Art World

Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories For November 17-21

Cait Munro
Sexy calendars, uber-rich art collectors, and Batman.

David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November

David Ebony
From Martin Puryear at Matthew Marks to R.H. Quaytman at Gladstone.

Takashi Murakami Speaks About His Latest Spectacular Gagosian Show

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The artist chats about chaos, the market, and museums v. galleries.

Is Pierre Huyghe the World's Most Opaque Popular Artist? Ben Davis Sizes Up His LACMA Show

Ben Davis
The retrospective is a "relational aesthetics" theme park for art nerds.
Kurt Perschke’s Redball in London's Millennium Bridge in 2012 Photo via: Flickr

Artist Kurt Perschke Accusses Oil Giant Shell of Stealing His Ideas

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
But does he really own the rights to giant red balls?

Has Post-Internet Art Come of Age?

Alexander Forbes
Artist-to-watch Yves Scherer's Berlin show suggests so.

China Sets Up $70 Million National Arts Fund, But What Will It Promote?

Zoe Li
They say the winning projects will be "easy to enjoy."

Franz West's Philosophical Sofas

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The artist's furniture has a looseness his sculptures lack.

Say Goodbye to the Rug Guy, Sotheby's CEO William Ruprecht Pushed Out

Eileen Kinsella
The board is conducting a search for a new CEO.

Wolverine, Princess Leia, and Other Superheroes Get the Old Master Touch, Part II

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Even more from our "Super Flemish" series. You're welcome.

What Happens When An Ai Weiwei Crab Is Accidentally Crushed at Sotheby's?

Christie Chu
A student backed into the $605,000 installation to snap a photo.

O'Keeffe Painting Sells for $44 Million at Sotheby's, Sets Record for Work by Female Artist

Eileen Kinsella
Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 is the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.
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“Pier 54" Bridges New York's Renegade Past and Its Gentrifying Present

Ben Davis
With plans to turn Pier 54 into a park, an art show revisits grittier times.

Must-See Art Guide: Milan

Audrey Fair
Milan, capital of fashion, is also a contemporary art hotspot.

Was Christie's $46 Million American Art Auction a Flop?

Eileen Kinsella
Only 68 percent of the works on offer found buyers
The Whitney Museum's new Renzo Piano-designed downtown location, opening May 1, 2015. Photo: Timothy Schenck courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Whitney's New Meatpacking Home Opens May 1

Sarah Cascone
The Renzo Piano-designed building will double its exhibition space.

Annie Leibovitz on Susan Sontag, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Her Bucket List

Cait Munro
The New York Historical Society show marks a departure from portraiture.
Paul Cézanne, Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (c.1877)Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who Was Cézanne's Enigmatic Wife?

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The Met casts a new light on the once derided "sour-looking bitch."

Mather Brown, A Cubist Before Picasso

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: In 1787, the American's portraits were built from angles.

Should the Smithsonian Address the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations?

Eileen Kinsella
As media outlets distance themselves, the museum remains silent.

10 Tips for Traveling the Art World in Style

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Because nobody wants to arrive at Art Basel in Miami Beach looking like crap.

Would You Spend $3.3 Million on This Renaissance Painting?

Sarah Cascone
Very rare Matteo Giovanetti panel paintings make unexpected auction splash.

Ahmed Alsoudani Explores Effects of War at Barbara Gladstone

Angela Zonunpari
The Iraqi-American artist navigates its psychological impact on society.

Robert Storr and Daniel Libeskind on Picasso and Giacometti

Josh Niland
Storr has guest-curated a show that unites modern masters with artists of today.

Public Art Installation at NorthPark Brought To You By San Francisco Artist Jim Campbell

Christina Rees
The work is made up of 1,500 suspended LED lights.