Art

The Super-Rich Are Ruining Art for the Rest of Us
December 04, 2013

If you can believe all the hand-wringing and soul-searching these days among artists, art critics, and sundry other arts professionals, you’d imagine that nobody is really happy about the $142.4 million paid for a Francis Bacon triptych at Christie’s

Don't Bowdlerize Balthus's Paintings—Or His Mystical Ideas
An artist's restless mastery
November 29, 2013

An artist's restless mastery, endangered

Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism
November 22, 2013

Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism

Amazing Sculptures of Insects Made from Old Mechanical Parts
Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things
November 22, 2013

Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things.

Art Spiegelman Is Comics' Most Pretentious Faux-Artist
November 19, 2013

"Pretentious is pretty much Art Spiegelman's M.O."

Georgia O'Keefe Outblazed Other Female Painters of Her Time
March 18, 1925
November 15, 2013

An early look at one of America's most beloved painters. 

$142 Million for a Francis Bacon Painting? Someone Overpaid!
November 13, 2013

According to Jed Perl's brutal 2009 assessment of Francis Bacon: Not very much. 

Eleven Photographs of a Miniature Apocalypse
November 03, 2013

The artist Lori Nix, who  considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” spends months constructing tiny dioramas out of cardboard, glue, and point—only to destroy them.

This Classic Photo From the Red Sox' Victory Could Have Been Taken in 1918
October 31, 2013

A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St.

A New Exhibit Turns Post-War American Art Into a Boys' Club
October 30, 2013

With “See It Loud,” the National Academy has performed the rather extraordinary feat of turning a postwar movement in which women were every bit as prominent as men into a boy’s club with not a single girl in sight. 

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