Art critic Robert Hughes once quipped of artist Jeff Koons that "he has the slimy assurance, the gross patter about transcendence through art, of a blow-dried Baptist selling swamp acres in Florida." The irony, of course, is that Koons work is now being used as a marketing gimmick to sell real estat ... More >>
A cynic looking at Miami's art boom over the past decade could make a strong argument that the art scene has been used as little more than a pawn by developers with the ultimate goal of selling more real estate. (See: the gentrification of Wynwood as the most obvious example.) Well, today comes new ... More >>
This year's best picks: Pig pens, pop-up pianos, and hip-hop pioneers.
Regardless of your approach, the sad truth is it's impossible to catch every piece of art worth experiencing during Basel week. With 250 exhibitors at the Miami Beach Convention Center, not to mention hundreds of others operating at the more than a dozen satellite fairs, this year's tenth edition ... More >>
Photograph: Daniel Edwards/Cory Allen Contemporary ArtJustin and Selena as One by Daniel Edwards. Artist Daniel Edwards is best known for casting a life-sized sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth on all fours, hunched over a bear skin rug. (As if Brit were that earthy!) But now Edwards has sh ... More >>
Art Basel is many things to many people. Some see it as a drug-infused bacchanal where, occasionally, art is appreciated. Others see it as the art world's seasonally scheduled hangover. Most would agree it's a catastrofuck of major proportions. William PowhidaDo you remember anything from last year ... More >>
Wikicommons "Puppy" by Jeff Koons, BilbaoMiami Art Museum is two-for-two in 2009 lectures.On March 15, the museum delivered artist Richard Tuttle, and next Sunday, August 2nd at 3 p.m., it'll host Thomas Crow.Crow is the Rosalie Solow professor of modern art history at the Institute ... More >>
Shepard Fairey, the graffiti artist behind that highly stylized Obama poster you saw just about everywhere last year is preemptively suing the Associated Press. The image he used as the basis for the poster was an AP stock photo, and the AP wanted recognition and money in return. So Fairey is taking ... More >>
Sean Penn stars in what was originally an Oliver Stone flick.
A pair of filmmakers kicks off a series of home movies with the Wet Heat Project.
It's anime on overdrive in the Wachowski brothers' souped-up, tricked-out Speed Racer.
Four decades on and the Rubells are still at it
In this age of artistic appropriation, everything is fair game
Artist captures a culture
Competing fairs are locked in a battle for collectors
Twenty years of Momus and the jury's still out: Wit or twit?
Beach House Bal Harbour
Something for every taste, from world-beat canvas to small portraits to tongue-licking china
Well, that's one way to look at art
Just when an artist can't find a tube of paint or a strip of canvas, the international art world has come knocking on Havana's door -- with money in hand