Artists

Go Inside Georgia O'Keeffe's Secret Room

The iconic artist was so enchanted by a door that led into this hidden salita that she bought the property that housed it—and painted it many times<p>Located in the picturesque hilltop village of Abiquiu, New Mexico, some 50 miles north of Santa Fe and 60 miles west of Taos, Georgia O'Keeffe made a …

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Amazon Cardboard Boxes into Amazing Sculptures

Artist Monami Ohno is formally trained in 3-D animation, but the Japanese creative has made a name for herself as a sculptor. Instead of clay, wood, or other conventional materials, however, Ohno has opted to specialize in an unusual medium: cardboard. Specifically, Ohno uses discarded Amazon boxes …

Art

This Artist Creates Beautiful Light Paintings Using Long Exposure

Meet Hannu Huhtamo. He uses the photographic technique called “light painting”, also known as “light drawing”. The Finnish photographer and artist …

Photography

15 African Artists To Follow On Instagram Now

Gone are the days when you had to visit a gallery or museum—where works by black artists are usually underrepresented—to see the latest in fine art. …

Art

The Work of Andre Pater

Andre Pater shines bright in the world of contemporary sporting artists. Known especially for his mastery of light, the Polish-born, Kentucky-based artist imbues life and movement into his paintings in a vibrant, modern style that separates his art from the darker and moodier tradition of centuries …

Art

A Maine Artist Inspires 15 Authors' Tales

Some art takes its subject from literature. It is far more unusual for literature to take its inspiration from art. But that is exactly what 15 writers—many of them prize-winners or best-sellers—have done for a new exhibition.<p>Each has focused on one of the 15 paintings in Linden Frederick’s show at …

Books

Museums Consider Ways To Engage Different People In The Same Art

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> last month highlighted the concern of museum curators and event planners over finding ways to make works of art accessible to the viewing public.<p>The director of Harvard's Peabody Museum has turned to brain science for clues to the way art manages — or, as is often …

Art

Van Gogh exhibition opens in Melbourne – video

The largest Vincent van Gogh exhibition to be held in Australia, Van Gogh and the Seasons, is on display at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne until 9 July 2017. Tony Ellwood, the gallery’s director, predicts: ‘I think its going to be one of those exhibitions that people remember for …

Art

Art Student Who Has Accused White Artist of Stealing Her Work Says Reports of Their Reconciliation Are Untrue

An Ethiopian art student says talks of a collaboration and a friendship between her and another artist are untrue after accusations of plagiarism …

African-American News

Old-school advertising revived in Fortitude Valley

In Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, a wall on a bustling street corner is bringing the art of advertising back to its old-school roots.<p>Just like …

Street Art

I Painted Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin On Real Cockroaches

It is a protest that I, as an artist and as a human do, and my goal is to make others aware that this is not allowed anymore.<p>I use oil paint and also …

Donald Trump

5 European musicians you probably didn't know are also avid painters

Some artists seem to not be content being successful in only one area. Especially among pop musicians, it seems to be fairly common for them to paint as well as to pursue their music. One such artist is Paul McCartney.<p>He never wanted his success as a musician to affect how people viewed his …

Paul McCartney

benjamin samuel's captivating artwork visualizes the 2008 market crash

<b>new york-based artist benjamin samuel translates the dramatic market crash of 2008 into his latest collection dow jones industrial 30+1, set to be</b> …

Markets

Artist Sneaks Urinal-Subway Seat Onto NYC Train - Creators

Using NYC's subway system on a regular basis artist and designer Benjamin Nordsmark noticed how dirty and grimy it was. He also noticed the stench of pee and the urinal-esque shape of the plastic orange seats. It got him to thinking about a new piece. "By combining these two observations the idea …

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Hyperrealistic Paintings Illuminate the Glistening Beauty of Colorful Crystals

Toronto-based artist Carly Waito is deeply inspired by the beautiful crystalline structures of minerals, such as amethyst and quartz. Boasting a bevy of spellbinding shapes and sizes, Waito has depicted their sparkling details in her crystal paintings. Their radiance practically leaps off the …

Illustration

Jeff Koons on his new Gagosian show, his MOCA award and what's behind those Louis Vuitton bags

