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  • Artist Who Inspired Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Video: ‘I Was Really Speechless’
    Posted by JOE COSCARELLI on June 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Vincent Desiderio, an artist in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., recently learned that his painting “Sleep” served as the inspiration for Mr. West’s latest music video. […]

  • Listen to ‘The Great Animal Orchestra’
    Posted by RACHEL DONADIO on June 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Bernie Krause has spent decades recording natural soundscapes and wildlife calls. His work is the subject of a new sound-and-light exhibit in Paris. […]

  • AO Auction Recap – London: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, June 27th, 2016
    Posted by Sam on June 28, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Anselm Kiefer, Für Velimir Khlebnikov: Die Lehre vom Krieg: Seeschlachten (2004-2010), via Phillips The first of June’s Contemporary Art sales in London has wrapped up in London this evening, as Phillips concluded its 20th Century and Contemporary sale to mixed results and a final sales total of £11,873,000, within the evening’s sales estimate.  The 31-lot sale saw 10 of […]

  • Michael Graves’s Residence, Rejected by Princeton, Is to Be Sold to Kean University
    Posted by JOSHUA BARONE on June 27, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    The architect’s home and two other properties are slated to be purchased by Kean for $20 and devoted to educational purposes. […]

  • Frieze London Announces Projects for 2016 Edition of Fair
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Frieze London has announced its planned events and curated sectors for the 2016 edition of its annual fair in Regents Park.  For its 14th edition, the fair will feature over 160 galleries, its annual projects sections, and a new section called “The 90s,” organized by Geneva-based curator Nicolas Trembley to reflect on important installations and […]

  • Douglas Coupland Searching for Van Gogh Lookalikes
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Author Douglas Coupland is searching for a Vincent van Gogh lookalike, with the person most closely resembling the artist winning a $5,000 prize.  “I’m learning that most people have someone in their life who looks like Vincent van Gogh,” Coupland says. “It could be your next-door neighbor. It could be a guy at work. It could be you.” […]

  • Rachel Whiteread Installs New Work on Governor’s Island
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Rachel Whiteread has installed a new installation on Governor’s Island, an immense, cast-concrete cabin that sits just at the edge of the island.  “I wanted to have something that was very humble but had a sort of idea of solitude and showed the city from a different angle,” Whiteread says. “I like the idea of being […]

  • Loïc Gouzer Profiled in New Yorker
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Loïc Gouzer is the subject of a profile in the New Yorker this week, as he discusses some of the curated projects he has run at Christie’s and his perspective on the selling exhibition.  “If you start putting works around another work, they give each other meaning,” he says.  “Each of the works are in dialogue, […]

  • Jenny Holzer to Install Site-Specific Work in Ibiza
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Jenny Holzer will install a site-specific work on the cliffs of Ibiza this summer, the Art Newspaper reports, created in conjunction with a pair of shows the artist is opening on the island.  “Holzer will undertake her first site-specific commission on the island. Using raw materials from the Ibicencan countryside and coastline, she will engrave poems on cliffs, monumental boulders […]

  • Whitney to Open Seven Days a Week for Summer Months
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    The Whitney Museum will stay open seven days a week during July and August, the institution announced today.  It will also be open late into the evening on Fridays and Saturdays, allowing visitors to view their current exhibitions through 10 pm. Read more at Whitney […]

  • With Phillips Auction, Art Market Feels Effects of ‘Brexit’
    Posted by SCOTT REYBURN on June 27, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    The art market on Monday night felt the first effects of Britain’s momentous “Brexit” vote when Phillips held an auction of 20th-century and contemporary art. […]

  • New York – Nicole Eisenmann: “AL-UGH-ORIES” at the New Museum Through June 26th, 2016
    Posted by Sam on June 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Nicole Eisenman, Under The Table 2 (2014), via Art Observed On view through this past weekend at the New Museum, painter Nicole Eisenman was showing a striking exhibition of pieces on the third floor, spanning the artist’s output over the past several decades, and underscoring her impressive creative investigations into the modes of sculpture and painting. Nicole […]

  • Celebrating Black Culture With a Careful Eye
    Posted by SANDRA STEVENSON on June 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Sarah Lewis discusses the special issue of Aperture magazine she edited, devoted to photography of the black experience. […]

  • Revisiting Hubert Robert and His Romantic Ruins
    Posted by KEN JOHNSON on June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    One of France’s most popular 18th-century painters, Robert is the focus of a show of more than 100 works at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. […]

  • Critic's Notebook: Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a Changing Art World
    Posted by ROBERTA SMITH on June 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Art galleries are determined to find ways to survive and remain relevant in an increasingly hostile environment. […]