| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:35 PM
An abstract work by Cy Twombly brought in about $30 million Wednesday at a Christie's auction in London, where it was the top-selling item in a sale of postwar and contemporary art that realized a total of $178.4 million.
The untitled Twombly work is...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 9:51 AM
A 1986 abstract painting by Gerhard Richter brought in $46.3 million on Tuesday as part of a Sotheby's auction of contemporary European art. The London sale brought in a total of $188.2 million, which the New York-based auction company said was an in-...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Abstract paintings and sculptures were once the gold standard of Modern art. They spoke of adventurous aesthetic expeditions into hitherto unexplored visual realms.
Since the 1950s the figurative banner was held high by marvelous painters such as...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Early Thursday morning in Hollywood, Regen Projects gallery feels like a theater in the hours before the launch of a new production.
Works of art sit patiently in corners and hallways, waiting to be called to their places. Here, a visceral sculpture...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:20 PM
"Triple Elvis," a 1963 Andy Warhol silkscreen depicting the king of rock 'n' roll in triplicate, sold for $81.9 million at an auction of postwar and contemporary art at Christie's in New York on Wednesday. The sale, which featured 82 individual pieces,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:54 AM
A canvas by Mark Rothko sold for $45 million and an American flag painting by Jasper Johns fetched $36 million Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York that featured nearly 80 works and brought in a total of $343.7 million.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:41 PM
New trustees at MOCA, vandalism at the national parks, early satellite images of Antarctica, and the beguiling installation sculptures produced by the protesters in Hong Kong. Plus, everything Frank Gehry and Cannibal Shia LaBeouf. It's the Round-Up:...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A work by Gerhard Richter that belonged to the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace will be sold at an auction in November to help fund the creation of a new art space for Pace's foundation in Texas.
Christie's will sell Richter's 1992...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
On the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art right now stands a phalanx of mannequins sporting plaid button-downs, tinfoil bandeaux, flower leis, ski caps and cowboy hats, designer jeans, velvet tailcoats and many less easily identifiable...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:16 AM
A painting by Wassily Kandinsky has sold for $21.2 million at a Christie's auction of Impressionist and Modern works of art in London. The auction on Tuesday brought in a hefty total of $100.4 million, but the sale lacked any major surprises. ...