Andy Warhol

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

His fashion brand was characterized by clear, simple lines, and Calvin Klein was second to none at marketing it. Today, the designer – who is …

World News

Duane Michals’s Beguiling Celebrity Portraits

In the early nineteen-sixties, Duane Michals pioneered the genre known as the photographic narrative sequence, using multiple images combined with text to create stories that were at once philosophical, paradoxical, playful, and poetic. One sequence, titled "The Spirit Leaves The Body," from 1968, …

Culture

Dieters are willing to do almost anything to lose weight

“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.”<p>So started William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence,” probably the first diet book published. Banting, an overweight undertaker, published the book in 1864 to espouse his …

News (U.S.)

Star Lots of the November 2017 Auction Week in New York

November 18, 2017<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Art History

6 Global Art Hotels That Are Almost Better Than Visiting a Museum

Visiting a museum is one of the best ways to get inspired and feed your creative side, whether it’s an edible installation, a rainbow-inspired adventure, or a tour of infamous works you’ll talk about for years to come. Though many museum-like experiences are limited to brick and mortar galleries or …

Hotels

In the 1990s, New York’s Nightlife Found a New Beat

Everyone knows that New York’s nightlife was so much cooler back in the day. They just don’t agree on when that day was. Maybe the glory nights of Danceteria and the Latin Quarter in the 1980s, or the shimmering ‘70s heyday of Studio 54. Maybe back to the punk explosion at CBGB, or further to Andy …

Photojournalism

Da Vinci sale propels auction houses to $2bn week

in New York<p>Sales at the three big auction houses this week vaulted above $2bn on the back of the record-shattering $450.3m paid for the last Leonardo …

Art History

How Major Lazer Infiltrated Cuba’s DIY Internet to Throw a Giant Havana Concert

In 2015, President Barack Obama announced the United States would re-establish ties with Cuba, ending an icy decades-long stalemate between the two …

Music

British Airways Upgrades Business Class, Two New Yves Saint Laurent Museums and More

<b>Hollywood Nights: Theatrical Rooms to Book Now</b><p>For many who travel to escape, there is no better escapism than Hollywood or Broadway. And some of the most innovative hotels are conceived by people whose commitment to entertainment is as strong as their devotion to hospitality. Here are some …

Airlines

Burton Morris Collaborates With Playboy On a New Installation

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of <i>Playboy</i> is likely naked ladies, not art. But the magazine’s historical ties to the art …

Art

Phillips and Sotheby's deliver healthy totals for contemporary art

Closing out a week that saw a record price for a painting of any era and pent-up demand in the Impressionist and Modern category, contemporary …

Artists

Sotheby’s Auctions Brings $7,504,000 Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F2001

Whether ex- racing driver Michael Schumacher is Formula 1’s GOAT (Greatest of All Time) is still hotly contested by F1 fans and pundits, but there’s …

Michael Schumacher

American Horror Story: Cult Was a Missed Opportunity

Paulson and Peters showed particularly fierce commitment to their bonkers roles.FX <i>This article originally appeared in</i> <b>Vulture</b><i>.</i> <i>American Horror Story:</i> …

American Horror Story

13 thoughts I had while watching the American Horror Story: Cult finale

This season of <i>American Horror Story</i>, as all of them are, has been the most. Every season is the most in its own extra special way - and I really do …

Sarah Paulson

The meticulous work that goes into running the Museum of Modern Art

How might you paint a perfectly sharp and clean straight line without blobs of paint or an unsteady hand creating a visually uneven edge? In concert …

Art

Under the hammer: Record art auctions

NEW YORK: A 500-year-old work of art, believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci and depicting Jesus Christ, sold in New York on Wednesday (Nov 15) for …

Artists

Long-lost da Vinci painting fetches $450.3 million, an auction record for art

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “Saviour of the World,” sold for $450,312,500 Wednesday at auction, Christie’s said. The price, which includes a buyer’s premium, makes it “the most expensive painting ever sold at auction,” the auction house said in a statement.<p>The previous record for the most …

Art History

How Peter Stanick, Pop Art Master, Pokes Fun at the Instagram Celebrity Era

Even when he began painting in the ’70s, Peter Stanick had an eye on the Information Superhighway. A Pop Art visionary, the guy wrote the book on …

Art

'We say what we want' … Gilbert and George look back on 50 years of filth, fury and in-your-face art

In pictures blazing with anger, they chronicled a changing Britain. Should they really be seen as national treasures? As two shows celebrate their often shocking work, the duo talk skinheads, gentrification – and settle some old scores<p>Half an hour into my interview with Gilbert and George, …

Art

Filmmaker Jonas Mekas reveals the private world of '60s legends

<b>(CNN) —</b> He recorded John Lennon's honeymoon and helped give Andy Warhol his start in filmmaking. So it makes sense, then, that the filmmaker and photographer Jonas Mekas -- often regarded as the godfather of American avant-garde cinema -- has a lot of stories.<p>Since 2000, Mekas has been organizing …

Art

The Whitney Museum to Host NYC’s First Andy Warhol Retrospective in 30 Years

<i>Andy Warhol retrospective (1989) at the MoMA. Image via the MoMA</i><p>Some personalities are just too big for our pages. Of all the art and literature that …

Art

Andy Warhol, record producer: capturing the sonic attack of The Velvet Underground - Salon.com

In hands-on terms [John] Cale has said, "Andy Warhol didn't do anything." Warhol's unique style might disqualify him from the title of "producer" at all, making him effectively an executive producer. But Warhol's role, and his effect as producer cannot be denied. You could say he produced the …

Entertainment

Q & Andy: Spike Lee - Interview Magazine

The basketball-loving, feather-ruffling film auteur has made over 20 explosive movies since the release of his debut feature, the groundbreaking …

Avant-garde

Space Ship, 1983 by Andy Warhol

In Stock - Ships same day<p>Item # 685098 Finished size:<p>See more product details<p>Product<br>• Size<br>• Customize<p>Size Guide<p>All sizes based on outer …

Avant-garde

This Site BASICALLY Lets You Hire the Ghost of Andy Warhol to Paint Your Dog

Okay, it’s less creepy than it sounds.<p>Art history lesson time! When the pop art movement began in the ‘50s, its core goal was to elevate everyday, …

Bravo TV

Literature Without Writing: A Survey of Texts That Aren’t Texts

<i></i><i>Black Elk Speaks,</i> John Neihardt<p>Before writing, there is speech. When words are just sound, the highest artistic achievement of language is music. …

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

What to Buy Instead of Art

You could spend millions of dollars on a single painting at auction this week, or you could buy 111 Ferraris. Here's how to make those tough calls.<p>By …

Real Estate

Borges: Patriots easily the class of AFC after routing Broncos

DENVER — The air was thin last night, as it always is at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but for once it didn’t matter to the Patriots because …

New England

Why The Velvet Underground’s landmark debut album still resonates after 50 years

The Velvet Underground & Nico comes home this week, as John Cale and guests prepare to play it in its entirety in New York<p>Two albums stood out in 1967, that turbulent year half a century ago. One came from the British side of the Atlantic – the Beatles’ <i>Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> – and the …

Music

Graffiti and Pop Culture Collide in a New Solo Show by Onemizer

November 12, 2017<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Street Art