More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):
- The definitive guide to the key art fairs taking place around the world in the first half of 2019.
Three ways art history needs to change in 2019.
The five trends that will shape the art market in 2019.
15 Los Angeles artists to watch in 2019.
- Your guide to the best shows at London gallery-share Condo.
- Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro dissolves Ministry of Culture.
What happened to the Catholic Church’s art patronage.
What Sister Wendy Beckett, the late nun and popular art historian, taught me about being a curator.
- Louvre’s Leonardo exhibition sparks nationalist dispute with Italy’s populist government.
- The New Museum’s staff is pushing to unionize, and top leadership is not at all happy about it.
- Sotheby’s will sell a complete set of all the skate decks Supreme has ever produced for up to $1.2 million.
- Loïc Gouzer on striking it out on his own after a meteoric career at Christie’s.
- A month after I published a book about how to run an art gallery, I closed mine. Here’s why.
- A generation of top dealers has reached or surpassed retirement age. Can their galleries survive without them?
- Skateboarding thieves who stole a giant $4 million coin begin trial, but the coin’s still missing.
- Thieves make off with a painting from New York’s Team Gallery in broad daylight after a half-mile chase.
- More than 30 works by Edvard Munch are missing from Oslo. Did university students steal them?
- Art dealer Mary Boone claims early trauma in tax fraud case.
- Questioning museology as a medium for conveying culture.
- ‘An artwork is not about the now’—Urs Fischer on his new Gagosian show images.
- Josef Albers and the modernist maestro’s musical influences.
- Max Siedentopf’s latest work plays Toto’s Africa for all eternity in the Namib desert.
- Adrian Piper speaks out after the Haus Der Kunst cancels her retrospective.
- Banksy’s notorious self-shredded artwork, is already getting its first museum show.
- Calhoun and McCormick reveal an ever-changing landscape full of joys and injustices.
- Stevie Dix’s paintings have the ability to hiss and speak of forbidden temptations.
- An exclusive look inside Felipe Pantone’s new Shanghai exhibition.
- Celeste Dupuy-Spencer blends identities of religious saviour, politician, celebrity and cheap entertainer.
- The painstaking detail Rodney Graham puts into each of his self-portraits.
- Pablo Tomek leaves the social interpretation of his work up to the viewer.
- Erik Parker on making the familiar strange.
- Lari Pittman at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, sheds new light on colonialist patterns and projections.
- Dana Schutz stages bold return to form after Whitney Biennial controversy.
- Mika Rottenberg’s exhibition at Sprüth Magers explores the potential of indefinite loops.
- How White House photographers have shaped the image of the President.
- The challenges female artists face mid-career.
- Hans Ulrich Obrist on Friederike Mayröcker.
Louise Bourgeois on finding inspiration in solitude.
The late street artist Margaret Kilgallen on finding inspiration in everyday life.
- Why do we care how long it takes artists to make their work?
The architect who brought tropical modernism to Hawaii.
- A new biography of Philip Johnson reveals the contradictions and ambiguities of the world’s first ‘starchitect’.
- Netflix’s new satirical thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a critic who falls victim to killer art. Will it hit its mark?
The quirky, endearing tradition of “duck” architecture.
Where 8 famous artists loved to go on vacation.
How to borrow works by famous artists for your home.
7 new apps for artists and art lovers.