Perhaps closer to 6 p.m. the sculpture had retained some semblance of nobility, but two hours later — after a mob of Tecate-swilling artist-manqués had put their grubby hands all over it —… More ›
Posts Categorized: Off Beat
We know what you’re thinking: first David Lynch, now DIS? But while the shock-haired auteur’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders was little more than a giddy tweet, the seemingly… More ›
“I really need to reinvent myself all the time,” Julie Doucet said during a recent phone conversation. She isn’t kidding. The artist, once best known for her groundbreaking and often very funny… More ›
One day in February, the artist Duke Riley got a phone call from a freaked-out neighbor who lives around the corner from his Red Hook, Brooklyn, studio. “Do people put lights on birds?” he asked…. More ›
Most people know Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto for his contributions to the Arte Povera movement — including iconic works like “Venus of the Rags” — as well as his slick,… More ›
As we have previously reported, the Container Artist Residency (the brainchild of artist Maayan Strauss) is a unique corporate partnership in which the shipping company ZIM allows artists to live and… More ›
Forget Paddle8 or Artsy for a moment, and remember the almost retro wilds of Craigslist, where strange and unbelievable deals may still be found.
The recent past has seen artists flocking to places like Detroit and Los Angeles, but think about how American life will play out if certain hypothetical situations arise. Let’s say that, late… More ›
Marcel Broodthaer’s first major New York retrospective opens at MoMA on Valentine’s Day. It charts the late Belgian artist’s progression from failed poet to maker of slyly winking… More ›
A tuft of John Lennon’s hair, snipped 50 years ago for his role in the film “How I Won the War,” is for sale at an online auction, currently with a high bid of $12,000. The four-inch long —… More ›
At the center of the art forgery trial against Knoedler & Company is a simple question (and one others have already pointed out): Did the 165-year-old gallery know that the paintings it sold —… More ›
Add this one to the #WTF file: I couldn’t help but notice a recent blast of television commercials hawking Movantik, a newish drug for the treatment of, uh, the rather niche affliction of… More ›
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A downtown New York apartment once occupied by Duane Hanson, the late artist who made extremely real mannequins depicting everyday (read: obese, despondent, sincere) Americans, which one critic said… More ›
Anyone familiar with the prose perversions of Mark Leyner — a man whose most recent novel was titled The Sugar Frosted Nutsack — knows that his books are not normal things.
— Gagosian and Qatar in Legal Feud Over Picasso Bust: Dealer Larry Gagosian has asserted his rightful ownership of Picasso’s “Bust of a Woman,” 1931, against a legal claim made by attorneys… More ›
A federal judge has ruled against animal authorship in a copyright case spurred by self-portrait photographs taken by a monkey in Indonesia, National Public Radio reported. The court’s finding… More ›
A humanities research center at the University of Texas plans to digitize more than 24,000 images from the Gabriel García Márquez archive, it was announced yesterday.
In preparation for her upcoming installation at the New Museum, “A Pot For A Latch,” artist Pia Camil wants your stuff.
A striped blue dress shirt worn by Julian Assange during an infamous speech given from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 is headed to auction. Bidding on the garment,… More ›
In talks and public programs through the weekend, there will be many opportunities for redemption, including Andrea Fraser, Wangechi Mutu, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sherin Neshat, and — not one but… More ›
Looking for a holiday gift for the cinephile in your life? A reference photograph from Chris Marker’s “La Jetée” is being sold at Royal Books in Baltimore.
Every now and then a story falls in your lap whose dissonant notes converge in an unbelievable symphony: self-delusion, and the attendant quest for fame and visibility; a Certified Psychic who… More ›