Banksy donated a triptych to a Sotheby’s auction to raise funds for a Bethlehem hospital
Banksy donated a triptych to a Sotheby’s auction to raise funds for a Bethlehem hospital
The elusive artist Banksy has donated a triptych to Sotheby’s “Rembrandt to Richter” auction, set to take place tomorrow evening in London, with proceeds going toward raising money for a hospital in Bethlehem.
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Dan Flavin – Pioneer of Minimalism Through Light
Dan Flavin – Pioneer of Minimalism Through Light
American minimalist artist Dan Flavin dedicated most of his artistic career to pursuing the artistic possibilities of fluorescent light.
Artland Magazine
Narrated By Contemporary Art: The Darkness Of The Fairytale Reimagined
Narrated By Contemporary Art: The Darkness Of The Fairytale Reimagined
Often gruesome in their original versions, fairy tales have an inherently dark side, which has been reinvented by a number of artists.
Artland Magazine
The Harmony of Form and Function: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture
The Harmony of Form and Function: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture
Discover one of the most groundbreaking architectural philosophies in modern times and the man behind it.
Artland Magazine
‘Art Is Fed by Experiences’: Watch Artist Leonardo Drew Explain How His Worldwide Travels Inform His Work
‘Art Is Fed by Experiences’: Watch Artist Leonardo Drew Explain How His Worldwide Travels Inform His Work
Artist Leonardo Drew thought he had to be inside his studio to connect with his materials. Then he began to travel.
Artnet
A New Study Suggests the Real Cause of Renaissance Master Raphael’s Death Was a Disease Similar to the Coronavirus
A New Study Suggests the Real Cause of Renaissance Master Raphael’s Death Was a Disease Similar to the Coronavirus
It was long believed—wrongly—that the artist died of syphilis. In fact, the true cause of Raphael's death is more complicated.
Artnet
The Other Federico Fellini: The Great Director’s Drawings
The Other Federico Fellini: The Great Director’s Drawings
Fellini, one of the greatest film directors of our time, saw film as the child of painting. His drawings reveal his colourful vision.
Artland Magazine
Tania Bruguera’s Most Famous Works: How the Artist Has Challenged Oppressive Forces with Incisive Performances
Tania Bruguera’s Most Famous Works: How the Artist Has Challenged Oppressive Forces with Incisive Performances
A guide to the most famous works of political performance art by artist and activist Tania Bruguera.
Art News
Marc Quinn sculpture of Black Lives Matter activist replaces statue to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol
Marc Quinn sculpture of Black Lives Matter activist replaces statue to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol
Installed overnight, the work depicts local resident Jen Reid who was photographed on the site when the monument was toppled last month.
The Art Newspaper
Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground
Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground
Coronavirus-inspired stencils on tube train feature rats with surgical face masks and hand sanitiser.
Guardian
Anish Kapoor called on museums to go beyond tokenism in their diversity efforts.
Anish Kapoor called on museums to go beyond tokenism in their diversity efforts.
Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor called on art galleries and museums to put an end to their cultural tokenism. The British-Indian artist—whose exhibition of outdoor sculptures opened at Norfolk’s Houghton Hall yesterday—said that institutions need to examine what contemporary culture truly looks like to better determine the objects being included in their collections.
Artnet
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus
Stories of Iconic Artworks: Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus
In 1921, Walter Benjamin bought Klee's "Angelus Novus". The angel made it possible to understand a humanity proving itself by destruction.
Artland Magazine
The Mysterious Case Of Darko Maver. Or The Many Deaths Of This Most Elusive of Artists
The Mysterious Case Of Darko Maver. Or The Many Deaths Of This Most Elusive of Artists
Darko Maver was a provocative Serbian artist whose life and work hid a secret that shocked the art world...
Artland Magazine
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer
Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer
Discover the work of a career nanny that has rewritten the history of Street Photography.
Artland Magazine
A Short History Of the African Diaspora Through the Eyes of Its Visual Artists
A Short History Of the African Diaspora Through the Eyes of Its Visual Artists
Throughout history, African American artists have been narrating the implications and social magnitude of the African diaspora.
Artland Magazine
The Art Angle Podcast: How Hank Willis Thomas Is Making Politics an Art Form
The Art Angle Podcast: How Hank Willis Thomas Is Making Politics an Art Form
On this week's episode, artist and political activist Hank Willis Thomas explains how he strives to address society's injustices in his art.
Artnet
Why Basquiat’s Heads Are His Most Sought-After Works
Why Basquiat’s Heads Are His Most Sought-After Works
In the past few years, there’s been a discernible, record-breaking trend developing around Jean Michel-Basquiat’s depictions of heads. In 2017, his canvas Untitled (1982) sold for an astounding $110.4 million at a Sotheby’s evening sale.
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The Enigmatic Stories beneath Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Lush Drawings
The Enigmatic Stories beneath Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Lush Drawings
In Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis’s character, a fashion designer, embroiders the garments he makes with secret messages of his choosing. Customers may eventually own his work, subsuming the dresses he creates into their lives and habits. But each will forever hold the covert mark of its creator.
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Cinematic Odes to Techno, Detroit, and the Black Producers Who Started a Movement
Cinematic Odes to Techno, Detroit, and the Black Producers Who Started a Movement
With Carl Craig Sessions, Dia:Beacon presents an online screening series inspired by the enduring legacy of Black musicians and artists.
Hyperallergic
10 Korean Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art
10 Korean Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art
Across cultural disciplines in Korea, contested memories and trauma ruptures both past and present—from the division of the peninsula and Japan’s enslavement of Korean comfort women in the Pacific War, to the deadly 1980 Gwangju Uprising, to the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster in which more than 300 passengers, mostly high school students, drowned after the ship capsized.
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Anish Kapoor – Ritual and The Void
Anish Kapoor – Ritual and The Void
Anish Kapoor is one of the leading contemporary sculptors. With his often large-scale works, he explores notions of ritual and the void.
Artland Magazine
Defecting from Pace, Estate of Elizabeth Murray Heads to Gladstone Gallery
Defecting from Pace, Estate of Elizabeth Murray Heads to Gladstone Gallery
The latest addition to the roster of one of New York’s biggest galleries also marks a departure from a mega-enterprise. The estate of Elizabeth Murray will leave Pace Gallery, which has represented the artist for more than two decades, and join the roster of Gladstone Gallery, which has spaces in New York and Brussels.
Art News
Opportunities in July 2020
Opportunities in July 2020
From residencies to relief grants, a list of opportunities that artists, writers, and art workers can apply for this month.
Hyperallergic
Photographer Ming Smith’s Dreamlike Portraits of Everyday Life From Harlem to Ethiopia Are the Subject of a Tender New Online Show—See Them Here
Photographer Ming Smith’s Dreamlike Portraits of Everyday Life From Harlem to Ethiopia Are the Subject of a Tender New Online Show—See Them Here
As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention.
Artnet
Art Now, Art Forever: Damon Zucconi
Art Now, Art Forever: Damon Zucconi
The art of forever is technological. It is an avant-garde medium, pushing the boundaries of both conceptual and visual art. The medium is made, if not engineered, to be accessed from a digital repository.
Independent Collectors
Dominique Fung Upends Persisting Fantasies of Asian Womanhood in Surreal Paintings
Dominique Fung Upends Persisting Fantasies of Asian Womanhood in Surreal Paintings
In Dominique Fung’s paintings, baby blue hues dance with pastel pinks to create, at first glance, exotic fantasies of Oriental bliss. Like the works of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Jean-Léon Gérôme, Fung’s scenes entice with nude women reclining among porcelain vessels. However, closer inspection reveals stray knives, impaled fruit, and dismembered limbs; the mirage dematerializes.
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Black in America, Through a Camera
Black in America, Through a Camera
In a photography show and auction Jamel Shabazz and others take an up-close look at Black culture and community.
New York Times
From Keith Haring to Dread Scott, a Brief History of Public Art in New York City
From Keith Haring to Dread Scott, a Brief History of Public Art in New York City
New York City may be home to the world’s premier museums and galleries, but many of the most celebrated and experimental artworks memorably shown in the city debuted outside the walls of those spaces. From the 1960s to the present, public art in New York has undergone huge changes and reinventions by artists, with pieces evolving from interventions in abandoned warehouses to multi-location installations. To trace the history of some of the most important public artworks in the city’s recent history, ARTnews spoke to Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund, and Micaela Martegani, executive director and chief curator of the nonprofit More Art. Their insights on standout works over the years follow below.
Art News
This Independence Weekend, 80 Artists Will Protest Immigrant Incarceration In Nationwide Skywriting Campaign
This Independence Weekend, 80 Artists Will Protest Immigrant Incarceration In Nationwide Skywriting Campaign
Why protest the detention of immigrants across the United States on Independence Day? When asked that recently, artist Dread Scott responded with a Frederick Douglass quote: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Art News
Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections
Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections
“It is intriguing, what the mind selects to focus on (or seek refuge in) during a time of crisis.”
Hyperallergic
Liu Xiaodong’s New York Diary
Liu Xiaodong’s New York Diary
Even in this acute moment in our history, the artist is able to slow down his looking to find and celebrate the beauty of human determination.
Hyperallergic
Photographer Gordon Parks Captured a Changing America in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era for Life Magazine
Photographer Gordon Parks Captured a Changing America in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era for Life Magazine
As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to slowly reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention.
Artnet
Titus Kaphar and Amoako Boafo Works Star in Phillips’s Sold-Out Virtual Evening Auction
Titus Kaphar and Amoako Boafo Works Star in Phillips’s Sold-Out Virtual Evening Auction
Three days after Sotheby’s became the first of the three major auction houses to test the virtual format necessitated by the pandemic in a grueling four-and-a-half-hour marathon, Phillips tried its hand at the newly normal format, pulling off an efficient and successful 25-lot sale in just over an hour.
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