Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips battle it out to sell $700m Macklowe collection

In the midst of a very public and nasty divorce, Harry and Linda Macklowe have been court ordered to sell off 65 works from their extensive art collection. With that news, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are all now competing for the chance to sell the Macklowe collection later this year. In 1959, the couple, now […]

CONNECT, BTS: mega K-pop group ventures into visual arts

When BTS performed in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve a few weeks ago, I had to explain to my mom who they were and what K-pop was. You’ve undoubtedly had a similar conversation with one of your parents before, but I digress. BTS, a seven-member K-pop group that formed about six […]

Curator Cecilia Alemani selected as artistic director for the 58th Venice Biennale

The 58th edition of the Venice Biennale wrapped up only weeks ago, but planning is already underway for the next biennale set for 2021. Kicking off new announcements for the 59th International Art Exhibition, is the announcement of Cecilia Alemani as curator of the biannual event. Her appointment makes her just the fifth women to […]

Dissecting the HEAR Act: the US’s law streamlining the restitution of art stolen during WWII

When Woman in Gold debuted in 2015, it brought to life the grueling process, albeit glamorized for the movie screen, of restitution. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, the movie follows Maria Altmann (played by Mirren) who, with the help of Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), her lawyer, fights for the return of a portrait of her aunt, Adele […]

Attenborough and Turner cross paths at Sandycombe Lodge with a new exhibition

David Attenborough and JMW Turner have both secured their places in the UK’s history. Attenborough has become a beloved natural historian and broadcaster, through a number of films and documentaries, including the BBC’s The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, for which Attenborough did voice over work. Turner, on the other hand, was a prominent Romantic […]

Employees of the Shed seek unionization

Less than a year ago, New York City’s Hudson Yards opened to the public, attracting tourists and locals alike. Besides retail and restaurant attractions were art ventures, like Snarkitecture’s exhibition space, and architectural novelties, like Heatherwick Studio’s massive marvel named Vessel, which consists of a MC Escher-like design. In addition to these was the Shed, […]

Musée d’Orsay introduces Jean-Philippe Delhomme as their new Instagram artist in residence

Museums have pretty well gotten on board with social media. Major names, like writer, activist, and curator Kimberly Drew, have held positions at major institutions to manage their Facebooks, Twitters, and Instagrams. Creating a relationship and dialogue with followers has helped build up the community around museums and brought many institutions, that may have felt archaic […]