| Jan 13, 2014
Control comes up a lot in conversations with and about Derek Lam. A year ago, the fashion designer and his business partner bought back their company from a conglomerate, about six months after Lam left his side job at Tod's. The dedication to his...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:40 AM
An Andy Warhol work depicting a gruesome car crash has sold for $105.4 million at auction, a record amount for the pop artist. The sale was made Wednesday evening at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York.
The auction also featured the sale...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are weeks when popular culture functions as if unified by a single, invisible thread, powered ever forward by ego, ambition and staggering sums of cash. At other times, the culture seems to operate in a continuous feedback loop, trumpeting and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass was among the most public of United States poet laureates when he took “the very odd job” in the 1990s, saying he wanted “to go where poets don’t go.”
On Saturday evening he will take...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:35 AM
A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist.
A Bacon triptych...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — What is a photograph?
From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany’s Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Found art, or paintings and sculptures not originally made by an artist or even with art in mind, is a modern phenomenon heading toward its formal centennial anniversary next year. In 1915 Marcel Duchamp coined the term “readymade,” annoying...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2011
It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
| 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. ...