Schiaparelli, The Mother of Strange Fashion

A new exhibition in Paris on the designer Elsa Schiaparelli shows how her Surrealist “little jokes” still inspire weirdness today.

#art, #dali-salvador, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #gabet-olivier, #musee-des-arts-decoratifs, #roseberry-daniel, #schiaparelli-elsa-sas, #scott-jeremy-1974

2 Art Havens in the Hudson Valley Offer Nature Indoors and Out

Magazzino Italian Art Museum in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the Russel Wright Design Center in nearby Garrison deliver ecological messages (meadows, donkeys, and a waterfall included).

#art, #cold-spring-ny, #design, #garrison-ny, #gilardi-piero-1942, #italy, #magazzino-cold-spring-ny-gallery, #wright-russel-design-center

Arnold Skolnick, Whose Poster Embodied Woodstock, Dies at 85

On short notice, he created the bird-on-a-guitar design that advertised the 1969 festival — and became a symbol of the era.

#art, #bethel-woods-center-for-the-arts, #deaths-obituaries, #festivals, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #posters, #skolnick-arnold-1937-2022, #woodstock-music-festivals

A Sculptor Takes His Craft to the Skies

The artist Desmond Lewis brings the glow of professional fireworks to under-resourced communities in the South.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #fireworks, #greenwood-miss, #independence-day-us-july-4, #juneteenth, #lewis-desmond-1993, #sculpture

Artists Scrutinize Nazi Family Past of Julia Stoschek

As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.

#art, #brose-max-1884-1968, #collectors-and-collections, #germany, #high-net-worth-individuals, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #stoschek-julia, #stoschek-julia-collection, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Art, Darling

Antwaun Sargent wanted to change the art world. He already has.

#abloh-virgil, #art, #black-people, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #figures-of-speech-exhibit, #museums, #sargent-antwaun

Orlando Museum Director Loses Job After Disputed Basquiat Show

Aaron De Groft was removed from his position days after the F.B.I. seized 25 works that had been shown in a Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit and whose authenticity had been questioned.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #de-groft-aaron-h, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #museums, #orlando-museum-of-art

Margaret Keane, Painter of Sad-Eyed Waifs, Dies at 94

Her work was immensely popular and virtually ubiquitous. But until the matter was settled in court, her husband fraudulently claimed credit for it.

#art, #big-eyes-movie, #deaths-obituaries, #frauds-and-swindling, #keane-margaret, #keane-walter, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Sam Gilliam ‘Took a Step Most People Didn’t Understand Was Possible’

The artists Melvin Edwards and Rashid Johnson reflect on the legacy of their friend, just days after he died at age 88.

#art, #black-people, #edwards-melvin, #gilliam-sam, #johnson-rashid-1977, #williams-william-t

Daniel Weiss, Met Museum’s Chief Executive, to Step Down

Daniel H. Weiss was a stabilizing force, but his departure raises questions about whether the museum’s two-pronged management structure still works and will continue.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #budgets-and-budgeting, #campbell-thomas-p, #fine-arts-museums-of-san-francisco, #haverford-college, #hollein-max, #manhattan, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #weiss-daniel-h

Sam Gilliam, Abstract Artist of Drape Paintings, Dies at 88

A brilliant colorist, he hung his canvases from ceilings in great curves and loops, or pinned them, gathered, to walls, taking his medium into three dimensions.

#art, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #drape-paintings, #gilliam-sam

Basquiat Paintings Removed From Orlando Museum in F.B.I. Raid

After the authenticity of paintings in the museum’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition was questioned, all 25 works were seized by the F.B.I.

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forgery, #museums, #orlando-fla, #orlando-museum-of-art

Documenta Was a Whole Vibe. Then a Scandal Killed the Buzz.

Accusations that an image was antisemitic broke the mood at a daring festival of experiments. This year’s Documenta deserves a closer look, our critic says.

#anti-semitism, #art, #documenta-gmbh, #indonesia, #kassel-germany, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #taring-padi-art-collective

The Lessons of Nothingness From Maverick Zen Monks

Art today is often a parade of the self. The Freer Gallery of Art presents objects by medieval artists who plunge you into the world by removing you from it.

#art, #buddhism, #china, #freer-gallery-of-art, #japan, #meditation, #monasteries-and-monks, #museums, #smithsonian-institution, #washington-dc

How Paintings Lost in a Small-Town Art Heist Were Recovered 50 Years Later

Two sleuths — a curator and a librarian — in New Paltz, N.Y., helped the F.B.I. track down 200-year-old paintings that were stolen from a historical society in 1972.

#ammi-phillips, #annatje-eltinge, #art, #dirck-d-wynkoop, #elting-memorial-library, #historic-huguenot-street, #josephine-bloodgood, #museums, #new-paltz-ny, #robberies-and-thefts, #sothebys

Andreas Anastasis is the man behind Anna Wintour’s famous hairstyle.

