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 ›
Posts Categorized: Off Beat
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 ›
Welcome to “Line By Line,” where we converse with the cartoonists and graphic novelists who are pushing their medium into exciting territory.
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 ›
At Art on Paper Miami, this outsized piece by Michael Scoggins has reportedly been a favorite subject of photographers weary from the fairs. You can see it at the booth of Brooklyn… More ›
The Oxford Dictionaries’ “Word of the Year” isn’t a word at all. It’s an emoji, specifically the “face with tears of joy.” As the online resource tells it,… More ›
Chloe Wise (she of the bread bag fame) shared this photo from her forthcoming show at Retrospective Gallery. Sure, these oily noodles are in fact sculptures that could break our teeth, but uh, our… More ›
Takashi Murakami (takashipom) wins, hands down, for best Halloween costume. I don’t care how good your Furiosa side shave is; this is just fabulously bananas.
Ryan McGinley (ryanmcginleystudios) wished photographer Sandy Kim a gleefully neon birthday.
Have a few spare hundred thousand dollars and a yearning to own one of the late 19th century’s premier examples of feline portraiture? You’re in luck: on November 3, as part of its… More ›
Not so long ago at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miley Cyrus got high with the Flaming Lips and ripped through a bunch of cover songs at the Raleigh Hotel; at one point Cyrus dueted with Wayne Coyne from… More ›
In case you missed it (ha), Frieze Week is this week, and while there have been plenty of ’gram-happy visitors, perhaps no work quite caught our eye like Darren Bader’s “Sculpture #1.” We’re… More ›
In what sounds like a particularly confrontational form of art therapy, MoMA PS1 will host a performance titled “The Cringe: Art, Anxiety and Performance” at 3 PM on Sunday, October 18, as… More ›
Comic Con hit New York this week, so Jayson Musson (jaysonmusson) found some crackerjack cosplayers.