Helen Stoilas

Helen was previously Editor, Americas and has worked for The Art Newspaper since 2003. She regularly reports on political and social issues that affect artists and institutions.

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Betye Saar repaints lost mural at Frieze Los Angeles

The 95-year-old artist was on hand at the fair this week

Our pick of the best shows to see during Frieze Los Angeles

From Pipilotti Rist's psychedelic survey to Jaishri Abichandani's 'Flower-Headed Children'

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From 20th century Italian masterworks at the Center for Italian Modern Art to Ashley Bickerton’s oceanic sculptures at Lehmann Maupin

Archival discovery prompts exploration of 1980s movement to support Central American artists at time of political upheaval

A dozen boxes of materials found in the Museum of Modern Art’s library served as the impetus for a new exhibition on the legacy of the Artists Call group at Tufts University Art Galleries

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Francesca Woodman at Marian Goodman to Carrie Mae Weems at the Park Avenue Armory

Walk into the White House Situation Room with Will Ryman's dramatic installation

The sculptural work, now on view at the Margulies Collection in Miami, recreates the pivotal moment US officials followed a covert military operation to kill Osama bin Laden

Pace Verso sells DRIFT and Don Diablo NFT for $550,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The buyer of the work is a digital native who will loan it to a European museum for an exhibition later this winter

Freakonomics Radio delves into the secrets of the art market in three-part series

The audio show will be released on podcast platforms first, from 1 December

Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art brings in new curatorial leadership

René Morales of the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Jamillah James of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will fill key vacancies at the MCA

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Neue Galerie’s anniversary show to Donald Judd’s paintings at Gagosian

Facebook profits by aiding scammers as they mimic and rip off artists' work

Fraudsters are using Facebook to dupe people into buying artists’ works at bargain-bucket prices while supplying cheap knock-offs

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Etel Adnan at the Guggenheim to the final weekend of Kusama's blockbuster show at the NYBG

NFTnews

NFTs of Marvel book legend come to auction

Portraits of Stan Lee, a Marvel comic book writer and publisher, will be auctioned as NFTs on the Mogul platform

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From gilded figures at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library to Christo at Galerie Gmurzynska

Contemporary paintings will hang with the Frick’s Old Masters in new art series

Doron Langberg will pair off with Hans Holbein, and Salman Toor will join Vermeer in the Breuer building this week

K-Pop superstars BTS help present gift from Korean government to the Metropolitan Museum

The set of five richly coloured lacquer vessels by artist Chung Haecho will go on show in the New York museum this December

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Adam Pendelton's colossal recaps of the past year at MoMA, to Objects of Common Interest's minimalist designs at the Noguchi Museum

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara named an ‘icon’ of 2021 by Time magazine

The Cuban artist and activist is joined on the publication’s list of 100 Most Influential People by Barbara Kruger and Mark Bradford

Timothée Chalamet kicks off the Met Gala with a flag-inspired collaboration with street artist JR

The actor debuted a new performance and installation in the Breuer building, before protestors crashed the party at the Costume Institute’s annual celebrity fundraiser

Prospect New Orleans to stagger openings and delay gala after Hurricane Ida

The event, launched in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has been impacted by another major climate disaster

What do the bells of Notre Dame 'hear'? Artist Bill Fontana listens to the soul of Paris

The Bay Area sound artist is working on a contemporary sound installation in the fire-ravaged cathedral's bell tower

Podcastspodcast

Afghanistan: the threat of the Taliban to artists and heritage

Plus, artist Bill Fontana records Notre Dame's bells

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New and noteworthy: see what the Armory Show's younger galleries are bringing to the fair

In the Presents section, galleries founded within the past ten years present solo or dual-artist shows. Here are some works to look out for this year

Digital artinterview

From Atari to the No Fly List, artist Yucef Merhi uncovers the pervasive power of technology

The Venezuela-born artist’s pioneering work exploring information systems is on view in two shows in Miami

Louis Armstrong’s ‘second home’ in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Ida

The Karnofsky Store, a Jewish family’s former tailor shop where the young jazz legend found early encouragement for his musical talent, has been reduced to rubble

Chuck Close, Photo Realist painter of large-scale portraits, has died, aged 81

The outsize artist retreated from public attention in his later years, following a diagnosis of dementia in 2015 and accusations of sexual harassment in 2017

Pornhub removes videos and online tours based on works in Louvre, Uffizi and Prado collections

The site’s “Classic Nudes” series still includes erotic explorations of masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, National Gallery in London, and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, as well as several other international institutions

Cubanews

Cuba cracks down on protestors with summary trials and prison sentences

Artists and writers are among those targeted by the government, causing human rights groups to raise an alarm about abuses

Designinterview

Loki’s production designer on the Modernist inspiration behind the show’s stunning visuals

Kasra Farahani explains why the Time Variance Authority waiting room looks so much like the Breuer building, and how the inside of a Fabergé egg became an alien train carriage