Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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Miska Mohmmed’s Marvelous Mindscapes

Celebrating 20 Years of Frieze London with 20 Frieze London and Frieze Masters Picks

Finding Artville in Nashville

Surviving Through Making Art: A Conversation with Rhonda Wall

Guild Hall Gets a Makeover, Reopening with Renée Cox and Leo Villareal Solo Exhibitions

Learning Through Curating. Two Shows Highlighting A New Generation of Chinese Artists

George Petrides’ Personal Engagement With Hellenic History

Repurposing Readymades: A Conversation with David Baskin

Oliver Okolo, the Making of a New Renaissance Artist

Painterly Affinities: Cornel Brudașcu and Alin Bozbiciu

Toshiki Hayasaka, a Modern-day Samurai Battling with a Brush

Arrivederci Venezia! Last Chance to See the Best Pavilions in the 59th Venice Biennale

Stephen Towns, Storytelling Through Art

Noor Riyadh Lights Up the Saudi Skies

Floriade Expo 2022 in Pictures

Seeing Red, Looking Blue, Feeling Green at Marquee Projects

Nola Zirin: Assembling Chaos at June Kelly Gallery

Nature’s Complexions: The New Paintings of Annan Affotey

Jaye Moon Soars On Wings of Desire

The Cosmic Circle of Cruz Ortiz

Street Art and Stone Sculptures in Saudi Arabia

Figure and Form: The Making of an Exhibition

30 Works We Want from Salon Art + Design 2021

The Best of The Art Show 2021

Out in Miami Beach—Sand, Sea, Art and Architecture

Keiko Miyamori: Making Memories, Both Old and New

Bob-Nosa Battles Police Brutality Through Art

Upstate Art Weekend 2021, Bigger and Better

Out in Philly—Four Museums and Nine Shows in Eight Hours

Tomashi Jackson at the Parrish and Amazing Art & Design Out East

From The Parrish and The Church to Pace, Art-Hopping in the Hamptons

15 Works We Want from Murakami’s Super-Rough

Highlights from African Galleries Now 2021

Out in Boston: An Art Travelogue

Reclaiming Identity: Oluwole Omofemi’s Paintings Reflect His African Roots

Afro Seduction: Anjel’s Colorful Canvases of Stylish Blacks

Valerie Hird’s Mediated Journey

15 Works We Want from Intersect 21

25 Outstanding Works from the Outsider Art Fair in New York

Holiday GIF-Greetings from Around the World

Marion Boehm’s African Embrace

Kelechi Nwaneri’s Contemporary Surrealism

25 Art and Design Picks from Intersect Chicago

A Connecticut Crawl: Art and Design Amidst Fall Foliage

Now's the Time: Eight African Painters

Seeing is Believing: Emeka Udemba’s Painterly Vision of Humanity

Highlights from Upstate Art Weekend

Daytripping on the East End

Highlights from Intersect Aspen Online

Black is Beautiful: The Afropunk Art of Anjel

15 Amazing Outsider Artworks from Art Brut Global

18 Fascinating Paintings from 1-54 New York Online

18 Fabulous Figurative Sculptures from Frieze New York Online

Our Favorite, Must-See Pictures at Paris Photo New York Online

Highlights from Dallas Art Fair Online

12 Picks from Art Dubai Online

Giving Form to Fleeting Memories and Dormant Mania: An Interview with Taylor Anton White

18 Must-See Figurative Works from Art Basel Online

25 Works We Want from The Winter Show

Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

The Pick of Abu Dhabi Art 2019

Do Ho Suh: From Sculpture to Film

27 Must-See Artworks at Artissima 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Outsider Art Fair in Paris

All Good Things - The Collage Art of Greg Lamarche

The Art of Looking at Art at Art Basel in Basel

Zwirner Debuts Paul Klee Representation at TEFAF New York

Painting Portraits: Two Artists at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The Doors of Perception: Visionary Artists at Frieze New York

Aya Takano’s Erotic Realm

Art Paris in Pictures

Highlights From The Winter Show 2019

Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

Envisioning the Future in Dubai

Art Made from Mirrors and Glass Comes Together in Kent

Preview: 18 Artworks to See at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

