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Beeple’s Post-NFT Chapter

The digital artist made a pile of money on NFTs before the crypto market crashed. Now he has his eyes on the art world.
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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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Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art Giant, Dead at 93

The artist was best known for expanding everyday objects to glorious sizes.
  1. scams
    Chloe Fineman Almost Got Got by Anna DelveyThe SNL star finally received the sketch she ordered, after telling The View she never got it.
  2. rip
    Margaret Keane, Sad-Eyed Waifs Artist, Dead at 94Amy Adams played the painter in the film Big Eyes.
  3. remembrance
    Remembering Sam Gilliam of the Astral PlaneHis draped paintings took the form to its outer limits.
  4. the group portrait
    The Talented Security Guards of the MetThey’re enforcers, tour guides, artists.
  5. art review
    Yu-Wen Wu’s Algorithmic Odyssey Around the WorldA brilliant work on the immigrant experience, courtesy of a glitch in the Matrix.
  6. tomb raiding
    Five Egyptian Antiquities Seized From Met in Smuggling Ring InvestigationInternational art thievery? What is this, Paul Blart Mall Cop 3?
  7. poor thing
    The Mona Lisa Was Literally All Caked Up With Nowhere to GoA man threw cake at the glass surrounding the iconic Renaissance painting.
  8. crypto bros
    Seth Green Gets Scammed Out of His Show’s Main CharacterA Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT named Fred …
  9. art
    Rihanna’s Marble Baby Bump Won the Met GalaSure, it’s visual effects, but still.
  10. night at the museum
    Mannequins Haunt the 2022 Met Costume Institute ExhibitStaged by Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King, and six other poor souls.
  11. respect the classics
    This Brian Eno Documentary Will Be Ambient As HellBut will also employ “groundbreaking generative technology,” per his instructions.
  12. obits
    Cynthia Plaster Caster Albritton, Dead at 74The iconic “reformed groupie” had a collection of rock-star phalli to make Kiss blush.
  13. how i made this
    Life in Immigration Limbo, Caught on VideoThe artist Guadalupe Maravilla on how he made “Detention Center Performance” with a group of undocumented teenagers.
  14. the group portrait
    A Basquiat Family ReunionThe artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  15. art review
    The Whitney Biennial Falters OnThe 2022 show has just enough high points to get you through it — including three stunning Charles Ray sculptures.
  16. prints of princes
    A Case About Andy Warhol’s Prince Artwork Is Headed to the Supreme CourtThe justices will decide if Warhol meaningfully transformed a photograph of the singer enough for fair use to apply.
  17. encounter
    Art Spiegelman Loses His GlassesAs the latest fight over Maus erupts, its artist-creator searches for his spectacles.
  18. black lives matter
    The Misguided Empathy of Dana Schutz’s Open CasketThe controversial painting of Emmett Till was equally clinical and tempestuous.
  19. art
    How Agnieszka Pilat Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Artist“It’s our obligation to have a relationship with machines so they grow up to be good citizens.”
  20. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  21. 2022 preview
    5 New York Art Shows We Can’t Wait to See in 2022With big exhibitions from Faith Ringgold, Charles Ray, and one notorious NFT-maker.
  22. art
    Wayne Thiebaud, 1920–2021His paintings of cakes, bathers, landscapes, paint cans, pastries, and cityscapes represent a luscious American sublime.
  23. art du jour
    Brian Eno Elegantly Eviscerates NFTs“Now artists can become little capitalist assholes as well.”
  24. best of 2021
    The Best New York Art Shows of 2021The art world has changed forever. But New York galleries still rule.
  25. book review
    Edith Schloss, 20th-Century WomanIn her book The Loft Generation, a fixture of the midcentury New York art scene gets a long-overdue introduction.
  26. encounter
    At Jamian Juliano-Villani’s New Gallery O’Flaherty’s, ‘Taste Is Out the Door’The painter and her pals thought the art world had gotten too prissy. “This is the thing. No one’s doing anything cool.”
  27. obits
    Alvin Lucier, Groundbreaking Experimental Composer, Dead at 90He was best known for the 1969 piece I Am Sitting in a Room.
  28. scams
    The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff,’ Inigo Philbrick, Pleads Guilty to Wire FraudHe faces a lot of prison time.
  29. art review
    John Currin Is the Caligula of PaintingA new show is even more unsettling and disturbing than those that made his controversial name.
  30. encounter
    ‘The Depth Is in the Pictures, Not What I Say About Them’Rosalind Fox Solomon has been making haunting photographs for 50 years. She’s got more stories to tell than she lets on.
  31. art du jour
    David Byrne’s New Book Is (Nothing But) DingbatsIllustrated dingbats, that is.
  32. drama in the air tonight
    Remember the Phil Collins Alamo Artifacts BattleYears after his massive donation, plans for the Texas museum are imploding.
  33. encounter
    You Don’t Know Amalia UlmanThe enigmatic artist cast herself and her mother in her new movie, El Planeta, set in her hometown. She swears it’s fiction anyway.
  34. trailer mix
    Benedict Cumberbatch Is the First Man to Make Cat Memes in Louis Wain TrailerIn which people in Victorian dress yell, “You have squandered it on wretched cats!”
  35. art
    Jasper Johns and MeThe artist who invented contemporary art also changed my life.
  36. fall preview 2021
    10 Must-See Art Shows to Catch This FallJerry Saltz on his most anticipated New York museum shows — from Jasper Johns at the Whitney to the Bronx Museum’s Biennial.
  37. chuck close
    Chuck Close, Artist MutineerA critic considers the legacy of an intractable force in portraiture who turned himself into an artist non grata.
  38. obits
    Chuck Close, Artist and Photorealism Trailblazer, Dead at 81He had recently been plagued by a series of sexual harassment accusations.
  39. art
    New York’s Most Beloved PuppetsFrom the childhood comforts of Sesame Street to the gleeful pop perversities of Avenue Q, a new show captures the heritage of puppetry in the city.
  40. art
    Dancing on Your Own (With 99 Other People)A temporary club for our in-between moment.
  41. money
    Dispatches From the NFT Art BoomThe artists, collectors, and sellers betting big on the blockchain.
  42. money
    Think of NFTs As a BrushMaybe one day, they will be an artistic tool as powerful as any other.
  43. the group portrait
    Photo: A Rooftop Artists’ Salon in SohoFigure drawing alfresco.
  44. in-person events
    The Met Gala Returns With a Two-Part American Fashion CelebrationThe ball will now take place the second Monday in September.
  45. art review
    In Artist Cory Arcangel’s Latest Show, Kim Kardashian Provides the MaterialThe artist gives the smartphone game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood the white-cube treatment at Greene Naftali.
  46. back catalogue
    Artist Dawoud Bey on 6 of His Photos That Pushed His Work ForwardThe photographer opens up about what it took to make some of his most iconic images, ahead of his upcoming Whitney retrospective.
  47. art review
    The Detonations of Alice NeelThe artist’s portrait show at the Met is packed with raw emotional power.
  48. nfts
    Screen Time at the ‘World’s First Physical NFT Gallery,’ Whatever That MeansWhat would it mean to go to a gallery show where the original works are on display, but not really there?
  49. art
    The Frick on Madison Finally Lets You See Fragonard Up CloseEmpowered by its new setting, work once considered frivolous becomes visual thunder.
  50. art du jour
    Someone Really Spent $69 Million on This Nice JPG“Everydays — The First 5000 Days” is a digital collage.
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