Museums are increasingly having to deal with works of art that require regular maintenance during periods of exhibition and throughout their ownership. Some artwork, like Maurizio Cattelan’s brilliant, cheeky, and provocative 2019 duct-taped banana (pictured above) titled “Comedian” will rot, and the banana needs to be replaced every few days.Continue Reading

The MoMA (that’s the┬áMuseum of Modern Art in the New York-fucking-City) has recently launched a web video series on YouTube called “At the Museum,” and we, savvy reader, are L-O-V-I-N-G it. (See video below!) It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the innermost workings of one of the world’s greatest art museumsContinue Reading

The late American artist Mike Kelley created a huge body of influential artwork — more than enough to fill all the galleries of MoMA’s P.S.1 museum in Queens, New York City, which has just finished playing host to a massive retrospective exhibition of his work. We’d been hearing great thingsContinue Reading

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently holding a major retrospective of the influential American artist Claes Oldenberg, as we’ve reported on this blog in recent months. Oldenberg is one of the giants of 20th-century and modern art, and this exhibition is definitely worth seeing. ButContinue Reading

We recently stumbled upon this performance art by two women in red jumpsuits at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. We didn’t get the details, but the performance was a kind of feminist protest against the museum in regards to women artists.

Collections of toy ray guns and other gun-shaped objects that are part of artist Claes Oldenberg’s “Ray Gun Wing” installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Below are still images from “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present,” a 2012 documentary about legendary performance-art star Marina Abramovic. We stumbled upon a re-broadcast of the film doc on HBO a couple of weeks ago and watched it again for a second time. As an artist, Marina is controversial,Continue Reading

Pix of the upcoming Claes Oldenberg exhibition being installed at MoMA. These photos show the installation in progress of “Geometric Mouse,” a massive work that will be on view in the Atrium at MoMA starting April 2013.

Photos below of German artist Wolfgang Laib‘s sublime artwork “Pollen from Hazelnut,” a major installation piece in the atrium at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Laib’s work is made up of yellow pollen he painstakingly picked by hand himself in the village where he livesContinue Reading