Art In America

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...

Verbatim: Ann Hirsch

"'Muffy' is about adolescent and childhood sexuality. The works come out of my own early sexual thoughts, feelings and inclinations, which were greatly influenced by pop culture, the Internet, my home life and my dreams."

From A.i.A.’s Koons Archive: Rituals of Consumption

In the run-up to Jeff Koons's first New York museum solo, opening this month at the Whitney Museum of American Art (June 27-Oct. 19), A.i.A. offers some of our writers' observations on the artist from the archives. Here, Roberta Smith's feature...

From A.i.A.’s Koons Archive: Documenta of the Dog

In the run-up to Jeff Koons's first New York museum solo, opening this month at the Whitney Museum of American Art (June 27-Oct. 19), A.i.A. offers some of our writers' observations on the artist from the archives. Here, an excerpt from Peter...

Louise Lawler

For her new show, "No Drones," Louise Lawler called on the services of children's book author and artist Jon Buller to create line drawings based on her own photographs of artworks—by Takashi Murakami, Lucio Fontana, Richard Artschwager, Jeff Koons...

History Makes a Comeback at Art Basel

In the first hours of Tuesday's preview of the Swiss Art Basel fair, dealers on the first of the fair's two floors, where modern (or, as most dealers currently call it, classic) artists are usually located, were mostly excited about their prospects.

Meyer Vaisman Returns to the Fold

Meyer Vaisman burst on to New York's downtown art scene in 1980, and swiftly became one of its brightest stars. The Venezuelan-born artist was hailed as one of the "Fantastic Four" alongside Ashley Bickerton, Jeff Koons and Peter Halley,...

“What Inspires Me is Feeling”: Jeff Koons

What inspires me is feeling. I'm talking about a sense of excitement, of awe and wonder. As a child, you have a kind of openness. As you grow, that openness turns to sexual excitement, toward an expansion of parameters and territory, possibilities...

Young Incorporated Artists

With slick corporate identities and digital media savvy, emerging artists are mimicking—all too closely—established forms of cultural power. 

“Take It or Leave It”

Large-scale historical shows, when done in a certain way, can be intellectual steamrollers. 

Richard Serra

Richard Serra is widely celebrated by academics and popular critics alike for rethinking the very nature of sculptural objects.  

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