Alexandra Peers has written extensively on the art world, principally for The Wall Street Journal, but also New York magazine,, and Vanity Fair.

Starring Role

As Art Basel Miami Beach kicks off, Abramovic talks about her friendship with Lady Gaga, ignoring the critics, and how her early art teachers thought she should be committed.


Edvard Munch’s famous ‘The Scream’ fetched $119 million at Sotheby’s in New York, the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. But did a rich Chinese collector buy it? A dot-com mogul? A hedge-fund tycoon? Nobody’s saying. Plus, Blake Gopnik on the artistic merit.

The star-studded auction of the Merce Cunningham-John Cage collection reveals a little-known chapter in art history—the pair’s relationship with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

The Dutch master’s most famous painting is on display in the U.S. for the first time since World War II. Alexandra Peers on the portrait’s erotic secrets. VIEW OUR GALLERY.