Being Anna Wintour’s hairstylist may sound glamorous, but it’s his art practice that gets Andreas Anastasis talking.

#anna-the-biography-book, #art, #beauty-salons, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair, #magazines, #media, #vogue, #wintour-anna

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

#alex-de-pase, #art, #consumer-protection, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #ephemeral-tattoo, #europe, #european-union, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #intenze-tattoo-ink, #lou-rubino, #mario-barth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #skin, #tattoos, #united-states, #world-famous-tattoo-ink, #your-feed-science

How Work-From-Home Setups Have Changed

Hybrid or remote work is settling in as a permanent reality for millions. Their setups and technical skills can still feel like a temporary solution.

#art, #books-and-literature, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #workplace-environment

Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum-of-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #fly-by-night-exhibit, #museums, #plastics, #riley-duke, #sculpture, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Cannupa Hanska Luger Is Turning the Tables on the Art World

His work playfully critiques what white audiences want — and upends long-held ideas about what Native American art should look like.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #luger-cannupa-hanska, #museums, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #santa-fe-nm, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd

In Dakar, African Art Speaks in All Its Voices

In its first pandemic-era edition, the Dakar Biennale, Africa’s biggest art gathering, is uneven, hectic — and full of possibility.

#africa, #art, #dakar-senegal, #dakar-biennale

The Art World Loves Basketballs. And Hoops and Jerseys and Backboards.

Fine art inspired by the sport is everywhere. One gallery filled nearly 5,000 square feet, and its curator said she “could do a Part 2 and Part 3 because there is that much work out there.”

#arsham-daniel, #art, #basketball, #eisenberg-martin, #fordjour-derek-1974, #hammons-david, #hayden-hugh-1983, #hendricks-barkley-l, #kuo-andrew-1977

‘The Cheech,’ a Game Changer for Chicano Art, Opens in Riverside

As the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture debuts, its founder hopes to inspire a renaissance in a region of California lacking public arts funding.

#almaraz-carlos-1941-89, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #marin-cheech, #museums, #national-museum-of-the-american-latino, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-calif, #romero-frank-1941

A Radical Collective Takes Over One of the World’s Biggest Art Shows

Ruangrupa, an Indonesian group of collaborators, turns social experiences into art. How will they leave their mark on Documenta, which unfolds over 100 days?

#architecture, #art, #documenta-gmbh, #germany, #indonesia, #ruangrupa-art-collective, #sculpture

The Bumpy Road to a Group-Led Documenta

The 2022 edition of this exhibition in Germany is curated by a leaderless collective. Things didn’t always go to plan.

#art, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #documenta-gmbh, #kassel-germany, #ruangrupa-art-collective

More Than Fjords: A New Museum to Put Oslo on the Map

City administrators hope Norway’s new National Museum will help Oslo, and the rest of the country, step out of its Scandinavian neighbors’ shadows.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #munch-museum, #museums, #national-museum-norway, #norway, #oslo-norway

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Costume Designer Shirley Kurata Becomes the Story

With the success of the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the work of Shirley Kurata is in demand, but her personal style has always had its own fans.

#art, #asian-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #costumes, #everything-everywhere-all-at-once-movie, #fashion-and-apparel, #kurata-shirley, #linda-lindas-music-group, #movies, #rodarte, #virgil-normal-los-angeles-calif-retailer, #whack-tierra

In Struggling Murano, a Design Intervention

The Venetian island, famous for its glass, has long been on the wane, but 700 years of expertise is a terrible thing to squander.

#archibong-ini, #art, #design, #factories-and-manufacturing, #glass, #luxury-goods-and-services, #murano-italy

Thefts, Fraud and Lawsuits at the World’s Biggest NFT Marketplace

OpenSea, one of the highest-profile crypto start-ups, is facing a backlash over stolen and plagiarized nonfungible tokens.

#alex-atallah, #art, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #devin-finzer, #monkeys-and-apes, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #opensea-ozone-networks-inc, #plagiarism, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency

Christopher Wool on What Brought a ‘Sunday Painter’ Back to Life

“I had been on the treadmill for so long. And then suddenly I felt like I could just be an artist again,” he says. His long obsession with photo books has now taken full flight.

#art, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #marfa-tex, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #richard-hell-and-the-voidoids, #sculpture, #wool-christopher

Making Art on Top of the World

Near the Arctic Circle, Shuvinai Ashoona, a star of the Venice Biennale, and her community of Inuit artists refuse to let isolation stand in their way.

#arctic-regions, #art, #ashoona-pitseolak, #ashoona-shuvinai, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #indigenous-people, #museums, #pootoogook-annie, #venice-biennale

A Judy Baca Moment: ‘My Work Has Been Good for a Long Time’

Hailed for her rich depictions of California history and social struggle, the Chicana artist says the attention, after decades of being overlooked, surprises her.

