To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ARTIST, CURATOR, AND EDUCATOR Deborah Willis, whose influential career has focused on how Black people and gender are represented, has won the $200,000 Don Tyson Prize for the Advancement of American Art from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville,Continue Reading

The pandemic catalyzed the growing trend of listless wealthy people outbidding one another via online auctions, turning any possible luxury acquisition into a “so-called alternative asset class.” This inadvertently spurred the art auction market to new heights, with global auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s reporting sales totaling $7.1 billion andContinue Reading

Every autumn since 2018, the streets of Madrid are littered with sculptures in the shape of Baroque painter Diego de Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas (1656). The yearly event, a private initiative devised by artist Antonio Azzato, sees comedians, models, television presenters, bullfighters, and other celebrities paint a three-dimensional Menina. LasContinue Reading