Editors’ Picks: 10 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Andrea Breiling in the Hamptons to Artist-Designed Garbage Trucks in the Streets

Editors’ Picks: 10 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Andrea Breiling in the Hamptons to Artist-Designed Garbage Trucks in the Streets

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.) Thursday, August 11 DMZ Performance (2020), performance still. Photo by Matthew Yu, courtesy of the artist. ” … Read more

Paris Gallery Cuts Ties With Toxic Curator, a Look at Nathan Fielder’s Art Tastes, And More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Paris Gallery Cuts Ties With Toxic Curator, a Look at Nathan Fielder’s Art Tastes, And More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Every week, Artnet News brings you Wet Paint, a gossip column of original scoops. If you have a tip, email Annie Armstrong at [email protected]. PARISIAN GALLERY CUTS TIES WITH CURATOR Last week, someone at Parisian gallery Lily Robert took to the business’s Instagram to post a picture of some graffiti that had been spray-painted onto … Read more

Art Industry News: Hedge-Funder Ken Griffin Reveals Why He Spent $43 Million to Stop a DAO From Buying the US Constitution + Other Stories

Art Industry News: Hedge-Funder Ken Griffin Reveals Why He Spent  Million to Stop a DAO From Buying the US Constitution + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, August 11. NEED-TO-READ Tehran Museum Puts Western Art on Display – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has taken 19th- and 20th-century American and European … Read more

Did These Famously Beautiful 19th-Century Countess’s Artfully Posed Self-Portraits Pave the Way for the Contemporary Selfie?

Did These Famously Beautiful 19th-Century Countess’s Artfully Posed Self-Portraits Pave the Way for the Contemporary Selfie?

The Countess of Castiglione, a ravishing Italian aristocrat living in 19th-century Paris, both captivated and scandalized the French court. In the 1850s, she was known as the most beautiful woman in the world and became, notoriously, the mistress of Emperor Napoleon III. But, in spite of her celebrity, it was the countess’s private passion that … Read more

Art Industry News: Archaeologists Rebury an Ancient, ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Villa in England to Protect It for the Future + Other Stories

Art Industry News: Archaeologists Rebury an Ancient, ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Villa in England to Protect It for the Future + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 10. NEED TO READ Tate Chair Responds to Recent Allegations – Tate chair Roland Rudd said the institution “regrets” how its relationship with three … Read more

‘A Phoenix Rising From the Ashes’: Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch Just Presented His Last Act of Blood Rites and Sacrifice From Beyond the Grave

‘A Phoenix Rising From the Ashes’: Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch Just Presented His Last Act of Blood Rites and Sacrifice From Beyond the Grave

The transgressive, blood-loving Hermann Nitsch, a boundary defying artist who did this April at the age of 83, he had his final hurrah at an Austrian castle in late July according to plans carefully laid out before his death. The Austrian, known the world over for art performances called “actions” that often included blood, animal … Read more

How a Scandal in the Record-Collecting Industry Illuminates Why the Art Trade Is So Often Backward-Looking (and Other Insights)

How a Scandal in the Record-Collecting Industry Illuminates Why the Art Trade Is So Often Backward-Looking (and Other Insights)

Every Wednesday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process. This week, a parable of fact, fiction, and inflexibility in the arts… RECORD SCRATCH Last month, a scandal in the niche world … Read more

Is Damien Hirst Still a Good Investment? Here’s What the Data Says About the State of the Famed Artist’s Market

Is Damien Hirst Still a Good Investment?  Here’s What the Data Says About the State of the Famed Artist’s Market

Damien Hirst is also, infamously, doing pretty well for himself. The 56-year-old is the richest artist in England, due in part to the branding power of his recognizable bodies of work, factory-like studio operation, and bad-boy persona (despite his largesse, he still makes a point of mugging off the camera like a punk raging against … Read more

‘I’m Constantly Looking at Toys’: See Inside Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Studio, Jam-Packed With Action Figures From Star Wars and Beyond

‘I’m Constantly Looking at Toys’: See Inside Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Studio, Jam-Packed With Action Figures From Star Wars and Beyond

When the artist Trenton Doyle Hancock was a child growing up in Texas in the 1970s and ’80s, his mother used to burn his toys, which she considered sacrilegious. He recalls how “the smoke from the burning action figures filled him with power.” Now, free to indulge his early passions, his studios are filled with … Read more

Art Industry News: Tate Shells Out a Six-Figure Settlement to Artists Who Sued Over Discrimination + Other Stories

Art Industry News: Tate Shells Out a Six-Figure Settlement to Artists Who Sued Over Discrimination + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Monday, August 8. NEED TO READ Horniman Museum to Return 72 Nigerian Objects – London’s Horniman Museum is set to return 12 pieces of Benin bronzes, … Read more