The “Internet-Famous” Kaplan Twins Arrive in the Hamptons

by KURT MCVEY JULY 9, 2018 5:54 PM There were promotional T-shirts and tank tops handed out from the back of a van. There was a dub-heavy D.J. set, a gorgeous post-rainy-day sunset, and hordes of tanned partygoers living through the lens of their Instagram app. And at the fleshy pool

The Rothko Chapel in Houston was vandalized with white paint and fliers that read “It’s okay to be white.”

On Friday morning, security at the Rothko Chapel in Houston surveyed the grounds and found what the director of the world-class Texas institution, founded by the collectors John and Dominique de Menil, called a “hate incident.” Security discovered white paint near the entrance of the chapel, along with handbills that

Decrying Real Estate Developer’s ‘Insolence,’ Judge Awards Street Artists $6.7 Million in Landmark 5Pointz Case

In a dramatic conclusion to a landmark case, a judge has ruled that a New York developer must pay $6.7 million to a group of graffiti artists to compensate for painting over their work without warning in 2013. The decision represents a decisive victory for street artists in a case

Bushwick’s Coolest Gallery Is Experimental, Collaborative, and Located in a Storage Unit

The innovative Secret Dungeon is unlikely to stay secret for much longer. Tatiana Berg for Artnews Bushwick is changing fast, and its gallery scene is changing along with it. While it has gained a few big galleries, it has been gradually losing the kind of young-and-trying-something spaces where thoughtful emerging artists can

Comedian Adam Conover Says the Art Market Is a Scam. Here’s What He Gets Right—and Wrong.

Is he aiming for accuracy, or just truthiness? by Brian Boucher for artnet news, August 10, 2017 Is the art market no more than a playground for snobs and crooks? The comedian Adam Conover certainly thinks so. He makes the case in a five-minute video released yesterday as the latest in his web

Here Are 5 Art-Themed Day Trips for Summer’s Dog Days

Whether you're in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago, these short city getaways are like field trips for art lovers. by Henri Neuendorf for artnet news, August 9, 2017  You know it’s road-trip season when the galleries have switched to summer hours, and the streets are empty on weekends, as everyone

Kiss the Crown! Basquiat Dethroned These 5 American Artists With His $110.5M Record

The upstart dethroned canonical figures in the history of American art. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the legendary New York graffiti artist-turned-art world phenomenon, captured the record for the top-selling American artist at auction at Sotheby’s New York Thursday night, cementing his place in a market pantheon by $110.5 million. Market valuation and

Why Are Leonardo DiCaprio's Characters Running Around Frieze?

By Loney Abrams for Artspace.com You may have already heard the rumor: that a bunch of Leonardo DiCaprio impersonators are wandering around Frieze. If you have, then you're already part of the performance piece, which lists its materials as "characters, impersonations, rumors." Orchestrated by artist Dora Budor, the performance involves three

ArtHamptons 2017 Has Been Canceled

The Georgia-based tradeshow company  Urban Expositions has canceled the tenth edition of its ArtHamptons fair, previously slated for June in Bridgehampton, NY, according to a representative of the company. Although there has been no official statement on the cancellation — the fair’s website says only, “2017 Dates Postponed” — the

The Radical Message behind Henry Darger’s Transgender Child Superheroes

Henry Darger  Again running from forest flame (left), At Jennie Turner Vivian Girls being captured - Hanging scene (right), 1910-1970  "Henry Darger" at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2015) Artsy Editorial By ALEXXA GOTTHARDT If the artist and writer Henry Darger had superpowers like the characters in his artworks,