Art World

Canadian Satirists’ “Invisible Art” Gag Takes On New Life

Eileen Kinsella
The viral hoax refuses to disappear.
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Out of Many, One (2014).Photo: Smithsonian/Instagram.

Artist Creates Giant Face on Washington DC’s National Mall

Sarah Cascone
Earth art by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada lands alongside the Lincoln Memorial.
Laurie Simmons and her daughter Lena Dunham at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (February 6, 2014). Photo: via the Boston Globe.

Lena Dunham Reluctantly Decides to Pay Book Tour Perfomers

Sarah Cascone
Somewhere in her reportedly $6 million of annual earnings, she will find the money.
Turner Prize installation shot - Ciara Phillips Things Shared 2014 Copyright the artist Courtesy Tate Photography

Is the Turner Prize Just a Publicity Machine? JJ Charlesworth Takes on the Tate

JJ Charlesworth
Insider, cliquey process isn't quite working.
Pablo Helguera, Addams-Dewey Gymnasium, 2014

“A Proximity of Consciousness” Celebrates Art and Activism in Chicago

Christian Viveros-Fauné
The Second City comes first in social practice.
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Child Pornography Charges Against Artist Dismissed

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Paul Yore's work was "intentionally confrontational" ruled the magistrate.
Auguste Rodin, The Thinker (1902) Photo Daniel Stockman via Wikimedia Commons

Businessman Accused of Faking Thousands of Rodin Bronzes

Coline Milliard
Damages likely top €60 million.
Newsagents in Station Street (1953)Photo courtesy of Brighton Photo Biennial

See Images from the World’s Oldest Photography Studio

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The Edward Reeves Studio opened in 1855 and is still in business.

Ben Sota Stands—And Spins—For Art

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: At the Mattress Factory, a circus performer stands for all artists.

Court Ruling on Art Estate Taxes Could Save You Millions

Eileen Kinsella
Court grants huge estate tax discount for shared art ownership.
Linda Simmons, Carolyn Campbell, Elizabeth Punsalan

Fake Funeral for Corcoran Gallery

Lorraine Rubio
A playful farewell to one of America's oldest art museums.
Edgar Degas, Ballerina Adjusting Her Slipper (1870). Photo: via Cyprus Mail.

Thieves Steal $7.6 Million Degas From 70-Year-Old Man

Sarah Cascone
Perhaps the most valuable art heist in Cyprus's history.

Sopranos Actor Discovers $10 Million Guercino

Rozalia Jovanovic
Ordinarily dueling experts have agreed: the painting is the real deal.
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Weekly Shuffle: Leadership Changes at Frieze, Ballroom Marfa, and More

Sarah Cascone
Plus Boston poaches Chicago's top arts officer.
The three different stages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Lady With an ErminePhoto via: BBC

Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The revelation could explain why he had so much difficulty finishing paintings.
Theo Danjuma Courtesy Danjuma Collection

Mega-Rich Nigerian Ex-General’s Son Makes Art World Splash

Coline Milliard
The young collector has gathered over 400 pieces in less than seven years.

Chuck Connelly Makes His Mark

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: At the Warhol Museum, a neo-expressionist casts doubt on expression.

New York Art Book Fair Is the Art World’s “Coachella”

Rozalia Jovanovic
Featuring apocalyptic pickles, T-shirts, Thurston Moore, and Gang Gang Dance.
The statue of Vladimir Lenin being torn down in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Photo: Igor Chekachkov, courtesy AP Photo.

Patriotic Ukrainians Tear Down Lenin Statue

Sarah Cascone
Ukraine makes its anti-Russia feelings known.

artnet Agenda: What’s Going On This Week

Cait Munro
A benefit for Socrates Sculpture Park and more events for September 29–October 5.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, in ParisPhoto: ©Iwan Baan

Take a Sneak Peak at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
It will open with an exhibition devoted to its architect, Frank Gehry.
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Ai Weiwei Takes Over Downton Abbey-esque Estate

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The artist's largest UK show to date inaugurates Blenheim Art Foundation.
The exterior of Kunsthaus Tacheles in 2008 Photo: Okin via Wikimedia Commons

Berlin’s Legendary Tacheles Art Squat Purchased for €150 Million

Alexander Forbes
An icon of post-wall Berlin is set to get a major facelift.

Renata Lucas’s “Museum of the Diagonal Man” Comes to Rio de Janeiro

Rozalia Jovanovic
Renata Lucas has taken to the streets of Rio, cutting doors into walls.

Jeff Schwarz: All Art Is For Queers

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: A ceramicist hides a standard insult under his pretty tiles.
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