In honor of the book’s release, this Saturday, Artbook at Hauser & Wirth will host a book signing and discussion between author Joshua Sperling and Hyperallergic editor Elisa Wouk Almino.
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Can an Outsider Artist Win His $100 Million Lawsuit Against NYC’s Five Major Museums? [UPDATED]
On Monday, artist Robert Cenedella’s lawyers appeared before a Manhattan judge to argue that a conspiracy exists between New York’s top museums and galleries to celebrate the Warhols of the world at the expense of the “Anti-Warhols.” [UPDATE: Cenedella’s case has been dismissed by a judge for insufficient evidence, though a representative for the artist says he is in discussions to refile his claim.]
The Brutalist Invasion of Phyllida Barlow
Barlow’s sculptures may be abstract, but they feel rife with heads, teeth, legs, and orifices of every stripe.
Ahead of Midterm Elections, the Art Community Responds to Zoe Leonard’s “I Want a President”
Participants include artists Edgar Arceneaux and Edgar Heap of Birds, curators Helen Molesworth and Kimberli Meyer, and students from a Prison BA Program at California State Prison, Lancaster.
Jack Whitten’s Deeply Personal Portraits and Paintings
Whitten’s paintings pay homage to his influences, including artists and close family. He thought of his works as “gifts” — personal dedications that reveal his subjects’ nuances and edges.
Jack Whitten’s Newly Published Journals Chronicle a Troubled Path to Success
A new book from Hauser & Wirth compiles five decades of abstract artist Jack Whitten’s personal writings.
Mark Bradford Appropriates Comic Books and Delves Into the Sublime
Bradford’s new paintings tell us how much we don’t know.
Allan Kaprow, Before the Happenings
Considered the Father of the Happening, Kaprow started off as a painter whose work reflected a Cubist-inspired, pre-AbEx aesthetic.
A Poignant Restaging of a 1978 Italian Performance About Fascism
“Europe Bombarded,” by Fabio Mauri, draws on the artist’s memories of growing up in Fascist Italy.
A Romanian Artist Tackles Art and Freedom in Authoritarian Times
Geta Brătescu’s work positions the artist as a creator of freedom even in oppressive times.
Preserving Dieter Roth’s Ephemeral Art
There’s a discrepancy between Roth’s relationship with his art — so much of which was never meant to last — and its reception by an art establishment that has canonized the late artist.
Philippe Vandenberg’s Urgent Testimony
At some point in his career, Vandenberg became disgusted with the attention he was getting, and walked away from the work that made him a success.