W.H. Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts (1938)

Accompanying his essay in frieze d/e, issue 6, Mark Prince selects his top 10 texts (and film) about painting.

By Mark Prince
YOU KILLED ME FIRST. The Cinema of Transgression,
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2012, Installation view, photo: Uwe Walter, 2012

‘You Killed Me First: The Cinema of Transgression’ at the Kunst-Werke in Berlin, is a first-time museum presentation devoted to a group of New York underground filmmakers of the 1980s.

By Daniel Horn
Lucy McKenzie Quodlibet XI (Janette Murray),  2011, oil on canvas on board

Lucy McKenzie’s work as part of the collaborative fashion studio, Atelier, embodies the artist’s enquiries into a romanticized past shot through with mythical meaning

By Michael Bracewell
Cesare Pietroiusti Eating Money 2007 Performance with Paul Griffiths

How are artists visualizing the financial crisis?

By David Adler
Available Sync 2011 Mixed media, Installation view MoMA PS1, New York

Ryan Trecartin’s immersive video environments are amplified reflections of the joy, madness and ambiguity of our culture

By Chris Wiley

We invited 20 artists who have been on the cover of frieze to nominate a contemporary artist whose work inspires them

We are currently witnessing a profound cultural implode which mirrors in its intensity the recent economic collapse.

By Mike Watson

The work of William Leavitt reflects upon Los Angeles’ faded visions of the future, bourgeois taste and the scientific sublime by Jonathan Griffin

Fiona Banner

Why a growing number of artists are turning away from image-making to writing and performance

By Dieter Roelstraete
Sam Wagstaff (left) with Robert Mapplethorpe, 1974. Photograph: Francesco Scavullo

The little-known photographs of a pioneering photography collector; an artist’s project

Heart Museum, Herning, Denmark

By Robert Barry
Gabriel von Max, Monkeys as Judges of Art (1889)

Predicting the future of the art market and criticism

By Ronald Jones