Expo Chicago has announced the participating galleries for the second annual International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art (Sept. 19-22) at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman revealed the list of 120 galleries, hailing from 16 countries and 35 cities globally. Read More
Dominic Molon has been named the new curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RISD Museum). Molon has been the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis since 2010. Previously, he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Molon fills the vacancy left by Judith Tannenbaum, who stepped down in February after 13 years in the position. She will remain with the museum as an adjunct curator through the end of the year. Read More
It's the season of Paul McCarthy in New York. This spring and summer McCarthy's unsettling work—much of it a perverse reworking of children's fairy tales—will be the subject of six installations at five different locations around the city, not counting the Los Angeles-based artist's 21-year-old animatronic sculpture of a father instructing his son on the ways of love with a goat, which is already on view at the New Museum as part of the exhibition "NYC 1993" (through May 26). Read More
Works by Barnett Newman, Gerhard Richter and Yves Klein led a $294-million contemporary art sale at Sotheby's New York last night, each setting an auction record. At $37.1 million, the Richter set an auction record for any living artist. After fevered bidding on some early lots, including works by Cy Twombly, John Currin and George Condo that benefited the Whitney Museum, however, the room cooled off. Read More
The Venice Biennale has finally earned a stamp of approval from the Vatican, which will have a pavilion for the first time this year, in its 55th outing. After announcing its intention to exhibit last year, the Vatican has kept the details of its pavilion hidden until today, just two weeks before the exhibition's opening date.
Collage and acrylic on paper, thread, string, plastic lid
48 x 30 ¼ in.