In BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art, Michael Shnayerson paints a vivid portrait of the dizzying ascent of the contemporary art market and the powerful succession of dealers responsible for its rise.
Like the canvas itself, which has been hidden away for years in a private collection, the painted woman in Elsie Palmer Payne’s “Bus Stop” is ready to be studied and re-evaluated.
Robert De Niro senior’s sage advice, which he gave me in the late 1970s, has stayed with me, although I remember finding it intensely challenging when first offered.
The artist Bo Bartlett recently got together with family and friends to celebrate the opening of an eponymous arts center that intends to serve the Columbus community through a rich program of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and film.
Apparent in Manuel Neri’s works with plaster figures is a kind of dualism: they reference classical forms while also radiating contemporary anxiety and subjectivity.
One reason that Greg Escalante’s battle with depression remained largely hidden was that he drew attention to himself in order to serve others, especially artists.
Figurative artists know the importance of learning “the rules” before they break them, which is precisely the opportunity this book intends to offer its most ambitious readers.
Roberta Allen’s gentleness and sweet humor keep this exhibition free of the high seriousness that can make some conceptual art so dry and off-putting.
To say that Conner was an outsider who also wanted to belong is to barely scratch the surface of his paradoxical persona.
With a bit too much time on my hands and a subscription to Adobe Photoshop I have been playing with an idea: what will happen to traditional still life paintings when elements from contemporary life are grafted into them?
“If the great European artists of the past were alive today, what kinds of statements would they need to write to explain and justify their work?”
LOS ANGELES — Jin Shan was 12 when the student-led Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 rocked China, eliciting a brutal and unprecedented military response.