USA art news

William Pope.L wants to bring down the house

The artist’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles could blow away the building

Published online: 16 March 2015

Met to become twice as modern

Metropolitan Museum of Art chooses British architect David Chipperfield for revamp

Published online: 13 March 2015

Metropolitan Museum exhibition views China through a Western lens

Fashion, film and Ancient artefacts are brought together by the Met’s Costume Institute and Asian art department in a show that celebrates real and imaginary China

Published online: 13 March 2015

McQueen show refashioned in London

Four years after going on show in New York, an expanded Alexander McQueen exhibition comes to the V&A

Published online: 12 March 2015

De Wain Valentine’s monumental Grey Columns to be shown side by side—at last

The 1970s twin sculptures have never been installed as the Californian artist intended

Published online: 11 March 2015

Daniel Weiss named Metropolitan Museum president

Weiss joins the museum from Haverford College

Published online: 11 March 2015

Discomfited by video art? That shouldn’t mean discomfort

The increasing number and increasing length of video works is throwing up problems in presentation

Published online: 10 March 2015

Manhattan court throws out Haring authentication suit

Judge finds that the foundation was not violating anti-trust laws when it rejected works brought to it by a group of collectors

Published online: 09 March 2015

San Francisco museum finds 200-year-old DNA in African works

De Young’s research could improve authentication by identifying the species of trees used

Published online: 09 March 2015

Lynda Benglis: going with the flow

Though best known for the 1970s Artforum ad in which she posed naked brandishing an enormous dildo, the American artist, now 73 and the subject of two spring shows, is still experimenting with a novel range of materials

Published online: 08 March 2015

Artist wins case against neighbours he secretly photographed

Appellate court upholds First Amendment rights but encourages stricter privacy laws in future

Published online: 10 April 2015

Notebook owned by the father of computer science to be auctioned

The journal that Alan Turing used to jot down his thoughts on a universal language was later turned into a dream diary by one of his students

Published online: 09 April 2015

Curators choose their favourite pieces in the Whitney’s inaugural exhibition in its new space

Debut exhibition provides an unprecedented overview of the museum’s collection of American art

Published online: 05 April 2015

Whitney’s curators explore wide open spaces of new downtown home

Architect Renzo Piano’s building, which opens next month, provides the opportunity to show the collection’s breadth at long last

Published online: 05 April 2015

California court says Cranach suit can go ahead

Statute of limitations does not apply in Goudstikker heirs’ claim against Norton Simon Museum, ruling finds

Published online: 03 April 2015

Almost one third of solo shows in US museums go to artists represented by just five galleries

Our visitor figures survey reveals prevalence of Pace, Gagosian, David Zwirner, Marian Goodman and Hauser & Wirth in exhibition programming

Published online: 02 April 2015

Visitor figures 2014: what do we want? Immersive installations by unfamiliar artists

US institutions think big names draw crowds, but the public is not as predictable as it seems

Published online: 02 April 2015

Museums unite in campaign to save massive land art project

Nevada Desert site around Michael Heizer’s City is under threat

Published online: 18 March 2015

Sotheby’s launches live auctions on eBay

Collectors can take part in sales streamed online from April

Published online: 17 March 2015

Sotheby’s appoints new president with plans to grow its brand

Tad Smith comes to the auction house from media and entertainment companies

Published online: 16 March 2015

Lost libraries and broken Buddhas: war, iconoclasm and social media

The history of cultural destruction as a propaganda tool

Published online: 07 March 2015

Van Dyck self-portrait reconfirmed as genuine

Artist’s gold chain provides clue that work in Minneapolis is an original

Published online: 05 March 2015

Armory takes steps in the right direction

New York fair opens today with 197 international galleries

Published online: 04 March 2015

MoMA takes a ‘layered’ look at Björk’s music

The Museum of Modern Art presents a multimedia retrospective of Björk’s multifaceted work

Published online: 03 March 2015

Miami’s art museums are becoming rudderless ships

Nearly half the city’s institutions are without leaders as powerful patrons, unruly trustees, funding issues and rivalries between ethnic groups make the waters nearly impossible to navigate

Published online: 03 March 2015

Koons at cutting edge with giant stone mills

Artist ramps up production at Pennsylvania workshop where monumental works are carved

Published online: 03 March 2015

Koons and Sherman offer up limited-addition works to US government

The contemporary American artists will each donate 50 bespoke works for display in embassies and consulates

Published online: 03 March 2015

Sotheby’s ramps up commitment to middle market

Full-year figures show auction house still “under tension”

Published online: 02 March 2015

Grand Palais curtain-raiser for Gap founder’s collection

French debut of Donald and Doris Fisher’s art gives hint of what’s in store for San Francisco next year

Published online: 02 March 2015

Elmgreen & Dragset train their telescope on New York

Project for High Line coincides with show of V&A installation at Perrotin gallery

Published online: 02 March 2015

Granddaughter of French dealer whose collection was confiscated by Nazis opens New York gallery

Marianne Rosenberg says she plans to continue the family legacy of working with contemporary artists, as well as show the Modern art her ancestor promoted

Published online: 24 February 2015

Heirs of Jewish dealers file suit in US for the return of Guelph Treasure

A similar restitution claim was rejected by a German government commission last year

Published online: 24 February 2015

Thousands write to prison pen pals through Alcatraz art installation

Ai Weiwei’s project on the former penal island in San Francisco Bay has resulted in 50,000 postcards to political prisoners

Published online: 24 February 2015

US museums capitalise on baby boomers’ desire to write big cheques

“Quietly does it” pays off as fundraising is put on a fast track, with Houston’s millionaires in a particularly generous mood

Published online: 19 February 2015

Kehinde Wiley’s new republic

Published online: 17 February 2015

Documentary on black photography is more of a scrapbook than a comprehensive catalogue

“Through a Lens Darkly” aims to show the hidden history of African American artists using the medium

Published online: 17 February 2015

When can you buy a Warhol for under $10,000? When it’s an artist’s tapestry

The market for the neglected medium is still limited

Published online: 14 February 2015

Rembrandt hits the silver screen

Published online: 12 February 2015

Hollywood talent agency wants to show artists the money

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The firm that negotiates for actors like Angelina Jolie and Harrison Ford is launching a fine arts division

Published online: 12 February 2015

ICA Miami interim director steps down

Three museums in the city are now without leaders following Suzanne Weaver’s departure

Published online: 11 February 2015