Founded in Williamsburg by Tatyana Okshteyn in 2002, the gallery shifted from a commercial model to an increased emphasis on nonprofit projects.
Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His articles on public art, artist documentaries, the tedium of art fairs, James Franco's obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues have also appeared in The L Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, artnet News, BKLYNR, and Brooklyn Magazine. He has curated exhibitions at the Lower East Side Printshop, Field Projects, the Spring Break Art Show, and the Gowanus Loft. He is on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
Baltimore Museum of Art Acquires 23 Major Works and a Lucian Freud Reaches $29.4M at Sotheby’s
Plus a Martin Kippenberger sold for $11 million at Phillips, and the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art were jointly gifted Native and South American textiles.
Botched Spanish Sculpture Restoration Evokes the Infamy of Beast Jesus
A church in a small Spanish city entrusted the restoration of a neglected artwork to an amateur art restorer. Sound familiar?
Giant Keith Haring Mural Revealed Nearly 30 Years After It Was Covered Up
Painted in 1986, the mural was covered up with aluminum siding three years later and has only just been brought back to light.
A Zine and Small Press Fair for Book Artists of Color
The second annual edition of the Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair brings 23 exhibitors to Barnard Hall this weekend.
A Symposium Casts a Critical Eye on Whiteness
Co-organized by the Racial Imaginary Institute and the Kitchen, this weekend’s event boasts a powerful lineup of artists, writers, and thinkers on race.
Banksy Confirms He’s in Paris as New Murals Are Vandalized and Protected
The artist finally confirmed his presence in the French capital, while another unconfirmed work appears to be his tribute to victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
Rumored New Banksy Murals Appear Around Paris
The six new murals include images referring to the migrant crisis and France’s attempts to ban hijabs.
1,500 Yayoi Kusama Mirror Balls Beckon Beachgoers to the Rockaways
“Narcissus Garden” will be on view in a former train garage at Fort Tilden from July 1 until Labor Day.
A $32.8M Monet Leads Christie’s London Sale and Napoleon’s Hat Sells for $406,000
Plus the Fairfield University Art Museum gets a gift of more than 1,500 prints and the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired paintings by Dirck van Baburen and Emma Amos.
Bay Area Protests Trump’s Child Detention Policy with Billboard and Projection
A clandestine modification of a junk removal billboard and a nighttime projection of a political cartoon called out the president’s family separation policy.
Anish Kapoor Sues the NRA for Showing “Cloud Gate” in Recruitment Video
The artist claims that the gun advocacy group is committing copyright infringement by using an image of his sculpture in a video without his permission.