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Dana Schutz Takes Back Her Painterly Name
Her canvasses are hyper-assertive, full of operatic grandeur, self-mocking turbulence, disfigured hideousness and the psychopathology of her figures.
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).
Top That, Pitbull: Artist to Play Toto’s ‘Africa’ Forever in African Desert
Artist Max Siedentopf will see your “Ocean to Ocean” from the
soundtrack, and raise you a permanent sound installation.
Turns Out Nev Schulman From
Has the Oddest Little
Kind of hard to see with that blindfold on, but he’s in there.
Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Taught Us to Love Art, Has Died
She loved nudes, atheists, and
. We could use more nuns like her.
art du jour
Some Drunk Arsehole Tried to Destroy a Banksy Mural
Seasons greetings from Wales.
best of 2018
Hear Vulture Writers Discuss the Best Pop Culture of 2018 for Two Glorious Hours
Matt Zoller Seitz, Jerry Saltz, Emily Yoshida, Dee Lockett, Sara Holdren, and Maris Kreizman shared favorites from the year in culture.
Goodbye (for now!) from SEEN, Vulture’s Pop-Up Art Magazine
Wow, has it been 47 days already?
This Cotton Gin Motor in a Glass Box at the Whitney Evokes the Legacy of Slavery
Kevin Beasley turns this relic he bought off eBay into a musical instrument.
Matthew Leifheit and Nicole Wittenberg’s Art-Historical Machines for Desire
A homoerotic nod to Velázquez; conjuring Munch’s
Michel Gondry’s Son Has an Art Gallery in Their Williamsburg Living Room
15 Orient focuses on the alien and abject.
Banu Cennetoğlu Uploaded 12 Years of Her Digital Life Into a 128-Hour-Long Film
The film shows everything, regardless of boredom or embarrassment: Separations, reunions, funerals, hospitals, openings, demonstrations, her divorce.
Did Georgia O’Keeffe Keep Her Sister, Also a Painter, From Getting Famous, Too?
The siblings of famous artists get out from under their shadows in three shows.
Artist Sable Elyse Smith Was Horrified by a Kids’ Coloring Book About the Courts
Unpacking “Judge Friendly” and archetypes of innocence becoming a cover for state violence.
Seen in Singapore: Edgy Art To See Right Now In the Orderly City-State
One show invites you to try on slippers made from spent bullet cartridges.
Jerry Saltz Put Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway — Here’s What Happened
Some New Yorkers were amused — others, not so much.
Seen in Shanghai: What Not to Miss Right Now in China’s Contemporary Art Capital
The Biennale is on.
Anna Uddenberg’s Perverted Performative Sculpture
“It’s about the branding and commodification of the self.”
Boating Out to Christo’s Pink-Wrapped Islands With the Artist, 35 Years Later
“Today, we are bombarded by the ‘goodness’ of things. These are inexplicable, capricious, worthless. That is really the greatness of art.”
16 Works Reported to Have Sold for Over $1 Mil in Miami — Only One Is by a Woman
Peruse this list of hundreds of reported sale prices from Art Basel Miami Beach.
Is Being an Artist About Making Art or Performing the Artist-Self On Instagram?
“I think about deleting it daily.”
Theaster Gates and His Band Played an Art Basel Gig at Prada’s VIP Club
After a dinner with Kanye.
Will Blockchain Tech Commodify or Democratize the Art World?
A crypto conference during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Peter Halley’s Anxious, Day-Glo Dystopian Paintings
“Everybody thinks the ’80s was a party, but it wasn’t.”
best of 2018
Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2018
Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
Collectors Shop at Art Basel Miami Beach, Never Mind the Climate-Change News
Works by Paul McCarthy, Philip Guston, and more sold for seven figures.
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.”
Meet Leonor Fini, the Surrealist Sidelined for Subverting Gender Norms
“Her work is very emasculating in a lot of ways.”
Detroit’s Famous Heidelberg Project Goes to the Beach
What’s next for Tyree Guyton, and his famous DIY civic art installation.
Sotheby’s to Help to Fund an Exhibit on the History of Black Cinema
L.A.’s soon to open Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (a.k.a. the “Death Star”) beats out smaller Midwestern museums for the prize.
Remembering Oksana Shachko, ‘Artist, Activist, Terrorist’
The Femen co-founder was beaten, jailed, and threatened with execution. It was beautiful to watch her dance.
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.’”
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.
Should You Quit New York and Open a Gallery in the Heartland?
From Milwaukee to Birmingham, ten trailblazing art galleries.
Try Copying Your Favorite Master Artwork and See What You Learn
Miming Matisse. Parroting Picasso. Hocking Hockney.
Forget Art Basel Miami Beach — Put on Your Puffer Coat and Head North to Toronto
Six exhibitions to check out, including the inaugural show at the new MOCA.
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.
Listen to This Playlist and Get in the Heads of Your Favorite Artists
From Fiona Apple to Fela Kuti, music to inspire a studio practice.
Artist Rose Nestler Conjures Neo-Greek Gym Rats and CrossFit Bros
“I think cis men are in a constant state of transcendence.”
Advice From 27 Artists, From Marina Abramovich to Mickalene Thomas, on Making It
You’ve read Jerry Saltz’s story on being an artist. But what do successful artists themselves say?
Does the ‘Gay Liberation’ Monument Whitewash Stonewall?
An exhibition at the New Museum proposes replacements.
How to #BrownUpYourGallery, in an Art World That Loves White Women
Artist Mandy Harris Williams makes you an instructional PowerPoint presentation.
Andy Warhol’s Drawings of Shoes And Boys Tells Us Everything About Him
A glimpse of the artist’s pre-fame work.
Artist Ebony G. Patterson’s Garden of Poisonous Plants and Glass Body Parts
The Pérez Art Museum Miami said: “Here is the budget — what do you want to do?”
The Best New Architecture Books To Gift For the Holidays
From McKim, Mead & White to Mark Foster Gage.
art du jour
A Wild Art Goose Chase in Belgium Ends With Banksy Works in the Slammer
All 58 of them!
New Art Books to Gift For the Holidays, from Kusama to Bruegel to Vivian Maier
Now you just have to go buy a bigger coffee table.
New York Magazine
Covers, Designed By 50 New York Artists
To celebrate our anniversary, 50 New York artists created 50
covers, including Kerry James Marshall, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, and many more.
How to Spend the Day Seeing Amazing Art All Over Queens
A field guide for visiting the Queens International, dispersed across the museum and local libraries.
With the MECA Art Fair, San Juan’s Art Community Rises Again
Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria.
Jillian Mayer Makes Pretty Art From Airport Scanners
Think about this during your holiday travel hell.
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.”
Judy Chicago Is Setting Off Feminist Fireworks in Miami During Art Basel
The artist is continuing her “Atmospheres” series of fireworks-based installations in Miami.