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
November 29, 2013
An artist's restless mastery, endangered
Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
November 22, 2013
Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism
Amazing Sculptures of Insects Made from Old Mechanical Parts
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
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.
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.