1. art
    Nari Ward’s Salvaged WorldsThe artist reflects on the objects and memories that made him.
  2. obits
    In Remembrance of Artist Robert RymanHis all-white paintings seem as if they were fated to come into existence from the beginning of Modern Art.
  3. art du jour
    Ellsworth Kelly Is Making Mail Cool AgainWith … stamps!
  4. art
    Are Artists’ Bands Still an ‘F You’ to the Art World?From IUD to Psychic TV.
  5. the art of anger
    Jim Carrey Isn’t Just a ‘Celebrity Artist’The fledgling political cartoonist walks Jerry Saltz through seven of his works.
  6. art
    Dana Schutz Takes Back Her Painterly NameHer canvasses are hyper-assertive, full of operatic grandeur, self-mocking turbulence, disfigured hideousness and the psychopathology of her figures.
  7. music
    Top That, Pitbull: Artist to Play Toto’s ‘Africa’ Forever in African DesertArtist Max Siedentopf will see your “Ocean to Ocean” from the Aquaman soundtrack, and raise you a permanent sound installation.
  8. cameos
    Turns Out Nev Schulman From Catfish Has the Oddest Little Bird Box CameoKind of hard to see with that blindfold on, but he’s in there.
  9. obits
    Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Taught Us to Love Art, Has DiedShe loved nudes, atheists, and Piss Christ. We could use more nuns like her.
  10. art du jour
    Some Drunk Arsehole Tried to Destroy a Banksy MuralSeasons greetings from Wales.
  11. best of 2018
    Hear Vulture Writers Discuss the Best Pop Culture of 2018 for Two Glorious HoursMatt Zoller Seitz, Jerry Saltz, Emily Yoshida, Dee Lockett, Sara Holdren, and Maris Kreizman shared favorites from the year in culture.
  12. seen
    Goodbye (for now!) from SEEN, Vulture’s Pop-Up Art MagazineWow, has it been 47 days already?
  13. american artifact
    This Cotton Gin Motor in a Glass Box at the Whitney Evokes the Legacy of SlaveryKevin Beasley turns this relic he bought off eBay into a musical instrument.
  14. emerging artists
    Matthew Leifheit and Nicole Wittenberg’s Art-Historical Machines for DesireA homoerotic nod to Velázquez; conjuring Munch’s The Kiss
  15. gallery ghouls
    Michel Gondry’s Son Has an Art Gallery in Their Williamsburg Living Room15 Orient focuses on the alien and abject.
  16. coming soon
    Banu Cennetoğlu Uploaded 12 Years of Her Digital Life Into a 128-Hour-Long FilmThe film shows everything, regardless of boredom or embarrassment: Separations, reunions, funerals, hospitals, openings, demonstrations, her divorce.
  17. family feud
    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.
  18. seen
    Artist Sable Elyse Smith Was Horrified by a Kids’ Coloring Book About the CourtsUnpacking “Judge Friendly” and archetypes of innocence becoming a cover for state violence.
  19. seen
    Seen in Singapore: Edgy Art To See Right Now In the Orderly City-StateOne show invites you to try on slippers made from spent bullet cartridges.
  20. Jerry Saltz Put Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway — Here’s What HappenedSome New Yorkers were amused — others, not so much.
  21. seen
    Seen in Shanghai: What Not to Miss Right Now in China’s Contemporary Art CapitalThe Biennale is on.
  22. berlin
    Anna Uddenberg’s Perverted Performative Sculpture“It’s about the branding and commodification of the self.”
  23. miami
    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.”
  24. seen
    16 Works Reported to Have Sold for Over $1 Mil in Miami — Only One Is by a WomanPeruse this list of hundreds of reported sale prices from Art Basel Miami Beach.
  25. trend report
    Is Being an Artist About Making Art or Performing the Artist-Self On Instagram?“I think about deleting it daily.”
  26. prada monks
    Theaster Gates and His Band Played an Art Basel Gig at Prada’s VIP ClubAfter a dinner with Kanye.
  27. tech savvy
    Will Blockchain Tech Commodify or Democratize the Art World?A crypto conference during Art Basel Miami Beach.
  28. day-glo dystopian
    Peter Halley’s Anxious, Day-Glo Dystopian Paintings“Everybody thinks the ’80s was a party, but it wasn’t.”
  29. best of 2018
    Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2018Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.”
  32. revisionism
    Meet Leonor Fini, the Surrealist Sidelined for Subverting Gender Norms“Her work is very emasculating in a lot of ways.”
  33. art fairs
    Detroit’s Famous Heidelberg Project Goes to the BeachWhat’s next for Tyree Guyton, and his famous DIY civic art installation.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.’”
  37. 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.
  38. decentered
    Should You Quit New York and Open a Gallery in the Heartland?From Milwaukee to Birmingham, ten trailblazing art galleries.
  39. art school
    Try Copying Your Favorite Master Artwork and See What You LearnMiming Matisse. Parroting Picasso. Hocking Hockney.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. jock talk
    Artist Rose Nestler Conjures Neo-Greek Gym Rats and CrossFit Bros“I think cis men are in a constant state of transcendence.”
  44. 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?
  45. monumental trouble
    Does the ‘Gay Liberation’ Monument Whitewash Stonewall?An exhibition at the New Museum proposes replacements.
  46. color values
    How to #BrownUpYourGallery, in an Art World That Loves White WomenArtist Mandy Harris Williams makes you an instructional PowerPoint presentation.
  47. art
    Andy Warhol’s Drawings of Shoes And Boys Tells Us Everything About HimA glimpse of the artist’s pre-fame work.
  48. vulture guides
    Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rules for Being an ArtistHow to go from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least live life a little more creatively).
  49. 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?”
  50. art
    The Best New Architecture Books To Gift For the HolidaysFrom McKim, Mead & White to Mark Foster Gage.
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