Art In America

Shedding New Light on Modernist Painter Rudolf Bauer

Singled out as a star by no less than museum namesake Solomon Guggenheim in the 1930s, German abstract painter Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953) has receded considerably from public view, especially compared to his contemporaries like Wassily Kandinsky and...

Warhol, Lawrence and Diebenkorn Troves to Cantor Arts Center

Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center has received large gifts of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol. The donation comprises 26 sketchbooks containing approximately 1,300 Diebenkorn drawings, 26 works by Lawrence in...

Art in Transit: A Conversation with Shinique Smith

As part of New York City's MTA Arts for Transit program, Shinique Smith has recently completed a 6,672-square-foot permanent public work at Central Harlem's newly renovated Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. For the project, the Hudson, N.Y.-based artist...

MFAH Acquires Manfred Heiting's Photography Book Collection

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced today its acquisition of a major collection of photography books. Amassed by Manfred Heiting, an Amsterdam -based writer, designer and curator, the extensive holdings include 25,000 volumes.

Otto Muehl, 1925-2013

Graphic performance pieces that desecrated naked bodies, as well as canvases covered in blood and excrement, were typical features of Muehl's artwork from the 1960s. His later paintings were equally controversial-a painting that portraed Mother Teresa...

Michele Bachmann Inspires Artist-Published Romance Novel

Though she announced today that she will not seek re-election next year, Minnesota Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann has found a new life as the muse of a romance novel. Fires of Siberiais published today by New York publisher Badlands...

Mike Kelley Goes to Milan during Venice Biennale

HangarBicocca, a 42,000-square-foot industrial site turned exhibition space, will host the show, which is organized by HangarBicocca curator Andrea Lissoni and the artist's ex-girlfriend, L.A.-based independent curator Emi Fontana.

Toyo Ito Wins 2013 Pritzker Prize

In a statement announcing the award, the Pritzker jury said of Ito: "His architecture projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality."

Younger Set Achieve Record Results at Christie's

The works on offer were by artists ranging from giants like Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman to rising stars like Oscar Tuazon and Byron Kim. With a huge span of prices--presale estimates on individual works stretched from $1,000 to $500,000--the...

Dismissed El Museo Director Files Discrimination Suit

Via her attorney, Donald Derfner, Aguilar declared El Museo a hostile workplace where she was discriminated against because of her gender. Aguilar claimed El Museo's board president, artist Tony Bechara, said she and fellow female colleagues were...

Dallas Art Fair Anounces Details

A gala on April 11 will mark the fair's opening. Benefiting a trio of local museums—Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary—the launch event will allow patrons to preview and purchase exhibited works.

Queens Museum will Double in Size

Begun in 2011, the $68-million project, by international architecture firm Grimshaw, adds new galleries, artist studios, event space and classrooms. A highlight will be the addition of a 200-by-27-foot glass facade facing the Grand Central Parkway....

Kate Fowle Named Curator at Moscow's Garage Center

Fowle leaves her position as executive director of New York's Independent Curators International (ICI), a nonprofit founded in 1975 and known for producing contemporary art exhibitions and training curators. Renaud Proch, an ICI deputy director...

Leo Villareal Lights to Span SF's Bay Bridge

The New York-based Villareal is known for large-scale light-based works, like Multiverse, a 200-foot-long tunnel of flickering lights created in 2008 and on permanent display in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. But The Bay Lights,...

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