Is Basquiat The Next Van Gogh?Will Jean-Michel Basquiat become the next Vincent van Gogh? Or will the super collectors sit on their hands?We’re weighing it up in the magazine.
Leila & Massimo Vignelli, Titans Of Design
The spotlight is on that duo’s oeuvre from the 1950s through today, and reflects the considerable reach of their practice.
Both trained in architecture, they produced signage for the New York subway system, Bloomingdale’s ubiquitous brown paper bag, and the Ford Motor Company corporate identity program (for which they received $1 million), just to name a few!
Read their amazing story in artnet Magazine.
Art On Your iPad
Publisher Hugh Levin presents a new iPad ebook version of Charley Stuckey’s Great Impressionist and Post-impressionist Paintings: The Musée d’Orsay.
The Huge Documenta (13)
Of all the biennials, triennials, quadrennials, internationals, and massive group shows, Documenta, established in 1955, is seen as the most serious—a statement show.
From the sweeping ambitions of its curators to its numerous large projects, everything about Documenta is huge. But is bigger really better? Find out Jerry Saltz’s position in artnet Magazine.
Art and Money; Money and Art
According to author Martha Buskirk of Creative Enterprise: Contemporary Art between Museum and Marketplace, art has always been a “bauble of the rich, enmeshed in a larger luxury trade and functioning as a marker of status,” now more so than ever before.
Documenta, Basel, And Beyond
So for those planning to belly up to the smorgasbord of shows across the pond (or those just hungering from afar), here’s a guide to the main events.
Will The Art Market Crash?
This week’s perfect storm of bad worldwide economic news makes one wonder: can the high end art market continue its contrarian record sales indefinitely?
New Museum Shows in June
Preview exciting new exhibitions this month of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sharon Lockhart, George Bellows, and many others.
New Art Now in Los Angeles
The Hammer Museum teams up with LAX Art and the Municipal Art Gallery to present the first biennial exhibition of new art in Los Angeles, Made in L.A. 2012.
Walter Robinson at the Phatory in the East Village, where Charles McGill takes the art of golf and uncovers its outlaw underpinnings.
The June Horoscope
Followers of the zodiac… the June perspective is here. Compare your horoscope to those of celebrated artists this month.
Life After D’amelio Terras
Chris D’Amelio on his split with Lucien Terras, and the new D’Amelio Gallery.
Spring Sales of Latin American Art
For Latin American art auctions in New York, the score was Phillips de Pury (US$3.5 million), Christie’s (US$27.7 million), and Sotheby’s (US$26.8 million).
Sheila Hicks’ Fiber Optics
In our cross-disciplinary, rule-breaking time, does anyone care about distinctions between “art” and “craft” anymore?
From the evidence of Paris-based textile artist Sheila Hicks, whose fiber sculptures are poised right on that threshold, the answer is, well, interesting.