Art

Street Artists Remix Old Masterpieces - Creators

It's exceedingly rare, maybe even unprecedented, that an exhibition fuses contemporary street art with Old Master paintings. But a collaboration between Sotheby's Old Master department and Fat Free Art is doing just that. <i>Street Masters</i> tasks street artists with reimagining classic paintings from …

Street Art

Rand Castile, Who Opened Doors for Asian Art, Dies at 78

Rand Castile, who introduced audiences to the splendors of Japanese warlord helmets, Kabuki theater and Tibetan sacred art at Japan Society in Manhattan and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, died last Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 78.<p>The cause was congestive heart failure, his son-in-law …

Art Museums

9 ways to create an expressive palette

Abstract painter Gerry Dudgeon shares nine tips to add life to your colour palette<p>Gerry Dudgeon, <i>Rain in the Atlas Mountains</i>, acrylic on canvas, …

Painting

Sean Lennon Considered Andy Warhol a ‘Parental Figure’

The New York Edition hotel’s lobby bar Monday was filled with the glamour of the disco era as luminaries in art, fashion, media and society gathered …

Andy Warhol

Art, Advice, and More with Artist Vanessa Prager

We’re thrilled to introduce you to <b>Vanessa Prager</b>, artist and printmaker based in Los Angeles, as part of our ongoing Guest Curator Series. <b>Right in</b> …

Artists

How Famous Paintings Inspired Cinematic Shots in the Films of Tarantino, Gilliam, Hitchcock & More: A Big Supercut

It’s no accident that one of the best-known series of cinema-analyzing video essays bears the title <i>Every Frame a Painting</i>. When describing the height …

Edward Hopper

Spanish Museum Exhibition brings Urban Art Inside and Out to the Streets : Murcia

Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia mounts “Arte urbano: De la calle al museo”<p><i>“From the Streets to The Museum” features 85 international artists from all</i> …

Street Art

This Colossal Marble Horse Sculpture Represents the World’s Problems - Creators

Frozen in time, 400 rocks hurtle toward a woman and a horse in Claudia Fontes's installation for the 57th Venice Biennale's Argentina pavilion, <i>The Horse Problem</i>. Colonialism, war, animal rights, and feminism are wrapped up in a suspenseful moment the Argentina-born, London-based artist captures in …

Venice Biennale

Opening up: the HD floral erotica of Maisie Cousins – in pictures

Photographer Maisie Cousins brings irreverence and wit to the polite world of floral photography

Photography

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, British Museum is a fascinating look at a mysterious artist - review

In the history of Japanese art, no-one has come close to the genius of Katsushika Hokusai. The 19th-century painter and print-maker’s passion for understanding the natural world, expressed in thousands of drawings, suggests an oriental Leonardo, and he is best known as the creator of The Great …

Japanese Art

The Painful Truth About The Pressures Of Academic Life

Weike Wang's funny, dark novel "Chemistry" explores the unraveling of a desperate grad student.<p>The woman who narrates Weike Wang’s debut novel has stumbled into a quarter-life crisis. A Chinese-American chemistry Ph.D. student, she has always expected (as have her parents) that she would progress …

Books

3855 Artists Imagine What Lost Civilizations Could Have Looked Like

Some of the best artists working in video games, TV and film have taken part in a massive competition, judged by folks responsible for the look of …

Fine Art

Outdated Encyclopedias Brilliantly Carved into Book Sculptures of Fantastical Lands

Artist Guy Laramée is known for his unique relationship with the humble hard-cover book. Seeing this printed matter as far more than text, he transforms the likes of large encyclopedias and dictionaries into incredible works of book art. Rather than reading material, they become sprawling mountain …

Sculpture

Rihanna, Eternal Supporter of Young Fashion Designers, Speaks to Parsons School of Design Grads: "We Need To Invest In You"

Rihanna and Eileen Fisher walk into a bar. Sounds like a setup for a punchline, or if Twitter were to have their way, a quirky buddy comedy, right?<p>On Monday night, however, it was just fact, if you were to swap “a bar” for Pier Sixty, a massive waterfront venue on Manhattan’s West side (to be fair, …

