William Kentridge Decodes the Best Artworks in History

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VIDEO: The artist explains how artists think about and value art.

Detail of the cover of Raphael Rubinstein's The Miraculous
The Miraculous, a Book About Art That Is a Work of Art Itself

Ben Davis

Raphael Rubinstein's new book revitalizes contemporary art history.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z, with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories for October 13–17

Benjamin Sutton

From the aisles at Frieze to the ramp at the Guggenheim.

Collectors Marguerite Hoffman and Danny Katz Tell All About Collecting at Frieze

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VIDEO: "Collecting Isn't Conquest, It's Finding a Soul Mate."

Pierre Soulages Breaks $4 Million Mark at Sotheby’s

Colin Gleadell

France’s most expensive living painter blasts to the top.

Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, Untitled
artnet Asks: Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid

Lorraine Rubio

This Colombian minimalist is know for textile-inspired color studies.

Joan Mitchell Leads the Pack at Bonhams Sale

Rozalia Jovanovic

Two paintings by the artist had been unseen since the 1970s.

assume vivd astro focus's roller disco installation at Faena Art Center. Photo: Carolina Bonfanti.
assume vivd astro focus Brings Roller Disco to Argentina

Sarah Cascone

An epic birthday dance party on wheels at the Faena Arts Center.

In What Hollywood Films Does Art Play a Starring Role?

Christie Chu

From Ferris Bueller's Day Off to RoboCop.

The Work of Art in the Age of… Something

Ben Davis

A new digital initiative shows how fast old assumptions about media are crumbling in…

Public Art Startup Hopes Anti-War Monument Goes Viral

Benjamin Sutton

Emerging Collective aims to incubate immersive and politically charged artworks.

Paul McCarthy Beaten Up over Butt Plug Sculpture

Alexander Forbes

The FIAC installation has France in fisticuffs.

Frieze London 2014 Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.
What Sold at Frieze London 2014?

Coline Milliard

The fair's new layout is paying off big time.

Pedro Reyes Makes an Infinite Love Seat

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: The famous "Moebius Strip" becomes furniture.

Works by Adjani Okpu-Egbe at Knight Webb Gallery, 1:54 art fairPhoto: Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Frieze Week: The Must-See Satellite Art Fairs

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

The cutting-edge Sunday and 1:54, the Contemporary African Art Fair dominate.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Love Dub for A (1987) Photo: Courtesy Christie's
Peter Doig Sells for $7.3 Million at Christie’s Evening Sale

Colin Gleadell

And Jose Mugrabi snaps up a 1987 Basquiat.

Artadia’s 15th Birthday Adventure in NYC

Rozalia Jovanovic

The organization celebrates a decade and a half of giving grants to artists.

The Zero Group Scores a Big Goose Egg at the Guggenheim

Christian Viveros-Fauné

Once futuristic, this work now belongs in the dustbin of art history.

Market Snapshot: John McLaughlin

Chloe Wyma

Big sales and new scholarship bring heat to the father of Cool California Minimalism.

Must-See Art Guide: Toronto, eh?

Astyaj Ghassemi

Looking for emerging art with a bit of an edge? Toronto is the destination for you.

Outrage Erupts over Casino’s Sale of €100 Million Warhols

Henri Neuendorf

Museum directors say it “contravenes international conventions.”

Hirshhorn Marks 40th Anniversary with Two Shows

Rozalia Jovanovic

Plus a Zola Jesus concert.

Ancient Sculptures in Sardinia Rewrite Mediterranean History

Alexander Forbes

Two new Giants of Mont'e Prama may be the region's oldest statues ever discovered.

Henri Matisse, the Performance Artist

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: His cool cut-outs are best when they reveal their hectic making.

Young Artists All the Rage at Phillips Sale

Colin Gleadell

Banksy and Tauba Auerbach ring up the high numbers.