How Does a Gallery Stay in Business for 35 Years? Lisa Spellman on 303 Gallery’s Staying Power and the Hardest Part of Being a Dealer

The gallerist opens up about losing artists, accommodating selfie-takers, and that one time she found someone living inside a video installation.

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Scarlett Johansson Told the Painter David Salle That Art ‘Should Be Immune to Political Correctness’—and a Firestorm Ensued

The actress has been widely criticized for saying that she “should be allowed to play any person.”

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Carrie Mae Weems, Amy Sherald, and These Other Artists Have Cameos in Spike Lee’s New Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

The all-star cast appears in a second-season episode of the show.

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The Smithsonian Names Lonnie Bunch as Its New Secretary, the First African American and First Historian to Hold the Post

Bunch realized the long-held dream of a national African American museum in the nation’s capital.

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‘I Hate Him, But He’s a Genius’: How Mega-Dealers Really Feel About Their Colleagues, Artists, and the Cutthroat Game of the Art Market

Larry Gagosian, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Marianne Boesky all make appearances in this excerpt from Michael Shnayerson’s new book, “Boom.”

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How War Photographer Julia Leeb Is Using Virtual Reality and Art to Let Comfortable People Experience the Terror of Conflict Zones

Can VR instill empathy for those suffering thousands of miles away?

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‘I View All Space as Public’: Sarah Morris Explains Why Nothing Is Off Limits in Her New Paintings and Films

The artist’s current show at White Cube in London is her first UK exhibition in six years.

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Banksy Got Thrown Out of the Most Famous Piazza in Venice for Illegally Selling His Art—and You Can Watch a Video of It Happening Here

It appears the artist was in town for the Venice Biennale.

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