Art In America

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.

Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational

If you'd like to buy a $25 million Picasso portrait of Dora Maar, you can do so this week at the Art Basel Hong Kong fair (May 15-18).

Brenna Youngblood

Rising young artist Brenna Youngblood's latest exhibition at Honor Fraser consisted of 10 mixed-medium paintings and a found-object installation (all 2013).

National Academy Announces 2013 Academicians

The National Academy Museum & School has announced its newly elected members for 2013, a group of artists and architects chosen for their significant contributions to contemporary American art and architecture.

Will Fowler

It is often noted that painting doesn't reproduce well-that, in this age of virtual viewing, painting, more than other mediums, insists on being seen in the flesh. Indeed, some of today's strongest painting demands physical presence as a...

MOCA TV Launches Softly On YouTube

Video projects will include videos by Eleanor Antin, Chris Burden, Ant Farm and Martha Rosler, among others. Art in the streets will focus on street artists such as Barry McGee, JR and Swoon; art + music will be devoted to music videos and...

Christine Y Kim

After eight years as associate curator at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, Christine Y. Kim joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as associate curator of contemporary art in September 2009. Born in Newport Beach and raised in the San...

Rashid Johnson

RASHID JOHNSON'S ARTWORKS are meditations on the cultural phenomena that shape African-Americans as a social group. Viewers of his videos, photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations are looking at deft presentations of slippery conceptual...

Mark Bradford Brings Mainstream to the Fringe

Mark Bradford's mid-career survey is a comprehensive collection of the last ten years of his monumental paintings and speculative multimedia work. The imposing exhibition spreads throughout the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [through June 17] and...

Koons and Joannou: The Pre-Show Figures

Last Thursday the New Museum's press office announced the artists selected for the upcoming, controversial-in-all-corners exhibition of Greek super-collector Dakis Joannou's cache of contemporary art, curated by Jeff Koons. The show, dubbed "Skin...

Miami Basel: Slow but Steady

Some 265 galleries from 33 countries participated in the eighth installment of Art Basel Miami Beach, newly and entirely in the Miami convention center. The new space, boasted 502,848-square-feet (as opposed to last year's 385,200) which meant more...

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