The Paradox of ‘Timelessness’ in Street Photography

The Paradox of ‘Timelessness’ in Street Photography

I’ve noticed that a commonly used compliment for street photographs is to describe them as “timeless.” My interpretation of this is that it is used to mean that there are characteristics of the image which in some way transcend the boundaries of the context i…

Black Art After Basquiat: Is Past Still Present in the Art World?

Art is subjective, its interpretation and scale of worthiness living inside our minds. In that sense, it’s not an abstract theory that some artists can achieve immortality. For black fine artists, the percentage of celebrated creators is stark in contrast to …

Mother’s Magazine: Danielle Orchard Returns to Jack Hanley Gallery

A cupped hand offering three ripe cherries beckons visitors to Danielle Orchard’s second solo show at Jack Hanley Gallery. Mother’s Magazine is a delicious feast on canvas where more cherries and other tasty distractions invite proverbial food for thought.

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February Flowers – Floral Paintings and Supplies I Use

February Flowers – Floral Paintings and Supplies I Use

Every year my friend artist Amanda Evanston hosts #28FebruaryFlowers which is a challenge to paint a floral painting every day for the month of February. I love having a challenge to commit myself to…my OCD makes me incapable of skipping a day….for real. So I…

Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind

For each of our physical bodies, intimacies and experiences, we have several data bodies, too. Ranging from the websites we visit to the CCTV footage we meander into, these digital bodies are not simply extractive data points, but extensions of our very selve…

Every Jim Carrey Movie, Ranked

A closer look at the actor’s fascinatingly diverse body of work.

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Donald Judd’s Minimalist Legacy Is All Around Us

Donald Judd’s Minimalist Legacy Is All Around Us

The artist wanted his work totally empty. Which allowed the world to make anything out of it.

Spielberg daughter comes out as porn star…

Spielberg daughter comes out as porn star… (Third column, 5th story, link )

Tyler, the Creator talks resell culture, Grammys speech, and Theresa May

The artist behind IGOR got candid on fashion, politics, and internet influence in a Q&A at the London Creative All Star series with Dazed and Converse

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Kristy Luck at Philip Martin

Kristy Luck at Philip Martin

Artist: Kristy Luck Venue: Philip Martin, Los Angeles Exhibition Title: Transformer Date: January 11 – February 22, 2020 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Philip Ma…

Best Of France: The Spa At Villa La Coste In Provence

At its five star boutique hotel, Villa La Coste, which features 28 art-filled villas and extraordinary common areas, there is a day spa that rivals all others with its beautiful facility, tranquil environment and incredible treatments.

Straddling the quotidian and the celestial

N.S. Harsha’s show is careful look at social life and politics through playful works that balance the idiosyncratic and the cosmic

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Frieze Los Angeles: Rolls-Royce Art By Refik Anadol Is A Dialogue On Human And Machine

Frieze Los Angeles: Rolls-Royce Art By Refik Anadol Is A Dialogue On Human And Machine

Revealed at Frieze Los Angele and commissioned by Rolls-Royce, Refik Anadol uses data from the color of every Rolls in the last decade to explore the challenges and the possibilities we face in the digital age

Alive and Screaming: The horror-inspired sci-fi fantasy art of Les Edwards

A painting by Les Edwards commissioned by KHBB advertising to be used as a poster to promote the UK release of Stephen King’s film ‘Graveyard Shift.’

 
While artist Les Edwards was a student at the Hornsey College of Art from 1968 until he graduated in 1972,…

Analyzing Lucian Freud

One of the principal thrills of The Lives of Lucian Freud: The Restless Years, 1922-1968 is that we are in the capable hands of William Feaver, The Observer’s longtime chief art critic. Here’s how he writes about the 1945 painting Dead Heron : Powder paint fr…

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Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Spring 2020

Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Spring 2020

Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this season.

The life of a professional dunker

Meet Guy Dupuy, Jordan Kilganon and Isaiah Rivera; three of the world’s best slam-dunkers who make a living by traveling the world, stuffing basketballs into hoops.

Who gave shape to John Singer Sargent’s gods and goddesses at the MFA? He was a Black man named Thomas McKeller

At the Gardner Museum, “Boston’s Apollo” celebrates Sargent’s figure model.

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Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae

For the first time since she participated in Damien Hirst’s legendary 1988 “Freeze” survey, Fiona Rae is painting on white grounds. She is categorical about this show’s large-scale works, which were made last year and executed with oil on pearly, luminous acr…

The flames burn high and bright in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

A stately yet thrilling movie of body, heart, and mind – a film that works as both academic theory and ravishing drama.

Images of Black Women as Avatars of Spiritual Agency

Delita Martin’s latest exhibition, Calling Down the Spirits, seeks to visualize the incorporeal and genetic strands that tether generations of Black women to each other and to the spiritual world.

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The Top Seven Things to See at the February 2020 Capitol Hill Art Walk

The Top Seven Things to See at the February 2020 Capitol Hill Art Walk

Yarn Art, Nerdy Heartbreak, Sexy Boys, and Other Critics’ Picks by Joule Zelman Every second Thursday, rain or shine, the streets of Capitol Hill are filled with tipsy art lovers checking out galleries and special events for Capitol Hill Art Walk. On our Capi…

Boston University Announces Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series for Spring 2020

The series brings renowned visual artists to the Boston University campus for talks throughout the semester. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Cindy Sherman Beguiles France With 45 Years Of Astonishing Portraits

Sherman expertly toys with pose, gesture, backdrops, costume, makeup, lighting, digital image processing technology, and composition, to create a wide variety of realist and imagined portraits, often with her as the model.

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John-Paul Stonard: In Shanghai

John-Paul Stonard: In Shanghai

The​ West Bund quarter of Shanghai runs along a bend of the Huangpu river, about eight kilometres south of the city’s downtown. There were once docks here, with a large facility for mixing…

The rise of live painting as a performance genre in Chennai

Sketching or painting a portrait live on canvas is fast picking up in the city and we speak to three upcoming artists to understand the influences on their craft

Art critic accidentally destroys £15,000 artwork with a can of Coke

‘It was like the work heard my comment and felt what I thought of it’

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Steph Lau creates five animations and a red envelope design for Maison Margiela’s Lunar New Year’s celebrations

Steph Lau creates five animations and a red envelope design for Maison Margiela’s Lunar New Year’s celebrations

As Lunar New Year celebrations dissipate for another year, we bask in the New York-based designer’s mesmerising creations for renowned fashion house, Maison Margiela.

R.H. Quaytman at Museum Sztuki

Artist: R.H. Quaytman Venue: Museum Sztuki, Łódź Exhibition Title: The Sun Does Not move. Chapter 35 Curated By: Jarosław Suchan Selected By: Big Apple Circus Date: November 8 – February 23, 2020 Note: A publication designed by the artist is available here. C…

Finding Beauty In The Ordinary, With Kiata Mason

Kiata Mason is a New South Wales-based artist who sees beauty in the ordinary. With a Masters’s degree in drawing from the National Art School in Sydney, Kiata is a talented still-life artist best known for her depictions of domestic scenes and home environme…

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