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Shirley Jaffe

Speaking to critic Raphael Rubinstein, American abstract painter Shirley Jaffe likened her work to a “general congestion of events.” Her suggestion of a visual traffic jam is handsomely borne out in a selection of nineteen works on paper currently on...

Marcel Broodthaers

The first New York retrospective of Belgian poet-turned-art-renegade Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) starts with a garden of green leafy potted plants, introducing a sense of dislocation and artifice that courses through the exhibition. Other banal yet...

Claudette Schreuders

"Note to Self," Claudette Schreuders's fifth show at the gallery, transports the viewer into an airy and eerie realm via her waist-high painted wooden statues and smaller than life-sized busts, along with wall-hung prints. The South African artist has...

Sew Your Own Stella

Frank Stella’s career retrospective, opening at the Whitney Museum this Friday, Oct. 30, showcases approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures and drawings, that the 79-year-old artist has produced over the last half...

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, including several panel discussions on museum practice: a panel on satellite museums at the Guggenheim; a Jeff Koons lecture on sculpture at the Frick; a launch...

Catherine Murphy Wins Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

The winner of the third annual Robert De Niro Sr. Prize is Catherine Murphy, an artist based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Bestowed by the Estate of Robert De Niro Sr. and administered by the Tribeca Film Institute, the $25,000 award is presented to one...

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...

Unplanned Freud Tribute at the Met

A month ago, with no fanfare or press release and little signage to speak of, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art installed 17 major oil paintings by the British figurative master Lucian Freud. The show of forceful fleshy nudes, sixteen of which...

Collector Valentine Goes Public With LA Outpost

Dean Valentine, the trend-setting Los Angeles collector known for pursuing emerging artists, is opening an exhibition space named Bowmont Art to showcase his holdings. The first show includes works by Nathan Hylden, Alex Hubbard and Dianna Molzan....

Edward Dolman Lured to Qatar From Christie’s

Christie's International chairman Edward J. Dolman is leaving the London-based auctioneer to join the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA). After a 27-year rise at Christie's, Dolman has been tapped to serve as executive director of the QMA, which currently...

Where are the American Collectors at Art Basel?

Though American collectors appeared to be in short supply, New York's Sperone Westwater reported sales to Asian buyers based on relationships formed at the recent ArtHK fair in Hong Kong—which Basel MCH, owner of this fair, recently acquired. A...

Controversial Deceased Director Wins Golden Lion

The German pavilion took top honors at the 54th Venice Biennale, winning the prestigious Golden Lion for a moving elegy to the life and work of the late film and theatre director Christoph Schlingensief. The candle-lit church-like installation, A...

O'Keeffe, Liz Taylor, Kassay Highlight a Strong Phillips Sale

Warhol continued to dominate the spring contemporary auctions, taking the top slot at Phillips de Pury & Company last night. A turquoise portrait of the recently deceased Elizabeth Taylor in all her sultry glory, Liz #5 (Early Colored Liz), 1963, sold...

It's Warhol Again at Strong Christie's Sale

Christie's auctioneer Christopher Burge usually rules the saleroom with an iron gavel. But last night, amid a rousing $301.7 million contemporary art sale, he lost control. For nearly 16 minutes, the auction was hijacked by a pair of dueling...

Warhol Pumps Otherwise Slow Sotheby's Sale

Andy Warhol's role as art market Viagra endured at Sotheby's last night. Four of his canvases, spanning periods and subject matter, ranked among the 10 most expensive in a high-profile evening auction in New York. The priciest was also the largest and...

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