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Provocative Generosity and the Joy of Scope: Meyerowitz’s “Where I Find Myself”

I should begin with a confession. I am no great fan of Greatest Hits albums. Looking at my music collection, it seems I own a number of them, yet not one of them calls for my continued attention. There is, in each of them, something missing. There is no B side. There are no mistakes, no …

Books

What Is a Linocut? Our Complete Guide to Prints

Since the invention of the printing press, artists have used it for a wide variety of reasons—to experiment with new forms, to exploit its unique …

MoMA Launches New “Ocean of Images” Photography Biennial in Surprisingly Shallow Waters

The job of photography curator is one of the toughest in the art world today. As contemporary artists feed an image-hungry culture, making and …

Beautiful, Color Photographs of Paris Taken 100 Years Ago—at the Beginning of World War I & the End of La Belle Époque

It may well be that the major pivot points of history are only visible to those around the bend. For those of us immersed in the present—for all of …

Whipping up a storm: how Robert Mapplethorpe shocked America

It might be ill-advised to reduce an artist’s life and work to a single observation, the magic key that unlocks everything, but in the case of Robert Mapplethorpe there is a pronounced duality– in the themes and subjects depicted in his “icy”, graphically stylized black-and-white photographs; in …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Illuminating exhibitions in light and shade

Museum lighting can make art shine. But it also can make it suffer. “Anytime you light something, you’re damaging it,” says Alex Cooper, resident lighting designer at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. With the empathy and calm of a family doctor, Cooper, 40, manages this …

Washington D.C.

Cecil Beaton’s Decades of Portraiture

The massive new volume “Beaton: Photographs,” out next week from Abrams, presents an expansive chronological survey of Cecil Beaton’s career, with images spanning more than half a century, from the nineteen-twenties, when Beaton was first experimenting with portraiture using his sisters as models, …

Announcing our Emerging Talent Award recipients ...

<b>Announcing our Emerging Talent Award recipients</b><p>The future of photojournalism is bright. There is no better proof of this than in the young …

Five Masterpieces of Parisian Avant-Garde Photography You Should Know

<i>In the years before World War II, Paris served as the unquestioned capital of the international avant-garde, attracting French artists and eager</i> …

From Duchamp to Demand: 10 Masterpieces That Show the Evolution of Conceptual Art

In a 1967 <i>Artforum</i> article titled “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” the artist Sol LeWitt gave a simple definition for what would soon become one of the …

Art

Richard Prince Sold Strangers' Instagram Photos For $90k -- And It's Probably Legal

Andy Warhol's "Marilyn 1967" (Courtesy of Ben Stensall/AFP/Getty Images)<p>Imagine waking up one morning to discover an acclaimed artist has made an artwork out of your Instagram photo. He blew the image up, added a snarky caption, and placed it alongside 37 other ‘Instas’ in one of the world’s …

Art Sleuth Noah Charney Shares 10 of His Favorite Pieces on Artspace

<i>The art historian Noah Charney knows a thing or two about fake artworks; as the author of several books about art crimes (including</i> The Art of …

Les instantanés de l'été

Contre le feu du ciel, tout est bon : piscines improvisées sur les trottoirs, douches extérieures à tous les étages, déjeuners sur l’herbe. Le …

PDN Photo Annual 2015

Aurélien Chauvaud<p>Ad Agency: TBWA\Paris<p>Creative Director: Jean-François Goize<p>Art Director: Marianne Fonferrier<p>Art Buyer: Julie Champin<p>Copywriter: …

DEMOCRACY | The Economist

Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?<p>THE protesters …

Political Science

The Whitney, Reloaded: Chief Curator Donna De Salvo on Where American Art Goes From Here

When the <b>Whitney Museum of American Art</b> opens the doors to its new home in the Meatpacking District this week, it stands to be the most seismic …

The New New Museum: The Whitney May Have Just Won New York’s Museum Arms Race

The New New Museum<p>How the Whitney might just solve the impossible problem of contemporary art.<p>Curatorial staff and art handlers placing artwork on …

Les Femen et Jean-Marie Le Pen volent la vedette à Marine

Mis à l'écart par sa fille, Jean-Marie Le Pen a participé au défilé du 1er mai seul de son côté… avant de s'inviter sur scène. C'était juste avant …

The First Photograph Ever Taken (1826)

In histories of early photography, Louis Daguerre faithfully appears as one of the fathers of the medium. His patented process, the daguerreotype, in …

1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you've never seen

Christina in red<p>A girl at the beach, one year before WWI<p>Mervyn O'Gorman was 42 when he took these pictures of his daughter, Christina O'Gorman at …

Photography

19 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Iran

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about Iran in the media. And it’s true, Iran is a truly evil and terrifying place. Here we present 19 reasons you should …

Is Photorealism Art or Craft? The Museum of Arts and Design's First Paintings Show Raises Tricky Questions

With “<b>Richard Estes</b>: Painting New York,” its survey of a pioneering photorealist, the <b>Museum of Arts and Design</b> has mounted the first painting show in …

The Intellectual Origins of Minimalism

<i>…</i><i>spectators are chilled by its apparent lack of feeling or content. ritics, attempting to describe this new sensibility, call it Cool Art or Idiot</i> …

Art

The year 1907: Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl. Flashback 127 years into photographic history as we bring you images from the Natgeo archives—see more at natgeofound.tumblr.com @natgeocreative Photo by Roland W. Reed

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Behance Portfolio Review Week 12<p>Twice annually, Behance presents Portfolio Review Week, an unprecedented series of volunteer-organized events that …

10 Tips To Really Succeed After Graduating

When you graduate, getting that first job seems like the only thing that matters. That is, until you work at it a while, and you realize that getting paid to use your degree–which once made you feel so lucky and satisfied–doesn’t equate to professional or personal happiness. Suddenly, you’re not …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …