The List of Lists: Our Top 2018 Stories

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Chloe Wise, one of 30 young artists shot by Aubrey Mayer for our Winter issue.

1. Our Annual, and Recently Released, Young Artist List
No surprises here. The 30 young artists on our 2019 list have given us hope in the future.

Lumi Tan, curator at The Kitchen. Photo by Sanya Kantarovsky.

2. Nine Young Curators Taking the Conversation to the Next Level
Lumi Tan is one of a handful of curators we sought out for the unique perspectives.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles and Toyin Ojih Odutola with Isamu Noguchi’s Deepening Knowledge, 1969 (left); Venus, 1980 (right) and Brilliance, 1982. Styled by Solange Franklin.

3. Solange Knowles and Toyin Ojih Odutola in Conversation at the Noguchi Museum
Two brilliant minds meet in a sanctuary of another. Awol Erizku took the photos. Enough said?

Alicia Keys-Dean and Kasseem Dean shot by Jamel Shabazz, 2018

Alicia Keys-Dean and Kasseem Dean shot by Jamel Shabazz, 2018.

4. Kasseem Dean and Alicia Keys Invest in the Legacy of Gordon Parks
For our Summer cover, the music power couple shared their love for the late photography icon and their hopes for the next chapter.

Maria Brito, one of five young collectors we polled. Photo by Peter Koloff.

5. The Who’s Who of Art’s Young Patrons Circle
Executive Editor Sara Roffino spoke to five influential, up-and-coming collectors about their habits and the one that got away.

Café Forgot Vita Haas and Lucy Weisner in Tribeca, 2018.

Café Forgot’s Vita Haas and Lucy Weisner in Tribeca, 2018. Photo by Christian Defonte.

6. Café Forgot Takes Tribeca and Instagram by Storm
Can a shop be a community center? We played dress up with Vita Haas and Lucy Weisner to find out.

Nick Cave, 2018. Photo by Amy Lombard.

7. Nick Cave Throws the Party of the Century at the Park Avenue Armory
The artist’s Soundsuits took on a life of their own in an installation meets musical for the ages. Jacoba Urist tuned in.

Kyoto Ensō, 2018. Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame. 55 1/2 x 47 1/4 x 2 inches; 141 x 120 x 5 cm. ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Courtesy of Gagosian.

8. Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami Talk Shop 
Name two more prevalent names in the pop atmosphere. The enigmatic artists ganged up for our September cover which focused on their collaborative output for Gagosian.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin in his New York studio. Photo by Aubrey Mayer.

9. A Studio Visit with Chris Martin 
What’s the secret to being a painter’s painter? We may never know, but our conversation with living legend Chris Martin this year certainly lent some illumination.

Leslie Hewitt

Leslie Hewitt, 2018. Photo by Matthew Morrocco.

10. Real Talk with Leslie Hewitt
Artist Leslie Hewitt fuses archival images, photography and three-dimensional objects to create works that challenge the notion of history as a static truth. We spoke to her before her Carnegie International spotlight.