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The Simple Art Historian’s Guide to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ Video

Sure, there’s the Venus de Milo. But how much do you know about Jacques-Louis David?

Why Is the Met’s New Show About the Body in Art History So Stultifying and Dull?

This is what happens with an excess of hyperrealism.

Jerry Saltz: Break the Art Fair

As a system, art fairs are like America: They don’t work and no one knows how to fix them.
  1. art du jour
    Why the Louvre Allowed Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Film Their ‘Apes**t’ Video “The deadlines were very tight.”
  2. vulture lists
    The Simple Art Historian’s Guide to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ Video Sure, there’s the Venus de Milo. But how much do you know about Jacques-Louis David?
  3. Why Is the Met’s New Show About the Body in Art History So Stultifying and Dull? This is what happens with an excess of hyperrealism.
  4. 3 Sentence Reviews of Marlene Dumas, Dan Colen, and 11 Other Art-World Big Shots Let’s read the tea leaves on the upper end of the food chain.
  5. art
    The End of Nature at Storm King Art Center in New York A new exhibition features works by artists responding to mankind’s not so stately ordering up of a change in the world’s weather.
  6. art
    Huma Bhabha’s New Installation at the Met Brings You Into the Realm of Gods This is among the best Met roof sculpture installations since the program began in 1987.
  7. art
    Breakfast With Anselm Kiefer, Who Made That Flying Lead Book at Rock Center Just don’t write on his cappuccino, please.
  8. art
    Frieze Salutes Feature Inc., the Visionary Gallery That Changed the Art World Murakami, Pettibon, Tom of Finland … you saw them there first.
  9. Jerry Saltz: Break the Art Fair As a system, art fairs are like America: They don’t work and no one knows how to fix them.
  10. q&a
    How Laurie Simmons’s Photographs Ended Up in Two Galleries at Once Including images of her daughters in body paint.
  11. art fairs
    9 Art Shows to See This Week On and Off Frieze Island Our curated itinerary.
  12. art
    How to Make Your Own Lawrence Weiner The conceptual artist teaches conceptual lesson to NYC students.
  13. art review
    Losing Myself in the Paintings of Facebook-Educated Matthew Wong An impressive painter’s debut show at Karma gallery.
  14. art
    The Photographer Who Captured Life in Mid-Century Burkina Faso See lively portraits from 75-year-old Sanlé Sory, in advance of his first American exhibition.
  15. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist Gallery Natalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  16. art
    The Return of the East Village Art Scene Performance Space New York and today’s cutting edge.
  17. Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine Art Critic, Wins Pulitzer Prize Our irrepressible, one-of-a-kind critic gets the big prize.
  18. art review
    Cy Twombly and the Transporting Power of Art That Barely Uses the Tools of Art Scribbles, jots, smears, and smudges that make my knees buckle.
  19. art
    This Artist Is a Gender Unicorn Cupid Ojala’s pure delight in being who he is.
  20. The New Astor Place Rhino Sculpture Is a Kitschy Monstrosity It helps proves my theory that 95 percent of public sculpture is crap.
  21. art
    This Nobel Laureate in Medicine Belongs Next to Michelangelo As a Draftsman Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the only Nobel Prize winner in history — in physiology and medicine in 1906 — to also be a truly great artist.
  22. art
    Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine: The Brilliance of Hans-Peter Feldmann Today, the pioneer of artistic appropriation can be regarded as Instagram before Instagram.
  23. Antiguan Master Frank Walter Is a Revelation at ADAA Walter never found the recognition he was looking for; he yearned to have his work seen and acknowledged in his lifetime.
  24. art
    These Trump Paintings, by Peter Saul, Are a Highlight of the ADAA Fair In spite of claims otherwise, Saul does not make “political art.”
  25. art
    The Obamas’ Official Portraits Rise to the Occasion Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald join the canon.
