Art In America

Christie’s Starts Auction Season With Tepid Results

"There were far too many works that belong in a day sale," said Frances Beatty Adler, of New York's Richard L. Feigen & Co., on the phone with A.i.A. "The sale included too many lesser items that the evening audience doesn't think they should have to...

Christie's Will Offer Monet Water Lily in November

Nymphéas comes from the estate of Ethel Strong Allen, widow of the late stockbroker Herbert Allen Sr., an early specialist in corporate takeovers who died in 1997. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Hackley School, in Tarrytown, N.Y., which...

Regen Projects Goes Hollywood

Hollywood is relatively uncharted territory for the Los Angeles art world, with the majority of galleries concentrated in West LA and Culver City. Regen Projects joins Perry Rubenstein, which arrived in the area in June.

Pinault Announces Moving-Image Show

The Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation's "Voices of Images" will be the foundation's first exhibition dedicated to the moving image. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois, who manages the foundation's collection, the show (Aug. 29, 2012–Jan. 13,...

Jeffrey Weiss Named Guggenheim's Senior Curator

Jeffrey Weiss has been promoted to senior curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. As senior curator, Weiss will "take on a greater role as part of the museum's core curatorial team," says Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong, while continuing...

Getty Trust Announces Major Downsizing

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced yesterday that it was downsizing its museum division, eliminating 34 jobs for an expected annual savings of $4.3 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Virginia Commonwealth University Announces New ICA

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled the model for its new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Designed by Steven Holl Architects, and scheduled to open in 2015, the 38,000-square-foot space will be a non-collecting, venue for the...

CAM St. Louis Names New Director

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) has appointed Lisa Melandri incoming director. Melandri has served as deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) since 2001. She will assume her new post in...

Whitney Museum Gets Big Grant From Luce Foundation

The Whitney Museum of American Art has more to celebrate this year than its 75th anniversary. Director Adam D. Weinberg announced yesterday that the museum will receive a $1.5 million grant, courtesy of the Henry Luce Foundation.

Guggenheim Announces Major New Initiative

Though there will be no new Frank Gehry building to rival that in Bilbao, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has embarked on an expansion. Officially titled the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative, the project seeks to enhance the...

Google Art Announces Major Upgrade

Google's plan to digitize the art world is gaining traction. Today the search engine giant announced the expansion of its Arts Project, launched in 2011. Now users have access to over 30,000 artworks at museums in 40 countries.

There's No End to Olafur Eliasson's Rainbow

From waterfalls come rainbows. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's latest public project is a nearly 500-foot-long corridor that hovers above the rooftop of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Your rainbow panorama is a circular walkway,...

Histories: The Feature Story

Hudson, the founder of the critically esteemed gallery Feature Inc., has kept his independent vision through the ups and downs of the art business.

Weekly Bulletin: September 17

In this week's bulletin, Alexandra Peers has flowers for Georgia O'Keeffe, introduces the first female president of the ADAA, and a more productive take on mob mentality in the art world.

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.