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The faces behind New York’s graffiti explosion of the 70s

Picture it: Brooklyn, 1965. Dyslexic and hard-of-hearing, young Roberto Gennari didn’t fit in anywhere and performed poorly at school. A sensitive child, he began to withdraw into his own world, finding pleasure in photography. But it was a fourth-grade social studies class that changed his fate. …

Not Everyone Can Name 5 Women Artists, And One Museum Wants To Change That

In honor of Women's History Month, we challenge you to name names.<p>Can you name five women artists?<p>The prompt seems simple enough ― even a casual fan of art history can conjure the name Frida Kahlo, right? OK, if you’re stumbling already, it probably won’t take you long to remember the name Georgia …

Art

Andy Warhol died 30 years ago. A new book takes us inside the Factory, his legendary studio

It is 30 years since Andy Warhol died. The iconic pop artist passed away on 22 February 1987 from complications after undergoing routine gallbladder …

Editors’ Picks: 6 Things to See in New York This Week

Events and Parties<p>Don't miss these.<p>,<p><i>Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events.</i> …

A glimpse into the private world of a prolific art collector: the Alicia Koplowitz collection gets a rare airing in Paris

It will be a proud moment for Spanish culture when a sumptuous selection of art works owned by one of Spain’s wealthiest women, Alicia Koplowitz, is unveiled to the public for the first time: not in Spain, but at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris next month. The exhibition reveals the hitherto …

Sotheby’s London to Offer $22 Million Basquiat Canvas

Auctions<p>The artist's top two auction prices are for works from the same year.<p>,<p>One of Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s trademark canvases, valued at up to $22.4 …

Andy Warhol’s Death: Not So Simple, After All

“Pop Icon Andy Warhol Dies After Routine Surgery” ran the headline in The Houston Chronicle. Time magazine questioned how “the country’s most famous pop artist dies in a prestigious big-city hospital after a rather routine gallbladder operation.”<p>A routine surgery: Some version of that story was …

7 Quotes by Constantin Brancusi on His 141st Birthday

People<p>The legendary artist was born in the small village of Hobitza, Romania, on this day in 1876.<p>,<p>Constantin Brancusi’s name conjures the image of a …

Now Anyone Can Take a Class with Frank Gehry

The lauded architect will lead a course for online education platform MasterClass<p>Ever wondered what it would be like to study with one of the world's most celebrated architects? Well, it just might be easier than you think: The digital education platform MasterClass announced plans today for a …

This art museum is staging an amazing version of a 'Day Without Immigrants' strike to protest Trump

All across the nation, various companies, restaurants, and citizens are going on strike as part of the "Day Without Immigrants" protests to send a …

anish kapoor to install an endless black whirlpool in brooklyn

<b>the public art fund has announced that in may 2017, anish kapoor will bring ‘descension’ — a continuously spiraling funnel of dark water — to</b> …

Streetwear

7 Sensual Photographs That Challenge Notions of Intimacy

Things got steamy at the inaugural PHOTOFAIRS show in San Francisco.<p>Representations of love and intimacy in art are multitudinous. They range from the virtual to the visceral, and from the ancient to the hyper-contemporary. At PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, a recent iteration of the international art …

Book Sculptor Kerry Miller Is Retiring, So Watch One of Her Masterpieces Come Alive

See how Miller puts together her mesmerizing cut parchment sculptures in a new video from Cantor Fine Art Gallery.<p>After years of turning discarded books into intricate sculptural artworks, Kerry Miller is retiring for the foreseeable future. In honor of Miller's prolific career, the Cantor Fine Art …

I, Claude Monet review – portrait of the artist as a passionate man

A documentary that humanises the great impressionist whose stock has been devalued by blockbuster shows<p>Another elegantly made and thoroughly informative art-history documentary from Phil Grabsky, the latest in the Exhibition on Screen series. Although Grabsky is a past master in the mini-genre of …

Toronto Gets Its Own Permanent Banksy

Art World<p>A construction company has restored the $850,000 work, and designed a public display for it.<p>,<p>An artwork by Banksy has been unveiled as a …

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air<p>When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a …

Skyscrapers

The meaning and magic of Basquiat’s clothes

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a fashionable man. He walked the Comme des Garçons runway for their SS87 collection and favoured the long, slim cut, slightly militaristic jackets of Issey Miyake. Biographers and friends recall the stories of Basquiat setting up tabs at his favorite clothing boutiques, …

The 16 Stories Behind the 2017 Building of the Year Award Winners

After two weeks of nominations and voting, last week we announced the 16 winners of the 2017 Building of the Year Awards. In addition to providing …

Photographers

Davis Museum Protests Trump’s Travel Ban by Taking Down All Art by Immigrants

Politics<p>Another museum responds to the controversial immigration order.<p>,<p>As President Donald Trump continues to fight to reinstate his travel ban, …

7 Historic Homes Reinvented with Modern Additions Photos

It's easy to be drawn to an old buildings's charm and character, but the reality is, a historic residence is not typically synonymous with easy modern living. In the new book <i>The New Old House</i> (Abrams, $60), design reporter Marc Kristal shows us how architects are taking timeworn properties and …

Zaha Hadid Architects Releases Images of Tower with the World's Tallest Atrium

Zaha Hadid Architects has released new images of Leeza SOHO, their mixed-use design in Beijing's Lize Financial Business District. The project is …

New Animated Film About Vincent Van Gogh Will Be Made Out of 65,000 Van Gogh-Style Paintings: Watch the Trailer and Making-Of Video

One of Akira Kurosawa’s last films, 1990’s <i>Dreams</i>, saw the Japanese master stretching out into more personal territory. A collection of short pieces …

Art

Artist Addresses The Racist History Of Photographing Men Of Color

"Men of color historically were not granted the opportunity to appear sympathetic in portraits."<p>In her series “Brown,” Erica Deeman photographs men of the African diaspora against a brown backdrop. The straightforward series addresses the omission of black men from the tradition of formal …

Art

Colorful Architecture Photo Series of Berlin and Dresden

Last Summer, the Lithuanian photographer Simon Alexander traveled to Germany during a week, more precisely in Berlin and Dresden. A great occasion …

The kiss has far greater power than many realise

From Trump and Putin to Klimt’s masterpiece, BBC Culture takes a look at some of history’s most surprising and shocking embraces.<p>“The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age,” wrote Guy de Maupassant. The image of two lovers embracing is the epitome …

Star Trek

Photographers Depict The Range And Beauty Of Muslim Life In New York

"Muslim in New York" is the art world's latest response to Trump's travel ban.<p>In the face of prejudice, New York’s museums are not remaining silent.<p>The Museum of the City of New York is the latest cultural institution using art to challenge President Trump’s travel ban ― which targets citizens of …

Religion

Museums Share Their Creepiest Possessions In Twitter Challenge

No admission fee required!<p>If dolls, ghouls or stuffed animals scare you, now is the time to look away.<p>Museums around the world challenged one another on Wednesday to rustle up their creepiest and most unconventional items and share them on Twitter.<p>The challenge, dubbed “Museum 101,” led to a …