Art In America

Oscar Niemeyer, Architect of Brasilia, Dead at 104

The architect was influential in the development of Brazilian modernist architecture in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, which featured graceful, flowing forms in contrast to the more angular style of the time. Niemeyer began practicing architecture in...

Artes Mundi 5 Prize Goes to Teresa Margolles

Margolles has received worldwide acclaim for her work focusing on the experience of drug cartel-related violence and death in northern Mexico. During the 2009 Venice Biennale she had relatives of the cartels' victims mop the floors of the Mexican...

Albright-Knox Plots Expansion

The gallery was last expanded in 1962 and needs space for its large and ever-expanding modern and contemporary art collections. "We urgently need to examine how our existing space is used to display, store, and conserve the collection, and to...

Christie’s Will Offer an Yves Klein Sponge Relief in November

Christie's will auction off Yves Klein's Accord Bleu (Sponge Relief), formerly of the Brooklyn Museum's collection, at its Nov. 14 postwar and contemporary art sale in New York City. Christie's estimates that the relief, made in 1958, will bring...

Shepard Fairey Sentenced for Destroying Documents

The US District Court in Manhattan fined Shepard Fairey $25,000 and sentenced him to two years of probation and 300 hours of community service this morning for tampering with evidence related to his 2009 copyright suit. Fairey pleaded guilty to one...

Singapore Will Not Participate in the Next Venice Biennale

The council released a written statement to the press explaining that they would use the time to "critically re-assess Singapore's long-term participation" in the Biennale, but gave no further explanation for the move. The NAC had not posted an...

Major LA Gallery Announces Closing

Margo Leavin has announced plans to close her eponymous gallery in Los Angeles. A prominent gallery representing artists such as John Baldessari and William Leavitt, Margo Leavin Gallery will shut its doors to the public after September 30. It will...

Amada Cruz Named Director of Artpace

Artpace has announced the appointment of Amada Cruz as executive director. Cruz has served as a guest curator at Artpace, the contemporary art space in San Antonio, Tex., from 1999 to 2001. Working with other curators, she chose young artists to...

Robert Hughes, 1938-2012

Longtime art critic for Time magazine Robert Hughes died yesterday in New York City, after what his wife, Doris Downes, characterized as a long illness.

Ryan McGinley Makes a Summer Poem for Sigur Ros

Photographer Ryan McGinley has debuted a new video project, Varú?, a short film set to the sounds of Icelandic band Sigur Rós's song of the same name. In the piece, a woman in a golden wig skips through the streets of New York. The dreamlike scene...

Laurence Kardish, MoMA Veteran, to Retire

The Museum of Modern Art announced this afternoon that Laurence Kardish, senior curator in the Department of Film, will step down after 44 years at the museum. First appointed a curatorial assistant in 1968, Kardish has been senior curator since 1999.

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