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Man Duct-tapes Banana to Wall, Makes $240,000, Credits New York Magazine

There’s always money in the banana-on-the-wall art.
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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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Bill Traylor Deserves to Be Exalted Alongside Art’s Greatest Names

Born into slavery, the artist’s story is a vision of American hell, but his work is transcendent and essential.
  1. art du jour
    Did You Know Lucy Liu Creates Beautiful Erotic Paintings?What a delightful semi-hidden talent.
  2. obits
    Robert Freeman, Iconic Beatles Photographer, Dead at 82The British-born artist shot the album covers for Help!, Rubber Soul, and more.
  3. art
    Hirshhorn Museum Celebrates Intergenerational Artist CrushesLawrence Weiner and Catherine Opie, pothead pals.
  4. vulture festival 2019
    Wanna Be an Artist? Jerry Saltz Will Teach You How at Vulture FestivalSee? We’re educational, too.
  5. party report
    Basquiat’s Art Career Took Off in Part Thanks to an Indie Film“All of the books that talk about Annina Nosei giving Jean-Michel his first studio, that wasn’t actually true.”
  6. art and architecture
    Two Critics — Art and Architecture — Compare Their New MoMA ExperiencesSaltz and Davidson on the newly expanded museum.
  7. instagram
    9 of the Funniest Cartoonists and Illustrators on InstagramMix up your feed with some original work by these very talented artists.
  8. cityscape
    The New MoMA Tries to Get Out of Its Own Way. We’ll See If It Can.An attempt to manage the crush of visitors that’s made the museum hard to love.
  9. art
    What Does the New MoMA Mean for Modernism? And What Was Modernism Anyway?The reimagined Museum of Modern Art tries to open itself up.
  10. excerpt
    When Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Met Artist Jordan Wolfson“Everyone’s queer for clout now.”
  11. art
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  12. loie hollowell
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  13. fall preview 2019
    The Canadian Cree Artist Remixing History in the Met’s Great HallIsn’t Kent Monkman’s time-traveling, gender-fluid, indigenous sex goddess exactly what art needs right about now?
  14. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Art Shows to See to This FallFrom JR, Amy Sherald, Pope.L, and more.
  15. obits
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  16. art
    Richard Prince and Lisa Spellman Regret NothingThe art-world exes on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of her 303 Gallery.
  17. art
    Ranking New York’s Most Toxic Museum BoardsWho might activists try to take down next?
  18. one grand books
    William Wegman’s 10 Favorite BooksCharles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more.
  19. art
    A True Protest BiennialArtists are withdrawing from the Whitney left and right, making good on the radical politics of the show.
  20. art
    Why Did It Take So Long for the World to Recognize the Genius of Joseph Yoakum?In fairness, it took me a long while, too.
  21. art
    How Alexander Calder’s Wee Circus Was Brought Back to LifeThe show must go on at the Whitney.
  22. art du jour
    That Fancy Bachelorette Museum Date Would Only Set You Back $10,000Seems reasonable, all things considered.
  23. art du jour
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  24. art review
    Alexander Calder’s Circus is Back in TownThe artist’s wee sideshow is restored, and back at the Whitney.
  25. art
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  26. behind the scenes
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  27. art
    Women Artists on Their Favorite Artworks at Their Local MuseumsFor a new book, It Speaks to Me, Jori Finkel asked 50 artists to discuss an artwork they find inspiring.
  28. art
    Whitney Biennial Artists Share Mood Boards for Their WorksWhat were they thinking about when they made that?
  29. whitney biennial
    The New Whitney Biennial Made Me See Art History in a New WayThis show demonstrates unmistakably that subject matter is just as important as form.
  30. art
    This Fully Functional Brooklyn Handball Court Is Actually an Art InstallationBring your own balls.
  31. art du jour
    Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Celebrate Love With This Unique PortraitTruly one of a kind.
  32. art du jour
    Does Jake Gyllenhaal Constantly Frame Photos of Himself?An incredible bit of art gossip.
  33. art
    For Decades, We All Ate Trump Up. Artist Andres Serrano Asks, ‘Why?’In a Chelsea bar, an artist created a Trump Junk Shop of the president’s 30-year rise to power — most of which passed without our really noticing.
  34. art
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  35. notre dame
    Artwork Moving to Louvre After Paris’s Notre-Dame FireAbout 5 to 10 percent of the art was lost in the blaze.
  36. art
    How a $1,000 Art-Auction Bet Turned Into a $450 Million ‘Da Vinci’The invention of the Salvator Mundi.
  37. public hearings
    L.A. Official Tasked With Making Brad Pitt Stop TalkingDuring a recent funding meeting, the actor’s time got cut off.
  38. snl
    How the SNL Portrait Became Its Own Art FormThe show’s official photographer runs us through 11 of her favorite shots.
  39. art
    A Radical New History of Queer Modernism, 1933–1950The bodies are sensual, on display, sexually presenting, in carnal states of being — all expressing an otherwise forbidden sexuality.
  40. art
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  41. art
    The Painting Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking AboutPaul Cadmus’s Herrin Massacre is an orgy of ferociousness.
  42. criticism never sleeps
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  43. one grand books
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  45. bronx bred bohemians
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  46. brit awards 2019
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Accepted an Award in Front of a Meghan Markle PortraitHang this whole moment in the Louvre.
  47. frieze
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  48. scam season
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    Nari Ward’s Salvaged WorldsThe artist reflects on the objects and memories that made him.
  50. obits
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