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Is Being an Artist About Making Art or Performing the Artist-Self On Instagram?

“I think about deleting it daily.”
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Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rules for Being an Artist

How to go from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least live life a little more creatively).
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Theaster Gates and His Band Played an Art Basel Gig at Prada’s VIP Club

After a dinner with Kanye.
  1. last night on late night
    How Kim Kardashian Helped Kathy Griffin Stay Sane Through Her Trump Photo OrdealThey were neighbors!
  2. tech savvy
    Will Blockchain Tech Commodify or Democratize the Art World?A crypto conference during Art Basel Miami Beach.
  3. day-glo dystopian
    Peter Halley’s Anxious, Day-Glo Dystopian Paintings“Everybody thinks the ’80s was a party, but it wasn’t.”
  4. best of 2018
    Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2018Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
  5. market watch
    Collectors Shop at Art Basel Miami Beach, Never Mind the Climate-Change NewsWorks by Paul McCarthy, Philip Guston, and more sold for seven figures.
  6. senegal
    How Senegalese Photographer Omar Victor Diop Is Changing the Gaze“My mission is to establish the fact that as a black man, as an African, I come from a lineage of great people.”
  7. revisionism
    Meet Leonor Fini, the Surrealist Sidelined for Subverting Gender Norms“Her work is very emasculating in a lot of ways.”
  8. art fairs
    Detroit’s Famous Heidelberg Project Goes to the BeachWhat’s next for Tyree Guyton, and his famous DIY civic art installation.
  9. revisionism
    Sotheby’s to Help to Fund an Exhibit on the History of Black CinemaL.A.’s soon to open Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (a.k.a. the “Death Star”) beats out smaller Midwestern museums for the prize.
  10. tribute
    Remembering Oksana Shachko, ‘Artist, Activist, Terrorist’The Femen co-founder was beaten, jailed, and threatened with execution. It was beautiful to watch her dance.
  11. seen
    Art Basel’s Blinky Neon Vagina Artist Suzy Kellems Dominik’s Lumpy #MeToo Totems“I thought it was very important to say, ‘This woman of a certain age, she’s not going to be invisible any longer.’”
  12. meme scheme
    Sex Is Cool But Have You Tried These Art Historical Memes?The @drugowl Instagram reminds us that long-dead people depicted in old oil pantings had the same preoccupations as now — love, lies, and insecurity.
  13. decentered
    Should You Quit New York and Open a Gallery in the Heartland?From Milwaukee to Birmingham, ten trailblazing art galleries.
  14. art school
    Try Copying Your Favorite Master Artwork and See What You LearnMiming Matisse. Parroting Picasso. Hocking Hockney.
  15. canada
    Forget Art Basel Miami Beach — Put on Your Puffer Coat and Head North to TorontoSix exhibitions to check out, including the inaugural show at the new MOCA.
  16. how to
    How to Be an Artist? Start by Drawing the Square in Front of You.Hundreds of Jerry’s followers tried the assignment. Here are nine of their works.
  17. studio sounds
    Listen to This Playlist and Get in the Heads of Your Favorite ArtistsFrom Fiona Apple to Fela Kuti, music to inspire a studio practice.
  18. jock talk
    Artist Rose Nestler Conjures Neo-Greek Gym Rats and CrossFit Bros“I think cis men are in a constant state of transcendence.”
  19. art
    Advice From 27 Artists, From Marina Abramovich to Mickalene Thomas, on Making ItYou’ve read Jerry Saltz’s story on being an artist. But what do successful artists themselves say?
  20. monumental trouble
    Does the ‘Gay Liberation’ Monument Whitewash Stonewall?An exhibition at the New Museum proposes replacements.
  21. color values
    How to #BrownUpYourGallery, in an Art World That Loves White WomenArtist Mandy Harris Williams makes you an instructional PowerPoint presentation.
  22. art
    Andy Warhol’s Drawings of Shoes And Boys Tells Us Everything About HimA glimpse of the artist’s pre-fame work.
  23. flower power
    Artist Ebony G. Patterson’s Garden of Poisonous Plants and Glass Body PartsThe Pérez Art Museum Miami said: “Here is the budget — what do you want to do?”
  24. art
    The Best New Architecture Books To Gift For the HolidaysFrom McKim, Mead & White to Mark Foster Gage.
  25. art du jour
