Art In America

Fluid Frames: The Hybrid Art of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Using his signature Haida manga style, a fusion of Indigenous visual traditions from the Pacific Northwest and the graphic format of Japanese comics, Yahgulanaas translates oral history into a fluid, nonlinear reading experience.

Rematerializing Photography

Five Americans––Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Matthew Brandt, Farrah Karapetian, and Chris McCaw––are among a sizable contingent of artists who produce striking aesthetic effects with photographic methods that are deliberately slow, antiquated,...

Overview: The National Exhibition

Both the Whitney Biennial and the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art opened in March. The Biennial is old: the current iteration is its seventy-second. The Triennial, which closed in May, was in its first edition.

Poems Without Words

With a 1975 series of stacked-line compositions, the painter David Reed began to garner recognition from critics and peers alike. Now those legendary works from his first solo exhibition are on view again, raising intriguing questions about cultural...

Biennials: Mixed Messages

Incorporating works from many participants in their own online community, the New York–based collective DIS has mounted a Berlin Biennale that simultaneously exploits and critiques trendy digital strategies for marketing culture.

Cruising the Waterfront

Painter and art historian Jonathan Weinberg remembers the crumbling Hudson River piers of the 1970s and '80s, a zone of gay cruising and maverick art projects, predating today's gentrification and new Whitney.

Coordinates: Martos Gallery's Summer Group Show on the North Fork

Most of the Long Island homes that sport expansive lawns dotted with sculpture and interiors packed with auction-worthy objects are the private property of the mega-rich. Most of them are in the Hamptons. This summer, Martos Gallery counters Hamptons...

Carlos Bunga

Cardboard doesn't spring to mind as the most evocative of materials, yet Portuguese-born artist Carlos Bunga makes it one.

Record Total at Sotheby's, Led by Rothko, Pollock, Bacon

The results narrowly topped the evening's high estimate of $374.8 million. With 84 percent of the 69 works offered finding buyers, the sale set auction records for Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell and...

Room with a View: Q+A with Tatzu Nishi

A few days before the exhibit is to open, some workers involved in the construction surround the artist. A man with dark stubble has just finished applying a layer of white paint to an interior wall. "Watch your elbow," he says to Nishi, who has a...

May Auctions Launch with Cezanne and Munch

Sotheby's and Christie's in New York are hoping to find new homes for over a billion dollars' worth of art at their May sales over the next nine days. Despite lagging economies throughout much of the West and perhaps buoyed by rising markets in...

Team America: Artists As Cultural Ambassadors

A new program of the U.S. State Department is betting that visual artists in residence in foreign countries will sway public opinion and foster friendly views of the United States. Today, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, in conjunction with the U.S....

Big Money Matisse

Christie's pulled off a marathon sale last night at Rockefeller center, selling a total of $231.4 million, a result in the middle of its projection. A healthy sale-67 lots sold, of 84-suggests tht collectors are rebounding and ready to compete for...

Cordy Ryman

Affecting formal inconsistency while taking hard-edge abstraction to task, Cordy Ryman's small-scale non-serial abstract paintings made of acrylic, enamel, spray paint, staples, foam, Velcro, Floam, glue and Styrofoam are layered, non-referential,...

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