Art World

Edinburgh Art Festival Gets Political

Coline Milliard
The Scottish Referendum and Commonwealth tensions loom large in this 11th edition.

Nude Bodypainting Model Sues NYPD Over Arrest

Sarah Cascone
Cops accused of censoring bodypainting artist Andy Golub during Times Square event.
Das Kind. Photo: Courtesy Bilderberg Collection

See the World’s Most Secretive Art Collection

Alexander Forbes
SLIDESHOW: The Bilderberg Group is showing off its art for the first time.
Harun Farocki, 1944-2014 Photo: via Schwarz Foundation

Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire

Ben Davis
Reflections on the legacy of the great German video artist who has just died.

Is the Populist ArtPrize Becoming . . . Snobby?

Alexandra Peers
The world's most unprofessional art contest should not be professionalized.

Norman Rockwell’s Granddaughter Tears Apart Deborah Solomon’s Biography

Benjamin Sutton
Is American Mirror riddled with errors and omissions?

Must-See Art Guide: New York

Alissa Darsa
This week's guide includes Larry Clark, Sigmar Polke, VICE magazine, and more.

Our 15 Favorite #MuseumCats

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: Let's savor this adorable internet holiday.

VIDEO: New Times Square Installation Provokes Tourists

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Cuban artist Arlés del Rio tests freedom of movement.
Simon de Pury

Simon’s World

Simon de Pury
My love story with a London bus.

What to Make of MAD’s Maker Biennial?

Ben Davis
From Yoko Ono's video with the Beastie Boys to custom art vests, this is one odd mix.

Louvre Expects 12 Million Visitors Per Year by 2025

Sarah Cascone
Can the world's most-visited museum accommodate 30 percent more visitors?
Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch (1654) Photo: Courtesy Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague.

Art World Favorite The Goldfinch Clinches Movie Deal

Alexander Forbes
Will the best seller be a hit at the box office?
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Dazzle Ship Liverpool, 2014 Photo: Helen Hunt

100 Years On, Artists Commemorate WWI

Coline Milliard
SLIDESHOW: See new works devoted to the Great War.

Met Unveils Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural

Sarah Cascone
The massive mural cycle will be shown in a replica modernist Art Deco boardroom.
Rendering of the Palestinian Museum. Photo: Heneghan Peng, courtesy the Welfare Association.
The gardens at the Louvre.Photo: Cristian Bortes, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Louvre Gardens Are Teeming with Rats

Sarah Cascone
The museum's rodents outnumber its masterpieces.

10 International Gallery Shows To Make You Smile

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: Enchanting summer shows in exotic locales.
Rendering of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Image: © TDIC, Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel via Saadiyat Cultural District

300 French Artworks for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Alexander Forbes
Is it soft power or hard cash?
Tracey Emin and My Bed Photo via: Portland Press Herald

Tracey Emin’s Bed Heads to Tate

Coline Milliard
A dream come true?
The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation

Budget Crisis at France’s Maeght Foundation

Sarah Cascone
Aimé Maeght's descendants squabble over a scheme to sell works from the collection.

Meteorite Sculpture Will Be International Space Station’s First Artwork

Sarah Cascone
A space rock returns to the heavens.
Alain Mila's fountain was painted without the artist's consent Photo via: Le Republicain Lorrain

French Mayor Slammed for Painting Public Art

Coline Milliard
Political appropriation or sheer idiocy?
A Soviet T-54 tank similar to that taken by the Ukrainian rebels Photo: Sandstein via WikimediaCommons

Ukrainian Rebels Raid Museum for Weapons

Alexander Forbes
Has MH17 fallout tightened their supply lines?

Around the Art World in Three Minutes

Benjamin Sutton
The perils of running a food cart outside the Met, and more news to start your week.