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The Return of the Tribeca Art Scene

Even though most artists can’t afford to live here, the galleries are back.
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Jerry Saltz’s 33 Rules for Being an Artist

How to go from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least live life a little more creatively).
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Loie Hollowell Wants to Be the Amy Schumer of Abstract Art

Her big new show at Pace is about her pregnancy.
  1. fall preview 2019
    The Canadian Cree Artist Remixing History in the Met’s Great HallIsn’t Kent Monkman’s time-traveling, gender-fluid, indigenous sex goddess exactly what art needs right about now?
  2. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Art Shows to See to This FallFrom JR, Amy Sherald, Pope.L, and more.
  3. obits
    Robert Frank, Influential Documentary Photographer, Is Dead at 94Frank broke the mold for photojournalism with The Americans.
  4. art
    Richard Prince and Lisa Spellman Regret NothingThe art-world exes on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of her 303 Gallery.
  5. art
    Ranking New York’s Most Toxic Museum BoardsWho might activists try to take down next?
  6. one grand books
    William Wegman’s 10 Favorite BooksCharles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more.
  7. art
    A True Protest BiennialArtists are withdrawing from the Whitney left and right, making good on the radical politics of the show.
  8. art
    Why Did It Take So Long for the World to Recognize the Genius of Joseph Yoakum?In fairness, it took me a long while, too.
  9. art
    How Alexander Calder’s Wee Circus Was Brought Back to LifeThe show must go on at the Whitney.
  10. art du jour
    That Fancy Bachelorette Museum Date Would Only Set You Back $10,000Seems reasonable, all things considered.
  11. art du jour
    Will You Silently Weep at These Paintings Like The Bachelorette’s Hannah Did?The Dutch masters always bring the waterworks.
  12. art review
    Alexander Calder’s Circus is Back in TownThe artist’s wee sideshow is restored, and back at the Whitney.
  13. art
    Study Warhol and Basquiat at a School Turned Gallery in Upstate New YorkNeither of these artists was known as a nature lover, of course.
  14. behind the scenes
    Whitney Biennial Artists Reveal the Creative Processes Behind Their 2019 WorkJeffrey Gibson is one of five artists sharing their stories in an upcoming video series.
  15. art
    Women Artists on Their Favorite Artworks at Their Local MuseumsFor a new book, It Speaks to Me, Jori Finkel asked 50 artists to discuss an artwork they find inspiring.
  16. art
    Whitney Biennial Artists Share Mood Boards for Their WorksWhat were they thinking about when they made that?
  17. whitney biennial
    The New Whitney Biennial Made Me See Art History in a New WayThis show demonstrates unmistakably that subject matter is just as important as form.
  18. art
    This Fully Functional Brooklyn Handball Court Is Actually an Art InstallationBring your own balls.
  19. art du jour
    Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Celebrate Love With This Unique PortraitTruly one of a kind.
  20. art du jour
    Does Jake Gyllenhaal Constantly Frame Photos of Himself?An incredible bit of art gossip.
  21. art
    For Decades, We All Ate Trump Up. Artist Andres Serrano Asks, ‘Why?’In a Chelsea bar, an artist created a Trump Junk Shop of the president’s 30-year rise to power — most of which passed without our really noticing.
  22. art
    Tom Slaughter’s Polaroid PortfolioThe artist known for his Pop-y paintings and prints had a side project: shooting Polaroid photos, constantly, of everything that interested him.
  23. notre dame
    Artwork Moving to Louvre After Paris’s Notre-Dame FireAbout 5 to 10 percent of the art was lost in the blaze.
  24. art
    How a $1,000 Art-Auction Bet Turned Into a $450 Million ‘Da Vinci’The invention of the Salvator Mundi.
