Art World


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?
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?

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."
Portrait of Massimiliano Gioni 2015 Absolut Art Award Jury President Photo: Marco De Scalzi Courtesy: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan

Weekly Shuffle: Promotions at the New Museum, NEA, and Christie’s

Sarah Cascone
Massimiliano Gioni has a new title and layoffs hit Sotheby's.
Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Photo: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons

Experts Decry British Complacency with Syrian Destruction

Alexander Forbes
It's the most significant world power not to have signed the Hague Convention.

Girl with a Pearl Earring Banned from Travel

Sarah Cascone
Vermeer's masterpiece under permanent house arrest at the Mauritshuis.

10 Must-See International Gallery Shows

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: From Singapore to São Paulo, our summer picks.

Around the Art World in Six Minutes

Benjamin Sutton
Bachelorette parties at the Met, and more art world news to start your week.

Strictly Critical Video: Gopnik and Viveros-Fauné in Sugar Hill

Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné
VIDEO: Our critics go uptown to discuss “If You Build It”.

Chinese Collector Uses AmEx to Buy $36-Million “Chicken Cup”

Eileen Kinsella
Liu Yiqian's stunt was meant to make a point about the Chinese art market.

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Our top stories for the week of July 14-18.

Cai Guo-Qiang Sends Ark of Undead Animals Up Huangpu River–What?

Sam Gaskin
See a fishing boat crewed by pandas, elephants, large cats and other mammals.
A 2012 visitor to the Vatican at “Verbum Domini,” a traveling exhibition of the Green Collection of biblical artifacts, owned by Hobby Lobby president Steven Green, uses a replica of the Guttenberg printing press. Photo: Inside the Vatican.

Hobby Lobby Tycoon to Build Bible Museum in Washington DC

Sarah Cascone
The institution will bring Gutenberg Bible printing technology to the nation's capital.

Patti Smith’s Resilience of the Dreamer Celebrates The Rockaways

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: 15 photos from the ethereal installation.
Otto Piene (2013) Photo: Peter Müller / Bild-Zeitung

Otto Piene, ZERO Group Founder, Dead at 86

Alexander Forbes
He was installing a major exhibition in Berlin.

Is This What Art Criticism Has Come To?

Benjamin Genocchio
The Guardian's Jonathan Jones's "take" on the MH17 crash is despicable.
Mark Lawrence with an alleged copy of Edvard Munch's The Scream. Photo: via the Telegraph.

Experts Cry Foul Over Newfound Edvard Munch Scream

Sarah Cascone
Could supposedly priceless art collection be a complete hoax?

Robert Wilson Plans a “Library of Inspiration”

Alexandra Peers
Watermill's high priest discusses nudity, high society, and his generation.
Construction in progress on the Aspen Art Museum's new building on July 15.

Aspen Art Museum Charged with Construction Violations as Opening Looms

Sarah Cascone
Contractors have been illegally working Sundays to finish the building.

Which Famous Work of Art Are You?

artnet News
SLIDESHOW: A hipster like Courbet, a narcissist like Warhol, or some combo of both?
A rendering of the planned International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo: courtesy the International African American Museum.

African American Museum to Open in Charleston

Sarah Cascone
It will be built alongside a historic wharf used during the slave trade.