Jeff Koons is having a moment — again. The artist’s solo show of new and recent works, his first here in five years, opens at Gagosian gallery in Beverly Hills on Thursday. He's also being honored at the annual Museum of Contemporary Art gala on Saturday.<p>The gala promises to be a bright and shiny …

Art

Who Is Barkley Hendricks? Empire - Art, Paintings

By Empire Boo Boo Kitty<p>Thursday, April 27, 2017<p>Barkley Hendricks was a painter whose work appeared on the <i>Empire</i> TV show. Sadly, he passed away on …

TV

Polish Painter Who Learned To “Photograph Dreams” – His Works Will Give You Nightmares

The artist is no longer with us to better explain the vast roster of over 300 of his works, but he used to say: "I wish to paint in such a manner as …

Art

What If Iconic Art History Subjects Were Young Modern People in the City

The collision of art history and pop culture comes alive in the digital collage of Shusaku Takaoka. As a graphic designer, the Japanese creative uses his keen photo manipulation skills to take some of the world’s most iconic paintings and fuse them with the gritty urban environment. Using famous …

Art

Remembering The Artist Who Let Black People Be Themselves

Barkley L. Hendricks, a giant of American portraiture, died last week. He was 72. When I heard that he was gone, the first thing I thought of was his …

Where Art and Technology Collide

Galleries like American Medium that work with young artists — and cater to a crowd that has grown up with the internet — are approaching web-based art with a renewed purpose.<p>Two of its enterprising founders, Josh Pavlacky and Travis Fitzgerald, former art students at Wesleyan, had been running an …

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Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

"My Kid Could Do That" underscores the importance of arts education in under-funded communities.<p>Arts education is currently in crisis, with over 4 million students around the country receiving no creative schooling whatsoever. Given President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, including slashing …

Art

New York graffiti artists claim McDonald's stole work for latest burger campaign

A group of graffiti artists from Brooklyn, N.Y. is suing McDonald's over the alleged unauthorized use of their work in a Dutch ad for a new burger with a Big Apple theme.<p>According to a press release provided to Fox News by the law firm Kushnirsky Gerber, six artists—Don Rimx, Beau Stanton, Virus, …

Street Art

‘It’s not for moral reasons’: Owner withdraws Nazi-looted painting from auction after receiving threats

Print<p>AMSTERDAM — The owner of a 17th-century Dutch portrait that Nazi authorities looted from its German Jewish owner pulled the work on Wednesday, …

Canadian News

Presenting Hashimoto Contemporary Booth at Art Market San Francisco 2017

The seventh edition of Art Market San Francisco returns this year to reaffirm its leading position in the Bay Area. Naturally, some of the leading …

San Francisco

10 Galleries to Visit Now in Brooklyn

Does opening a gallery in a borough or a neighborhood not previously associated with the art market immediately lead to gentrification?<p>In the past, artists have been accused of being at the vanguard of unchecked real estate development in low-income areas. But it’s hardly the artists’ fault …

Brooklyn

This artist creates perfect miniature clouds in spaces around the world

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has spent the last few years travelling the world to share his incredible and unique art installations to a diverse selection of audiences. His most famous work to date is his Nimbus series, a project that sees him creating hyper-realistic miniature clouds in unique …

Art

Why 160+ Artists Flock to a Printing Studio in Colorado | #50StatesofArt - Creators

For some 40 years, master printmaker Bud Shark has been running Shark's Ink, a print studio that doubles as an artist residency, producing a wide variety of truly wonderful prints. There, in his Lyons, CO studio, he and his wife Barbara help artists—both newly invited and longtime …

Art

‘Who the Hell Needs an Education?’ The Early Art (and Rebellion) of Alex Katz

The first installation of legendary artist Alex Katz's 1940s notebook drawings are on display in New York City.

Art

‘My Little Exploding Stars,’ Bridget Donahue Calls Her Artists

Those seeking a primer on how to start a gallery could look to Bridget Donahue. Having opened on the Bowery just two years ago, she is — by any estimation — going gangbusters.<p>Two of her artists are in the current Whitney Biennial: Jessi Reaves, who makes furniture sculptures (functional chairs, …

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