Art In America

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

MFAH Acquires Manfred Heiting's Photography Book Collection

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced today its acquisition of a major collection of photography books. Amassed by Manfred Heiting, an Amsterdam -based writer, designer and curator, the extensive holdings include 25,000 volumes.

New Order: Interview with ICP Triennial Co-Curator Carol Squiers

The latest triennial at New York's International Center of Photography, "A Different Kind of Order" (through Sept. 22), showcases 28 international artists who exemplify a particular vein of art-making now: they make socially invested work that...

Warhol Enlivens Phillips Evening Sale

Last night's contemporary art sale at New York auctioneer Phillips totaled $78.6 million, falling short of the evening's high estimate of $110 million. The undisputed star of the evening, Andy Warhol, accounted for three of the evening's top 10 sales,...

Under the Big Bright Sun

Tirelessly inventive, Sam Falls pushes "the photographic" into realms of colorful printmaking , sculpture and installation. 

French Photo Fest Flourishes in Beijing

Although city officials are unwilling to lend formal sanction or support, "Caochangdi PhotoSpring—Arles in Beijing," which returned for its third annual edition in the Chinese capital on Apr. 21, endures. The photography festival takes place under...

Phillips Hedges Bets With High Reserves

A contemporary sale studded with works by Cy Twombly, Damien Hirst and Cindy Sherman tallied $71.3 million last night at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York. The sale, held in the company's Midtown auction room, launched the second week of big...

Amidst Catcalls, Sotheby's Sale Brings Relief

Catcalls and taunts from the 99 percent didn't puncture the 1 percent's enthusiasm to spend last night at Sotheby's. An Impressionist and modern sale totaled a robust $199.8 million, above the $168-million low estimate. Over 80 percent of the 70...

Roving Eye: Some Thoughts on Art Market Alternatives

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what keeps me riveted in the art world. It is most certainly not the demand or the startling prices fetched for paintings that "look like art." Nor is it the "get me one of those" approach to collecting....

The Everyone Artwork

Prints have long made art-collecting possible for people of modest means. Now digital entrepreneurs market an updated version of controlled multiplicity—cheap and “authentic.”

James Frey Reframed

Literary outcast James Frey has taken refuge in the glitzy Manhattan art scene, befriending influential artists and dealers. This month, Gagosian Gallery presents the author as artist.

Xing Danwen

First docoumenting and then reflecting in more personal terms the prodigious recent changes in Chinese culture, Xing has shifted from reportage to constructed imagery. 

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