Art In America

Yoshitomo Nara Says Works in His Catalogue Raisonne are Forgeries

Last month, artist Yoshitomo Nara casually announced in Japanese over Twitter that two counterfeit paintings had been included in his ambitious publication Yoshitomo Nara Complete Works 1984–2010. "...I have been looking through my Catalogue...

The Shortlist to Art Basel Miami Beach

"Art fairs are the new disco," writer Anthony Haden-Guest declared after a particularly raucous session of partying at Art Basel Miami Beach. This same sentiment comes to mind when going over our list of parties, exhibitions, satellite fairs,...

What Jeff Koons and Teenagers Knew About Appropriation

In the mid-1980s, comedy, athletics and graphic design found their perfect combination in the posters of John and Tock Costacos. "For the Kids," a new exhibition curated by gallery director Fabienne Stephan and advisor Adam Shopkorn at Salon 94...

Painting the World: Q+A With Jules de Balincourt

A small painting of the earth hovers several feet above the 11 other works in Jules de Balincourt's sprawling Bushwick studio. Lopsided and imperfect it hangs heavy, touches of pastels contrast with dark voids to denote different countries. It has all...

With APF, New Museum Continues to Spruce Up Bowery

The voice on the other end of the line is as deep as any I've heard-fatherly, wise and authoritative: "Hello, this is Lawrence Weiner." I'm on the Bowery, listening to an audio recording by the artist as part of Art Production Fund's "After Hours:...

Abramovic Announces Performance Center, 'International Brand'

"We are talking big; we are talking enormous," Marina Abramovic gushed (in her signature monotone) at a private announcement on Friday in Venice, describing the size (140,000 square meters) of the future Marina Abramovic Community Center Obod...

New York Gallery Week Is Upon Us

First it was Berlin; then Detroit joined in. Now, for the second year in a row, New York kicks off its own Gallery Week. NYGW features nearly 60 commercial galleries and non-profits. In an effort to bring greater public awareness to art spaces...

Turning Profit: 179 Canal Opens as 47 Canal

A ripped photo of Chairman Mao greets guests in the freight elevator of 47 Canal Street. Given the location--nestled on the border where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown--it could be the unofficial mascot emblem of the second floor gallery that...

Sharing is Caring at Independent

f the Armory Show were cut down to a fourth of its size, moved to a less tedious location, and featured the most dynamic galleries with a mix of emerging and emerged artists, it would look more like Independent. Now in its second year, Independent...

In and (Mostly) Out of Armory

Art in America presents its curtain raiser to the New York art world's March Madness, the 2011 edition of Armory Week. Here are just some of the off-site highlights to hit this week.

Dennis Oppenheim Dies, Age 72

Oppenheim worked in performance, sculpture, land and body art and video. But he is best known for public projects that incorporated complex architectural elements, like the controversial Device to Root Out Evil (1997), an upside down sculpture of a...

Shana Moulton's Tree of Strife

Making her way inch by inch down the right side of the darkened room, Cynthia's body is pressed against the wall, arms outstretched with a look of fear and exasperation barely visible. At the end of her journey, a bed appears via video projection, and...

Chuck Close Shows Lucas Samaras to 5 Million

If the 30 degree weather weren't enough incentive to hail a cab in the month of January, a chance to see one world's most renowned artist's work, Chuck Close, might give a whole new meaning to the term "moustache rides. ART ADDS is the brainchild of...

Cave Painter: Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley says that one of his new oil paintings depicts a "cock and balls," but I'm having trouble seeing the reference in a small work that hangs casually in his Greenpoint studio. Looking closer, I've walked across a massive, primitive-looking...

Hide/Seek Protest in New York

"Ants in my pants, fire in my belly," chanted critic Jerry Saltz, with an estimated 500 artists, curators, activists, and gay and lesbian supporters on Sunday afternoon. The collective chant voiced response to the removal of a truncated version of the...

Halloween Fair

Feminist art from the 1970s was the costume of choice at NADA's first ever artist ball at Eventi, a hotel in Chelsea. A fundraiser to benefit the artists with whom the satellite art fair works with, at Sunday's Halloween fete guests were welcomed to a...

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