More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):
- Tania Bruguera, Marilyn Minter, Trevor Paglen, and others to create political billboards ahead of US midterms.
- Outraged by Kavanaugh confirmation, social media users cite the vengeful women of art history.
- How the Swedish mystic Hilma af Klimt invented Abstract Art.
- Why AbEx painter Philip Guston’s return to figuration enraged the art world.
Joan Mitchell on how to be an artist.
- Roberta Smith remembers dealer Phyllis Kind.
- Chinese artist and Netflix star Cai Guo-Qiang gets major show at Uffizi.
- A look inside Gucci’s “The Artist Is Present” exhibition at Shanghai’s Yuz Museum.
- The beauty, horror, and hallucinations of Keiichi Tanaami.
- MCA San Diego will break ground on its highly anticipated $95 million expansion project in La Jolla.
- Get a sneak peek at the Menil Collection’s new drawing institute before it opens next month.
- The 20th-century architecture of Yugoslavia was the result of a national effort to modernize and unify.
- The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ breaks museum’s attendance history, drawing 1.7 million visitors.
- For her final show at MoCA LA, curator Helen Molesworth chews on the meaning of ‘termite art’.
- Sweden’s Nationalmuseum reopens—and goes free.
- Richard Prince defends reuse of others’ photographs.
- An interview with Sheikha Al-Mayassa who sits at the epicenter of global culture.
- Linda Nochlin explores the role of women in the arts in a previously unaired interview.
- Pay attention to the loaded details in artist Robert Pruitt’s powerful images of devotion.
- Why certain artists’ markets can weather a recession while others’ flop.
- 3 trends art dealers and collectors need to understand to break into the Asian art market.
- Christie’s will become the first major auction house to use blockchain in a sale.
- Rare 1932 ‘The Mummy’ film poster poised to hit record $1 million at auction.
- 2018 Carnegie International’s Prizes go to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, postcommodity.
- Why we must keep women and artists of color from becoming the next victims of market speculation.
- Clark Art Institute taps Anne Leonard as curator of prints, drawings, and photographs.
- ‘Shocked’ buyer of £1 million shredded Banksy to keep it, renamed ‘Love is in the Bin’.
- Do Brexiters really prefer Realism to Abstract art?
- A Frida Kahlo exhibition will open for an uninterrupted 48 hours in London.
- How Jenny Saville changed the way we view the female form in painting.
- Brands like Nike and PepsiCo are the new art patrons.
- NASA-inspired artist Tom Sachs‘ new Mars Yard sneaker for Nike.
- San Francisco’s FOG Design+Art fair announces the galleries exhibiting at its sixth edition.
- Zhang Xiaogang and the different shapes of class ideology.
- Fashion creative director Karl Lagerfeld tries his hand at sculpture.
Bob Dylan illustrated his most famous songs—with new lyrics—for a London gallery show.
- Watch Mark Bradford build elaborate abstract paintings that reflect the real world.
- PODCAST: Charlotte Burns interviews Guggenheim’s Director Richard Armstrong.
- Peter Weller on how an epiphany at a Picasso show motivated him to become an Art Historian.
- These artists are carving incredibly detailed, art-historical pumpkins.
- Austria’s Rogner Bad Blumau is part hot springs, part luxury hotel, and entirely an architectural work of art.
- British Army starts recruiting for revived Monuments Men unit to protect art and archaeology in war.
- Dutch Museums discover hundreds of artworks stolen by the Nazis and is already returning them.
- Meet Hew Locke, the artist who dresses up patriotic statues to reveal their whitewashed histories.
- A new Statue of Liberty will be built on the U.S.–Mexico border.
- Will Jeff Koons plant his controversial tulips near the Bataclan?
Here’s ten contemporary Nordic artists you should know.
How to make art while raising a kid.
Architect Richard Meier ‘steps back’ from firm following sexual misconduct allegations.
Artist Khaled Jarrar critiques capitalism and war, sells vials of his blood on Wall Street.