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How Constantin Brancusi Brazenly Redefined Sculpture

Portrait of Constantin Brancusi, ca. 1930.<br>Man Ray<br>DADA STUDIOSModern art is discussed, admired, renowned, and sometimes reviled for many different …

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Featured Shop: Kai Samuels-Davis

If every artist’s arc had a single-sentence takeaway, <b>Kai Samuels-Davis</b>’s might well be: Never underestimate the power of figuring out what you don’t want. It’s a theme that’s played out in the Bay Area painter’s experience more than once, often in life-changing ways. The first big boomerang came in …

6 Works That Explain Yayoi Kusama’s Rise to Art World Stardom

Yayoi Kusama with recent works in Tokyo, 2016.<br>Yayoi Kusama<br>Seattle Art MuseumCan a single polka dot change the course of art history?Yayoi Kusama …

8 Famous Artists Who Were Self-Taught

Humans have been making art since the dawn of time, often with little education in materials, techniques, or theory, yet the notion of the …

25 Most Amazing Sculpture Gardens in the World

From museums to parks to college campuses, sculpture gardens are as popular as ever. The sculpture garden encapsulates the relationship between human …

What Makes 1982 Basquiat’s Most Valuable Year

Basquiat smoking, 1983.<br>Roland Hagenberg<br>Galerie Peter SillemJean-Michel Basquiat,<i> La Hara</i>, 1981. Courtesy of Christie’s.When Jean-Michel Basquiat was …

Tom Waits would like to show you a 76-song playlist by Tom Waits

<b>Tom Waits</b> is a one in a million artist. Both for his unique character and as an expert song crafter.<p>Mr Waits has built a large spooky catalogue over …

The Mental States of George Condo

George Condo (Photograph by Antony Crook)<p>George Condo is a prolific painter whose career spans almost three decades. In the last five years his work has also crossed into commercial realms. Condo collaborated with designer Adam Kimmel on a casino-inspired line of clothing (with models wearing …

George Condo: 'I was delirious. Nearly died'

Last May, George Condo had a near-death experience. The American artist was visiting Berlin after finishing a suite of ink drawings. "I guess my immune system was down and I was in a weird state of mind." "Weirder than usual?" I ask, as we look at those drawings at the Skarstedt Gallery, one of two …

George Condo: The Artist at Work

online journal of art and cultural commentary

The title of the exhibition gives us a clue to interpreting the work and the life of an artist whose strength is even more actual today than …

On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti

He drank with Sartre, mocked Picasso and took silent walks with Beckett – but his work was going nowhere until a vision on Boulevard Montparnasse left him trembling. Ahead of a major Tate show, we explore the obsessions of Giacometti<p>In 1957, the writer Jean Genet described the studio of his friend …

Alberto Giacometti, his sculptures and his studio

Photographer Ernst Scheidegger and sculptor Alberto Giacometti met during military service and became lifelong friends. Scheidegger took hundreds of …

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Behind closed doors | Christie's

An exhibition in Paris celebrates renowned photographers’ images of artists’ studios — with some of the 20th century’s best-known artists among the …

Giacometti's studio: 5 things you didn’t know

Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss sculptor and painter, died on 11 January 1966. Here are the secrets behind the artist's studio<p>In 1920s and 1930s Paris, the studio was an essential tool of the trade. Artists built up a mystique around their studios so that it would be talked about and visited by …

George Rickey: An Evolution

Heinz Mack in Conversation

A pioneer of land art in Europe through his iconic 'Sahara-Project', Heinz Mack is one of the founders of ZERO, which he started along with Otto …

Jean Fautrier 1898-1964-Art Review by Donald Goddard

© Jean Fautrier<i><br>Les peaux de lapin</i> (The Rabbit Skins), 1927.<br>Oil on canvas,<br>51 1/8" x 38 1/4".<br>Marie-José Lefort, Geneva, Switzerland.<p>Nothing in the …

Sam Francis

Year<p>Exhibition Title<p>Gallery/Museum<p>Solo/Group<p>2016<p>Sam Francis<p>Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos, Switzerland<p>Group<p>2016<p>Sam Francis<p>Ma Galerie, Paris<p>Group<p>2016<p>Sam …

How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe

Gerogia O'Keeffe for LOOK, 1960, 1960.<br>Tony Vaccaro<br>Monroe Gallery of Photography“The notion that you can make an artist overnight, that there is …

Inside My Studio | Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu by Deborah Willis

<i>Riding Death in My Sleep</i>, 2002, ink collage on paper, 60 x 44 inches. Collection of Peter Norton, New York.<p>BOMB’s Oral History Project is a unique …

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The painter in her MacArthur moment

The sidewalk outside Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s art studio in an industrial area south of downtown L.A. is bustling and loud. The other side of her graffiti-scribbled front door, however, is neat and peaceful.<p>In fact, the room she paints in is completely bare, but for a ladder, fans and a tiny cart …

Mark Bradford: the artist and ex-hairdresser forcing America to face ugly truths about itself

I can show up hungover, jetlagged, anxious and scared – and still get going, still get my hands dirty<p>Mark Bradford created one of the most talked about displays at the Venice Biennale earlier this year. The artist from South Central LA piled up stones and gravel outside the US pavilion, to make it …

Inside Marilyn Minter's Colorful, Irrepressible, Art-Filled Hideaway in the Woods

Marilyn Minter has to be the friendliest provocateur you’ll ever meet. “I’m considered controversial,” she declares. “But I’m Southern and sociable. I’m a bad girl, but I’m always polite about it.” A bubbly, welcoming figure in person, the artist seems a far cry from the firebrand who challenges …

Hung Liu painting at Magnolia Editions

Eric Lacombe

<b>“Imperfection is probably a perfect beauty, and beauty is only the horror of normality. Love is a portrait who flees.”</b><p>Eric Lacombe is a French …

What You Need to Know about Paul Klee

Between Heaven And Earth: Bingyi's Meditative Ink Paintings

With a new international interest in contemporary interpretations of Chinese ink painting, the practice of brush and ink has caught the attention of …

Jasper Johns Still Doesn’t Want to Explain His Art

LOS ANGELES — Not long ago, Jasper Johns, who is now 87 and widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist, was reminiscing about his childhood in small-town South Carolina. One day when he was in the second grade, a classmate named Lottie Lou Oswald misbehaved and was summoned to the front of …