A donation of two hundred works includes Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, and Donald Baechler.
“Interoffice documents paint a dark picture of profit for the family at the expense of human life,” the artist-activist group P.A.I.N. told Hyperallergic.
The decision comes the day after a settlement between Purdue Pharma and the Justice Department, in which members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties, less than 2% of their estimated net worth.
According to a document by the group Indebted Cultural Workers, MoMA director Glenn Lowry takes home about 48 times the salary of an education assistant at the museum.
Explore Part I of the MFA Thesis Exhibition, on view at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village April 3–20. Part II will be on view May 1–22.
The photographer, curator, and academic founded the Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU to animate conversations about the archive of African American imagery from the 19th century to today.
In their two-part thesis show, NYU’s studio art MFA students showcase works that are formally precise and affecting.
The great escape artist Harry Houdini starred in five silent films in the early 20th century, but one considered among his best was long considered lost — until now.
Different artists disagree as to how communist convictions are best or most effectively visualized, and the best part of The Left Front is the methodological tension that underwrites the varied approaches on display.
Punk is 40 years old, believe it or not. Now that it’s middle-aged, has punk become passé? Have the few protagonists who survived from the excesses of the era become flabby and bland? No, not necessarily — judging by punk icon Richard Hell, once known as the king of the Lower East Side.
When you look at a painting and feel that somehow it was made just for a person like you, it might actually be true. New neuroscience research shows that deep feeling of personal resonance from some works of art is linked to your brain’s sense of self.
Has she no decency? At long last, has she no decency? The transgressive, titillating performance artist Karen Finley was denied a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 because the language and content in her work was deemed “indecent.” Along with three other artists she became part of the infamous Supreme Court case The National Endowment for the Arts v. Karen Finley, which culminated in the discontinuation of individual artist grants. In her interview with Hyperallergic, Finley reflects on the past of New York City, the state of women in the arts, Lady Gaga and more.