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Lorraine O’Grady Finally Has the World’s Attention

At 86, the artist has cemented her (belated) trailblazing status.
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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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Heartbreak and Resurrection in ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum

A brutal, essential show that pulls from the canon of Black contemporary art.
  1. obits
    Ricky Powell Was the Eyes of New York CityIn many ways, the late hip-hop photographer and “fourth Beastie Boy” represented a version of the city that has all but faded away.
  2. art
    Roni Horn’s ‘I Am Paralyzed With Hope’ Is a Flag for a New AmericaThe last thing I saw on Inauguration Day was a work of art on Instagram that put a spell on me.
  3. my single is dropping
    FKA Twigs Teams With Headie One and Black Activists for ‘Don’t Judge Me’ VideoThe video features Kara Walker’s installation Fons Americanus.
  4. close looks
    Posted Live From the InfernoJerry Saltz on the pictures from the Capitol—some of the scariest, stupidest ever taken.
  5. best of 2020
    The 10 Best Art Shows of 2020Jordan Casteel, Noah Davis, and anything you could see in person.
  6. last night on late night
    Neal Brennan Gave Chris Rock an Original Artwork by Rachel Dolezal“I have an original Rachel Dolezal in my hallway.”
  7. art
    Hear a Quarantine Love Letter for the ViolinGeorge Condo and Leila Josefowicz collaborated while apart.
  8. art
    Bringing the Beauty OutFor the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, the moment was always now.
  9. vulture festival 2020
    Mary J. Blige, Method Man, and 50 Cent Make Vulture Festival Even More PowerfulWe’ve also added a Jerry Saltz art talk, HBO Max’s I Hate Suzie, and, somehow, more pets.
  10. wide awakes
    Joy As ResistanceArtist and activist collective the Wide Awakes takes the city this weekend. Why we’re marching.
  11. art
    4 Museums Decided This Work Shouldn’t Be Shown. They’re Both Right and Wrong.The art world is outraged at the postponement of a Philip Guston retrospective. But it may well be the right thing to do.
  12. art
    How Caravaggio Destroyed (and Saved) PaintingThree revolutionary works still speak to us of doubt, inspiration, and grace.
  13. first person
    Buying Myself BackWhen does a model own her own image?
  14. fall preview
    Explore the World of Artists in QuarantineThe Drawing Center presents vibrant new work created in lockdown.
  15. art
    A New Book Shows Why Black Artists Drive the Culture VisuallyYoung, Gifted and Black features Jordan Casteel, Kevin Beasley, and more.
  16. exhibitions
    Whitney Cancels Exhibition After Criticism of Acquisition of Black Artists’ WorkOne artist said the museum bought his work for $100.
  17. art crimes
    An Austrian Tourist’s Butt Broke a 200-Year-Old SculptureIt’s like the worst art heist ever.
  18. art
    Philip Guston’s 1970s Paintings Might Help You Cope TodayThe online exhibition “What Endures” offers a road map to the eternal.
  19. memoir
    Sleeping With Andy WarholIn 1962, a young poet named John Giorno met the Pop Art god, who in turn made him his first superstar. For a little while, they were in love.
  20. art
    Banksy’s Chumbawamba Fan Art Removed From London Tube“I get lockdown/but I get up again.”
  21. art
    The Instagram Account ‘Change the Museum’ Is Doing Just ThatCurator Gary Garrels loses his job at SFMoMA.
  22. vulture recommends
    The Couch Gallery CrawlHow to look at art from the safety of home.
  23. art
    These Two Last Suppers Are My Quarantine ObsessionComparing two masterpiece treatments made just 50 years apart: one revolutionary and prevailing, the other genius and forgotten.
  24. art
    See M.F.A. Students’ Virtual Senior ShowsWhen you graduate into a pandemic.
  25. art
    See Peter Hujar’s Portraits of a Long-Ago Queer DowntownIncluding a kittenish Fran Lebowitz.
  26. art
    Guggenheim Curators Say Museum ‘Enables Racism’The staff sent a letter to leadership on Monday.
  27. monuments
    Teddy Roosevelt Statue Coming Down, Says Natural History MuseumThe statue has been criticized as racist for years.
  28. art
    It’s Funeral Time for Colonial MonumentsArtist Nicholas Galanin has already dug a grave for a Captain Cook statue in Sydney.
  29. scammers
    The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff’ Has Been Arrested in the South PacificHe was apparently arrested wearing swim trunks.
  30. art
    Artist Jordan Eagles Calls for Queer Blood to Help Save the SickAn online exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.
  31. obits
    Christo, Artist Behind Central Park’s ‘The Gates,’ Dead at 84He collaborated with his wife, artist Jeanne-Claude, until her death in 2009.
  32. art
    This Is the Saddest Picture I Have Ever SeenSandro Botticelli’s La Derelitta, a 15th-century tableau of hopelessness, feels especially resonant right now.
  33. art
    See New York Through the Eyes of Hockney, Warhol, and O’KeeffeA much-needed love letter to the city.
  34. sweet dreams
    Hear Iggy Pop Reading a Love Letter to His Dead Dog TrombaFrom the New Museum’s daily “Bedtime Stories” series, curated by Maurizio Cattelan.
  35. first person
    My AppetitesJerry Saltz on eating and coping mechanisms, childhood and self-control, criticism, love, cancer and pandemics.
  36. art
    See Titus Kaphar’s Paintings About Black MotherhoodMourning the disappearance of their children.
  37. art
    See Jean Jullien’s Escapist Paintings From the French CountrysideThe artist’s diary of his family in lockdown, watching the spring arrive.
  38. banandemic
    Bananas to the Rescue!Two artists release a sticker pack featuring anthropomorphic bananas washing their peel-hands and bumping their peel-elbows while singing “Jolene.”
  39. psa
    A Times Square Tribute to All of UsTwo dozen artists say thank-you.
  40. resources
    These 20 Groups Are Offering Aid to Artists in NeedPainters, playwrights, and podcasters can all apply for emergency grants.
  41. art
    Revisiting a 16th-Century Masterpiece of Mass Death From Self-Isolation in 2020Lately, I have spent so much time contemplating Pieter Bruegel’s “The Triumph of Death” I feel I have almost been living inside it.
  42. art du jour
    The Goldfinch Is Real! Vincent van Gogh Art Theft Befalls Dutch MuseumThe smash and grab was made easy due to the museum’s closure.
  43. coronavirus
    The Art World Is Sending Supplies to Hospitals in Need“It’s very beautiful and hopeful. But at some point, the government is going to have to step up.”
  44. art
    The Art World Goes DarkThe pandemic has already darkened galleries, museums, and artists’ studios. What new forms will emerge from that darkness?
  45. art
    Salman Toor’s Queer RococoThe artist lives, and paints, between worlds — Lahore, Pakistan and New York.
  46. books
    Can You Tell Anyone How to Be an Artist?Artist Laurie Simmons and our art critic Jerry Saltz (they’re old friends) talk about his new book.
  47. feature
    The Art World’s Mini-Madoff and MeBoozy nights and high-stakes art trades with Inigo Philbrick.
  48. obits
    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Musician and Artist, Dead at 70The Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle founder was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017.
  49. mexican muralists
    ‘Vida Americana’ Is the Most Relevant Show of the 21st CenturyThe contributions of Mexican muralists to modern art has been criminally neglected. This Whitney show begins the correction.
  50. art
    Dan Colen Is Alive and Well, Painting and Farming UpstateThe onetime art world bad boy still paints. But instead of raising hell, he’s raising pigs and sheep.
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