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Art That Was Always Meant to Be Hidden


Oliver Jeffers, “Dipped Paintings” performance (photograph by Kacy Jahanbini) The portraits in Oliver Jeffers Dipped Paintings series exist as wholes only in the memories of those who witnessed their submersion.

New Bill Could Keep Looted Syrian Goods Out of US


The Citadel of Aleppo, one of many sites damaged by the Syrian Civil War (Image courtesy of Guillaume Piolle/Wikimedia) A new bipartisan bill aims to sharpen the United States’ response to looting in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries impacted by war, political instability, or natural disaster, The Art Newspaper reported.

Saying Goobye to the Old Whitney Museum with a Digital Drug Trip


Screenshot of Will Pappenheimer’s “Proxy, 5-WM2A” (2014) (all images by the author for Hyperallergic) Last night the Whitney Museum said goodbye to its Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue with a gala and party.

What Should the Smithsonian Do with Its Show of Bill Cosby’s Art Collection?


Bill and Camille Cosby being interviewed by the AP at the National Museum of African Art with one of the works from his collection, by Henry Ossawa Tanner, “The Thankful Poor” (1894), in the background.

25 Years of Photographing NASA’s Abandoned Launch Sites


Roland Miller, “V2 Launch Site with Hermes A-1 Rocket, Launch Complex 33 Gantry, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico” (2006) (all images courtesy the artist) The European Space Agency’s recent landing of a probe on a comet inspired widespread awe in human technology’s ability to advance our reach into the stars.

Repicturing Black Fatherhood


Jerell Willis carries Fidel on the Brooklyn Bridge I overheard a man suggest to another that Father’s Day be renamed.

$44M O’Keeffe Painting More Than Triples Auction Record for Woman Artist


Georgia O’Keeffe, “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1” (1932), oil on canvas, 48 x 40 in (121.9 x 101.6 cm) (© 2014 The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York, image courtesy Sotheby’s) Hot on the heels of a $1.5 billion art auction week, a painting by George O’Keeffe broke the record for the most expensive work by a female artist sold at auction this morning.

How To Light a Fire: SVA MFA Fine Arts Faculty Present their Work to Students and the Public


Paul Pfieffer, “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (9)” (2004), fujiflex digital c-print The encounter between the artist as teacher and the artist as student yields a good kind of friction.

The Origins and Evolution of Group Zero


Installation view: ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015.

An Ode to Distractions, Old and New


Before Abramović, A History of Nothing


John Duncan’s ‘Maze’ event (1995) (courtesy the artist) As might be expected, Marina Abramović’s new performance event at the Sean Kelly gallery, Generator, has attracted a healthy level of press coverage that is concomitant with her reputation.

Marking Portraits with the Passage of Time


David Mramor, “Venus in Bed (Carpet)” (2014), ink jet print on chiffon, spray paint on carpet remnants, 48 x 69” (all images courtesy Louis B.

Let Them Eat Art: Queens Through the Ages


“Queen of Spades, Part of Playing Card Suite” (1970) by Salvador Dali (All images courtesy of Smith College Museum of Art) Lithograph printed in color on paper.

$46M Spent on Extinction Monument Could Help Curb Extinction


A rendering of the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory (all images courtesy of Adjaye Associates) Earlier this month, workers in England broke ground on a $46 million memorial to extinct species.

Another Boring List Praises the White Men of Art and Architecture


Hannah Höch, “Bouquet of Eyes” (1930) (via theartstack.com) Hardly a day goes by on the internet without a publication releasing some kind of Important List.

Art Students Erase Historic Graffiti Wall in Prague


The buffed Lennon Wall (photo by @rickchan66/Instagram) The so-called John Lennon Wall in Prague, which, since its namesake’s assassination in 1980, has been a popular destination for tourists, taggers, and street artists, was completely erased with white paint on Monday by an artist collective calling itself Prague Service.

Nam June Paik’s Robot Dreams


Nam June Paik, “Li Tai Po” (1987), 10 antique wooden TV cabinets, 1 antique radio cabinet, antique Korean printing block, antique Korean book, 11 color TVs, 96 x 62 x 24 in.

Will Landmark Modernist Fountain in Bmore Soon Be No More?


McKeldin Square in September 2014 (photo by Forsaken Fotos/Flickr) Baltimore’s McKeldin Fountain, a fixture of the city’s inner harbor since water started cascading down its tiered basins in 1982, may soon be demolished.

French Manuscript Museum Raided over Murky Investment Scheme


The Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris (photo by Jason Whittaker/Flickr) Paris’s Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (MLM), an institution devoted to ancient manuscripts and historic letters, was raided by French authorities on Tuesday for its apparent role in a fraudulent investment scheme masterminded by the museum’s founder, financier Gérard Lhéritier.

Cranbrook Academy of Art: Yes, and No


Quynh Vantu, “Inflated” (2008), cotton muslin, latex weather balloon We all take different paths to reach the destination that’s right for us.


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