Art World

Relive the Top 10 Art Stories of 2014

artnet News
Stories on Richard Prince, Kara Walker, James Franco, and Kim Kardashian all made the list.

The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2014

Alexander Forbes
From Paul McCarthy's butt plug to a €500 million Ponzi scheme, it was a wild year.

Must-See Art Guide: Amsterdam

Judith Probst
Amsterdam has the most museums of any city in the world.

Art Advice Gleaned from Classic Christmas Movies

Sarah Cascone
What Bing Crosby, Macaulay Culkin, and Gonzo can teach us about art.

David Ebony's Top 10 Most Memorable Artworks of 2014

David Ebony
These major works of contemporary art were first seen or shown this year.

The Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014

Paddy Johnson
From GIF characters to sex ed graphics, we suss out the year's best.
Steve McQueen, Ashes

Europe's 12 Best Exhibitions in 2014

Alexander Forbes and Coline Milliard
artnet News’ European editors hand out the accolades.
Kalan Sherrard and Maria ValenzuelaPhoto: Miami-Dade Corrections via NBC Miami

Santa's Art World Naughty List

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Who's getting coals in their stockings this year?

Koons Purses and Hirst Jewelry in Our Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Sarah Cascone
An uber-artsy last-minute gift guide. You're welcome.
Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, 2002.

Sheikh Saud Left $7.5 Million Rare Stamp Debt to Qatar's Ruling Family

Sarah Cascone
The set of stamps were known as the “British Guiana collection.”

Weekly Shuffle: New São Paulo Biennial Curator, More Auction House Shake-Ups

Sarah Cascone
Changes are afoot at the Met, the Hirshhorn, and the Serpentine.
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence viewed from the South. Photo: Morio via Wikimedia Commons

Italy Finally Acts to Ramp Up Museums' Profitability

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Radical changes are afoot.
Alexander Kosolapov, This Is My Blood (2001)Photo via: Sotsart

See the Most Controversial Depictions of Jesus in Art

Jake Brodsky
A lot of people got very angry about these.

Sun Xun Taps Into History and Politics at Sean Kelly

Angela Zonunpari
artnet News visits the artist-in-residence.
These Mark Rothko cookies are from Pixel Whisk.

How Would Andy Warhol Have Decorated Christmas Cookies?

Sarah Cascone
These highbrow confections are almost good enough to hang on your wall.
Tiziana Sereni works on a papal parchment in Rome's Rino Pensa workshop. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli, courtesy AFP Photo.

Vatican Cracks Down on Fake Parchment Peddlers

Sarah Cascone
The papal blessing industry will be shut down come the new year.
Amalia UlmanPhoto via: @amaliaulman Instagram

Meet Artist-cum-Instagram Star Amalia Ulman

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Who needs a gallery these days?

Robert Gober: At His Best From Day One

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Already in 1975, Gober was capturing reality's fractures.

Chihuly Returns to Tropical Botanical Garden

Josh Niland
Striking sculptural forms set in lush landscapes.

Cheat Sheet: Jeff Koons Sued for Plagiarism, Roman Abramovich Loses Millions, and More

Cait Munro
The top art news stories from December 15–19.

Timothy Spall Reveals What It's Like to Play J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's Film

Jordan Riefe
For one thing, the actor had to spend two years learning to paint.
Performer in the

Baz Luhrmann's Christmas Nightmare at Barneys

Ben Davis
High art about Love, Beauty, Truth, Freedom, and $800 "champagne sabers."
Yayoi Kusama. Photo: courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Yayoi Kusama Retrospective Becomes Security Nightmare in Mexico

Sarah Cascone
Blockbuster Kusama show drives up museum attendance.
Girl with the Pearl Earring (1665) by Johannes Vermeer and Fools Do ArtPhoto via: Fools Do Art

Bored Office Workers Re-Create Art Masterpieces — It's Hilarious

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The things you can do with a smartphone when your boss isn't looking!