#art, #baca-judith-f, #california, #content-type-personal-profile, #getty-center, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #lucas-museum-of-narrative-art, #mellon-foundation, #mexican-americans, #murals

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

At Dakar’s Biennale, the City Itself Is the Most Colorful Canvas

The art world has descended on the Senegalese capital for its first pandemic-era biennale, the biggest art event in West Africa, where the greatest creations on view are often found just by strolling the streets.

#art, #black-rock-dakar-senegal, #buildings-structures, #dakar-senegal, #dakar-biennale, #gentrification, #senegal, #wiley-kehinde

Delta’s Terminal C at La Guardia Airport Is Now an Art Destination

With the opening of Delta Air Lines’s new terminal at La Guardia Airport, New York gets a distinctive new collection of public artworks.

#airports, #art, #ghani-mariam-1978, #johnson-rashid-1977, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #nisenbaum-aliza, #overton-virginia, #quevedo-ronny, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #wilson-fred-1954

Man Throws Pastry at Mona Lisa, Smearing Cream on Glass Case

The painting was not harmed and the man, who officials said was in a wheelchair and had faked a disability to get close to it, was taken into custody.

#art, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #louvre-museum, #mona-lisa, #museums, #paris-france, #vandalism

Meet the N.Y.C. Sanitation Department’s Resident Artist

Sto Len focuses much of his work on environmental issues in New York City, including sites like the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island.

#art, #len-sto-artist, #queens-nyc, #sanitation-department-nyc, #ukeles-mierle-laderman, #waste-materials-and-disposal

F.B.I. Investigates Basquiat Paintings Shown at Orlando Museum of Art

A subpoena raises questions about an exhibition of works “purported to be by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #de-groft-aaron-h, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forgery, #gagosian-larry, #heroesmonsters-jean-michel-basquiat-exhibit, #leo-mangan, #mumford-thad, #museums, #orlando-fla, #orlando-museum-of-art, #william-force

In a Former Mafia Stronghold, Art Remembers, and Warns

A public art campaign in Palermo, Sicily, is reminding residents of the city’s grim Mafia years, and is encouraging them to resist creeping organized crime influence.

#art, #falcone-giovanni, #organized-crime, #orlando-leoluca, #palermo-italy

Catch a Rising Star at the Auction House

No longer does museum validation or scholarly attention determine a painting’s value. Now, the collectors’ hunger comes first, and institutions must follow.

#art, #auctions, #basquiat-jean-michel, #christies, #museums, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #pollock-jackson, #sothebys, #warhol-andy, #weyant-anna-1995, #weyant-paul-1984, #wong-matthew-1984-2019

Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #conforti-michael, #italy, #minneapolis-minn, #minneapolis-institute-of-arts, #museums, #osanna-massimo, #zuchtriegel-gabriel

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

#art, #de-kooning-willem, #getty-conservation-institute, #getty-j-paul-museum, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts, #university-of-arizona-museum-of-art, #woman-ochre-exhibit

Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82

He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #joplin-janis, #music, #neuwirth-bob

Spring Auction Sales for Two Blockbuster Weeks Top $2.5 Billion

Eleven auction records for artists — six by women — were smashed on Thursday night in two sales at Sotheby’s.

#art, #auctions, #christies, #leigh-simone-1968, #phillips-auctioneers-llc, #quarles-christina-1985, #sean-scully, #sothebys, #venice-biennale

Shared Los Angeles Studios Nurture Emerging Artists

In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, a community supports the practices of young innovators.

#art, #ayala-mario, #boyle-heights-los-angeles-calif, #esparza-rafa-1981, #gonzalez-jr-alfonso, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #reynolds-devin, #sombreuil-sonya

The Macklowe Collection Tops $922 Million at Auction

The art holdings from a bitter divorce became what Sotheby’s called the most valuable collection ever sold at auction.

#art, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #finances, #macklowe-harry, #manhattan-nyc, #richter-gerhard, #rockefeller-margaret-1947, #rothko-mark, #sothebys

Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #dickson-jane, #each-one-every-one-equal-all, #lichtenstein-roy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murals, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Sonia Boyce, a Winner at the Venice Biennale, Is Fighting Forgetting

Sonia Boyce triumphed with a work about the erasure of Black women artists. She greets the trophy with a mix of gratitude and circumspection.

#art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #boyce-sonia, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #venice-biennale

Ernie Barnes’s ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price at Auction

An iconic image sells for $15.3 million at Christie’s to Bill Perkins, an energy trader, who says he’s been waiting his whole life to buy that work of art.

#art, #asawa-ruth-1926-2013, #auctions, #barnes-ernie-1928-2009, #christies, #finances, #gaye-marvin, #hartigan-grace, #monet-claude, #pindell-howardena

Striking a Balance Between Art and Motorcycle Maintenance

J. Shia, the owner of Madhouse Motors in Boston, repairs and refurbishes vintage bikes, but she also creates motorcycle sculptures shown in exhibits.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #j-shia, #madhouse-motors, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters