Kaelen Wilson-Goldie’s new book, “Beautiful, Gruesome, and True” considers how art may operate as a proxy for political discourse in places where free speech has been suppressed. Continue reading
After Turning to Painting Late in Life, Former Navy Fighter Pilot Ted Hartley Hosts a Benefit Exhibition for UkraineDecember 2, 2022
The show is on view at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York, until December 5. Continue reading
As we near the end of 2022, we’re taking a look back at the year, starting with the books we found most compelling, impressive, and inspirational. We’ve published dozens of articles on artist monographs and compendiums of broader topics across art and design and science and history over the last 12 months, and these are the 10 titles that impacted us most.
Head to Bookshop to browse all 25 books on our list, including the highly anticipated Hilma AF Klint Catalogue Raisonné, a glimpse into rarely-seen works by Ruth Asawa, and a dive into the history of protest art. More
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Hoard is a new monthly column on collectibles, collections, and collectors outside of the fine arts by Shanti Escalante-De Mattei. “I don’t collect weathervanes,” Jerry Lauren said as he showed me his collection of weathervanes. “I collect art.” I had come on the wrong day, mixed up next Friday for this Friday, so I caught Jerry […] Continue reading
Austin-based gallery Sebastian Foster just announced its 2022 Fall Print Set, marking the ten-year anniversary of the collection since it first launched in 2012. The new release features 20 works by well-established illustrators, printmakers, and painters from across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Europe. Half of the artists have worked with the gallery for years, while the other half are guests who joined just for this collection.
This set features 20 works all published as relatively small editions, signed and numbered by the artists. 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
Banksy (previously) has been traveling through the battle-scarred streets of Ukraine, producing a slew of works directly confronting Russia’s unwarranted and unjust aggression. The elusive street artist’s signature stencils have been spotted among the rubble of bombed buildings and barricades in Borodyanka and Gorenka, both in the Bucha Region, while others are just outside the capital city of Kyiv. Each centers on the strength and resiliency of the Ukrainian people. More
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His Instagram of his new work has gone viral, racking up more than 1.6 million likes. Continue reading
Although a New York Times report prophesied its end, the ecosystem there is very much alive. Continue reading
Digital and analog realms collide in the dynamic sculptures of Taiwanese artist Han Hsu-Tung (previously). Using soft western redcedar or Laotian fir, Han carves wooden animals and figures that are whisked into pixels, which appear to dissolve and float away from the central form. One of his most recent works, the stately warrior-like “Shaolin,” also features a kinetic component that shifts the blocks in jarring, horizontal movements. Taking approximately three to four months to complete, each work blends a computerized vision with the traditional medium as it draws attention to the scattered nature of the virtual world and how individual elements are essential to the whole. More
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S.F. Gets Free-Museum Weekend, Art Institutions Brace for Climate Protesters, and More: Morning Links for November 8, 2022
Here’s what we’re reading this morning. Continue reading
William E. Jones’s videos would be at home alongside 1960s-era films by such artists as Bruce Conner, Andy Warhol, or Kenneth Anger. Continue reading
A full account of the Impressionist movement must reckon with the role of disability and impairment in shaping both the art and its reception. Continue reading
Working in Marfa, Texas, painter Julie Speed surveys humanity’s plight. Continue reading
“I installed it around 4:30 pm on the 11th for the opening and then they stole it at 9 am. I only got to see it for a little bit,” Ramiken Crucible founder Mike Egan said. Continue reading
Klein published a series of groundbreaking photo books on New York, Rome, and Tokyo. Continue reading
“So dramatic, so strong, so visual,” artist Stéphan Gladieu said of his first encounter with the revival of an ancestral folk art movement in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa is the capital of Congo but also one of the many places American and European countries send their waste. Though doing so is illegal, wealthier nations still export tons of debris with the knowledge that these places do not have the resources to treat or recycle it. More Continue reading
When viewing the uncanny scenes of Munich-based artist Quint Buchholz, it’s evident that play, experimentation, and exploring the uncharted are central tenets of his practice: a string quintet precariously balances above the sea, sightseers take advantage of the view atop a giant man, and a pigeon doubles as an apartment complex.
Each piece toys with scale and sensibility, and Buchholz enlarges some characters to preposterous sizes while positioning others in strange, seemingly impossible situations. More Continue reading
A group of 20-somethings have been putting on successful shows all over the city and now, in the Hamptons. Continue reading
In Graham Franciose’s ‘Morning Coffee Paintings,’ Dreamlike Watercolor Works Capture the Day’s Unmediated Emotion
Many days, artist and illustrator Graham Franciose sits down with watercolor, gouache, and a small sheet of cotton paper to paint a whimsical scene or surreal moment. A skateboarder carries a tree in a backpack, an anxious figure peeks through a colorful monster mask, and an oversized lion snarls at an approaching man. “I like to do these first thing in the morning when I am still not fully awake and start with a blank slate and no preconceived idea,” he tells Colossal. More Continue reading