Gallerist’s Top 25 Posts of 2011

From powerful women and Maurizio Cattelan to Marina Abramovic's nude-filled MOCA meal and a few occupations, real and proposed

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In the approximately 100 days since Gallerist launched, we have worked to provide up-to-the-moment news and rich features with a critical (and occasionally irreverent) tone, releasing the list of artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, breaking the news that Ryan Trecartin was leaving his Chelsea gallery and reporting on the ground from Art Basel Miami BeachLos Angeles, during the opening of the Art Platform fair and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative; New York’s Performa 11 biennial; the occupation of SoHo’s Artists Space; and the past season’s auctions.

Thank you for reading along with us this year. We hope you will continue to visit: we have a lot of big things planned for 2012. As always, we invite you to join us on Twitter and Facebook, and ask that you please e-mail us questions, concerns and tips: be assured, no idea or hint is too small, no exhibition or performance too far out of the way.

In the list below, we count down the 25 posts that received the most views this year:

25. Has Bravo’s Gallery Show Landed on the Lower East Side?
September 28, 2011 | By Dan Duray

24. Brandishing Brush for Basel, Nas Paints $14,000 Painting On Stage
December 2, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth

23. Ragnar Kjartansson Wins Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award
November 21, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

22. Michigan State University Art Teacher Under Fire for Nude Portraits With Students
November 28, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

21. Did I Need to See a $4 Billion Willem de Kooning Show?
September 28, 2011 | By Adam Lindemann

20. Frieze New York Unveils 170-Gallery Exhibitor List
November 18, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth

19. A One-Sentence Review of Lola Schnabel’s Paintings at the Hole
December 19, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

18. Ten Artists Who Should Make Work for Occupy Wall Street
October 20, 2011 | By Sarah Douglas

17. Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves! Nuns to Get a High Fashion Makeover
November 28, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

16. Hole Gallery Serves Salem, Strippers, Smoke Machine at Basel Bash
December 1, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth

15. Occupy Wall Street Returns to Sotheby’s—This Time With Air Horns
October 12, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

14. Why You Should Go See Urs Fischer’s New Show at Gavin Brown
October 21, 2011 | By Sarah Douglas

13. Ryan Trecartin Leaves His New York Gallery
October 25, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

12. Mark Grotjahn, Drunk in Dallas, Collapses as Painting Sells for $1 Million
October 23, 2011 | By GalleristNY

11. Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Preview—Part 1
November 22, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth and Sarah Douglas

10. Losing Our Appetites: Pictures from Marina Abramovic’s MOCA Gala
November 14, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

9. Group Occupies Artists Space in SoHo
October 23, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth

8. Panic in Detroit Lures Shutterbugs But How Much Ruin Porn Can We Take?
November 29, 2011 | By Michael H. Miller

7. The Elephant in the Room: Maurizio Cattelan Is Retiring … Sort Of
November 1, 2011 | By Sarah Douglas

6. John Chamberlain, Sculptor of Crushed, Shredded Automobile Parts, Dies at 84
December 21, 2011 | By Andrew Russeth

5. Occupy Art Basel Miami Beach, Now!
November 29, 2011 | By Adam Lindemann

4. Columnist Adam Lindemann Responds to the Critics of ‘Occupy Art Basel Miami Beach, Now!’
December 7, 2011 | By Adam Lindemann

3. Naked as They Came: Eating With Nudes at Marina Abramovic’s LA MOCA Gala Performance
November 13, 2011 | By Susan Michals

2. The 2012 Whitney Biennial Artist List: We Have It
December 21, 2011 | By GalleristNY

1. The 50 Most Powerful Women in the New York Art World
October 5, 2011 | By GalleristNY

Gallerist’s Top 25 Posts of 2011