Whitney Museum Plans Jeff Koons Retrospective

The Whitney Museum of American Art has no intention of leaving quietly. Before heading to its new, considerably larger home in the meatpacking district of Manhattan in 2015, its final exhibition will be as much a first as it is a last. The museum is planning to present aJeff Koons retrospective

Painting Gotye: A Q&A With the Aussie Body-Painting Artist Behind the "Somebody I Used to Know" Video

If you are one of the more than 200 million people who have viewed the film clip for the Gotye song "Somebody That I Used to Know" you will be familiar with the extraordinary transformation of the bodies of the Belgian-Australian musician and New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra into amazing works of art that gradually fade

Writer Jay McInerney Invites the Glam Literati to Take a "Sleep No More" Tour Into His New Short Story

“Because you’re here,” said Brooke Geahan, standing in a red-tinted room within the maze of the McKittrick Hotel. “Because you’re here now, you’re part of the special people.”Geahan, doyenne of New York’s swank literary shindigs, was addressing a few dozen good-looking creative types sitting at café tables and sipping champagne, all

Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Sale Takes $388 Million, Led by a Record-Smashing $87-Million Rothko

Powered by a stunning handful of super-trophies, including a sublime and record-eclipsing Mark Rothko masterpiece from 1961, Christie’s delivered a $388,488,000 Postwar and Contemporary at evening sale. The tally zoomed beyond the $236-329 million pre-sale estimate and nicked the May 2007 high water mark of $384.6 million, harkening back to a time generally acknowledged as