  25. public hearings
    L.A. Official Tasked With Making Brad Pitt Stop TalkingDuring a recent funding meeting, the actor’s time got cut off.
  26. snl
    How the SNL Portrait Became Its Own Art FormThe show’s official photographer runs us through 11 of her favorite shots.
  27. art
    A Radical New History of Queer Modernism, 1933–1950The bodies are sensual, on display, sexually presenting, in carnal states of being — all expressing an otherwise forbidden sexuality.
  28. art
    Is This Really, Truly the End of Western Art?The Bruce High Quality Foundation returns, with a mummy sarcophagus and a pack of smokes.
  29. art
    The Painting Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking AboutPaul Cadmus’s Herrin Massacre is an orgy of ferociousness.
  30. criticism never sleeps
    Jerry Saltz Is Turning ‘How to Be an Artist’ Into a BookMore signature insight from New York’s own art critic.
  31. one grand books
    Kenny Scharf’s 10 Favorite BooksHaruki Murakami, Carl Jung, and more.
  32. art
    What Does It Mean for Basquiat to Be Back in the East Village?Not that he’d recognize the place if he were still alive.
  33. bronx bred bohemians
    Frederic Tuten’s Memoir Is a Love Song to a Lost New YorkInquisitive, respectful, adventurous, and often horny, he was Diane Keaton’s boyfriend for a while.
  34. brit awards 2019
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Accepted an Award in Front of a Meghan Markle PortraitHang this whole moment in the Louvre.
  35. frieze
    For the First Time, an Art Fair Worked in Los AngelesWhat did Frieze Los Angeles have that no other fair ever has?
  36. scam season
    Art Dealer Mary Boone Is Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud“The Art of the Dealer” suddenly has a whole new connotation.
  37. art
    Nari Ward’s Salvaged WorldsThe artist reflects on the objects and memories that made him.
  38. obits
    In Remembrance of Artist Robert RymanHis all-white paintings seem as if they were fated to come into existence from the beginning of Modern Art.
  39. art du jour
    Ellsworth Kelly Is Making Mail Cool AgainWith … stamps!
  40. art
    Are Artists’ Bands Still an ‘F You’ to the Art World?From IUD to Psychic TV.
  41. the art of anger
    Jim Carrey Isn’t Just a ‘Celebrity Artist’The fledgling political cartoonist walks Jerry Saltz through seven of his works.
  42. art
    Dana Schutz Takes Back Her Painterly NameHer canvasses are hyper-assertive, full of operatic grandeur, self-mocking turbulence, disfigured hideousness and the psychopathology of her figures.
  43. music
    Top That, Pitbull: Artist to Play Toto’s ‘Africa’ Forever in African DesertArtist Max Siedentopf will see your “Ocean to Ocean” from the Aquaman soundtrack, and raise you a permanent sound installation.
  44. cameos
    Turns Out Nev Schulman From Catfish Has the Oddest Little Bird Box CameoKind of hard to see with that blindfold on, but he’s in there.
  45. obits
    Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Taught Us to Love Art, Has DiedShe loved nudes, atheists, and Piss Christ. We could use more nuns like her.
  46. art du jour
    Some Drunk Arsehole Tried to Destroy a Banksy MuralSeasons greetings from Wales.
  47. best of 2018
    Hear Vulture Writers Discuss the Best Pop Culture of 2018 for Two Glorious HoursMatt Zoller Seitz, Jerry Saltz, Emily Yoshida, Dee Lockett, Sara Holdren, and Maris Kreizman shared favorites from the year in culture.
  48. seen
    Goodbye (for now!) from SEEN, Vulture’s Pop-Up Art MagazineWow, has it been 47 days already?
  49. american artifact
    This Cotton Gin Motor in a Glass Box at the Whitney Evokes the Legacy of SlaveryKevin Beasley turns this relic he bought off eBay into a musical instrument.
  50. emerging artists
    Matthew Leifheit and Nicole Wittenberg’s Art-Historical Machines for DesireA homoerotic nod to Velázquez; conjuring Munch’s The Kiss
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