A riveting show at the Metropolitan Museum surveys the complicated art of the ancient Maya, in which beauty and brutality are surreally entangled.
They were crazy, cramped, messy and threatening — but the Happenings of the early 60s just might be the missing link between Dada and today’s immersive art.
The British Museum and Greece’s prime minister are getting closer to a deal on returning the so-called Elgin Marbles to Athens. But key differences remain.
The Indian artist’s physical approach to making and presenting pictures chimes with their intimate content, as the largest exhibition of her work to date shows.
The owner of a painting and a gallery had sued Peter Doig, insisting he falsely denied creating the work. But a federal judge ordered sanctions after ruling there was no evidence of that.
Ser Serpas, a young artist known for kinetic arrangements of discarded furniture, opens up about her expressive way of processing the used world.
The bronze sculpture, by the artist Hank Willis Thomas, symbolizes the hug Dr. King and Coretta Scott King shared after Dr. King won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
Paintings from before 1850, once a bedrock of the market, now account for just a tiny percentage of auction sales. Instead, buyers want works by living artists with a strong Instagram presence.
Want to see new art in New York this weekend? Start in the Lower East Side to see a tense group show about women, then head to Chelsea for Spencer Finch’s show. And don’t miss Nöle Giulini’s art made from kombucha in Brooklyn.
The politically engaged artist, whose work is now on display at the Guggenheim Museum, talks about his new line of fabrics.