November  2016frontpage

Volume 31 No.2


FEIER LEI discusses bureauocracy in the Art World


an incisive summary of art history of the last 500 years by CHARLES THOMSON, co-founder of the Stuckist movement in the UK and Europe.


TOM MULLANEY interviews Janine Mileaf of the Arts Club of Chicago and Solveig Ovstebo of the Renaissance Society as the two organizations celebrate their 100th birthday

Johannesburg—A City in the Making

DANIEL NANAVATI, UK Editor, explores the use of art in the revitalization of the city

New Lines in Chelsea?

MICHEL SÉGARD, Assistant Publisher, notices a mini trend in Chelsea gallery exhibitions


“Politics, Rhetoric, Pop” Roger Brown and Andy Warhol at Kavi Gupta Gallery by EVAN CARTER
A Room of Surreal Mindscapes Camille Iemmolo and Jon Langford at
Thomas Masters Gallery, by TOM MULLANEY


“Heaven and Hell” El Bosco (Heironymous Bosch) exhibition at Museo del Prado, Madrid, by SUSANA GÓMEZ LAIN
“CAPITAL—DEBT, TERRITORY, UTOPIA” exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, by RICHARD SHARLAND



The Money Grab THOMAS FELDHACKER looks at the international art market

PLUS your letters, subscription rates, news and book reviews


  • We at the New Art Examiner owe a great deal of thanks to Tom Zurfluh for his generous support of several initiatives
    in the past few months, such as establishment of a bank account in Chicago to handle subscriptions and donations. His encouragement has been invaluable.

  • Today, the Sunday Chicago Tribune wrote about architect Jeanne Gang and her plan for a new kind of police station on the West Side. It gave me great satisfaction to know that readers of the New Art Examiner got the word about her project two weeks ago in the magazine’s new November issue. Hope you check out the story about
    Chicago’s Architecture Biennial, on now through January 3, 2016.

  • The Guardian has written that we may be seeing a downturn in the art markets. None too soon, I say.
    The billionaires in Latin America and Russia are feeling the effects of declining economies in those countries.
    And even some Middle East sheiks are seeing their petrol profits take a tank. NAE will enjoy reporting on these
    developments in 2016.

  • I came across this quote by our publisher, Derek Guthrie, that he made in 1988: “I believe that criticism–open discussion–is
    an essential ingredient in the flowering of a cultural community.” Wish words then and still. The revived New Art Examiner is
    dedicated to furthering that goal in this age of debased discussion and false values.

  • Hello Daniel and Derek
    Many thanks for travelling to Plymouth College of Art last week to discuss the New Art Examiner magazine and the opportunity that we may be able to participate in. I am a third year student and have been very busy with my final piece and the module deadline but that is completed now and I have time to devote to other things such as this. I’m looking forward to attending the next meeting on the 7th and seeing you both then.

    Best wishes

  • Michael Ramstedt

    I met Derek Guthrie last night for the first time. Heard the story of the New Art Examiner. Kind of blew my mind. What a jewel. It needs polishing. It is very fertile and so much can and needs to be done here. Dial me in.

  • Hello: I’d like to obtain a copy (hard or digital) of page 11 of the October 1978 issue of The New Art Examiner for the archives of Robert Nickle’s art and life. Thank you.

    • An archive is being created in both the USA and UK. You need to talk to Annie Markovich in Chicago about when and how to apply for past articles and reviews. May i suggest an email to the us editor –

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