Art In America

Prison, Punk, Porn: Egon Schiele’s Portraits

Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele was perhaps most exciting and provocative in his portraits, which are the subject of an exhibition opening today at New York's Neue Galerie. 

Jeanne van Heeswijk to Meld Art and Activism at Bard

Dutch artist and instigator Jeanne van Heeswijk arrives in New York this week to begin her yearlong stint as the inaugural Keith Haring Fellow upstate at Bard College, where she'll "work with students to address questions about how people can...

Phillips Turns in $131M Contemporary Sale, Led by Rothko

New York's spring evening sales concluded Thursday with a $131 million contemporary art sale at Phillips, led by Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Records were set for Tauba Auerbach ($1 million), Dana Schutz ($482,500) and Warhol and...

Verbatim: Simon Schama

Simon Schama talked to A.i.A. recently about the Jewish tradition of visual imagery, locating "Jewishness" in Mark Rothko, and the idea that beauty itself can be a mitzvah.

New Legislation Would Give Artists a Cut of Resale Profits

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced a retooled version of his 2011 resale royalties bill yesterday that would give living visual artists or their heirs a cut of the profits when their work--paintings, drawings, photographs or...

Italian Futurism Survey Opens at the Guggenheim

The first comprehensive survey of Italian Futurism mounted outside of Italy opens tomorrow at the Guggenheim in NewYork. On view through Sept. 1, "Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe" covers the movement's birth through the...

Dancing with Clay: An Interview with Lynda Benglis

From pigmented latex to beeswax, metals, polyurethane foam, glass and paper, American sculptor Lynda Benglis, 72, has explored materials widely in her nearly 50-year career. Her newest body of work includes 24 untitled ceramic tabletop sculptures...

Now Playing: An Interview with Dara Friedman

In PLAY (2013), Dara Friedman's new film and video work, now on view at New York gallery Gavin Brown's Enterprise, a cast of 32 often naked actors perform 17 vignettes about intimacy, fantasy and pleasure in keys ranging from gauzily idyllic to...

Did Vermeer Cheat? Penn & Teller Documentary Fuels Debate

Illusionist duo Penn & Teller's documentary Tim's Vermeer, now in limited theatrical release, controversially suggests that 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer used optical aids to execute his beloved pictures.

Spreading Love and Peace: Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama personally introduced rooms full of characteristically technicolor, large-scale work yesterday at a preview of her inaugural exhibition with David Zwirner Gallery in New York, "I Who Have Arrived in Heaven" (through...

Balthus’s Mitsou Drawings: An Interview with Sabine Rewald

A suite of 40 never-before-exhibited drawings that show French painter Balthus (1908-2001) to have been a child prodigy is part of the show "Balthus: Cats and Girls," now at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (through Jan. 12, 2014).

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