Wim Wenders, Sebastião Salgado, and the Backstory of How Salt of the Earth Was Made

Jordan Riefe

Salgado and Wenders illuminate how artists can begin to heal the Earth.

Gama, Manöver (Maneuver)
Must-See Art Guide: Beijing

Alissa Darsa

This week's guide includes Liu Wei, Gama, Aniwar Mamet, and more.

Basquiat and His Journals Unbound at the Brooklyn Museum

Cait Munro

Personal reflections from 'the mind of a master.'

Bjork's Art Proves to Be Better In Print Than In Person

David LaGaccia

Out this week, it's a beautiful book, let's get that out of the way.

Pablo Picasso Bust of a Woman>/i> (1953) Photo: © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 / Photo Avraham Hay
Israel and Germany Mark 50 Years of Diplomatic Ties with Exchange of Masters and Political Art in Defiance of Boycott

Hili Perlson

Even the work of boycott supporters will make it to Tel Aviv.

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a Young Girl, possibly Clara Serena Rubens (circa 1620–23).
Rubens Painting Cast Off by Metropolitan Museum as a Copy Authenticated as Real—Oops

Sarah Cascone

It's the real thing.

Jeffrey Deitch Claims Art World Persecution and Defends Klaus Biesenbach

Rozalia Jovanovic

"So with Klaus, it’s Björk; with me, it was James Franco."

Plains Indian Robe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: What happens once a robe leaves its Native American owner?

Celebrity Satirist Hanksy's Latest Stunt Targets the "Street Art Show"

Terri Ciccone

Hansky's decided to give the art world the kind of spectacle it wants.

The Cooper Union.
Scandal Erupts as New York Attorney General Investigates Cooper Union for Shady Financial Dealings

Brian Boucher

A lawsuit alleges the school is screwing the students by charging tuition.

$140 Million Picasso at Christie's Is World's Most Expensive Painting at Auction

Eileen Kinsella

The painting was bought at the historic Ganz sale in 1997 for $31.9 million.

David Koch.
Scientists Tell Natural History Museums to Shun Billionaire Donor and Climate Change–Denier David Koch

Sarah Cascone

Should science museums be taking funding from fossil fuel interest groups?

Art World Reacts to Christian Viveros-Fauné's Call for Klaus Biesenbach to Resign

Brian Boucher

The art world wants a break from celebrity worship. So do we.

Michael Soi, The shame in Venice 2 (2015)Photo via: Facebook
"Shame in Venice": Italian-Chinese Line-up for Kenya's Biennale Pavilion Sparks Outrage

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Kenya is heading for yet another curatorial disaster.

Blinky Palermo At David Zwirner: A Cezanne for the '70s.

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: His abstraction engages with reality, without kowtowing to it.

Zheng Guogu My Teacher(1993) Image: courtesy VW (Veneklasen / Werner) Berlin
artnet Asks: Zheng Guogu

Hili Perlson

Where does spirituality stop and humor start?

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf (2015)Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Yinka Shonibare and John Akomfrah Among Artists Designing Holes for Doug Fishbone's Venice Biennale Mini Golf

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

A good opportunity to practice your swing. And it's art, too.

artnet Asks: Aida Mahmudova, Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku

Daria Daniel

Will Baku be the next hot art-world destination?

Watch Kehinde Wiley, Tom Sachs, Xu Bing and Lisa Yuskavage Discuss Art in the Metropolitan Museum

Brian Boucher

How do artists look at paintings? Join them on a tour and find out.

Troy Simmons from Miami Context 2014.
artnet Asks: Sculptor Troy Simmons

artnet News

Nature and Brutalism influence the tactile works of Troy Simmons.

Supreme Court Declines Investor Claim for $21.6 Million from Salander-O'Reilly Swindle

Eileen Kinsella

Investors are still trying to recoup millions in losses.

Pioneer Glassblower Dale Chihuly Brings New Work and Monumental Favorites to Marlborough Gallery

Daria Daniel

At one point, he owned 28 Aston Martins.

Banksy, The Street Is in Play (2013), located on New York's Allen Street between Hester and Canal. Photo: Banksy, via Instagram.
Artist Sues NYPD for Falsely Arresting Him as Banksy

Sarah Cascone

Man claims Banksy was behind the smiley face graffiti he was arrested for creating.

MoMA Curator Klaus Biesenbach Should Be Fired Over Björk Show Debacle

Christian Viveros-Fauné

In Disney fairy tale terms, Biesenbach is the new “Snow White."

Christian Monk Grigorios Sinaite Fights Intolerance with Art at St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai

Daria Daniel

Are paint brushes more powerful than bullets? Sometimes, yes.