Stephanie Comilang wins 2019 Sobey Art Award

Stephanie Comilang wins 2019 Sobey Art Award

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada are delighted to announce that Stephanie Comilang is the recipient of the 2019 Sobey Art Award. The 2019 Sobey Art Award grand prize winner was revealed Friday evening at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. Each of the four remaining shortlisted artists, each of the four remaining shortlisted artists, Nicolas Grenier, Kablusiak, Anne Low and D’Arcy Wilson, were awarded $25,000 CAD.

Art Daily2 days ago

Anne-Lise Coste: Meet the artist whose work is her rebellion

Anne-Lise Coste: Meet the artist whose work is her rebellion

Anne-Lise Coste's drawings and texts have the immediacy of graffiti, and allow her to mix subjective moods with political criticism.

Artland Magazine5 days ago

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Howardena Pindell

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Howardena Pindell

This edition of our Lost (and Found) Artist series focuses on the incredible body of work of black abstract artist Howardena Pindell.

Artland Magazine5 days ago

Actors With A Side Hustle In The Art World

Actors With A Side Hustle In The Art World

It is rare these days to meet a professional in the art world who doesn’t have a side hustle. But did you know a lot of actors have side hustles in the art world too?

The Art Gorgeous6 days ago

A Nude Maurizio Cattelan Is the Poster Boy for New Art Insurance Outfit Arte Generali

A Nude Maurizio Cattelan Is the Poster Boy for New Art Insurance Outfit Arte Generali

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan surely appreciates the importance of insuring artwork. In a brazen heist that made worldwide headlines last September, his 18-karat golden toilet—titled America—was stolen from an exhibition of the artist’s work at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom. It was valued at $2.6 million and remains missing

Art News7 days ago

Our Favourite Female Body-Positive Artists

Our Favourite Female Body-Positive Artists

As the fashion world has started including models of all shapes and sizes, there are a number of women artists who have also been celebrating body diversity, portraying ladies of all ages, ethnicities and sizes within our work. Here we round up some of our favourite body positive female artists.

The Art Gorgeous9 days ago

Discover 6 Artists Who Impressed Curators and Collectors at the 2019 Edition of Paris Photo

Discover 6 Artists Who Impressed Curators and Collectors at the 2019 Edition of Paris Photo

“We have faithful collectors who come from abroad not for FIAC but for Paris Photo,” says the fair’s director Florence Bourgeois, referring to last month’s contemporary art fair, which was also held in the Grand Palais.

Artnet9 days ago

Artist Interview: Jong Oh

Artist Interview: Jong Oh

Exclusive interview with Jong Oh, the nomadic minimalist who makes supremely elegant, barely-there, site-specific constructions.

Artland Magazine12 days ago

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

The Yayoi Kusama Craze Is Coming to Europe With a Splashy—But Nuanced—Three-Venue Retrospective

If you’re a European museum-goer, be prepared to stand in some long lines, because next year, three major European institutions are planning to present a sweeping retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Artnet13 days ago

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Sarah Charlesworth

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Sarah Charlesworth

In this edition of Artland’s Lost (and Found) Artist Series we learn about Sarah Charlesworth, a member of the Pictures Generation.

Artland Magazine15 days ago

The Fascinating Physics of Jackson Pollock’s “Drip” Paintings

The Fascinating Physics of Jackson Pollock’s “Drip” Paintings

Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Brown University studied the defining characteristics of Pollock’s techniques, which may help authenticate his action paintings.

Hyperallergic16 days ago

Five Leonardo Scholars Selected Their Favorite Work by the Italian Master. None Picked ‘Mona Lisa’

Five Leonardo Scholars Selected Their Favorite Work by the Italian Master. None Picked ‘Mona Lisa’

As excitement and intrigue surrounding the Italian master continues to build, ARTnews asked five experts and scholars one seemingly simple question: What is your favorite Leonardo work? Their responses, which follow below, may surprise you.

