Art World

Eiffel Tower Closes due to Staff Walkout against Pickpocket Gangs

Alyssa Buffenstein
Aggressive pickpocket gangs fight among themselves at the Parisian landmark.
Prayers in Christoph Büchel's mosque, the project for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 2015 Venice BiennalePhoto: Casey Kelbaugh via The New York Times

Venice Authorities Shut Down Art Mosque by Christoph Büchel for Icelandic Pavilion

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The mosque was declared a safety threat before it even opened.

At Paul Kasmin, Minimalism Does a Comic Turn

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: A show that gives minimal art the maximum room to have fun.
Sonia Dutton’s pop-up gallery at 100 Gansevoort Street, with work by Samuel T. Adams and Daniel Noonan.Photo Ruiqi Liu.

Whitney-Adjacent Pop-Up Show Offers Hudson Views in Former Meatpacking Plant

Brian Boucher
Check it out before it becomes a high-end retail space.
Marc Quinn

Must-See Art Guide: Munich

Alissa Darsa
This week's guide includes Larry Clark, Nicholas Nixon, and more.
Artwork by Alex Reyes.

Self-Centered Marina Abramović Throws Her Own Staff Under Bus in Dispute with Jay Z

Brian Boucher
Where does the buck stop? Not with Abramović, apparently.

At Paul Kasmin, Scott Burton Shows That Chairs Can Be Art – and Vice Versa

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Crossing sculpture and design took Burton somewhere new.
Beyonce and Jay-Z at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. Photo: Patrick McMullan Nicholas Hunt
Increased security in Tunisia after the attacks on the National Bardo Museum. Photo: courtesy AFP.

Italy Arrests Key Suspect in Tunisia's Deadly Bardo Museum Shooting

Sarah Cascone
Italy had previously flagged the suspect for deportation.

Rembrandt and Dürer Works Stolen From Boston Public Library in Suspected Inside Job

Henri Neuendorf
The library owns one of the largest public collections of prints in the US.

At Paul Kasmin, Tina Barney Shows Us Our American Oligarchs

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Photos that used to feel neutral now point an accusing finger.

Can Museums Save Decaying Plastic-Based Artworks?

Henri Neuendorf
Plastic is not as durable as you think.
The Mayor of Kavala, Greece and City Council officials demanded the Star of David be removed. Photo via: The TOC

Shock and Outrage over Greek Town's Demand that Star of David Be Removed from Holocaust Museum

Amah-Rose Abrams
The museum's opening has been postponed until further notice.
Jay Z and Marina Abramovic during the 2013 shoot for

Marina Abramović Accuses Jay Z of Betrayal Over "Picasso Baby" Video

Brian Boucher
She says she feels "totally used."

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

David Ebony
1. Cildo Meireles at Galerie Lelong, through June 27.  This marks the first U.S. solo show in a decade for Brazilian conceptualist maestro Cildo Meireles. On view are a number of recent sculptures and installations, shown here for the…
Auto-Kino!, 2010 Programmed by Phil Collins & Siniša Mitrović. Installation view Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. Pictured film: Bruce LaBruce, The Raspberry Reich, 2004. Photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Phil Collins Wants You to Make Babies at His Rooftop Drive-In Movies

Brian Boucher
The newest iteration takes place in Ramallah, West Bank.

Britain's New £20 Note Will Feature a Visual Artist

Henri Neuendorf
Barbara Hepworth is an early favorite.

HR Giger Retrospective Comes to the Museum of Arts and Design One Year After His Death

Christie Chu
His impact will likely be more evident in the 21st century.
Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne WestwoodPhoto: Rankin via The Times

Vivienne Westwood Is Latest Designer to Get Museum Retrospective

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Fashion curator André Leon Talley was inspired by eccentric British celebration.

At the Met, Is Four Van Goghs Better or Worse Than More?

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Is this tiny show about closer looking, or a big name at low cost?

Government Enshrines Right of New Yorkers to Complain About and Stop Ugly Public Art

Sarah Cascone
Weigh in on "pink poop" and other projects.
Grayson Perry's House for Essex

Take a Visual Tour of Artist Grayson Perry's Amazingly Eccentric Essex Home

Amah-Rose Abrams
The house is a feminist monument to Britain's everywoman.

At ISAW, Michael Rakowitz Cooks Fish As Fine Art

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: A descendant of Iraqi Jews serves a meal about Iraq's present.