MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Nate Freeman

  1. photography
    See Photos From 16 Years of Burning Man’s Trippy Art InstallationsImages from photographer NK Guy’s new book Art of Burning Man.
  2. art
    The Storied History of the Most Expensive Picasso Ever AuctionedThe 60-year journey from canvas to Christie’s of Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”).
  3. union dues
    MoMA’s Black-Tie Garden Party Drowned Out by Hundreds of Protesting Staffers“We love this place. We’re just trying to raise our families.”
  4. seen
    SEEN’s Cost-Is-No-Object Art World Summer ItineraryDarling, you can afford to be everywhere, too, can’t you?
  5. Is It Already Time for the Whitney Museum to Expand?The last of the meatpackers in the Meatpacking District will have to go.
  6. Will Someone Actually Pay $2 Million for an Elephant-Dung Painting?Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary is heading to the auction block.
  7. A Sneak Peek Inside the ARTnews All-Women IssueThe new issue argues that in the sexist art world, “in a way, very little has changed, and that’s what is frightening.”
  8. High Times for High Art on the High LineYutaka Sone and Rashid Johnson walk and talk on the west-side elevated promenade.
  9. This Is What Happens When You Let Kim Gordon and Dan Graham Take Over a GalaIn support of the Kitchen, gala-going socialites eat burrata by marble frescoes while punk legends rock out.
  10. Blinged-Out Paintings in Sotheby’s Money AuctionBecause what does the art world love even more than art? Money!
  11. Where Can New York’s Oldest Alternative Art Space Afford to Move Next?White Columns versus the high rent in the neighborhood it helped gentrify.
  12. Everyone Loves Frida Kahlo, So Why Not Just Become a Frida?Ever wonder what Larry Gagosian looks like with a parrot on his head?
  13. Whitney Names Scott Rothkopf Chief CuratorCurrent head of curatorial Donna De Salvo will get new position of deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator.
  14. NADA Art Fair: A Debate (Over Delicious Tacos)The hipster answer to the big-money Englishness of Frieze New York.
  15. art
    Welcome to a Very Instagrammable Frieze!To bait fairgoers in more ways than one, Gagosian stocked a booth full of Richard Prince Instagram replicas.
  16. Introducing Daata Editions, an Online Marketplace for Digital ArtSpearheaded by London megacollector Anita Zabludowicz, the new platform is attempting to solve a well-trodden problem.
  17. A Guide to the Best Chris Burden Performances on YouTubeThe artist, who died yesterday, once had a performance piece where his friend shot him in the arm.
  18. Rob Pruitt: Cocaine Buffet to Glitter PandasTo celebrate his show at the Brant Foundation, the artist shares insight into his more memorable and controversial works.
  19. Venice Officials Threaten to End Biennale MosqueThey claim it could be a target of a terrorist attack.
  20. Enter the Supersaturated, Ultraglamorous World of Tina Barney’s PhotographsA chronicler of the one percent has a retrospective in Chelsea.
  21. British Press on British Penis Art in VeniceSarah Lucas, still a YBA after all these years, representing England at the Venice Biennale, filled her country’s pavilion with some rather naughty stuff.
  22. art
    The Art World Is Currently in Venice on Gondolas Having More Fun Than YouSeventeen Instagram shots of dealers and curators canoodling on gondolas during the Biennale.
  23. Who’s Off-loading Masterworks at This Month’s Auctions?Step right up to get your Rothkos, Picassos, and Monets in the $2.3 billion sale-a-thon.
  24. the new whitney
    Cracking the Code to the Whitney’s Inaugural ShowScott Rothkopf, the Whitney curator responsible for last year’s Jeff Koons extravaganza, explains the placement of the inaugural show at the brand-new museum. 
  25. How to Pretend That You’ve Already Been to the New WhitneyEven if you didn’t make it to the museum’s beautiful new building in the Meatpacking District during previews, here’s how you can talk about all the art you haven’t seen.
  26. bedbugs
    Six Cities Worse Than New York in Terms of Bedbugs, Most Other ThingsSucks to be you, major cities in Ohio.
  27. traffic
    China Traffic Jam to Last Until September, When There Is Real News and We Ignore Stories Like ThisWhich way to Beijing? Oh, right.
  28. stunts
    Comedian to Hog the Bathroom for Five Days StraightThe wife does not approve.
  29. grants
    State Wins $700 Million of Race to the Top Grant to Fund EducationMoney will track and advance the progress of New York students.
  30. efraim e. diveroli
    Boy Wonder Arms Dealer Still Trigger-HappyThe young Efraim E. Diveroli, a former $300 million government weapons contractor convicted of fraud and conspiracy, arrested for — what else? — trying to buy guns.
  31. tea party
    Tea-Party Member Discovers the Very Small Percentage of D.C. He Deems SafeHow to find Real America in America’s Capital.
  32. blog tax
    Philly Blog Tax Exceeds Most Blog IncomesIf your tiny, insignificant blog has ads, the city’s Business Privilege Tax will show no “Brotherly Love.”
  33. anne frank
    Tree Immortalized by Anne Frank’s Diary TopplesThe giant chestnut no longer grows in Amsterdam.
  34. manila hostages
    Hostage-Taker Killed As Extended Standoff EndsSix confirmed dead after the tragic thriller in Manila.
  35. Andrew Giuliani’s Legal MulliganPar for the course.