The Inexpressible is Contained” at Sea View

Review: Flesh and Bone by John Guzman at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

Slavs and Tatars Look to the Heavens for Knowledge; Knowledge And Literacy In Their Many Forms Are At The Heart Of A Small But Rich Show By The Art Collective

‘Is It Disgusting or Is It Beautiful?’: Sought-After L.A. Artist Alec Egan Taps Into the Theater of Artifice in His Maximalist Interiors

Sorry to See it Go! After a 25-Year Dispute, the Chrysler Museum Will Return the Neoclassical Masterpiece ‘Wounded Indian’ to Its Rightful Owner

Podcast: Modern Art Notes: On Artists Gary Simmons and Benjamin Wigfall

The Real Demands of the Diva; From nineteenth-century opera singers to Rihanna’s sheer Swarovski dress, a new exhibition tells us that we never really knew the women we call divas

In-depth interview with the artist Alvaro Barrington on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Johannes Vermeer to Tupac Shakur

Julian Schnabel to Shoot ‘In the Hands of Dante’ This October, Oscar Isaac Set to Star

Artist Avery Singer, Who Grew Up Blocks From the Twin Towers, Recalled Memories of 9/11 for Her New Museum Show at the ICA Miami, marks a semi-autobiographical turn for Singer


Artforum Portfolio: Ed Ruscha

“Ed Ruscha and Photography”

Station To Station: David Platzker on the Art of Ed Ruscha

Read an Excerpt of Lucy Lippard’s Newest Book, 'Stuff: Instead of a Memoir’; Lippard muses on her early years in New York City, from discovering a love of art writing to encountering Marcel Duchamp when she worked at MoMA’s library

The Illicit Allure of Art Forgery; An Anarchic Desire to Undermine the Art World’s Institutions Lends Art Forgers a Roguish, Rebellious Identity That is Both Compelling and Unsavory

Gagosian Quarterly: Tetsuya Ishida 'My Anxious Self'; Largest exhibition of the Japanese artist's work ever mounted in the US; Essay by Curator Cecilia Alemani


In Her Los Angeles Studio, Suchitra Mattai Weaves Vibrant Tapestries Out of Saris and Dreams Up Epically Scaled Installations; Artist’s solo show “In the Absence of Power, In the Presence of Love” is now on view at Roberts Projects in L.A.


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'If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change’: Climate Change Author Jeff Goodell Curates Vital Exhibition; Acclaimed writer takes on a new challenge with his first art show, bringing together work and writing that tells a long history of environmental change


Tim Burton Blasts AI Recreations of His Style as ‘Very Disturbing’: ‘It’s Like a Robot Taking Your Humanity, Your Soul’

BuzzFeed: The Invasive AI Creations

Sonya Clark And Miniature Golf at Cranbrook Museum; We Are Each Other And Cranbrook On The Green

Van Gogh in Paris: The Radicalizing of a Palette and a Brush

‘Deliberately Obscure’: How To Locate The Weird World of Hidden Public Art; Not All Art Is Made To Be Hung On Walls. From Pinhole Dioramas Stashed In Bollards To Sculptures You Need Scuba Gear To See, We Meet The Artists Playing Hide And Seek With Their Viewers

7 Questions for Lari Pittman on Painting Imaginary, Fantastical Cities and Finding Artistic Inspiration Driving Through Los Angeles

Painter David Salle Starts His Days Searching for Artistic Transformation and Ends Them With a Cold Beer; Current exhibition, "World People," is on view at Lehmann Maupin in Seoul, South Korea

Boffo! Banksy Exhibition In Glasgow Attracts Record Crowds; Video; 180,000 visitors during its 10-week run; Ready to Travel: Where Will it Go?

Yau: The Infinite, Never-Released Scream; Asako Tabata Presents a Stark, Unsettling Vision of a Society In Which Women Have Little Chance To Achieve Autonomy

Panel Discussion 'Our River Project' at Shatto Gallery with moderator Shana Nys Dambrot, David Eddington, Michelle Robinson, Jane Tsong and Jose 'Prime' Reza

Must See! "Imprinting in Time—Chinese Printmaking at the Beginning of a New Era" at USC's Pacific Asia Museum; Kollwitz in China, Not many Westerners know of the significance of Käthe Kollwitz's work to Chinese modernism



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Flowing Vaulted Roofs Top Tarang Arts Space by The Grid Architects

Japanese Sento (Bath Houses) and Design

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Must Read! Working Writer Gay Talese, Assignment: Sinatra; A legendary editor. A recalcitrant writer. And a subject that was both man and myth. The story behind the writing of what became known as the greatest magazine profile ever; "I knew from experience that few [celebrities] had much respect for writers."

