This Week in Art 1.29-2.4: Fifty Artists Design “New York” Magazine Covers In Public Art Project

Barbara Kruger /

Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of New York magazine last fall, fifty prominent New York-based artists are working with the publication to create a series of commemorative covers. The first eight designs were announced last week, including “PRUMP/TUTIN” by Barbara Kruger. The covers will be shown around New York as a public art exhibition, on view in a variety of venues across all five boroughs, complete with free prints for the first viewers to arrive.

Also this week:

  • Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet released a new video from their forthcoming album, Landfall, inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy.
  • William Wegman donated 174 short videos to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, encompassing all of the artist’s video works created between 1970 and 1999.
  • Finally, Lorde added an excerpt from Jenny Holzer’s 1977 Inflammatory Essays to her Grammys outfit last night as a form of protest. Lorde had considered not attending the awards because she wasn’t given the opportunity to perform solo like the other male nominees in her category for Album of the Year.

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Princeton, NJ


Marquette, MI

San Francisco

San Jose

Los Angeles




  • The solo show, Procession, by Kiki Smith opens this Friday at Haus der Kunst. With a spread of works from over three decades of Smith’s career, the exhibition continues until June 3.


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