Art In America

Labor Relations

For some forty years, Mierle Laderman Ukeles has striven—through artworks, performances, and manifestos—to bring greater recognition to women's domestic labor and the underappreciated services of New York City's Sanitation workers. Yet even she, the...

Varieties of Reclamation

Rosalyn Drexler has managed, over the past sixty years, to produce innovative paintings and sculptures that deftly combine pop images with cool formalist devices.

Living with Pop

The short-lived postwar German movement Capitalist Realism is revisited in this peculiar exhibition at Artists Space (following last year's showing in the movement's birthplace at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf). Documenting the activities of members Manfred...

Catherine Murphy Wins Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

The winner of the third annual Robert De Niro Sr. Prize is Catherine Murphy, an artist based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Bestowed by the Estate of Robert De Niro Sr. and administered by the Tribeca Film Institute, the $25,000 award is presented to one...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Opus Posthumous

Irreverent to the end, Franz West was instrumental in conceiving a major retrospective that opened after his death.

Creativity and Commerce

The relationship between creativity and commerce has always been vexed—perhaps never more so than today.

African Baroque: The Sculpture of El Anatsui

Today, Anatsui is best known for enormous wall reliefs in metal, featuring a kind of glittering chainmail fabric made of thousands of found liquor bottle caps, tin can lids and other detritus, connected by bits of copper wire. He garnered worldwide...

Ken Johnson Sparks Debates

 "Johnson's now infamous commentary gets at the heart of the matter--what does our society really value in terms of culture?"

Joyce Pensato Wins Robert De Niro, Sr. Award

The winner was selected by a jury of distinguished members of the art world, including A.i.A.'s editor-at-large and former editor-in-chief, Elizabeth C. Baker; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles founder Douglas Cramer; and Robert Storr, dean of...

A Woman Under the Influence

Deborah Kass folds an array of sources into her witty mash-ups of art history, pop culture and identity politics.

The Carioca & The Paulista

Leading women artists Adriana Varejão and Jac Leirner give imaginative impetus to the Brazilian scene.

Franz West, Legendary Provocateur, Has Died

Austrian artist Franz West has died at age 65 in Vienna, following a long illness. West worked with a wide range of materials, including aluminum, plaster and papier-mâché, as well as crafting furniture. In 2011 he received the Golden Lion at the...

Blinky Palermo

Upon his sudden death at age 33, Blinky Palermo left behind an extensive group of abstract works that has had a lasting impact on new generations of painters. A current U.S. museum survey examines his brief but influential career.

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