Editor v. Publisher: Crackdown on ‘Woke’ Coverage Is Tearing Atlanta Magazine Apart

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Decades Before Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party,’ Virginia Woolf’s Sister Made a Set of Dinner Plates Celebrating 50 Historic Women

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'Alien' objects recovered by Harvard physicist from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean could be from an interstellar planet, astronomer claims, but sceptics say they're waiting for 'convincing evidence'

Who Dug Them? What Are The Mystery ‘Perfectly Aligned’ Holes At The Bottom Of The Atlantic Ocean?

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A Martha Graham/Agnes de Mille meet-up in the 21st Century

The Final Sondheim: Complete, From-Beginning-To-End Story Of How Stephen Sondheim, David Ives, And Joe Mantello Created The Musical 'Here We Are'

New York Mag: 29 Plays and Musicals We Can’t Wait to See This Fall

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Emerging into a New World, Small Figures Explore Seonna Hong’s Dreamlike Landscapes

The Unforgettable Landscapes of Ippan Nakamura’s World of Illustrations

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20 New Impact-Driven Projects by Female Artists Have Been Funded by Anonymous Was a Woman’s $309,000 Environmental Art Grants; For the second year, the grants program is supporting work that addresses the climate crisis


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With a New Milan Space, Phillips Opens a Fresh Front in the Scramble for European Collectors; Phillips Milan is located in the historic heart of the city

Armory Show Director Nicole Berry on Hiring Women Curators to ‘Challenge the Canon,’ and What’s in Store for the Fair Now That It’s Owned by Frieze; Berry has helmed the fair through numerous crises since 2017

Twin Brothers and Gallery Partners Sam and Daniel Kapp Prioritize Pork Buns, Glitter, and an Inherited Collection of Southern Folk Art; We asked the founders of Kapp Kapp, a New York and Philadelphia gallery, about the things they value most—in art and in life

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Klara Kristalova’s Ceramic Sculptures Tackle Climate Anxiety with Dark Humor at Lehmann Maupin

Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery

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Behind the scenes of Fendi’s accessories collaboration with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma; Crafted from washi paper and natural bamboo, the accessories – shown as part of Fendi’s recent menswear show – see Kengo Kuma turn his architectural eye to bags and sneakers

Podcast: The Frankfurt Kitchen: After World War I, the Frankfurt citizenry needed housing. The city built over 10,000 public housing units, some of the earliest modern architecture — simple, clean, and uniform, producing our modern designer kitchen

Highly Talented Charlotte Perriand's Apprenticeship with Le Corbusier Didn’t Go Quite as the Great Architect Expected

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See this Mesmerizing Video! When The Sky Blooms With Sakura by Cai Guo-Qiang

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Street Artist Keeps Whitewashing the Graffiti at Basquiat’s Former Studio, Now Atelier Jolie; The artist says his actions recall Robert Rauschenberg's 'Erased de Kooning'; His Fellow Artists Are Outraged by the ‘Desecration’






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New Court Filings Show the Magnitude of Claims Being Made Against Disgraced Art Advisor Lisa Schiff; Three documents include claims from more than 50 individuals and businesses

Billionaire Financier Thomas H. Lee’s Heirs Are Selling His Art Privately After His Suicide. Public Filings Show He Leveraged the Heck Out of It, Too; Late leveraged-buyout tycoon's loan agreements show he was a pioneer in leveraging art as well, almost from the beginning

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Our Chief Film Critic Justin Tanner writes of Pablo Larraín's "“El Conde” is one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen this year. It’s also one of the dopiest." Read the review and find out what he means.

From Norwegian Filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself), Nicolas Cage is In Your Dreams in Acclaimed 'Dream Scenario' Trailer

We Celebrate the Engines of the Art World

New Yorker Documentary: Margie Soudek, a Grandma’s Quirky Collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers

Gallerist Josh Lilley on Collecting Playful Works But Keeping Them Out of Reach of Little Hands; He's built a distinctive (and childproof) personal collection in his London home

Qatari Collector and Curator Mohammed Al Thani Scours the Globe for Works That Leave Him Breathles; Recently opened the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in lower Manhattan

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Tim Burton Blasts AI Recreations of His Style as ‘Very Disturbing’: ‘It’s Like a Robot Taking Your Humanity, Your Soul’

BuzzFeed: The Invasive AI Creations

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Beats Connection: Allen Ginsberg’s Inner Circle – In Pictures; New exhibition of the Howl author’s intimate personal photographs finds him hanging out with Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and Patti Smith

Market for photography is on a roll; Launch of Photofairs New York during Armory Week reflects a resurgent market for photographs and related media

‘Like An Alien World’: The Banks Of The River Thames And Beyond, In Pictures; Josh Edgoose spent a decade documenting the community around his home in south-west London

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‘Taylor Swift: Eras Tour’ Concert Film Has Record-Breaking $26 Million in Presales, Besting All MCU Movies

New Yorker: Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison; Her music makes me feel that I’m still part of the world I left behind




















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