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10 Contemporary Artists to Watch: The Art Fair Edition

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This month's artists include Kehinde Wiley, Tony Cragg, and more.

Mickalene Thomas and Kavi Gupta Fêted Guests With an Armory Week Feast

Brian Boucher
Guests got a delightful tour that started, oddly, in a bathroom.

Jeff Koons Backlash Mounts at Sacramento City Council Meeting

Sarah Cascone
“You’re telling the world we’re not good enough!”

Alex Da Corte's Twisted Installation at Luxembourg and Dayan Channels Blue Velvet and Pee Wee's Playhouse

Christian Viveros-Fauné
What begins with a Robert Gober drain and ends in a “cadaver room"?
Bill GatesPile of Photos

Forbes's 2015 Ranking of Billionaires Features Art Players Aplenty

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, and Michael Bloomberg in the top entries.

At Matthew Marks, Tony Smith Goes Heavy Metal

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The great sculptor's ideas are given permanent form.
Secundino HernándezPhoto via: Terra

A Star is Born: Secundino Hernández's Work Increased In Value by 300 Percent in Just Two Years

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
At ARCO, his work sold out in seconds, will he repeat the feat at the Armory Show?
Serge Lasvignes Photo via: La Depeche

Obscure Civil Servant Serge Lasvignes Gets Centre Pompidou's Top Job

Coline Milliard
Sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know.

Tour Björk's MoMA Retrospective Through Instagram

Christie Chu
The uninspired presentation housed her most avant-garde outfits.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Björk Show at MoMA Is Bad, Really Bad

Ben Davis
MoMA needed to nail it; instead, it stepped on a nail.
Emily Ballew Neff. Photo: Via the Association of Art Museum Curators.

Weekly Shuffle: Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard Art Museums

Daria Daniel
Sources indicate that New York's Asia Society Museum may soon announce a new director in Philip Tinari, director of Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. The Asia Society has been without a director since Melissa Chiu…

Murder of 1,400 Juárez Women Inspires Brian Maguire's Show at Fergus McCaffrey

Daria Daniel
14 paintings address the artist's take on the Mexican drug war.
The Jean Nouvel-deisgned Louvre Abu Dhabi from the air

What's Really Going On at Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island?

Ben Davis
An analysis of all the conflicting accusations about the luxury mega-project.

Jeff Koons Triples Production Capacity at His Giant Stone-Cutting Facility, Antiquity Stone, in Pennsylvania

Hili Perlson
It is said to be the world's most advanced workshop of its kind.

At Laurel Gitlen, Eric Bell and Kristoffer Frick Tape Food for a Futurist Feast

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Videos of hare and tongue give eating the challenge of art.

271 Picasso, Warhol, and Miró Fakes Seized in Yet Another Spanish Forgery Ring Bust

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Has Spain become a fraudsters' paradise?

Your Art Agenda: 12 Exclusive VIP Events Not To Miss During Armory Week

Daria Daniel
Here's the inside scoop on Armory Week's exclusive events.

Paula Hayes' Luminous Globes of Predigital Castoffs Lure the Instagram Set

Eileen Kinsella
The artist's illuminated orbs turn the park into a winter wonderland.

Sotheby's Brings Modern and Contemporary Design Sales Back to London

Colin Gleadell
A bubbling property market is fuelling the city’s appetite for high-end design.

Spanish Art Sensation Secundino Hernández Is Not Worried About Success

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
We visited the artist in his Madrid studio.
A rendering of Jeff Koon's Coloring Book sculpture at the Kings new arena. Photo: Sacramento Kings

Jeff Koons Public Sculpture Spurs Viral Online Protest

Sarah Cascone
"Commissioning Koons is like saying 'oh NYC has art like this, we need this'"

Bronze Statues Recovered 32 Years After 'Broad Daylight' Theft in New York

Eileen Kinsella
The dealer stumbled upon the claims before the Winter Antiques Show.
Yves Bouvier Photo Olivier Minaire / archives via: Paperjam

€10 Million Bail for Yves Bouvier, Indicted for Defrauding Dmitry Rybolovlev

Coline Milliard
The Île Seguin’s “art city” R4 could be collateral damage.

Art Salzburg Founder Wolfgang Pelz Takes Over Vienna Fair

Hili Perlson
How many fairs can the Austrian capital sustain?
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, during the re-opening of the National Museum of Iraq in BaghdadPhoto via: NRTTV

Baghdad's National Museum of Iraq Re-Opens In Response to ISIS's Destruction of Statues in Mosul

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The museum was looted in 2003 by mobs that stole an estimated 15,000 antiquities.