Art News16 days ago

The Clyfford Still Museum Uncovered a Trove of the Artist’s Tapes. Here Is What They Teach Us About One of History’s Most Private Painters

The Clyfford Still Museum Uncovered a Trove of the Artist’s Tapes. Here Is What They Teach Us About One of History’s Most Private Painters

For years, the Miami-based filmmaker and collector Dennis Scholl had wanted to make a documentary about his favorite artist, Clyfford Still. But he needed an excuse. Five years ago, the Clyfford Still Museum dropped one in his lap.

Artnet16 days ago

Six Supercool Artists Mixing Art And Tech

Six Supercool Artists Mixing Art And Tech

Pop quiz: what was the first thing you did this morning? If you’re like 80% of smartphone users, you probably used the most powerful computer in human history to creep what your ex’s new girlfriend’s outfit at some party in Bushwick last night. Okay, fine, more research must be done to confirm that last statistic.

The Art Gorgeous17 days ago

William Pym | Standards & Practices.

William Pym | Standards & Practices.

In his inaugural Standards & Practices column William Pym looks at the enduring influence of Barry Le Va

Artland Magazine19 days ago

Studio Visit: Guglielmo Castelli

Studio Visit: Guglielmo Castelli

Visit the studio of top emerging painter Guglielmo Castelli in Artland 3D and hear about his practice in our exclusive interview

Artland Magazine19 days ago

Female Iconoclasts: Zaha Hadid

Female Iconoclasts: Zaha Hadid

In this first edition of our "Female Iconoclasts" series, we shed light on the life and work of Zaha Hadid.

Artland Magazine19 days ago

Hito Steyerl gives Germany an ultimatum: Stop selling arms to Turkey or stop showing her work

Hito Steyerl gives Germany an ultimatum: Stop selling arms to Turkey or stop showing her work

Steyerl is also calling for an end to the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement, which has given Turkey $6.6 billion in aid to help improve humanitarian conditions for Syrian migrants living there.

Art Forum21 days ago

‘There Was Great Purity in American Art. I Wanted to Insult It’: Going Rogue With Peter Saul

‘There Was Great Purity in American Art. I Wanted to Insult It’: Going Rogue With Peter Saul

I promised various people not to paint certain things. I’m 85, and I’ve insulted so many people. There’s no reason to dig around and find things that people find really offensive. I’m going to deal with women as a subject next, and that will be a problem, right there.

Frieze Magazine21 days ago

Stories of Iconic Artworks: Frida Kahlo’s “The Two Fridas”

Stories of Iconic Artworks: Frida Kahlo’s “The Two Fridas”

In this edition of our "Stories of Iconic Artworks" series, we explore what lies behind "The Two Fridas", this arresting self-portrait by Frida Kahlo.

Artland Magazine23 days ago

Basquiat’s Painting of a Triumphant Warrior in a Boxing Ring Could Fetch $15 Million at Phillips This Fall

Basquiat’s Painting of a Triumphant Warrior in a Boxing Ring Could Fetch $15 Million at Phillips This Fall

In anticipation of the fall auction in New York, Phillips has announced the latest blue-chip consignment: Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s The Ring (1981), estimated at $10 million to $15 million.

Artnet23 days ago

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

Hank Willis Thomas’s New Portland Art Museum Show Exposes the Manipulative Power of Advertising in the City Where Nike Was Born

For the artist Hank Willis Thomas, one of the highlights of having his mid-career survey at the Portland Art Museum is that it’s in the same city as the headquarters of Nike.

Artnet24 days ago

Alma Thomas, a Favored Artist of the Obamas, Could More Than Double Her Auction Record Next Month at Christie’s

Alma Thomas, a Favored Artist of the Obamas, Could More Than Double Her Auction Record Next Month at Christie’s

Alma Thomas’s A Fantastic Sunset (1970), a rainbow-colored explosion that is due to go on sale at Christie’s on November 13. The acrylic painting is estimated to sell between $2.2 million and $2.8 million, and it could shatter the artist’s record at auction.

