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Art & Licensing News

  • Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again?
    Posted by ROBIN POGREBIN on August 29, 2016 at 3:03 am

    At a time when contemporary art is all the rage, a venerable category is trying to stay relevant at auction houses, galleries and museums. […]

  • New York – Cao Fei at MoMA PS1 Through August 30th, 2016
    Posted by Sam on August 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Cao Fei, Whose Utopia (2006), courtesy MoMA PS1 Currently on view at MoMA PS1, Cao Fei presents her first ever solo museum exhibition in the United States.  The artist’s practice, while rooted in video, performance and photography, takes on a sort of ever-shifting, fluid mode of inquiry into the modes of reality and fantasy in the 21st […]

  • London – Alex Katz: “Quick Light” at The Serpentine Galleries Through September 11th, 2016
    Posted by A. Corrigan on August 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Quick Light (Installation View), all images courtesy Serpentine Gallery Quick Light, an exhibition of recent paintings by American artist Alex Katz has taken over the Serpentine Galleries in London this summer, showcasing the artist’s expressive range and signature style through September 11th, 2016.  The exhibition centers in particular on Katz’s landscape paintings or “environmental landscapes,” which seek to envelope […]

  • Richard Prince Sued Over Instagram Photographs
    Posted by Sam on August 26, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Richard Prince is being sued again over his Instagram portraits, this time by makeup artist and model Ashley Salazar, whose decorated selfie appears in a new series of Prince’s work.  “I think the facts will show that people perceive Richard Prince’s work to be different—the audience is different, the purpose is different,” says Prince’s lawyer Joshua Schiller.Read […]

  • Ai Weiwei Banned from Yinchuan Biennale
    Posted by Sam on August 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Ai Weiwei has been banned from the Yinchuan Biennale due to his “political sensibility,” Artforum reports.  “Censorships in communist regions have been present since the existence of the power,” Ai said in an Instagram post.  “Yet it still comes as a surprise to me for an ‘international art biennale,’ with over a hundred international artists and a […]

  • New York Times Interviews Museum-Goers for Their Takes on Works
    Posted by Sam on August 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    The New York Times has a piece interviewing museum-goers with their takes on various pieces from the Met Breuer collection, with responses ranging from knee-jerk critiques to detailed, thoughtful reflections.  “He was probably drunk,” one viewer says of an early Picasso. Read more at NYT […]

  • New York – “FORTY” at MoMA PS1 Through August 28th, 2016
    Posted by Sam on August 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Keith Sonnier, Ba-O-Ba Fluorescent (1970), via Art Observed Celebrating the forty year history of its residency at the school building in Long Island City, MoMA PS1 has launched an impressively expansive exhibition reflecting on the history and continued vitality of the alternative art spaces movement in both its impact on the history of 20th Century art, as well as its […]

  • "Hands of Stone": Raging Toro
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    "Hands of Stone” is "Raging Bull" lite — a boxing biopic minus the genius of Martin Scorsese. But it does have Robert DeNiro. […]

  • "Hands of Stone": Raging Toro
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    "Hands of Stone” is "Raging Bull" lite — a boxing biopic minus the genius of Martin Scorsese. But it does have Robert DeNiro. […]

  • Resignations at the Bronx Museum Over a Costly International Push
    Posted by ROBIN POGREBIN on August 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Two top executives, along with other board members, are leaving, saying projects with Cuba betray the institution’s local mission. […]

  • Museum & Gallery Listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1
    Posted on August 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    A critical guide to exhibitions and installations in the New York area. […]

  • What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us
    Posted by ALEX VADUKUL on August 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    We wanted to better understand the modern museumgoer. So we went to the Met Breuer exhibition “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” and talked to visitors. […]

  • Art Review: 51 Contemporary Artists, but Just Three Women
    Posted by KEN JOHNSON on August 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    A large exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases many famous artists from the last 50 years, but with a big lack of the XX chromosome. […]

  • What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
    Posted on August 25, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Art in review, from critics for The Times. […]

  • Art Review: The Guggenheim Is Going Global. Kind Of.
    Posted by HOLLAND COTTER on August 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    “But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise,” at the Guggenheim Museum, focuses on contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. […]