Art In America

“Picasso Sculpture”

What was sculpture to the protean Picasso? As the current survey at the Museum of Modern Art makes clear, it was a markedly “episodic” pursuit, which resulted in over 600 sculptures and hundreds of ceramics over an eight-decade career, a body of work...

Total Service Artists

In an era of shrinking professional support, many artists are making self-sufficiency, self-evaluation and self-promotion integral parts of their artistic identity and their oeuvre. 

Puppies and Proselytizing: Jeff Koons in Bilbao

"You're probably the only person, aside from me and Jeff, who has seen the show at all three venues," Scott Rothkopf said when I told him that I caught Jeff Koons's retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York last fall, the Centre Pompidou in...

Identity Crisis

This month, A.i.A. examines the creative economy that links contemporary art and graphic design.    

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Jeff Koons in conversation with Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg at the SVA Theatre; a conversation about period styles with Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin and Susan...

Anissa Mack

Apparently you can deep-fry Pepsi. This is one thing we learn from the press release for "Deep Deep Pepsi," Anissa Mack's third show with Laurel Gitlen. Printed mirrors, emblazoned with messages like "Deep Deep Deep," "Deep Deep Pepsi" and "Deep Fried...

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a lecture on photographer Garry Winogrand by fellow photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, at the Pratt Institute; a launch for a book-length poem by Deanna...

Meyer Vaisman

An artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent born in Caracas, Meyer Vaisman has made a habit of exploring his own complex sense of identity.

Pantheon of the Anteater

In the first installment of a two-part article, the author recounts his experience taking a free art criticism course taught by David Salle at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York.

Nancy Rubins

In her newest sculptures, Nancy Rubins uses discarded children's playground toys, joining a long line of artists—James Rosenquist, Mike Kelley and Jeff Koons, to name a few—who have been inspired by playthings. These particular toys, the artist told

Hairy Who: Funky, Folky and Still Fresh

Who doesn't love the Hairy Who? That's the implicit message of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, a new documentary film directed by Leslie Buchbinder, the daughter of Chicago collectors Henry and Gilda Buchbinder.

The Agenda: This Week in New York

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: screenings of videos by Chinese artists and a discussion of an independent Guangzhou art school, both at Asia Art Archive in America; Jeff Koons-inspired family...

Lee Ufan Rocks Versailles

Only in France, perhaps, could a Sunday outing entail an exercise in visual philosophy—one combining formal rigor with a whiff of historical decadence. But that's exactly what's on offer now at the royal palace of Versailles outside Paris.

From A.i.A.’s Koons Archive: Appropriation Under the Gun

In the run-up to Jeff Koons's first New York museum solo, opening today at the Whitney Museum of American Art (through Oct. 19), A.i.A. offers some of our writers' observations on the artist from the archives. Here, art historian Martha Buskirk writes...

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