Art Newsa month ago

Yayoi Kusama Will Fill New York Botanical Garden with Infinity Room, ‘Dancing Pumpkin,’ and Much More

Yayoi Kusama Will Fill New York Botanical Garden with Infinity Room, ‘Dancing Pumpkin,’ and Much More

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has revealed details about its sprawling Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which will spread across the institution’s 250 acres next spring.

Art Newsa month ago

Rihanna and the Haas Brothers Joined Forces on Limited Editions of Her New Photography Book: Here Are the Results

Rihanna and the Haas Brothers Joined Forces on Limited Editions of Her New Photography Book: Here Are the Results

The book, which will be published by Phaidon on October 24, includes photos from Rihanna’s childhood in Barbados as well as shots of her life as an artist and fashion icon, many of which have never been seen before.

Art Newsa month ago

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

ETC galerie d'art in Paris exhibits important mature works from late 1950s and early 1960s by the painter Charles Pollock, largely unknown brother of Jackson.

Artland Magazinea month ago

7 Emerging Artists to Watch at FIAC and Its Edgier Sister Fair, the Paris Internationale

7 Emerging Artists to Watch at FIAC and Its Edgier Sister Fair, the Paris Internationale

For art lovers looking to make discoveries in Paris this week, FIAC has a strong showing of emerging galleries in an upstairs wing of the Grand Palais. But if you’re looking to swap out the VIP lounge for a Vape lounge—literally, one of the project spaces is also an e-cigarette store—the Paris Internationale is a suitable alternative.

Artneta month ago

Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

After nearly two years in the studio, Damien Hirst has announced he is due to exhibit his Cherry Blossom oil paintings at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next June.

The Art Newspapera month ago

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Etel Adnan

Lost (and Found) Artist Series: Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan was long known for her writing and poetry, but has also been painting since the '60s. When she was in her 80s, her visual art was discovered.

Artland Magazinea month ago

Richard Prince’s Marijuana Brand Secures Distribution Deal with MedMen, the ‘Apple Store’ of Pot

Richard Prince’s Marijuana Brand Secures Distribution Deal with MedMen, the ‘Apple Store’ of Pot

Richard Prince’s brand of marijuana, Katz +Dogg, is slated for distribution in Los Angeles at the luxury dispensary and delivery service MedMen, which has brick-and-mortar locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New York.

Art Newsa month ago

ETTORE SPALLETTI (1940–2019)

ETTORE SPALLETTI (1940–2019)

Ettore Spalletti, the Italian painter of time-intensive, subtly diffused semi-monochromes in shades of blue, pink, and gray, has died at age seventy-nine

Art Foruma month ago

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

For his exhibition at Gagosian opening today in Paris, Urs Fischer has made a monumental wax sculpture, Leo, of the Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio with his parents, George DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken.

The Art Newspapera month ago

JOHN GIORNO (1936–2019)

JOHN GIORNO (1936–2019)

John Giorno, whose kaleidoscopic work fused and furthered poetry, visual art, and activism, has died at age eighty-two. He is survived by his husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone.

Art Foruma month ago

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

LONDON — It’s a hot mid-afternoon in the West End’s posh Mayfair district, and Damien Hirst is standing outside the glass double-doors of the White Cube gallery, looking every inch the devil-may-care prankster out of some early Shakespearean comedy.

Hyperallergica month ago

The Art World Remembers Matthew Wong, Self-Taught Painter of Vibrant Landscapes, Who Has Died at 35

The Art World Remembers Matthew Wong, Self-Taught Painter of Vibrant Landscapes, Who Has Died at 35

On Sunday, the New York gallery Karma announced in an Instagram post that Matthew Wong, one of the artists in its stable, had died on Wednesday October 2. He was 35. The cause was suicide.

Artneta month ago

Kara Walker Satirizes Britain’s Public Sculptures with a Monument to Trans-Atlantic Slavery

Kara Walker Satirizes Britain’s Public Sculptures with a Monument to Trans-Atlantic Slavery

Kara Walker upends the Tate Modern with a massive fountain, renewing the debate about the nature of public monuments in the heart of violent empire.

Hyperallergica month ago