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ARTnews Cover February 2014.jpg
February 2014 cover of ARTnews
Editor Sarah Douglas[1]
Categories Visual arts
Frequency Quarterly
Total circulation
Founder James Clarence Hyde
First issue 1902 (116 years ago) (1902) as Hydes Weekly Art News
Company Art Media Holdings
Country United States
Based in New York City, New York
Language English
ISSN 0004-3273
OCLC number 586878190

ARTnews is an American visual-arts magazine, based in New York City. It covers art from ancient to contemporary times. It includes news dispatches from correspondents, investigative reports, reviews of exhibitions, and profiles of artists and collectors.

History and operations[edit]

The magazine was founded by James Clarence Hyde in 1902 as Hydes Weekly Art News and was originally published eleven times a year.[2][3]

From vol. 3, no. 52 (November 5, 1904) to vol. 21, no. 18 (February 10, 1923), the magazine was published as American Art News.[4]From February 1923 to the present, the magazine has been published as ARTnews.[5]

The magazine's art critics and correspondents include Arthur Danto, Linda Yablonsky, Barbara Pollock, Margarett Loke, Hilarie Sheets, Yale School of Art dean Robert Storr,[6] Doug McClemont and Museum of Modern Art director Glenn D. Lowry.[7]

In April 2014, Milton and Judith Esterow, the magazine's owners since 1972, sold the publication to Skate Capital Corp., a private asset-management firm owned by Sergey Skaterschikov.[8] It was later revealed that Skate Capital was acting on behalf of the Polish company Abbey House, which renamed itself ARTNEWS SA.[1]

Following this change in ownership the magazine merged with Art in America in June 2015, owned by Brant Publication's BMP Media Holdings, LLC.[9] In October 2015 the monthly frequency of ARTnews was switched to quarterly.[9] In 2016, Brant Publications took full control of BMP.[10]

The magazine, along with Art in America, The Magazine ANTIQUES, and Modern Magazine have been owned by Art Media Holdings since June 2016 and are based in Soho, New York City.


The magazine has won the George Polk Award, the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the National Headliner Award and the National Arts Club Distinguished Citation for Merit.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ng, David (June 27, 2014). "ARTnews Magazine Gets New Leadership, With a Twist". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Homer, Thomas Johnston (1922). A Guide to Serial Publications Founded Prior to 1918 and Now Or Recently Current in Boston, Cambridge, and Vicinity. Boston, Massachusetts: Trustees of the Public Library. p. 20 – via 
  3. ^ "McLean’s 1902 Letter" PDF format.
  4. ^ Homer, Thomas Johnston (1922). A Guide to Serial Publications Founded Prior to 1918 and Now Or Recently Current in Boston, Cambridge, and Vicinity. Boston, Massachusetts: Trustees of the Public Library. p. 20 – via 
  5. ^ ARTNews, National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Staff (undated). "The Most Influential Americans in Art" Archived July 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. New York. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  7. ^ (registration required) "Donors Sweetened Director's Pay at MoMA". February 16, 2007. The New York Times.
  8. ^ (registration required) Cohen, Patricia (April 8, 2014). "ARTnews Sold to Private Company". The New York Times.
  9. ^ a b Sarah Cascone (October 9, 2015). "'ARTnews' Magazine Ceases Monthly Print Publication After 113 Years". ARTnet. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ "BMP Media Holdings Completes Transaction to Assume U.S. Assets of Artnews S.A." 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  11. ^ (registration required) Rachel Lee Harris (July 5, 2009). "Report Finds Abundance of Fake Russian Paintings". The New York Times. Russia. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ Janhavi K. Sapra (June 23, 2010). "Billionaire Art Aficionados". Forbes. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ Harris, Marlys (July 3, 2007). "How to Marry a Billionaire" (PDF). CNN Money. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ng, David (June 30, 2010). "L.A. Billionaires Among ARTnews' Top 200 Collectors for 2010". Culture Monster (blog of the Los Angeles Times). Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ Gluckman, Nell (June 27, 2008). "ARTnews Names Top 200 Collectors". The New York Sun. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  16. ^ Sandler, Linda (October 30, 2007). "Koons, Hirst Aren't on ARTnews List of Famous Future Artists". Bloomberg News. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ "The Nouveau Fakes: Russian Avant-Garde Forgeries". The Independent. August 16, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  18. ^ Staff (July 28, 2010). "Kim Chang-il Among World's Top 200 Collectors". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 

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