Art World

Is Giant Rubber Duck Masking an Environmental Disaster?

Zoe Li
Artist Florentijn Hofman says his ever-popular sculpture is simply a “catalyst”.

Tom Friedman's Great Artistic Garbage Patch

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The trickster artist floats his studio sweepings.

Simon's World: Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya Exploits Jeff Koons For Charity

Simon de Pury
The global art market is having repercussions in the charity world.

Market Snapshot: Zhou Chunya

Chloe Wyma
A darling of the Chinese Art market gains ground in the West.
Installation view of Richard Prince,

Richard Prince Sucks

Paddy Johnson
His show of Instagram printouts at Gagosian isn't just bad, it's sexist.
Pyotr Pavlensky is removed by police from the roof of Moscow’s Serbsky psychiatric center, after cutting his earlobe offPhoto via: Oksana Shalygina's Facebook

Russian Performance Artist Cuts Off Earlobe in Political Protest

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Pavlensky also sewed his lips together to protest the prosecution of Pussy Riot.

Galilee's Joint Arab-Jewish Museum Opens in December

Sarah Cascone
Art bridges conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Wall Street Bankers Love Art About Money

Christie Chu
The wolves of Wall Street are lining up for artist Ashley Longshore.

Rembrandt, Magnificent in Old Age at London's National Gallery

JJ Charlesworth
JJ Charlesworth is enthralled by the Dutch Master’s late works.

Strong Sales in London for Italian Postwar Market

Colin Gleadell
A slew of records for Zero and Arte Povera.

Gerhard Richter Recaptures His Youthful Pessimism

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Using glass, the great painter returns anxiety to his work.
The recovered statue. Photo: Alfredo Etchegaray.

What to Do with Uruguay's Massive Shipwrecked Nazi Bronze

Sarah Cascone
A 700-pound bronze eagle perched atop a giant swastika.

600 Artists Take Part in Jersey City Open Studios

David Ebony
Is Jersey City the new Brooklyn?

Philadelphia Museum's Must-See Paul Strand Show Opens Today

Christie Chu
More than 3,000 prints from the Paul Strand Archive find a new home.

artnet Agenda: Editor's Picks

Cait Munro
A Bushwick art expo, Aperture's benefit party, and other events for October 21-26.

Museum Hack: Making Museum Tours Entertaining, Even Sexy

Christie Chu
Photo challenges, social sharing, and drinking games. Say what?

Vandalized Paul McCarthy Butt Plug Pulled from Paris Square

Alexander Forbes
After a beating and a bout of vandalism, the artist said enough was enough.

The Onion's Top 12 Art World Parodies

Cait Munro
Get ready for a good laugh at your own expense.

Carsten Höller Plays at Art

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Frieze fair as fun park.

William Kentridge Decodes the Best Artworks in History

artnet News
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

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

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 art.