D. A. Metrov

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2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

Guns

Museumgoer Takes Selfie By 18th-Century Sculpture, Knocks Over 18th-Century Sculpture

Not again.<p>Guys. Come on. If you’re going to take a selfie by a sculpture, please, please make sure you are far enough away to not do this:<p>It was a dark week for an 18th-century sculpture of archangel Saint Michael that came toppling to the ground after an unnamed museumgoer snapped a photo while …

Museums

Shanghai Biennale 2016: A Burgeoning Art Capital Emerges in China

More is more could be the Shanghai art world’s maxim. With bigger museums, more fairs, and a growing surplus of collectors, Shanghai kicks off the art season with two relatively new fairs opening back-to-back simultaneously with the opening of the Shanghai Biennale. Opening on their heels will be a …

Art

​a guide to the new tokyo underground

As part of their latest exhibition Japanese art collective Chim↑Pom gathered some of Tokyo’s most off-beat performers together and set them loose on the city. Virtually unknown overseas, here are the gritty talents hidden under Tokyo’s surface.<p>Chim↑Pom are a daring collective of six young Tokyo …

Japan

From kitsch to collectable: the visionary rescuers of Victorian art

In the early 1960s, Andrew Lloyd Webber, while a pupil at Westminster School, came across an unframed canvas in a shop on the Fulham Road and instantly fell in love with it. The painting, or at least what he could see of it through a thick film of dirt, showed a slumbrous young woman, swathed in …

National Portrait Gallery

Rembrandt, animal magic and the battle of the Somme – the week in art

Exhibition of the week<p><b>The Somme</b><br>The battle whose waste of life has become an image of the futility and madness of war is remembered by 21st-century artists including Jeremy Clark, Helen Grey, Michael Isaac, Lauren Adams and Charlotte Potter.<br>• Moor House, London, from 11-30 November.<p>Also showing<p><b>Am I</b> …

Art

William Kentridge: revelling in the theatre of time at Whitechapel Gallery

Leading South African artist William Kentridge's exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery is a dazzlingly immersive, carnivalesque experience of film, sculpture, drawings, sound and animation that grapples with vast ideas of time, space, humanity and history while being utterly irresistible to …

How to find solace in dark times: there's always art to look up to

I was thrashing around for something that could get me out of the shocked torpor I felt after the election results dropped. After my parents died a few years ago, it was rock’n’roll I turned to. Not now.<p>The Rolling Stones are out, obviously. I don’t think I can listen to You Can’t Always Get What …

Andy Warhol

Turkish Artist Recreates Iconic Movie Scenes Using Hundreds of Thousands of Tiny Colored Dots

Laetitia KY, a young fashion designer from the Ivory Coast, recently went viral on social media for an original photo series where she sculpts her …

Art

Rolling Stones' Revealing New York Museum Exhibit: What to Expect

'Exhibitionism' collects handwritten lyrics, costumes, instruments, original artwork and more<p>How did the Rolling Stones live before they were famous? …

Art

A Masterpiece in the Attic: Some of the Greatest Surprise Art Finds

Caravaggio, <i>Judith Beheading Holofernes</i>. Photo: Charles Platiau, Reuters.<p>This might be the understatement of the year: the world is full of surprises. Every so often, you hear about a truly astounding art discovery that comes right out of the blue: a long-forgotten canvas is found while cleaning out …

Go to LACMA for John McLaughlin, possibly the most important postwar artist you don't know

Once the canon of great artists is established, altering it is next to impossible.<p>Case in point: the introspective, quietly breathtaking art of John McLaughlin (1898-1976). His geometric abstract paintings are the subject of a gorgeous retrospective exhibition that opens Sunday at the<p>Los Angeles …

Art

This Is What David Bowie’s Private Art Collection Looks Like

Out of all the really terrible things that have happened in 2016, the dramatic death of David Bowie in January still ranks among the worst. And now, …

David Bowie