ARTnews is an American art magazine, based in New York City. It covers visual arts from ancient to contemporary times. It is the oldest and most widely distributed art magazine in the world. ARTnews has a readership of 180,000 in 124 countries. It includes news dispatches from correspondents, investigative reports, reviews of exhibitions, and profiles of artists and collectors.

February 2014 cover of ARTnews
EditorSarah Douglas[1]
CategoriesVisual arts
Total circulation
FounderJames Clarence Hyde
First issue1902; 122 years ago (1902) (as Hydes Weekly Art News)
CompanyPenske Media Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York

History and operations

First issue (week ending November 29, 1902)

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 The Art News then 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 publishing cadence of ARTnews was reduced to quarterly.[9] In 2016, Brant Publications took full control of BMP.[10]

In 2018, Penske Media Corporation, the parent company of Variety Magazine, acquired ARTnews and Art in America.[11]



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.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

The ARTnews Top 200 Collectors


The ARTnews Top 200 list is released annually and contains the top individual art collectors from around the world based on interviews with collectors, curators, dealers, auction houses, and museums. Those on the list are also surveyed, and their responses are used to inform trends and provide data, such as a breakdown of where the most top art collectors live (the United States).[20]

Collectors on the list are profiled with a brief biography focused on the type of art that they collect (contemporary, post war, modern, etc.) and includes their city or cities of residence, a photo, their source of wealth and the years they have been on the Top 200 list, as many collectors are on it for multiple years. The list released in September 2018 includes Leonard Lauder, Edythe and Eli Broad,[21] Rebecca and Warren Eisenberg, Alison and Peter Klein, Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman,[22] Tatsumi Sako, Sheri and Howard Schultz.[23] The full list is announced in both the print and online versions of the magazine.

See also



  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" Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ "The Influentials: Art". New York. May 3, 2006. Archived from the original on March 31, 2023. 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." (Press release). May 27, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "PMC Buys ARTnews, Art in America". Variety. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  12. ^ (registration required) Rachel Lee Harris (July 5, 2009). "Report Finds Abundance of Fake Russian Paintings". The New York Times. Russia. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  13. ^ Janhavi K. Sapra (June 23, 2010). "Billionaire Art Aficionados". Forbes. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Harris, Marlys (July 3, 2007). "How to Marry a Billionaire" (PDF). CNN Money. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 18, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  15. ^ Ng, David (June 30, 2010). "L.A. Billionaires Among ARTnews' Top 200 Collectors for 2010". Culture Monster (blog of the Los Angeles Times). Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  16. ^ Gluckman, Nell (June 27, 2008). "ARTnews Names Top 200 Collectors". The New York Sun. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  17. ^ Sandler, Linda (October 30, 2007). "Koons, Hirst Aren't on ARTnews List of Famous Future Artists". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  18. ^ "The Nouveau Fakes: Russian Avant-Garde Forgeries". The Independent. August 16, 2009. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  19. ^ Staff (July 28, 2010). "Kim Chang-il Among World's Top 200 Collectors". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  20. ^ "Where do the world's top art collectors live". Foreign Policy. July 11, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "ARTNews Top 200: Edythe and Eli Broad". Art News. September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  22. ^ "ARTNews Top 200 Collectors: Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman". September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  23. ^ "ARTNews Top 200 Collectors: Sheri and Howard Schultz". Art News. September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2018.