Fashion

Three-Dimensional Paper Art Creations by Elisa Mearelli

Elisa Mearelli is an Italian artist specialized in paper art. She imagines artwork in three dimensions, playing with depth effects with creation of …

Sculpture

YC-backed KidPass raises $5.1 million to provide a variety of fun activities

Between smartphones, tablets, TVs, video games, and VR goggles, it’s hard to drag kids away from the digital world. KidPass wants to change that by offering a membership-based online marketplace of activities for kids, ranging from arts and crafts to camps and museums. The New York-based startup …

MOMA

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

In her 1960 essay “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction,” writer Flannery O’Connor states, “Anything that comes out of the South is …

Flannery O'Connor

A street art project that uses drones to paint is coming to Berlin and Turin

A unique art project is being planned for Europe that will see cutting-edge drone technology being used to create dynamic street art on eye-catching, hard to reach areas of urban facades, turning cities into gigantic blank canvases.<p>Created by international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti …

Street Art

Sotheby's re-enters the contemporary African art market; Wolfgang Tillmans' star ascends

Sotheby’s held its first Modern and Contemporary African art sale for 18 years in London last week, challenging the monopoly established by Bonhams in this area. To do so it head hunted Bonhams’ specialist Hannah O’Leary who followed the Bonhams formula but took it one stage further, adding work by …

African Art

Why Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Is Right on the Money When It Comes to Smug Hedge-Fund Art

Art World<p>The fake TV show includes real work by blue-chip artists.<p>,<p>The Showtime drama “Billions,” which chronicles the battle between a dogged US …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

A Big List of Free Art Lessons on YouTube

It may seem like a dubious honor to belong to a select group that includes some of my favorite creative people: art school dropouts. But while a …

Digital Art

A Stunning Spiderweb of Red Thread Weaves Together Forgotten Memories - Creators

The gallery space is clouded by a red woolen web, entwining found antique wooden chairs. It's a bit like a giant spider has woven a dense crimson net, yet the scattered lines of yarn evoke movement, not entrapment. The installation evokes a once populated space, now abandoned.<p>Chiharu Shiota, an …

Sculpture

Puppies Puppies at T293

Puppies Puppies hates to fly, even more so as they get older. I don’t completely understand why. They tell me that it has to do with how unnatural …

Contemporary Art

Virtual Reality Tech Takes Its Place in New Media Art Programs

Virtual reality tech is taking on a bigger role in the 3D pedagogy being practiced at the CADRE (Computers in Art, Design, Research, and Education) …

Digital Art

How to Paint a Battle and Think About War: Leonardo Vs. Michelangelo - Los Angeles Review of Books

Hmmm. Well, Praxiteles of Athens (4th century BC), for one, was once a precocious youth who sculpted astonishing nudes of both genders with …

Art History

Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques

Gary Tonge is one of the UK’s foremost concept designers with more than 20 years experience as a digital artist. He currently works as Art Director …

Painting

5 Airbnb trips you need to take with your girl gang

If you’re planning a trip with your closest set Airbnb has the most unique (and enticing) listing ever. Head to fashion capital of the world in …

Van Gogh Museum

These portraits of young British Muslim men are breaking down damaging stereotypes

While photographer Mahtab Hussain was working at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he was struck by how poorly represented Muslim British …

Lifestyle

Standout sculpture and a $110m Basquiat: inside New York's $1.6bn Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales

The art market clawed back another notch from the 2016 downturn after the all-important Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary sales in New York last week realised $1.6 billion (£1.23 billion). The total was $500 million more than last May, though still adrift of the record $2.74 billion set in May …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

shadow-art luminaries by arturo álvarez animate sculptural stainless steel faces

<b>these kinetic luminaries by spanish artist and designer arturo álvarez generate subtly moving shadows that give expression to a collection of figures</b> …

Sculpture