Art

100 Street Artists Painted a Paris Dorm and the Results Were Mind-Blowing

Street art collective Bitume—and 100 other artists—came together to revamp a college dormitory.<p>Let's talk about the octopus in the room, slithering over the wall of the mailroom of a soon-to-be-renovated dorm building at La Maison des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Don't worry, it's not the apocalypse — …

Street Art

The unending fight to preserve ‘The Last Supper’

In April, Italian marketplace chain Eataly announced it would sponsor the latest effort to preserve Leonardo da Vinci's painting <i>The Last Supper</i>. It's the perfect marketing partnership: A food company saves the most famous depiction of a meal for future generations. This excerpt is from its online …

Art History

Delicate Botanical Tattoos by Pis Saroby on July 25, 2017

Crimea-based tattoo artist Pis Saro (previously) brings plants to life on the surface of her clients’ skin, articulating near photo-realistic images …

Sculpture

Alice Cooper's 'forgotten' Warhol found after four decades in storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alice Cooper can be forgiven for forgetting some of the finer details of the early 1970s. After all, the rock star was touring the world and riding high off the success of tracks like "School's Out."<p>But amid the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Cooper forgot something that few others would -- …

Art History

The CTE Study That Could Kill Football

There have been varying reports on whether football participation has been affected by years of reporting on concussions, and their-long term impact on players. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association has posted results of a study regarding the prevalence of chronic traumatic …

Vincent Van Gogh

Portraits of Nude Women Swimming Promotes Body Positivity

“I think women need to see images of real women,” the artist says. “Within this capitalist economy we’re constantly being bombarded with these …

Culture

What Do Today’s Surveillance Systems Have to Do With the Riddle of the Sphinx? Just Ask Artist Marguerite Humeau

On View<p>In this week's edition of Origin Story, we ask the young art star about her contemporary twist on the sphinx.<p>,<p>Marguerite Humeau knows we are …

A Rare Look At One Of MoMA’s First Design Shows

The museum’s 1934 exhibition, “Machine Art,” was an incredibly controversial.<p>On March 5, 1934, an exhibition entitled <i>Machine Art</i> opened at the Museum of Modern Art, which was then just five years old.<p>Unlike the paintings of post-impressionist masters like Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh that the …

Vincent Van Gogh

Art History 101: What is Cubism?

Cubism began as an idea and then it became a style. Based on Paul Cézanne's three main ingredients - geometricity, simultaneity (multiple views) and</i> …

Art History

A Dana Schutz Exhibition Opens at the ICA Boston, Post-Controversy

Rumors of painting’s demise have long been exaggerated, and few artists working today have given the medium more life than Dana Schutz, whose jam-packed, visually witty and vibrant scenes often make the mundane seem revelatory. In <i>Swimming, Smoking, ­Crying</i>, 2009, for example, now on view in an …

The Arts

Artist Sheela Gowda on how she found inspiration at a construction site

A chance encounter with a bandli factory in Bengaluru led Sheela Gowda to contemplate not just the materiality of this peculiarly Indian vessel …

rone turns doomed melbourne home into an ephemeral fantasy film set

<b>australian street artist rone returns to his hometown of melbourne to complete a covert project in homage to the remnants of mid-century australiana.</b> …

Street Art

Cerith Wyn Evans at Marian Goodman

Cerith Wyn Evans, in situ documentation of <i>As If, Seeing in the Manner of Listening…</i>, 2017<p>‘As if perhaps the works are ‘formed’ out of ‘sight’ and …

Contemporary Art

Detroit’s Fiery Rebellion Gets Remembered as a Multimedia Art Series

'People of the Infinite Fires,' an installation and performance series, illuminates the circumstances of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.<p>In 2002, Detroit sound artist and producer Sterling Toles sat in his basement studio with his father and a digital recorder, having little idea what would come of …

That Norman Rockwell Poster on the Wall? It’s Actually a $300,000 Original, One Family Discovered

Market<p>The painting was given as a gift to an umpire, but his descendants assumed it was just a print.<p>,<p>A long-lost work by Norman Rockwell has been …

Baseball

Stephen Spinella and Leslie Jordan Will Lead Michael Mayer- Helmed WARHOL CAPOTE at the ART

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane …

Andy Warhol

Philadelphia neighborhood vandalized with anti-police graffiti

A spate of anti-police graffiti popped up on a busy street in South Philadelphia on Monday night, spurring authorities to hunt for the vandals who may have also been responsible for an earlier anti-cop spray-painting incident.<p>One stenciled slogan depicted a person with a flaming bottle in his hand …

Street Art

Bitcoin, Altcoins Meet London Art As ‘Gray’ Artsy Nets $50 Million

London’s “tradition-bound” Cork Street art empire is getting an innovation injection as customers meet Bitcoin and even Monero as payment options.<p>As …

Cryptocurrency

THE WEEKLY PIC: The biggest problem with the most radical fine art of the 1960s is that it was too successful. It became business-as-usual (at least in the art world) and lost its flavor of newness....

Fine Art

Alice Cooper Just Found A Warhol Print In His House

Rock star unearths priceless screenprint...<b>Alice Cooper</b> has revealed that he recently found a priceless Andy Warhol print in his house.What was the …

Andy Warhol

How to Really Understand Surrealist Art

Surrealists feasted on the unconscious. They believed that Freud's theories on dreams, ego, superego and the id opened doors to the authentic self …

Art History

Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufactory | Dessert plate | German, Fürstenberg | The Met

The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously …

Art Museums

Ren Hang’s provocative photographs feature in Shanghai Photofairs’ new Spotlight section

Works by the late photographer Ren Hang are due to go on show at the Photofairs photography fair in Shanghai this autumn (7-10 September, Shanghai …

Gonzo museum director Walter Hopps paints his colorful life in art

A freewheeling spirit speaks from the pages of “The Dream Colony,” a delightfully stream-of-consciousness memoir crafted by editor Deborah Treisman from the tape-recorded reminiscences of Walter Hopps. Hopps, who died in 2005, was a gleefully unorthodox advocate for cutting-edge art. His curatorial …

Whips so cold: the lowriders that are now museum pieces – in pictures

The High Art of Riding Low, an exhibition at Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, examines the lowrider as an artistic catalyst and cultural icon. The range of work on display – paintings, photography and vehicles themselves – meld automotive ingenuity and imaginative expression

Photography

Hyperreal Whale Beaches on the Banks of the Seine to Raise Environmental Awareness

The Captain Boomer Collective, a Belgian activist art group, is back with another incarnation of its beached whale installation. The hyperrealistic sperm whale sculpture has been beached on the banks of Paris' River Seine.<p>Since 2008, the group has installed the beached whale in different European …

Oceans

Dorian Gray meets Wes Anderson in the fantasy world of Alex Da Corte

Monsters, sorcery, and sinister portraits collide at Alex Da Corte’s new exhibition, ‘Slow Graffiti’, a 6,500 sq ft world of wonderfully weird sculptures, paintings and film.<p>At first recalling the exuberant glamour of a 1970s television studio, on closer inspection, the various object-artefacts, …

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits masterpieces by painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Somerset House will host season to celebrate African Art this autumn

On 5 October, Somerset House and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair are set to launch <i>Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane</i>.Read more

African Art

The art and design galleries you need to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a form of curation, helping to keep art and design galleries seen in the digital age. Travel company Exeter International has put …

Museums