Art World

Take a Look at Nicolas Lobo's Sculpture Series Created In a Swimming Pool

Cait Munro
One sculptural element is a giant "ecstasy pill" with a Versace logo.
Justin Bettman.

Chill Out in Justin Bettman's Living Room Project in Times Square

Sarah Cascone
Bettman sets the scene on one of the city's biggest public stages.
William Silvers, Useless to Resist. Photo: Generation Gallery, Manchester.
Haroon Mirza, Sitting in a Room (2013)Photo via: Lisson Gallery

Top 10 Best Artworks Made with Vinyl To Celebrate Record Store Day

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Artists are famously enamored of this analog medium.

At DC Moore, Alexi Worth Plucks at Art's Fig Leaf

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Painted on translucent mesh, Worth's painting hides and reveals
From the Angels of Light and Cockettes Photography Collection, circa 1970s. Courtesy of the Estate of Martin Wong and P,P.O.W Gallery. New York.

Martin Wong Show Reveals the Artist's Wild San Francisco Roots

Ben Davis
His self-taught but savvy style has its roots in radical 60s counterculture.

Must-See Art Guide: Cologne

Judith Probst
This week's guide includes Michael Krebber, Santiago Sierra, Pieter Hugo, and more.

10 Vivid Photos Reveal Hip-Hop's New York Evolution

Christie Chu
Check out Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J from back in the day.
French street artist JR on set in Times Square for Justin Bettman's #SetintheStreets. Photo: Ruiqi Liu.

JR Makes Surprise Visit to Justin Bettman's Times Square Living Room Installation

Sarah Cascone
The French street artist posed with actors on the set of a mid-century living room.

At Zwirner, Outsider Art that Channels the Greatest Insiders

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Do we like work by non-artists because it's like fine art we know?
Local workers on the reconstruction site in TimbuktuPhoto via: UN News Center

Local Timbuktu Workers Rebuild Shrines Flattened by Al-Qaeda

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
UNESCO and the European Union are behind the conservation project.

Meet Cuban Artist Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso and Her Gender-Bending Bodybuilders

Karen Wong
An artist from the transgenderism movement has a new exhibit at Christian Berst Art Brut.
Guerrilla Edward Snowden statue in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park. Photo: Aymann Ismail, courtesy Animal New york

Guerrilla Artists Demand Return of Edward Snowden Bust from NYPD

Sarah Cascone
Snowden is in exile in Russia; the bust languishes in a police station.

At Longhouse Projects, Keiko Narahashi Paints Pictures In Clay

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The New York ceramicist depicts abstract painting.
Remains of the 4th century era basilica discovered under Lake İznik, TurkeyPhoto via: Hurriyet Daily News
An ad from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's new campaign, designed with Weiden+Kennedy.

Stupid Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Ad Insults Chelsea and Contemporary Artists

Brian Boucher
Playing to resentment is never a good look.

Parkgoers Furious Over Teresita Fernández Sculpture at Madison Square Park

Eileen Kinsella
Locals fear the project will blot out the sun.

At PS1, Igor Grubic Captures Homophobic Hatred

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The show "Zero Tolerance" doesn't tolerate vacuous art.
Artist Dread Scott speaking in support of Tania Bruguera in Times Square today.

Artists Demand Freedom for Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera in Times Square

Brian Boucher
Artists Hans Haacke and Dread Scott stepped up to the microphone.

Art in General Will Leave SoHo Space After 34 Years

Cait Munro
The non-profit does not yet have a new home.

Take a Look at Coachella's Outlandish Art Installations

Christie Chu
The Haas Brothers sculpture, "Party God," was inspired by Bacchus.

The One Event You Must Do in New York This Week: Brooklyn Artists Ball

Daria Daniel
Our editors choose the one art event in New York not to miss this week.
Jim Shaw, The Miracle of Compound Interest, 2006 (detail), acrylic on muslin, MDF particleboard, plexiglass, wood, light, plastic, foam. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.

Jim Shaw's Mass MoCA Extravaganza Takes on Superman, Father Figures, and Norman Rockwell

Brian Boucher
Why Shaw's Superman projects a "castration complex."

National Gallery Hides Rembrandt Treasure–as it Should

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: All museums need to own more works than they can show.

New Study Shows Blue Is Art World's Most Popular Color

Hili Perlson
But technology could be thwarting the trend.