Art In America

Verbatim: Fred Tomaselli

"For more than 30 years now, I've been investigating the dislocation of reality, and how that's affected culture, and how that culture then affects us."

New Legislation Would Give Artists a Cut of Resale Profits

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced a retooled version of his 2011 resale royalties bill yesterday that would give living visual artists or their heirs a cut of the profits when their work--paintings, drawings, photographs or...

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

Beasts of Southern New York: One Year After Sandy

A year after Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest storm of the 2012 season and the second-costliest in U.S. history, artists, dealers, writers and community leaders have combined efforts for "Come Together: Surviving Sandy," a massive, multi-floor "pop-up...

Battle Heats Up Over Resale Royalties for Artists

Federal legislation that has been in the works for years and coulddramatically impact artists' incomes and art dealers' profits recentlyreceived a public hearing in Washington, D.C., and appears destined forreintroduction in Congress perhaps as early...

Artists Toast Martin Friedman's Commitment to Clean Snow

"I swear to you I would not be here tonight if it had not been for Martin and the Walker," said Chuck Close in a ceremony at Manhattan's elegant Prince George Ballroom last night. Close was one of more than 300 guests honoring curator and writer...

Trailing Public Art Fund's Nicholas Baume Through Frieze

Yesterday was the preview of the inaugural Frieze New York, the first American iteration of a hip London fair that's been in place for a decade. Amid art stars from Chuck Close to Tracey Emin and Jayson Musson (aka Hennessy Youngman), waving to...

Dean Valentine Agrees to Pay Mark Grotjahn Royalties

Should artists whose works resell at prices astronomically higher than the original recoup some of the difference? In a recent addition to the history of California's resale royalty law, Los Angeles-based collector Dean Valentine has agreed out of...

Gallery Complex Tries to Revitalize Berlin's Mitte District

German dealer Michael Fuchs is undertaking an ambitious development project. He will rent a former Jewish girls' school for the next 20 years and turn it into an arts complex. The former co-owner of Berlin's Galerie Haas + Fuchs got the space for...

Chuck Webster

Chuck Webster's title for his third solo exhibition at Zieher Smith, "My Small Adventures," suits the show perfectly. These oil paintings on wood panel are of modest size (many under 20 inches square) and seem to reflect private explorations of...

Esteban Vicente

Three recent exhibitions in the New York area offered an opportunity to assess the career of the late Spanish-born Abstract Expressionist Esteban Vicente (1903-2001). Focusing variously on his paintings, his collages and his role as a mentor and...

Gagosian to Launch Museum-Like iPad App

The gallery is set to launch a free iPad app, possibly this week, pending approval from Apple. Something of a hybrid between a museum website and an online magazine, the app will be issued in "editions" and updated quarterly. It will offer information...

DVF as Merchant, Martyr in Beijing

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, muse to artists including Chuck Close and Mario Testino, is pursuing the imagination of Chinese customers with the same verve she brought to the American scene in the 1970's. She is attempting to launch her...

Gilbert & George Want a Show!

Last night's spring gala and auction honored Gilbert & George as well as philanthropists Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis. The celebration took over the top floor of 7 World Trade Center, which offers panoramic views of the entirety of Manhattan from a...

Impossible's Improbable Polaroid Mission

Vienna-based Impossible embarked upon its mission to save Polaroid in 2008, by leasing a factory that once belonged to the manufacturer. Polaroid filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and again in 2008, and stopped manufacturing film that year; Impossible's...

Tribeca Film Fest Announces Its Own Art Awards

Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced this year's participants in its Artists Awards Program, which presents artworks instead of trophies to winning filmmakers. The artists donating work are Inka Essenhigh, Stephen Hannock, Mark...

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