Category: Art

‘I’m Leaving It to the Artists to Create This Thing’: Swizz Beatz on His Mysterious New App for Letting Creatives Sell Their Own Art

No Commission, the nomadic art fair and music festival founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean that lets artists keep 100 percent of the proceeds from their sales, is on hiatus this year. But the esteemed hip-hop producer and art patron will still...

/ November 18, 2019

Why Did the US Deny Kurdish Artist Zehra Doğan’s Visa? She Doesn’t Know—and She’s Not the Only One Affected

The Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Doğan, who was imprisoned for nearly three years for making art that offended the Turkish government, was denied entry to the US last month when she attempted to attend the opening of a show at the Drawing...

/ November 15, 2019

Venice’s Regional Council Voted Against Climate-Change Measures This Week. Only Minutes Later, Their Chambers Flooded

Even though Venice has been hit with its worst flooding in 50 years, the regional council voted on Wednesday to reject a number of measures to combat climate change. Then, immediately following the meeting, the council’s chambers flooded for the first...

/ November 15, 2019

A Suspect in the Infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist Has Been Released From Prison After 21 Years

A man suspected of being involved in the infamous 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston has been released from prison. David Turner, 52, was freed yesterday after serving 21 years in prison for a separate planned...

/ November 14, 2019

The Guerrilla Girls Are Targeting MoMA Trustees Tied to Jeffrey Epstein With an Ad on a Phone Booth Outside the Museum

The Guerrilla Girls have installed an advertisement outside the Museum of Modern Art in New York to send a powerful message to the institution about its trustees who had close links to the convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein. “MoMA should kick Leon Black...

/ November 13, 2019

California Is Spending $2.4 Million to Build the World’s Largest Permanent Installation of Climate Change-Themed Art

California’s clean-air agency has commissioned the world’s largest permanent public installation of climate changed-themed art. Large-scale works by Allora & Calzadilla, Refik Anadol, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Noé Montes, Andrea Polli, and Tomás Saraceno will appear in the common areas of the...

/ November 12, 2019

Labor Organizers Have Filed a Complaint Against the Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure in the Wake of Unionization Efforts

Los Angeles labor organizers have filed a complaint against the Marciano Art Foundation after the museum abruptly closed last week. The museum had previously laid off all its visitor services staff—some 70 people—just days after employees announced plans to unionize....

/ November 11, 2019

‘It’s a Model That Doesn’t Work Anymore’: Why Galerie St. Etienne Is Transforming Its Historic, Scholarly Gallery Into a Non-Profit

The 80-year-old Galerie St. Etienne is transitioning over the course of the next year from a gallery into a nonprofit known as St. Etienne Foundation in order to pursue scholarship instead of sales.  Although the move is a departure from...

/ November 8, 2019

What Nairy Baghramian Is Looking At: The Artist on 3 Cultural Touchstones That Keep Reappearing in Her Work

It’s been a busy week for Los Angeles-based artist Nairy Baghramian. On Tuesday, she was honored at the SculptureCenter during the Queens Museum’s annual gala, and on Wednesday, she debuted her first-ever performance (commissioned for the Performa Biennial) with the...

/ November 8, 2019

Yayoi Kusama’s Head-Spinning New Exhibition in New York Is a Dream for Selfie-Takers—See Photos From the Show Here

Yayoi Kusama has unveiled a new Infinity Mirror Room at David Zwirner in New York, which all but guarantees lines around the block between now and the show’s December 14 closing date. It’s a big month for Kusama, who also...

/ November 8, 2019

The Expanded MFA Houston Will Host Seven Splashy Sculpture Commissions, Including Not One, but Two Hallucinatory Artist-Designed Tunnels

These days, it seems no major encyclopedic museum is complete without an equally major program of contemporary sculpture. That’s why the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is planning a series of high-profile commissions to debut alongside its $450 million expansion and...

/ November 7, 2019

If You’re Willing to Get Naked, These Artists at a Brooklyn Art Fair Will Draw Your Portrait

The Other Art Fair  is hosting its sixth edition in Brooklyn this week with a special opportunity for adventurous fairgoers. An artist project called “Get Nude Get Drawn,” is soliciting attendees to pose for artists in a naked figure drawing...

/ November 7, 2019

‘We Teach You How to Survive As an Artist’: JR Is Teaching a Free Class in Paris Next Year to Train Artists in the Practical Side of the Business

The street artist and photographer JR learned the tricks of his trade on his own, but now he’s preparing to share his hard-earned knowledge with aspiring photographers—for free. The artist announced on Instagram that he’ll be teaching a new course,...

/ November 6, 2019

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump and the 2017 Women’s March, one curator was inspired to take action on behalf of women artists, creating an initiative to help promote feminist art exhibitions, performances, and programs around...

/ November 4, 2019

See 8 Intriguing Finds at This Year’s TEFAF New York, From a Greek Suit of Armor to an Ancient Bust Once Owned by Warhol

The fall edition of the three-year old TEFAF New York fair, which is heavily focused on Old Masters and other historical works, opened its doors to VIPs at the Park Avenue Armory on New York’s Upper East Side yesterday. Perhaps...

/ November 1, 2019

Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Is Selling Off His Entire Art Collection, Including a $3 Million Ed Ruscha

After nearly 20 years of collecting art, the fashion designer Marc Jacobs is looking for a fresh start. As he prepares to sell his New York City apartment, he’s also auctioning off all the art hanging inside it. Sotheby’s has...

/ October 31, 2019

Can a Session With a Medium Spark Creativity? These Artists Gave It a Try, and You Can See the Results in a New Show

Artists draw inspiration for their work all over the place—from the news, from friends and family, from dreams. Now, a new group show organized by Brooklyn artist Michael Hambouz has tasked artists with creating pieces in response to a session...

/ October 31, 2019

A New Tour Gives You the Chance to See the Sistine Chapel at Night, Free From Crowds, for Just $76

If that $5,558 private tour of the Sistine Chapel is a bit over your budget—or you just don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn for the 6 a.m. start time—you’ll be happy to know that there’s a far more...

/ October 29, 2019

A Late Billionaire Collector’s Foundation Is Selling Off Artworks by Bill Traylor and Others to Benefit a Harlem Children’s Charity

The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation is selling works from the late philanthropist’s art collection in a series of sales around New York City to benefit the nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone. The sales include a trio of paintings by Francisco Toledo at Christie’s New York, works by Bill...

/ October 28, 2019

See How Artist Beatriz Milhazes Transformed Cartier Hudson Yards With a Dazzling Installation Made From Thousands of Precious Stones

There’s some extra bling at Cartier’s new Hudson Yards store this fall, but this time it comes in the form of a large-scale artwork. Featuring a cornucopia of glittering Cartier stones, Aquarium, a colorful mobile-like sculpture conceived by Brazilian artist Beatriz...

/ October 25, 2019