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Whitney Biennial Artists Share Mood Boards for Their Works

What were they thinking about when they made that?
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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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The New Whitney Biennial Made Me See Art History in a New Way

This show demonstrates unmistakably that subject matter is just as important as form.
  1. art
    This Fully Functional Brooklyn Handball Court Is Actually an Art InstallationBring your own balls.
  2. art du jour
    Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Celebrate Love With This Unique PortraitTruly one of a kind.
  3. art du jour
    Does Jake Gyllenhaal Constantly Frame Photos of Himself?An incredible bit of art gossip.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. notre dame
    Artwork Moving to Louvre After Paris’s Notre-Dame FireAbout 5 to 10 percent of the art was lost in the blaze.
  7. art
    How a $1,000 Art-Auction Bet Turned Into a $450 Million ‘Da Vinci’The invention of the Salvator Mundi.
  8. public hearings
    L.A. Official Tasked With Making Brad Pitt Stop TalkingDuring a recent funding meeting, the actor’s time got cut off.
  9. snl
    How the SNL Portrait Became Its Own Art FormThe show’s official photographer runs us through 11 of her favorite shots.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. art
    The Painting Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking AboutPaul Cadmus’s Herrin Massacre is an orgy of ferociousness.
  13. criticism never sleeps
    Jerry Saltz Is Turning ‘How to Be an Artist’ Into a BookMore signature insight from New York’s own art critic.
  14. one grand books
    Kenny Scharf’s 10 Favorite BooksHaruki Murakami, Carl Jung, and more.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. brit awards 2019
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Accepted an Award in Front of a Meghan Markle PortraitHang this whole moment in the Louvre.
  18. frieze
    For the First Time, an Art Fair Worked in Los AngelesWhat did Frieze Los Angeles have that no other fair ever has?
  19. 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.
  20. art
    Nari Ward’s Salvaged WorldsThe artist reflects on the objects and memories that made him.
  21. 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.
  22. art du jour
    Ellsworth Kelly Is Making Mail Cool AgainWith … stamps!
  23. art
    Are Artists’ Bands Still an ‘F You’ to the Art World?From IUD to Psychic TV.
  24. the art of anger
    Jim Carrey Isn’t Just a ‘Celebrity Artist’The fledgling political cartoonist walks Jerry Saltz through seven of his works.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. art du jour
    Some Drunk Arsehole Tried to Destroy a Banksy MuralSeasons greetings from Wales.
  30. 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.
  31. seen
    Goodbye (for now!) from SEEN, Vulture’s Pop-Up Art MagazineWow, has it been 47 days already?
  32. 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.
  33. emerging artists
    Matthew Leifheit and Nicole Wittenberg’s Art-Historical Machines for DesireA homoerotic nod to Velázquez; conjuring Munch’s The Kiss
  34. gallery ghouls
    Michel Gondry’s Son Has an Art Gallery in Their Williamsburg Living Room15 Orient focuses on the alien and abject.
  35. coming soon
    Banu Cennetoğlu Uploaded 12 Years of Her Digital Life Into a 128-Hour-Long FilmThe film shows everything, regardless of boredom or embarrassment: Separations, reunions, funerals, hospitals, openings, demonstrations, her divorce.
  36. family feud
    Did Georgia O’Keeffe Keep Her Sister, Also a Painter, From Getting Famous, Too?The siblings of famous artists get out from under their shadows in three shows.
  37. seen
    Artist Sable Elyse Smith Was Horrified by a Kids’ Coloring Book About the CourtsUnpacking “Judge Friendly” and archetypes of innocence becoming a cover for state violence.
  38. seen
    Seen in Singapore: Edgy Art To See Right Now In the Orderly City-StateOne show invites you to try on slippers made from spent bullet cartridges.
  39. Jerry Saltz Put Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway — Here’s What HappenedSome New Yorkers were amused — others, not so much.
  40. seen
    Seen in Shanghai: What Not to Miss Right Now in China’s Contemporary Art CapitalThe Biennale is on.
  41. berlin
    Anna Uddenberg’s Perverted Performative Sculpture“It’s about the branding and commodification of the self.”
  42. miami
    Boating Out to Christo’s Pink-Wrapped Islands With the Artist, 35 Years Later“Today, we are bombarded by the ‘goodness’ of things. These are inexplicable, capricious, worthless. That is really the greatness of art.”
  43. seen
    16 Works Reported to Have Sold for Over $1 Mil in Miami — Only One Is by a WomanPeruse this list of hundreds of reported sale prices from Art Basel Miami Beach.
  44. trend report
    Is Being an Artist About Making Art or Performing the Artist-Self On Instagram?“I think about deleting it daily.”
  45. prada monks
    Theaster Gates and His Band Played an Art Basel Gig at Prada’s VIP ClubAfter a dinner with Kanye.
  46. tech savvy
    Will Blockchain Tech Commodify or Democratize the Art World?A crypto conference during Art Basel Miami Beach.
  47. day-glo dystopian
    Peter Halley’s Anxious, Day-Glo Dystopian Paintings“Everybody thinks the ’80s was a party, but it wasn’t.”
  48. best of 2018
    Jerry Saltz’s 10 Best Art Shows of 2018Including an abstract pioneer and presidential portraiture.
  49. market watch
    Collectors Shop at Art Basel Miami Beach, Never Mind the Climate-Change NewsWorks by Paul McCarthy, Philip Guston, and more sold for seven figures.
  50. senegal
    How Senegalese Photographer Omar Victor Diop Is Changing the Gaze“My mission is to establish the fact that as a black man, as an African, I come from a lineage of great people.”
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