  26. the art of the shade
    White House Asks Guggenheim for a Van Gogh, Gets Offered a Golden Toilet The museum’s curator rejected the White House’s first request, but made a “special offer” in return.
  27. Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist Art The walls look “exactly like a national monument, and perfect minimalist sculpture.”
  28. Wherever the New Artforum Is Heading, I’m Along for the Ride In David Velasco, the magazine has a new editor, new energy, and new purpose. Thank God.
  29. public art
    Rupert Murdoch Plants a Wind-Powered Sculpture in Front of Fox News HQ “It’s going to stop traffic,” he predicted.
  30. the industry
    Chuck Close Apologizes After Sexual-Harassment Allegations: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’ “I acknowledge having a dirty mouth, but we’re all adults.”
  31. exclusive
    MoMA Is Screening Twin Peaks: The Return for Free Is it future or is it past? Is it TV or is it film?
  32. 11,000 People Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Good. In many ways it is a sign of art’s complexity that it generate a wide variety of responses.
  33. year in culture 2017
    The 10 Best Art Achievements of 2017 Artists from Kara Walker to Jonathan Horowitz address the Trump era with fire and fury.
  34. gallery
    This Artist Filled a Huge Gallery With Tiny Drawings of Protesters Can you spot your sign?
  35. new york beginnings
    The Director and the Pharaoh: How Thomas Hoving Created the Museum Blockbuster When King Tut became a celebrity.
  36. art
    Damien Hirst Will Take the Hate With the Love in Venice “As an artist, the best you can hope for is people arguing, mixed reviews. Love it and hate it.”
  37. tributes
    I Wish This Tribute to Oscar Wilde Could Remain in New York Forever This enchanted mise-en-scène is devoted to Wilde’s tragic last chapter: his trial and imprisonment for homosexuality, followed by his death in exile.
  38. $$$$
    Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sold at Auction for Record-Breaking $450.3 Million Marketed as “The Last da Vinci,” Salvator Mundi was the last known painting by the master in a private collection.
  39. art
    Where Did Marina Abramovic Institute’s Money Go? The Hudson holy site is being abandoned.
  40. Jerry Saltz: Christie’s Says This Painting Is by Leonardo. I Really Doubt It. One look at this painting tells me it’s a sham.
  41. #art
    Who’s a Better Painter: Taylor Swift or Britney Spears? They’ve each made a foray into the art world.
  42. portfolio
    The Photographer Who Considers Herself More of a ‘Visual Activist’ South African artist Zanele Muholi’s self-portraits seem familiar at first, but the details tell a bigger story.
  43. art
    Laurie Anderson and Marilyn Minter Say Scream on the 2016 Election Anniversary A tribute to Yoko Ono.
  44. art
    What If Jimmie Durham, Noted Cherokee Artist, Is Not Actually Cherokee? He’s been called “the art world’s Rachel Dolezal.”
  45. art
    Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fusion of Art, Architecture, and Anarchy This month, the sprawling exhibition “Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect” takes over the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
  46. art
    Radical in Content, Retrograde in Form: What Should We Make of ‘Trigger’? I wish I didn’t feel as conflicted as I do about this show that surveys “gender beyond the binary.”
  47. In Defense of Difficult Art at the Guggenheim’s Controversial Exhibition The works displayed involving animals were recently the subject of public outrage.
  48. new yorker festival 2017
    Police Told Ai Weiwei He’d Seen ‘Too Many Hollywood Movies’ While Talking Rights “Freedom of speech or individual rights or liberty — for police, they think of this as ridiculous.”
  49. art review
    The Fearless Chris Ofili Enters His Own Personal Paradise Lost The four paintings are hung behind a cage of cyclone fencing.
  50. animal cruelty
    Guggenheim Won’t Show Art Accused of Depicting Animal Cruelty Following Threats “As an arts institution committed to presenting a multiplicity of voices, we are dismayed that we must withhold works of art.”
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