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year in culture 2015
The 10 Best Art Books of 2015
Over the past few years, art books have seen a renaissance. These exemplify the form.
SEEN’s Cost-Is-No-Object Art World Summer Itinerary
Darling, you can afford to be everywhere, too, can’t you?
Richard Prince’s Instagram Thefts Ignite a Debate Over Social-Media Ownership
Richard Prince appropriated some images from SuicideGirls; now they want a piece of the profits, too.
First Look: Jeffrey Deitch’s Coney Island Street-Art Show
Lady Pink, Daze, JR, and Swoon hit the beach!
‘We Have Lost the Ability to Flush the Toilet’: Art-Festival Culture in Istanbul
As the international art world touches down in Turkey against a backdrop of ISIS iconoclasm, it’s worth asking: Just where does festival culture leave us?
Rembrandt and Dürer Prints Presumed Stolen From the Boston Public Library
No, you can’t check that Rembrandt out of the library.
Play Through Pippin Barr’s Art-World Video Games
Pippin Barr’s often satirical video games critique the self-serious art world.
Met Announces a Project for the Breuer Building
The air is alive with the sound of museums!
First-Year MFA Class Drops Out En Masse at USC
Even during an art boom, are the costs of an MFA a realistic burden for students?
NADA Art Fair: A Debate (Over Delicious Tacos)
The hipster answer to the big-money Englishness of Frieze New York
First Look: New
Cover and Museum Video Tour
Dasha Zhukova’s art institution is rolling up the doors on its new Koolhaas home in a month.
10 Things You Can Cover With Dots at the New Viral Yayoi Kusama Exhibition
, Yayoi Kusama turns an effigy of a suburban home into a madcap art experience. Stickers are fun!
5 Provocative 1930s Anti-Lynching Prints
“The terror in the man’s eyes conveys the persistent fears of black Americans in the South during the 1930s.”
A Brief Guide to Joan Jonas, the U.S. Venice Biennale Representative
Viewing her work always feels like entering into a new, miniature world.
Can Digital Artist Tabor Robak Become Pixelangelo?
The young artist sculpts in pixels rather than marble, laboriously rendering mundane yet fantastical creations.
A-List Artists Against Frick Expansion
They fear the Frick will be destroyed in a bid for bigness — like so many other interesting old things in New York City of late.
The Bromance of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
An in-progress play explores the unplumbed depths of the two artists’ fraught relationship. Was it actually just romance?
First Look! Kerry James Marshall Shows the High Line’s Future Gentrification
Is High Line Art’s new mural biting the real-estate hand that feeds it?
How to Shack Up With a 40-Ton Richard Serra Sculpture
You can’t just plop it into your yard or it’ll sink, warns a Serra installation specialist.
Revisiting the 19th Century’s Cat-Painting Renaissance (Price: $15,000 — LOL!)
Dutch painters like Henriette Ronner-Knip and Cornelis Raaphorst dominated the 19th century’s cat-painting renaissance, and now they’re coming back to market.