Jeff Koons's Balloon Dog (Orange) (1994-2000) sold at Christie's for $58.4 million last November, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist
Alibaba Unleashes Litter of Koons Balloon Dog Knockoffs

Eileen Kinsella

For collectors who care more about price than pedigree, there's an option.

artnet Asks Saudi Art Scene Expert Myrna Ayad

artnet News

In a post–9/11 world, the editor's new book challenges preconceived notions.

Last-Minute Art Getaways: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rozalia Jovanovic

The starchitect has been brought in to quietly modernize Philly's core institution.

Azuma Makoto, Exobiotanica (2014) Photo: Azuma Makoto via artist's website
artnet News Cheat Sheet

Benjamin Sutton

The top 10 stories from the week of July 21–25.

France’s Nude Art Models Rally for Better Working Conditions

Benjamin Sutton

Basic job security and ending unhygienic practices are among their demands.

Photo: Kelly Weill via Twitter.
Will NYC’s New ID Cards Grant Free Museum Admission?

Sarah Cascone

Sign us up!

Berry-Hill Shows How Not to Conduct Art Investment (Again)

Eileen Kinsella

Arbitrator awards firm $3 million for losses on crooked deals.

Mosque of Younis (2006) Photo: Josef Hadi via Wikimapia
ISIS Militants Demolish Jonah’s Tomb in Iraq

Alexander Forbes

It was held in a Sunni mosque in Mosul.

Opinion: Hopi and Navajo Masks Auction Precedent in France Is Too Dangerous

Pierre Ciric

No indigenous peoples have legal standing to pursue cultural claims in France.

Does The Lightning Field Still Belong to Walter De Maria?

Gracie Mansion

The great land-art site is a copyrighted work. Try telling that to an Instagrammer.

Are Skyrocketing Taxes Running Dealers Out of Chelsea?

Rozalia Jovanovic

It's not just rising rents that have driven Betty Cuningham and Casey Kaplan to…

A Clash of Cultures on the Santa Fe Biennial Trail

Alexandra Peers

The well-known art town faces increased competition from new art fairs and events.

Banksy mural in Cheltenham.
Does Banksy’s Spy Booth Belong to the Government?

Sarah Cascone

British surveyor hatches plan to rescue £1 million mural from the auction block.

Cantor Center Gifted Thousands of Works by Warhol, Diebenkorn, and Jacob Lawrence

Benjamin Sutton

SLIDESHOW: Three separate donations for Stanford's art museum.

Fraunhofer IGD's CultLab3D at the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung Photo: Norbert Miguletz, © Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Breakthrough in Virtualization of Museum Collections

Alexander Forbes

Why ship a sculpture when you can scan it?

artnet Data Shows Global Art Market Boom Continues

Eileen Kinsella

July 24th report shows 21 percent jump in lots sold for over $1 million each.

Palestinians and Arabs Hang Tough at the New Museum

Christian Viveros-Fauné

Massimiliano Gioni opens up the Middle East as Tel Aviv and Gaza trade fire.

A white flag flying atop New York's Brooklyn Bridge. Police are investigating the removal of the American flags and replaced them overnight. Photo: Andrew Gombert, courtesy EPA.
NYPD Hunting Artists Behind Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap Stunt

Sarah Cascone

Who is behind the daring Jasper Johns homage?

Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Sotheby’s eBay Partnership

Eileen Kinsella

What are the challenges and risks to big box art retail online?

Guests enjoy the MoMA PS1 Rooftop salad party, hosted by Julia Sherman and Camilla Hammer at their MoMA PS1 Salad Garden in Queens, New York. Photo: Julia Sherman.
MoMA PS1 Rooftop Sprouts Salad Party

Sarah Cascone

Salad, herbs, and art make perfect summertime cocktail.

Joseph Beuys (1967) Photo: Liselotte Strelow via Landschaftsverband Rheinland
Artists Destroy Beuys Sculpture to Make Booze

Alexander Forbes

They said it tastes like Parmesan cheese.

Getty Research Institute Acquires Robert McElroy’s “Happenings” Archive

Cait Munro

SLIDESHOW: Performance art's heyday, documented.

Museo del Prado's Grand Exhibition Hall Photo: Schnaeggli via WikimediaCommons
885 Artworks Missing from Madrid’s Prado Museum

Alexander Forbes

Museum officials have no idea where the works are. For real?

Albert Tucker, Faun and Parrot. Photo: via the Sydney Morning Herald.
Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgeries

Sarah Cascone

Suspect Albert Tucker painting sold by Christie's is just the tip of the iceberg.

Strictly Critical Video: Gopnik and Viveros-Fauné at the Whitney’s Koons Retrospective

Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné

VIDEO: Our critics view irresistible masterpieces of "artistic pollution."