The Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014

Paddy Johnson

From GIF characters to sex ed graphics, we suss out the year's best.

Steve McQueen, Ashes
Europe's 12 Best Exhibitions in 2014

Alexander Forbes and Coline Milliard

artnet News’ European editors hand out the accolades.

Kalan Sherrard and Maria ValenzuelaPhoto: Miami-Dade Corrections via NBC Miami
Santa's Art World Naughty List

artnet News

Who's getting coals in their stockings this year?

Koons Purses and Hirst Jewelry in Our Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Sarah Cascone

An uber-artsy last-minute gift guide. You're welcome.

Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, 2002.
Sheikh Saud Left $7.5 Million Rare Stamp Debt to Qatar's Ruling Family

Sarah Cascone

The set of stamps were known as the “British Guiana collection.”

Weekly Shuffle: New São Paulo Biennial Curator, More Auction House Shake-Ups

Sarah Cascone

Changes are afoot at the Met, the Hirshhorn, and the Serpentine.

Deborah Kass, OY/YO, 2011, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
5 Major Art Collectors Reveal Their Holiday Wish Lists

Eileen Kinsella and Rozalia Jovanovic

Any art lover would be envious.

The Top 20 Art World Women of 2014

artnet News

From Bambi to Beyoncé, who are this year's leading female figures?

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence viewed from the South. Photo: Morio via Wikimedia Commons
Italy Finally Acts to Ramp Up Museums' Profitability

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Radical changes are afoot.

2. Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards (in 3 parts) (1984) sold at Christie's New York on May 13, 2014 for $80,805,000.
Who Were the Most Expensive European Artists at Auction in 2014?

Coline Milliard

Modern art continues to dominate the top results.

Sun Xun Taps Into History and Politics at Sean Kelly

Angela Zonunpari

artnet News visits the artist-in-residence.

These Mark Rothko cookies are from Pixel Whisk.
How Would Andy Warhol Have Decorated Christmas Cookies?

Sarah Cascone

These highbrow confections are almost good enough to hang on your wall.

Tiziana Sereni works on a papal parchment in Rome's Rino Pensa workshop. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli, courtesy AFP Photo.
Vatican Cracks Down on Fake Parchment Peddlers

Sarah Cascone

The papal blessing industry will be shut down come the new year.

Kazuo Shiraga, Chijikusei Gotenrai (1961) Photo: Courtesy Ketterer Kunst
German Auction Houses Thrive by Embracing Contemporary Market

Annegret Erhard

How do they fend off competition from Christie's and Sotheby's?

Robert Gober: At His Best From Day One

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: Already in 1975, Gober was capturing reality's fractures.

Chihuly Returns to Tropical Botanical Garden

Josh Niland

Striking sculptural forms set in lush landscapes.

Cheat Sheet: Jeff Koons Sued for Plagiarism, Roman Abramovich Loses Millions, and More

Cait Munro

The top art news stories from December 15–19.

Timothy Spall Reveals What It's Like to Play J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's Film

Jordan Riefe

For one thing, the actor had to spend two years learning to paint.

Douglas Gordon and Hélène Grimaud Tenderly Flood the Park Avenue Armory

David Ebony

Water music fills the great hall.

You Can Now Go to Art School at Hogwarts

Zoe Li

But you'll have to move to China first.

Sui Jianguo's Giant Touch

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: The Chinese artist enlarges sculptures he made while blindfolded.

Must-See Art Guide: Tel Aviv

Audrey Fair

This week's guide includes Ruth Agassi, Carsten Nicolai, and Arik Levy.

Leo Villareal Saves San Francisco's Bay Lights

Sarah Cascone

$4 million in funding has been privately raised.

Althea Thauberger Casts Kids as … Us

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: The Vancouver artist films tykes acting out adult debates.

A view from the artnet News office as seen through the new set of Instagram filters. From top left: Normal, Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetua. Photo: Sarah Cascone.
Instagram Adds Five Quaint Filters for Christmas

Sarah Cascone

Go ahead, flatter yourself.