From Trash to Treasures: SVA Student-designed, Fashion-inspired Sculptures

Discovering Tom Bronk’s Concentric Abstractions

Our 15 Favorite Instagram Takes on Art on theMart

Sixteen Questions for Andrea Belag

From the Jet Set to the Studio, A Princess Presents Her Sculptures in Venice

Assembling a Dream Collection at the Dallas Art Fair

25 Contemporary Pic(k)s @ The Photography Show

Brian Tolle’s Dream Houses

Gallery Going in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue

Back to the Future with Howard Halle

The Biggest and Best Art and Design Show of 2017

Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

Dreams That Money Can Buy In Miami Beach

24 Artworks From Our Shopping Cart For Artissima


Karel Appel and the Influence of Outsider Art

#Frieze, the Opening Day at Frieze London on Instagram

33 Reasons Why EXPO CHICAGO Rocks

The Beat Goes On in the Art of Leonard Rosenfeld

25 Works We Want From Art Basel

Exploring Activism With Art at Wave Hill

Discovering Artists, Both Old and New, at Creative Mischief

Dream Collection From Collective Design

Pop Art and Its Influence at Art New York

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works

Frieze New York Spotlights Famous Artists’ Artifacts

40 Reasons TEFAF New York Is the City’s Best Art and Design Fair

Match Game: Independent Brussels vs. Art Brussels

Dallas Art Fair vs. SP-Arte: Texas Tackles Brazil

Sneak Peek: What to Look for at The Photography Show

25 Amazing Booths at TEFAF Maastricht

First View of TEFAF Maastricht on Instagram

Occupying Offices: Independent vs. Spring/Break

Sneak Peak: What to Look for at The Art Show

Tchaikovsky Meets Mark Morris and Charles Burns in the Hard Nut

18 Things We Want From Design Miami

Nada vs. Untitled: A Battle on the Beach

Preview: 30 Artworks to See at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rockaway! Katharina Grosse’s Painted House

21 Things We Want From The Salon Art + Design

Healing Through Art: Kenny Scharf's Gleeful Mural for RxArt

Nature Pops! at Wave Hill

The Bees Have It

Painting Poetically: A Conversation with Donna Moylan

On the Road with Matt Magee

The Summer Party at The Glass House

25 Innovative Items We Want from Design Miami/Basel

Sneak Peek: What to Look for at Art Basel

21 Reasons To Visit Storm King This Summer

The School Opens Its Third Year With Four Solo Shows

Bernard Frize at Galerie Perrotin, New York

Dallas Arts Week

Louise Manzon's Seductive Sculptures Examine Myth and Fantasy at NYIT

30 Artworks We Want To Take Home From Frieze New York

18 Things We Want From The Salon Art + Design

Eduardo Paolozzi: Horizons of Expectations at CLEARING

Joe Fig: A Book, a Show and a Talk

25 Amazing Exhibitors at Expo Chicago 2015

The New York Art World Kicks Off the Fall Season

24 Involuntary Paintings from Around the World

Global Imaginations

Hank Willis Thomas at MetroTech Commons

NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at the Pizzuti Collection

Miró in the Rijksmuseum gardens

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Solitary Figures: The Paintings of Jas Knight

The Summer Party at The Glass House

Spring Masters New York

Opening Day of the Venice Biennale

Finding Materials for the Arts

Dallas Arts Week

Davidoff Expands its Art Initiative

Out at the Armory Arts Week

The Opening of Beautiful Beast at the New York Academy of Art

DISTURBING INNOCENCE, curated by Eric Fischl, at the FLAG Art Foundation

Djordje Ozbolt: More paintings about poets and food at Hauser & Wirth

Transfigurations: Modern and Contemporary Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

Miami Nice! A Visual Diary of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014

A Conversation with Jennifer Rubell

Prospect.3: Notes for Now in New Orleans

FotoFocus Biennial 2014

Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944-1952

Out at EXPO CHICAGO 2014

Talking Painting With Fabian Marcaccio

Carl Ostendarp BLANKS at Elizabeth Dee

ArtCrush 2014 and the Opening of the Aspen Art Museum

Awol Erizku: The Only Way Is Up

Rhonda Wall: Everything Happens at the Same Time

Interview with McDermott & McGough

The American Flag in Contemporary Art

MoMA PS1 Benefit Gala at the Museum of Modern Art, June 25, 2014

Looking at Jeff Koons

Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

NEWD Art Show

A Hard-Hat Tour of the New Whitney Museum of American Art

Reed Anderson at Pierogi

TEFAF in Pictures

Laurence Aëgerter at the Hermitage Amsterdam

January 2014: Amir H. Fallah at The Third Line

January 2014: FILM REVIEW: The Remaking of the Rijksmuseum

December 2013: Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

December 2013: Danny Simmons Talks Smartphone Art

December 2013: A Time for KAWS

October 2013: Robert Therrien @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery

September 2013: Texas Biennial 2013

September 2013: Meet the Makers of the Art Documentary Cutie and the Boxer

July 2013: Art Southampton

July 2013: LongHouse Reserve White Night

July 2013: ArtHamptons

June 2013: The Summer Party at The Glass House

June 2013: A Conversation with Richard Smith

December 2012: Holiday e-Greetings from Around the World

December 2012: A Holiday Wish List, Filled With Artists Objects

November 2012: Mike Solomon - Returning to the Mark @ Salomon Contemporary

November 2012: Backstage at the Making of Gregory Crewdson’s Surreal Pictures

October 2012: Texas Contemporary

July 2012: artMRKT Hamptons Opening

April 2012: Art Does Dallas

Jan Fabre: The Years of the Hour Blue @ Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna