Art In America

Before Realism

In the seventeenth century, French painters Valentin de Boulogne and the Brothers Le Nain used lessons drawn from Caravaggio to initiate a closer observation of everyday scenes and characters. 

Peter Linde Busk

Harold Rosenberg noted in 1964 that by appropriating past styles and tropes an artist “‘flattens out time’ by bringing its successive layers forward into a durationless present.” In the paintings, collages, mosaics, and ceramics in Berlin-based,...

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Today our parent company announced a shift in ownership. Brant Publications has assumed full control of the assets of Artnews S.A., including the magazine titles Art in America, Modern, Antiques, and ARTnews.

Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta is best known for photographs, prints, and paintings that document performances involving her body and nature, but she was also a prolific film and video artist. During her lifetime, tragically cut short at the age of thirty-six, Mendieta...

Paul Laffoley

“Paul Laffoley: The Force Structure of the Mystical Experience,” a survey of the visionary artist and architect’s paintings and sculptures, portrayed the breadth of Laffoley’s interests. For the past five decades, Laffoley has created dense...

Roger Brown

This exhibition of Roger Brown’s “Political Paintings” covers the crises that plagued the U.S. from 1983-1991, ranging from the savings and loan scandal to the collapse of the Soviet Union to the Gulf War.

Cold War, Cool Art

Richard Kalina reviews A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Cold War, by John J. Curley.

Saul Steinberg: A Biography

Besides Saul Steinberg (1914-1999), who had a retrospective at New York's Whitney Museum in 1978, only a few 20th-century cartoonists (e.g., Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb) have been accorded exhibitions of their works in major art institutions.

Reading With One Eye Closed

Since my preview of "The Female Gaze" and my review of "Now Dig This!" are readily available online at the New York Times website and elsewhere, I hope readers will judge for themselves whether or not the Nov. 23 petition and David Levi Strauss's...

When Formalist Criticism Fails

Claims of racism and sexism in an art critic's recent reviews have spakred an ongoing art-world controversy.

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010

REMEMBER A TIME in the New York art scene when money talked but did not drown out every other sound? When “uptown” and “downtown” signified not just geography but lifestyle? When a clash between establishment artists and younger avant-gardists was...

Artnet Magazine Remembered at Haunch of Venison

Amidst heavy rains at the end of a muggy day in New York, dozens of art scribes gathered at Chelsea's Haunch of Venison gallery to honor's magazine. The German company, which provides a popular art market database, abruptly discontinued...

Basso Profundo

Graphic designer Saul Bass was the first great artist I was ever a fan of. My father, who’d taken night-school art classes as a young man during the Depression, was a jack-of-all-trades in small advertising agencies and had an eye for the good stuff...

Sweating Chakras

For Performa 11, Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler teamed up to create a piece that puts the global economy on a human scale.

Going for the Gold: Allora & Calzadilla

With its competing national pavilions, the Venice Biennale could be considered the art world’s Olympic Games. So it seems fitting that the artist duo representing the United States have designed an exhibition that features live Olympic and other top...

Inside Christie's Auction Record

Some news you've probably heard already: Picasso's Nude Green Leaves and Bust (1932) sold for $106.5 million, overcoming the previous auction record for the most expensive work sold at auction. The iconic Picasso and 69 other Impressionist and Modern...

Women on the Verge of Technology

We are a society that loves our ladies pretty, and also a society that loves to knock down the very same pretty ladies we build up. In 1975, Larry Flynt printed a paparazzi-captured images of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis naked (rather than nude) in...

The High Modernist Drawing Board

Lever House, the glassy green box and ur-skyscraper of New York architectural Modernism, has also been the site of some of the city's more interesting contemporary art installations of late. This past week, Los Angeles-based Karl Haendel mounted an...

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