    A Wild Art Goose Chase in Belgium Ends With Banksy Works in the SlammerAll 58 of them!
  26. art
    New Art Books to Gift For the Holidays, from Kusama to Bruegel to Vivian MaierNow you just have to go buy a bigger coffee table.
  27. 50th anniversary
    50 New York Magazine Covers, Designed By 50 New York ArtistsTo celebrate our anniversary, 50 New York artists created 50 New York covers, including Kerry James Marshall, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, and many more.
  28. seen
    How to Spend the Day Seeing Amazing Art All Over QueensA field guide for visiting the Queens International, dispersed across the museum and local libraries.
  29. tropical resistance
    With the MECA Art Fair, San Juan’s Art Community Rises AgainPuerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria.
  30. tech savvy
    Jillian Mayer Makes Pretty Art From Airport ScannersThink about this during your holiday travel hell.
  31. q&a
    Ryan McNamara’s Serious, Messy, Kinda Gross Art“I was thinking, Why gunge now? And I thought, Well, it’s ridiculous. There’s something perverse about loving the feeling of slime.”
  32. q&a
    Judy Chicago Is Setting Off Feminist Fireworks in Miami During Art BaselThe artist is continuing her “Atmospheres” series of fireworks-based installations in Miami.
  33. art
    Wildfires and Dead Palm Trees Haunt the L.A. Dream in Zoe Crosher’s New Show“It was really like the end is nigh, and it was a little too close.”
  34. amazon
    Artist Hiba Ali Worked at an Amazon Fulfillment Center and Makes Art About ItA truth-talking cardboard delivery box exposes superstructural greed.
  35. artphone
    The Best Tool for Creativity on Your iPhone Might Just Be the Notes AppA Q&A with Chris Ritter, an artist who uses the Notes app to sketch.
  36. vulture guides
    Jerry Saltz’s Guide to the Met for the Crowd-AverseA nearly hidden entrance, the line-free underground cafeteria, and a jaw-dropping yet somehow always deserted room.
  37. art
    Sol LeWitt’s Daughter, Eva LeWitt, Grows Her Own CareerShe has an exhibition at the Jewish Museum.
  38. photography
    Lyle Ashton Harris on Basquiat, Black Panther, and Afrofuturism’s Queer RootsAt Salon 94, the artist revisits self-portraiture.
  39. q&a
    Francesco Clemente Worries New York Is Too Safe a Place to Produce Great ArtThe Haute Bohemian painter on the Beats, Peter Brant, and the pleasures of burned-out buildings.
  40. art
    Ron Athey Still Bleeds for YouThe provocateur returns to Performance Space New York and loses his head.
  41. seen
    Anna Maria Maiolino Made These Drawings Before She Left Her Husband 50 Years AgoFrustrated by domestic pressures and a language barrier in New York, the Brazilian artist turned to her sketchbook.
  42. clarifications
    Everything You Know About Vincent van Gogh Is WrongAt Eternity’s Gate director Julian Schnabel addresses a few common myths about the troubled artist.
  43. reunions
    Willem Dafoe Sits Down With His Old Friend Jerry Saltz to Talk van GoghAfter decades apart, the two reunite to discuss Dafoe’s riveting performance in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, about the artist’s last days.
  44. big d
    Emojis, Inflatable Whales, and Blade Runner Rodeo at Dallas Art FestivalThis year’s Aurora brought in curators from around the globe.
  45. diy
    DIY Signal Gallery Closes: Is the Golden Age of the Bushwick Art Scene Over?Two 20-somethings cultivated an artist-first environment in the former rug warehouse where they also lived.
  46. art
    Manet, Matisse, Mickalene Thomas: A Show About the Black Model in Art HistoryBut what does it mean that it’s at Columbia University’s West Harlem Expansion Campus?
  47. photography
    On the Nearly Indescribable Light in Diane Arbus’s Last PhotographsIs it about to rain? Dusk? Something else? Go to David Zwirner to see.
  48. trailer mix
    Photographer Jay Maisel Won the Boho-Artist Real-Estate Jackpot in 1966The trailer for a new documentary about the Gilded Age bank building at 190 Bowery, Maisel’s home for 50 years, which he bought for $102,000.
  49. appreciations
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Andy Warhol in Eight WorksAn appreciation of an American revolutionary, ahead of the Whitney’s can’t-miss new retrospective.
  50. mutual benefit
    Did You Know Ellsworth Kelly and Alexander Calder Were Pals?An exhibition exploring their friendship.
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