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

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


Monsieur Nouar at the Museums and Galleries, No. 3, Click Here


Broad Spotlights L.A. Artists

The Complex Stuff is the Best; Keith Haring at The Broad

Gagosian Gallery Lures Eminent Sculptor Carol Bove Away From Rival Mega-Gallery David Zwirner; Gagosian will start exhibiting Bove's sculptures this fall at its New York gallery and at Paris+

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


I.) Human Rights Activist, Maryam al-Khawaja, Dangerously Returns to Bahrain; II.) Artist, Holocaust-survivor, Hidden-Master Architect-Sculptor Hans Noë Celebrates 90th Birthday at National Museum of Mathematics, Read More!

The Expressions of Dissent and Art From The Women’s Protests In Iran

Baya, the Artist Picasso Envied; Exhibition of the Algerian Modernist’s Early Work Challenges French Perception of Algerian Culture

Art Heals: Gitmo Turned Its Inmates into Artists. Now, They Want to Send a Message. Story about the prison that will never close and the men who became artists inside it


Renowned Chinese Artist Has Been Found Guilty of Brazen Plagiarism After He Made Millions From Copying a Belgian Artist’s Work; Ye Yongqing must pay $690,000 in damages to Christian Silvain, the highest sum that has ever been awarded for a case relating to fine arts in China

U.K. Authorities Are Ready to Charge Seven Suspects Over the 2019 Theft of Maurizio Cattelan’s Gold Toilet Sculpture; Artwork was literally ripped out of the plumbing during an exhibition at Blenheim Palace in the U.K.

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

All the New Yorker Cartoons of the Week!

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

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


Nervously applauded, sexually breezy and happily jawdropping, our Chief Film Critic Justin Tanner ponders the new comedy-crime-sex-thriller film by Sebastián Silva. His concise review of “Rotting in the Sun” details the many delights to be found in this controversial film: ‘funniest film of the year,’ ‘transcends the casual unsavoriness of the imagery,’ ’master of structure,’ and ’one of the most satisfying endings of any film this year.’ A must read!

Film Auteur Wes Anderson says Roald Dahl’s Works Shouldn’t be Edited: “He’s Dead”

Inside The Madison Square Garden's Sphere in Las Vegas: Director Darren Aronofsky Offers First Look at “Largest Screen On The Planet” In Action; See Video

Tragedy! Triumph! Tinsel! One Hundred Years of the Hollywood Sign

Aussie Thriller! ’The Royal Hotel’ Official Trailer; Film by Kitty Green; Starring Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick and Hugo Weaving

Woody Allen Hate Balloon Is Deflating!; “Being on the ‘right side’, regardless of evidence”

*Snicker* Rumor: Marvel Wants Alfonso Cuaron to Direct ‘Avengers: Secret Wars‘

Legendary Composer and Academy Award Winner Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Final Performance Is Captured in ‘Opus’ — Watch the Teaser; Sakamoto's son Neo Sora directed a posthumous documentary on the Oscar winner, who died in March

‘Napoleon’: Ridley Scott Has A “Fantastic” Four and a Half Hour Cut He’d Like to Release; Where's the Repect for Our Elders?

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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

One Hour of Beats! Pachanga Boys Spin at 'Boiler Room x Life' at the Final Day Of The Life And Death Weekender At Villa Habana, Barcelona

Smee: The Mona Lisa of Modern Art Arrives In America For The First Time

The Problem of Art Without Men; New history that omits men makes some unfortunate assumptions about women

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

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


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

Here’s How Much Money U.S. Museum Directors Make —— But a Growing Backlash Could Soon Change That; Disparity between directors' salaries and that of rank-and-file workers is huge

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


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

‘The Pigeon Tunnel’ Trailer: Errol Morris Crafts A Riveting Doc Portrait of Spymaster Author John le Carré; His Final Interview

Trigger Alert! Fifty Shades of Hay! Amish community up in arms over 'tame' romance novel where characters' 'lips meet in mutual consent'

Douglas Murray: Things Worth Remembering: Hope That the Road Is a Long One; Constantine Cavafy’s poem ‘Ithaca’ reminds us that life should be about the journey, not the destination


'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?


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

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

Creating a Riot of Color, In a Studio of Her Own; British Photographer Yevonde

Review: "Amy Winehouse: In Her Words"; Poignant vignettes of a fledgling superstar; Scrapbook of the late singer’s diary entries, notes, photos, teen poetry and lyrics leans heavily on her early life but offers a vivid snapshot of her personality

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023: Highly Recommended!


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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

Red-Hot American Satire Leslie Odom Jr. returns to Broadway in a show more skeptical than the one that made him famous; Ossie Davis's 1961 play "Purlie Victorious"


American Design, Functional Objects

How Ancient 'Skywells' Are Keeping Chinese Homes Cool

Furniture and Lighting Design, at Auction

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


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.

Dense Embroideries Map Celestial Expanses and Abstract Landscapes by Lindzeanne

Tyrrell Tapaha’s Fresh Approach to Pictorial Navajo Textiles; Diné fiber artist and sixth-generation weaver Tyrrell Tapaha expands lived experience and ideas about the future

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