Art In America

Ger van Elk, 1941-2014

Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum...

Corcoran Can Disband, Judge Rules

The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery...

Richard D. Marshall, 1947-2014

New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever...

Edward Leffingwell, 1941-2014

Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for A.i.A., 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at...

A New Generation of Chinese Artists

Curious about new Chinese art but can't afford a ticket to Beijing? Try Florida, where you can see the exhibition "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," organized by New York-based Barbara Pollack.

Sam Hunter, 1923-2014

Hunter, who focused on modern and contemporary art, penned over 50 books and three times that many essays, museum and gallery catalogues and articles.  

Living Live, Live: Peter Coffin Launches Clocktower Radio Show

New York's Clocktower Radio, the experimental online art radio station, will host Living Live, a series of twice-monthly radio shows and viewing parties this summer from Red Bull Studios in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The broadcasts (Aug....

N. Dash on Liz Deschenes

"The press release for Liz Deschenes's show at the Walker says only that she is creating new work. The vague description is appropriate, perhaps, because Deschenes's projects are resolutely physical and best experienced in the real."

Brian Gayman, 1948-2014

Brian Gayman, 65, died July 1 in Melville, N.Y., after complications following a heart attack. Gayman had been exhibiting sculpture and photography in New York City and elsewhere since the early 1970s.

Otto Piene, 1928-2014

Otto Piene, German artist and co-founder of the postwar art group Zero, died July 17 in Berlin at 86.

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...

Andrew Lord

Andrew Lord began working in ceramics some 40 years ago—long before the medium's recent renaissance in the art world—creating pieces that explore concerns far beyond those of functional household objects. 

Magnus Renfrew to Bonhams as Asia Deputy Chairman

International auction house Bonhams has hired Magnus Renfrew as deputy chairman and director of fine arts, Asia. He will work out of the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will take up his new post in September. Renfrew is currently Asia director...

Missed Connections: Jan Frank and John Chamberlain

A show currently on view at New York gallery Nahmad Contemporary (through July 26) demonstrates that John Chamberlain's painted-metal sculptures can connect with the medium of drawing, via juxtaposition with works by Jan Frank.

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