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Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Rebellious Cartoonist, Dead at 74

The artist was known for her feminist, autobiographical comics.
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Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rules for Being an Artist

How to go from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least live life a little more creatively).
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What Happened to Ana Mendieta

She was a pathbreaking artist, hungry for recognition. A podcast reexamines how her 1985 death made headlines instead.
  1. remembrance
    Remembering Lee Bontecou and Her Volcanic Hell HolesThe visionary artist died this week at age 91.
  2. art
    A Painting for a World in CollapseWhat The Raft of the Medusa reveals about contemporary political art.
  3. rip
    Peter Schjeldahl, Art Critic for The New Yorker, Dead at 80Schjeldahl, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, wrote the towering personal essay “The Art of Dying.”
  4. the law
    Clarence Thomas Is Only a Part-Time Prince FanAs we learned during arguments in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith.
  5. 1.5x speed
    An Art-World Scandal (and 6 More Podcasts Worth Checking Out)Death of an Artist, Blowback, and more.
  6. walk walk fashion baby
    Karl Lagerfeld’s Legacy Is the 2023 Met Gala ThemeCelebrities, start brainstorming looks now.
  7. art
    Brad Pitt Not So Subtly Processed His Divorce Through SculptureAnd he recently debuted those pieces at a show in Finland.
  8. art
    Wolfgang Tillmans Changed What Photos Look LikeA career retrospective becomes a cathedral of the mundane.
  9. fall preview
    10 Art Shows We Can’t Wait to See This FallWolfgang Tillmans at MoMA, Theaster Gates at the New Museum, and a bid for W.E.B. Du Bois as America’s first abstract artist.
  10. for sale
    Paul Allen’s $1 Billion Art Collection Will Be Sold for CharityThe late Microsoft co-founder’s collection is going up for grabs in the largest art auction ever.
  11. encounter
    Beeple’s Post-NFT ChapterThe digital artist made a pile of money on NFTs before the crypto market crashed. Now he has his eyes on the art world.
  12. rip
    Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art Giant, Dead at 93The artist was best known for expanding everyday objects to glorious sizes.
  13. scams
    Chloe Fineman Almost Got Got by Anna DelveyThe SNL star finally received the sketch she ordered, after telling The View she never got it.
  14. rip
    Margaret Keane, Sad-Eyed Waifs Artist, Dead at 94Amy Adams played the painter in the film Big Eyes.
  15. remembrance
    Remembering Sam Gilliam of the Astral PlaneHis draped paintings took the form to its outer limits.
  16. the group portrait
    The Talented Security Guards of the MetThey’re enforcers, tour guides, artists.
  17. art review
    Yu-Wen Wu’s Algorithmic Odyssey Around the WorldA brilliant work on the immigrant experience, courtesy of a glitch in the Matrix.
  18. tomb raiding
    Five Egyptian Antiquities Seized From Met in Smuggling Ring InvestigationInternational art thievery? What is this, Paul Blart Mall Cop 3?
  19. poor thing
    The Mona Lisa Was Literally All Caked Up With Nowhere to GoA man threw cake at the glass surrounding the iconic Renaissance painting.
  20. crypto bros
    Seth Green Gets Scammed Out of His Show’s Main CharacterA Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT named Fred …
  21. art
    Rihanna’s Marble Baby Bump Won the Met GalaSure, it’s visual effects, but still.
  22. night at the museum
    Mannequins Haunt the 2022 Met Costume Institute ExhibitStaged by Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King, and six other poor souls.
  23. respect the classics
    This Brian Eno Documentary Will Be Ambient As HellBut will also employ “groundbreaking generative technology,” per his instructions.
  24. obits
    Cynthia Plaster Caster Albritton, Dead at 74The iconic “reformed groupie” had a collection of rock-star phalli to make Kiss blush.
  25. how i made this
    Life in Immigration Limbo, Caught on VideoThe artist Guadalupe Maravilla on how he made “Detention Center Performance” with a group of undocumented teenagers.
  26. the group portrait
    A Basquiat Family ReunionThe artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  27. art review
    The Whitney Biennial Falters OnThe 2022 show has just enough high points to get you through it — including three stunning Charles Ray sculptures.
  28. prints of princes
    A Case About Andy Warhol’s Prince Artwork Is Headed to the Supreme CourtThe justices will decide if Warhol meaningfully transformed a photograph of the singer enough for fair use to apply.
  29. encounter
    Art Spiegelman Loses His GlassesAs the latest fight over Maus erupts, its artist-creator searches for his spectacles.
  30. black lives matter
    The Misguided Empathy of Dana Schutz’s Open CasketThe controversial painting of Emmett Till was equally clinical and tempestuous.
  31. art
    How Agnieszka Pilat Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Artist“It’s our obligation to have a relationship with machines so they grow up to be good citizens.”
  32. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  33. art
    Wayne Thiebaud, 1920–2021His paintings of cakes, bathers, landscapes, paint cans, pastries, and cityscapes represent a luscious American sublime.
  34. art du jour
    Brian Eno Elegantly Eviscerates NFTs“Now artists can become little capitalist assholes as well.”
  35. best of 2021
    The Best New York Art Shows of 2021The art world has changed forever. But New York galleries still rule.
  36. book review
    Edith Schloss, 20th-Century WomanIn her book The Loft Generation, a fixture of the midcentury New York art scene gets a long-overdue introduction.
  37. encounter
    At Jamian Juliano-Villani’s New Gallery O’Flaherty’s, ‘Taste Is Out the Door’The painter and her pals thought the art world had gotten too prissy. “This is the thing. No one’s doing anything cool.”
  38. obits
    Alvin Lucier, Groundbreaking Experimental Composer, Dead at 90He was best known for the 1969 piece I Am Sitting in a Room.
  39. scams
    The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff,’ Inigo Philbrick, Pleads Guilty to Wire FraudHe faces a lot of prison time.
  40. art review
    John Currin Is the Caligula of PaintingA new show is even more unsettling and disturbing than those that made his controversial name.
  41. encounter
    ‘The Depth Is in the Pictures, Not What I Say About Them’Rosalind Fox Solomon has been making haunting photographs for 50 years. She’s got more stories to tell than she lets on.
  42. art du jour
    David Byrne’s New Book Is (Nothing But) DingbatsIllustrated dingbats, that is.
  43. drama in the air tonight
    Remember the Phil Collins Alamo Artifacts BattleYears after his massive donation, plans for the Texas museum are imploding.
  44. encounter
    You Don’t Know Amalia UlmanThe enigmatic artist cast herself and her mother in her new movie, El Planeta, set in her hometown. She swears it’s fiction anyway.
  45. trailer mix
    Benedict Cumberbatch Is the First Man to Make Cat Memes in Louis Wain TrailerIn which people in Victorian dress yell, “You have squandered it on wretched cats!”
  46. art
    Jasper Johns and MeThe artist who invented contemporary art also changed my life.
  47. fall preview 2021
    10 Must-See Art Shows to Catch This FallJerry Saltz on his most anticipated New York museum shows — from Jasper Johns at the Whitney to the Bronx Museum’s Biennial.
  48. chuck close
    Chuck Close, Artist MutineerA critic considers the legacy of an intractable force in portraiture who turned himself into an artist non grata.
  49. obits
    Chuck Close, Artist and Photorealism Trailblazer, Dead at 81He had recently been plagued by a series of sexual harassment accusations.
  50. art
    New York’s Most Beloved PuppetsFrom the childhood comforts of Sesame Street to the gleeful pop perversities of Avenue Q, a new show captures the heritage of puppetry in the city.
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