| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work.
At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Over this past week, I have been obsessively following the developments in Ferguson, Mo., where the events following the shooting of an unarmed black teen have brought startling images of protest and even more startling images of the heavily militarized...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date.
The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?"
That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...
| Feb 24, 2012
Sculptor and installation artist Sarah Sze has been tapped to represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale....
| Mar 24, 2012
Veteran opera and stage designer Robert Israel has done 11 huge sculptures for a new children's hospital wing in Baltimore. The UCLA professor -- currently working on a ballet at La Scala in Milan, Italy -- had set sculpture aside since his 1968 debut...
| Oct 12, 2009
-- Expanding: The Whitney Museum of American Art (left) is moving ahead with plans to build a new museum near New York's High Line. (The New York Times) -- Plot thickens: The recent $80-million art theft case in Pebble Beach......
| Nov 20, 2009
-- Real or fake?: A researcher claims to have discovered text that authenticates the Shroud of Turin. (Forbes) -- Back in the studio: The rock band Green Day is recording a new version of its hit song "21 Guns" with......
| Nov 27, 2009
What does the art world love to hate more than the Whitney Biennial? Annual lists of movers, shakers, spenders and makers published by art magazines. So look out for Art + Auctionâs 2009 Power Issue, scheduled to hit newsstands Dec.......