The artist is the subject of an online solo show hosted by Fort Gansevoort gallery in New York. Continue reading
Art-Dealing Wildenstein Family Again Faces Tax Trial, Critics on the Coup at the U.S. Capitol, and More: Morning Links from January 7, 2021January 7, 2021
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With his assemblages, he imbued everyday objects with rich histories. Continue reading
Guy Pearce plays Han van Meegeren, the man behind the fake that once was the world’s most expensive artwork. Continue reading
His plein-air paintings represented a decisive break with the day’s dominant style. Continue reading
An Oversized Statue of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Activist, Pensively Stares Toward AlcatrazNovember 12, 2020
Peering out over the San Francisco Bay toward Alcatraz is a monumental statue that pays homage to an American Indian Movement activist who’s been incarcerated for decades. Created by Portuguese-American artist Rigo 23 in 2016, the 12-foot-tall figure resembles a small self-portrait that the activist, Leonard Peltier, painted while imprisoned.
Wearing a simple white shirt, yellow pants, and no shoes, Peltier sits on a cement base, which is the actual size of his cell, in a pensive position. More Continue reading
Painted on Vintage Postcards, Flora and Fauna Celebrate Farming Traditions and Wildlife of the MidwestNovember 4, 2020
Twenty-seven years ago while studying at the University of Illinois, illustrator Diana Sudyka (previously) retrieved a bundle of postcards from a dumpster. The ephemeral correspondence revealed a relationship between farmers and workers from the Harvard area and a man named John Dwyer, either their accountant or investor who lived throughout Chicago, Cicero, and Berwyn. Dated from 1939 to 1942, the short letters generally contained information about livestock sales and farm expenses. More Continue reading
Though she remained an obscure figure during her lifetime, her star is now rising. Continue reading
Following Baltimore Museum Withdrawals, Giacometti, Van Gogh Lead Sotheby’s $284 M. October Evening SaleOctober 29, 2020
Just hours before Sotheby’s mid-season modern and contemporary art evening sale on Wednesday, the Baltimore Museum of Art announced a pause in the sale of its deaccessioned Clyfford Still and Brice Marden paintings which meant they would not be auctioned that night amid a backlash over the $65 million deaccession. The private sale of Andy Warhol’s […] Continue reading
Photographer Shin Noguchi (previously), who lives in Kamakura and works throughout Tokyo, has a knack for capturing snapshots of the unusual, baffling, and quirky activities of passersby. A single image often is imbued with layers of serendipity, with one framing both a woman in an elaborate gown and a dazed baby, while another features a screaming child and a man splayed on a public staircase in the background.
Taken around Japan, the photographs appear as objective shots, glimpsing candid moments that are enigmatic and sometimes humorous. More Continue reading
No Indigenous artist before him had won the prize in its 99-year history. Continue reading
Set to subdued music, Nicolas Lichtle’s short film titled “à la fin…” is an unusually ethereal depiction of the crises climaxing in 2020. The delicate animation flows through a series of lightly-hued scenes that explore reactions to COVID-19, the wildfires raging across the planet, and the endless distractions of technology. “It’s a moment of introspection, very intimate, staged through a succession of small moments imbued with poetry, absurdity, and sometimes surrealism…” Lichtle writes. More Continue reading
Arinze Stanley describes his hyperrealistic drawings as “a simple language of my feelings.” In a statement about his new series titled Paranormal Portraits, the Nigerian artist (previously) says he uses his art as a form of political activism and as a way to amplify the voices of those who are unheard. Stanley noes that the relationships he fosters with his subjects are complicated and more often a reflection of himself:
In my opinion, artists are custodians of time and reality, hence why I try to inform the future about the reality of today, and through these surreal portraits seen in my new body of work, Paranormal Portraits, navigate my viewers into what is almost a psychedelic and uncertain experience of being Black in the 21st Century.
Erich Marx, Noted German Collector Whose Holdings Form the Cornerstone of Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, Is Dead at 99September 11, 2020
Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol were represented in his collection. Continue reading
As few as seven people are believed to have been involved in the heist, though there are no suspects. Continue reading
In cities across Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man lies a parallel universe fit only for a mouse. Miniature restaurants, record shops, and apothecaries squeeze into ground-level windows on the street next to their human-sized equivalents. The adorable universe is a project from a collective aptly named AnonyMouse, which started crafting the charming scenes in the spring of 2016.
Suggesting that the mice have a symbiotic relationship with the pedestrians on the street, the team repurposes items people throw away, turning a champagne topper into a stool or a matchbox into a table. More Continue reading