February 2014 cover of ARTnews
Editor Sarah Douglas[1]
Categories Visual arts
Frequency Published eleven times a year
Publisher Izabela Depczyk[1]
Total circulation
Founder James Clarence Hyde
First issue 1902 (1902) as Hydes Weekly Art News
Company ARTnews LLC
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

The magazine was founded by James Clarence Hyde in 1902 as Hydes Weekly Art News and is published eleven times a year.[3][4] From vol. 3, no. 52 (November 5, 1904) to vol. 21, no. 18 (February 10, 1923), the magazine was published as American Art News.[5] From February 1923 to the present, the magazine has been published as ARTnews.[6]

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,[7] Doug McClemont and Museum of Modern Art director Glenn D. Lowry.[8]

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.[9] It was later revealed that Skate Capital was acting on behalf of the Polish company Abbey House, which renamed itself ARTNEWS SA.[1]


The magazine has won 45 awards in the last three decades, including the George Polk Award, the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the National Headliner Award and the National Arts Club Distinguished Citation for Merit.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

The magazine's offices are at 40 West 25th Street in Manhattan.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Ng, David (June 27, 2014). "ARTnews Magazine Gets New Leadership, With a Twist". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  2. "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report – 6/30/2013". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  3. ARTnews.
  4. "McLean’s 1902 Letter" PDF format.
  5. American Art News, National Library of Australia
  6. ARTNews, National Library of Australia.
  7. Staff (undated). "The Most Influential Americans in Art". New York. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  8. (registration required) "Donors Sweetened Director's Pay at MoMA". February 16, 2007. The New York Times.
  9. (registration required)Cohen, Patricia (April 8, 2014). "ARTnews Sold to Private Company". The New York Times.
  10. (registration required) Compiled by Rachel Lee Harris (July 5, 2009). "Report Finds Abundance of Fake Russian Paintings". The New York Times. Russia. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  11. Janhavi K. Sapra (June 23, 2010). "Billionaire Art Aficionados". Forbes. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  12. Harris, Marlys (July 3, 2007). "How to Marry a Billionaire" (PDF). CNN Money. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  13. 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.
  14. Gluckman, Nell (June 27, 2008). "ARTnews Names Top 200 Collectors". The New York Sun. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  15. Sandler, Linda (October 30, 2007). "Koons, Hirst Aren't on ARTnews List of Famous Future Artists". Bloomberg News. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  16. Staff (August 16, 2009). "The Nouveau Fakes: Russian Avant-Garde Forgeries". The Independent. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  17. Staff (July 28, 2010). "Kim Chang-il Among World's Top 200 Collectors". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 10, 2014.

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