The artifacts she forfeited are estimated to be worth $20 million. Continue reading
For street artists, the urban landscape is an infinite canvas. Whether wheat pasted, sprayed, or layered with brushes, vibrant compositions revitalize public spaces and provide an ever-evolving barometer of the political climate and current affairs. The genre has been historically dominated by men, but a new book by journalist Alessandra Mattanza and Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art founder Stephanie Utz shifts the dial.
Women Street Artists spotlights the diverse practices of 24 graffiti and mural artists hailing from around the globe who work in a variety of styles, from large-scale public projects like Camilla Falsini’s vibrant pavement composition in Milan to striking interventions like Olek’s pink, crocheted coverlet for “Charging Bull,” Wall Street’s masculine bronze sculpture. More
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Curators attempt to trace how a nascent word for a queer identity influenced the following decades of visual art. Continue reading
For millennia, dried flowers have been prepared for a vast array of uses ranging from decoration and fragrance to pigments and medicine. British artist Rebecca Louise Law taps into our perennial fascination with florals for her monumental, immersive installations. Exploring our relationship with the natural environment and the way blooms and botanicals have influenced cultures throughout history, her reinterpretations of existing architecture encourage the viewer to move around the space in a new way. More
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The painting was not harmed, and will return to view on Wednesday. Continue reading
Collector’s Diary: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Reflects on Her Grand Tour of Europe This Past SummerOctober 10, 2022
The ARTnews Top 200 Collector made visits to Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and more. Continue reading
Italian artist Massimiliano Pelletti (previously) gravitates toward imperfection, and his practice revolves around transforming presumed defects like impurities, cracks, or chips into elegantly carved figures. Pink marble sliced to reveal the stone’s pillowy, crystalline insides bisects the artist’s interpretation of Venus de Medici, while in “Blue Venus,” marbled sodalite and Mexican white onyx are spliced together into a fully formed bust. Contrasting smooth segments with the rough texture of unpolished stone, Pelletti evokes art history and ancient sculpture traditions through the lens of flaw and fallibility. More Continue reading
New York City mourned when famed rock club CBGB closed in 2006. The legendary home of rock and roll, punk, and dance, CBGB was where Johnny Rotten went to cope with the breakup of the Sex Pistols and where the Police and Patti Smith began their careers, often singing for a mostly empty club. When […] Continue reading
The brilliant Comet Leonard put on a mesmerizing performance late last year when it streaked across the sky on Christmas Day. Expelled from the solar system shortly after, the celestial matter captivated photographers around the world during its brief stint of visibility, including Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated body as its gas tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept away by solar wind. The incredibly rare and brief event also garnered Rhemann the top prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. More Continue reading
Art history . . . is a malleable discipline, but understanding developments in art depends on it—or at the very least is enhanced by it. Continue reading
While art history and art criticism overlap as disciplines, we usually tend to think of the latter as writing the first draft of the former. Continue reading
The more than 2,000-year-old artifacts are expected to be sent to Rome in September. Continue reading
Polish artist NeSpoon (previously) continues to add to her expansive collection of murals that merge local craft traditions and street art. Having traveled around Europe in recent months, she’s completed pieces in France, Spain, and Italy, to name a few, and each oversized motif recreates a lace pattern sourced from a museum or resident at a massive scale. The resulting works, which are spray-painted in white, are intricate studies of the region’s florals, ornamental styles, and tatting methods and how they differ throughout cultures and eras. More Continue reading
Dubbed “Boboli 2030,” the redesign plan will be carried out across 40 separate projects. Continue reading
Some 150 pieces were confiscated alongside jewelry and cash. Continue reading
The iconic monument to the ingenuity and grandeur of ancient Rome now has a price tag—sort of. Continue reading
The works will be displayed permanently at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. Continue reading