How Berthe Weill Shaped the 20th-Century French Art Scene –

Open admiration for the art market has always been a taboo within museums, but that has not stopped institutions across the world from staging exhibitions about the dealers who helped shape modern art. The Museum of Modern Art did a show about Ambroise Vollard back in the ’70s; the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted one … Read more

Listen to the Music That Shaped Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982 (© James Van der Zee Archive, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; courtesy; King Pleasure exhibition) A new series of playlists celebrating the music that artist Jean-Michel Basquiat listened to, enjoyed, and influenced during his short-lived yet enormously consequential artistic career. They were put together in partnership with the family of the … Read more

Best Shaped Canvases for Artists –

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTnews may receive an affiliate commission. Ask anyone to conjure up an image of a painter’s canvas and chances are they’ll picture a rectangular one. The rectangle’s dominance is as much a technical matter as an aesthetic one—canvas is easiest … Read more