Art

This Is Why We Go to Modern Art Museums
January 10, 2014

The MoMA’s announcement Friday that New York’s American Folk Art Museum—built for $32 million barely a decade ago—will be a casualty of its latest expansion project has, unsurprisingly, prompted a wave of criticism.

A New Book on Rube Goldberg Features these Amazing Sketchbook Contraptions
December 15, 2013

The "Special Mosquito Exterminator," and other new discoveries

Psychoanalyst on Bill Clinton's Doodles: "He Looks Like He's Crying Out for Help"
December 09, 2013

Does it matter whether he drew a penis intentionally or unintentionally?

Brazilians Are Taking Over Miami. Can They Take Over Art Basel, Too?
December 06, 2013

This week, amidst the whir of art-world mega-fair Art Basel Miami Beach, local developer Nadim Achi unveiled a new plan for the Surf Club residential and resort complex on northern Collins Avenue.

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. 

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