Art In America

Walter Robinson

Throughout his storied career, Walter Robinson has been classified under different categories yet contained by none of them.

Design in Flux

Change your life and get a job—this was the startling advice that Fluxus founder George Maciunas gave his fellow artists in 1964. But what did he really mean?    

Theory and Matter

In the early 1970s, the French group Supports/Surfaces produced some of the era's most radical art in a seemingly unlikely medium. Today, their unstretched, semi-sculptural paintings speak to a whole new generation.

Inside the Art Bars

Bars have been as essential to the New York art world as its galleries and museums. Eleven artists reflect on the downtown institutions where creative inspiration could flow as freely as the drinks.  

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...

Walter Robinson

Having emerged from the East Village scene in the 1980s, painter and writer Walter Robinson returns to his roots here in this intimate show of fast-food still lifes, fantasy girlfriends and other subjects of desire. Despite the flagrant nods to Pop...

Walter Robinson

Having emerged from the East Village scene in the 1980s, painter and writer Walter Robinson returns to his roots here in this intimate show of fast-food still lifes, fantasy girlfriends and other subjects of desire. Despite the flagrant nods to Pop...

Andres Serrano Piss Christ Still Pissing Off Christians

Serrano's work was at the center of culture wars that raged in the '80s and '90s, and its recent reappearances in the news—a print of the work was attacked in France last year—indicates that 25 years have done little to lessen some Christians'...

Castles Made of Sand

A lighthearted variety of Land art came to Queens, N.Y.'s Rockaway Beach on Friday via a sandcastle competition for artists, organized by New York public art organization Creative Time. Thirteen artist teams were invited to compete for gold, silver...

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 Artnet.com's magazine. The German company, which provides a popular art market database, abruptly discontinued...

Artnet Magazine to Cease Publication

Artnet.com magazine is ceasing publication, according to an internal memo sent by editor Walter Robinson and obtained by A.i.A. The e-mail noted that this includes all three of its sites, serving readers in America, France and Germany, and that the...

Experts Debate Richard Prince Copyright Suit

Representatives of the art world and the legal field mixed at the New York City Bar Association's Midtown Manhattan premises on Tuesday afternoon to talk art and theft. For the panel "What We Talk About When We Talk About Appropriation: Contemporary...

Center Stage in Toronto

A bewildered Tony Conrad sticks his tongue out and gives two thumbs up. Then suddenly, the avant-garde composer and filmmaker is scowling, and has decided that the ungainly woman perched on his lap is initiating a stupid, poisonous project....

Lives of the Artists and Let's See

During the third quarter of the 20th century, the New Yorker—characterized by intellectual assurance, cultural breadth and refreshing clarity—played a central role in defining late modern taste. Affiliated writers such as Whitney Balliett, Arlene...

The Price is (Sometimes, Arbitrarily) Right

Paintings sold for cheap in non-art venues is usually something artists leave off an exhibition history. For Max Schumann, it's the foundation of a lifelong practice. Since moving to New York 20 years ago, Schumann has installed a steady series of...

Photo Play

A current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines the early work of 30 artists constituting the last major art movement of the 20th century.

The Ride Of His Life

A new documentary film, Guest of Cindy Sherman, which premiered in theaters at the end of March, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the artist and the 1990s art world, as seen through the eyes of its star and co-producer, former artist and dedicated...

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