Jackson Pollock

Should James Gunn be fired over offensive tweets?

Tweets posted by James Gunn several years ago have surfaced and started a debate over whether or the director should remain with Marvel.<p>In the middle …

Social Media

Cia Admit To Using Modern Art 'As A Weapon'

For years there have been persistant rumours that CIA agents helped fund the rise of the America's Abstract Expressionism movement - the 50s and 60s …

Avant-garde

PiL: The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From the Heart) review – how John Lydon bulldozed pop

Like any good rock’n’roll yarn, the story of Public Image Ltd tends to change according to the narrator. Rising from the rubble of the Sex Pistols’ spectacular implosion in 1978, John Lydon’s second band gave him a clean slate for his weirder musical impulses, without the interference of his …

Music

The Best Culture Day Trips From New York City

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road. And for New Yorkers who’d like to escape the city without dealing with the TSA, lost luggage, or flight …

Art

Yves Klein review: Blenheim Palace's fusty furnishings feel the shock of the blue

Many works are roped off. You can see them – but you can't get up close for a good look<p>Ai Weiwei’s crabs, Lawrence Weiner’s texts, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s smashed mirrors and Jenny Holzer’s redacted military documents have all given the baroque pile of Blenheim Palace – home to the dukes of …

Art

Glenstone Museum reveals the art in store for vast Pavilions expansion

A 14ft-wide painting made by Mark Rothko in preparation for the Seagram murals and David Hammons’ controversial portrait of Jesse Jackson as a white …

Art

How to Use Your NYC Library Card to Get Into 33 Museums and Attractions for Free

For some New Yorkers, a library card is a vintage accessory, tucked into a wallet between a half-full coffee shop punch card and a CVS receipt. With …

Museums

Mary Beth Peil heading to Kew Gardens film fest

Phone rings. “I’m Mary Beth Peil.” Tony nominee, Obie winner, now in “Anastasia” on Broadway, she says. “Reporters usually call me. Now I’m told to …

Film Festivals

Christie's announces sale of estate of renowned collector & art dealer Eugene V. Thaw

Christie’s announces the sale of property from the estate of one of the most renowned and influential art collectors and dealers of the 20th Century, …

Art

Greetings, Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice Of Species!

Hello, there!<p>If you have received this telepathic mailing, you are a member of the species currently self-designated <i>Homo sapiens</i>, as evolved on the …

William Shakespeare

Agnes Martin on How to Be an Artist

Agnes Martin, 1993.<br>Timothy Greenfield-Sanders<br>Hiram Butler GalleryLegendary Minimalist painter Agnes Martin led her life with a positive outlook. “I …

Art

Juicy fruit: how the lemon won summer style

She might not know it, but Hattie White, Jay-Z’s grandmother, was the instigator of this summer’s juiciest trend. Her 90th birthday speech is broadcast on Beyoncé’s Lemonade (you’ll know the bit even if you haven’t ever listened to the album). “I was served lemons,” she says, “but I made …

Fashion (UK)

The 25 essential baby books every nursery should have

<i>Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with</i> The A.V. …

Books

Triple Crown truth: Del Mar, rest of us, likely have seen the last of Justify

It was, in horse-racing talk, the longest of long shots. There was little hope — and honestly, little reason — for Triple Crown winner Justify to run …

Horse Racing

The chip aisle has gotten a little weird, so we had to taste everything

I recently found myself sampling tortilla chips at a grocery store, which in itself is not unusual, but the chips were. They were not the kind I was …

Texas

The 20 best things to do in L.A. this week

<i>Plan out your week with the city’s best concerts, culture, cuisine and more.</i><p>Monday<p><b>Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen; The Virgil</b><br>See a comedy set from …

Los Angeles

The 8 Best Face Primers For Makeup That Lasts All Day

The struggle is so real.<p>Seriously—there's nothing worse than applying touch-ups all day 'cuz your makeup is dripping down your face like a Jackson Pollock painting.<p>“Many people think primers are just an extra step in a makeup routine, but they’re actually a must,” says Sona Gasparian, makeup artist …

Makeup

Six of the best 20th century artist's studios

of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>of<p>You may also like these photo galleries<p>Whistler's new terrifying mountaintop suspension bridge<p>What it's like to be a Byron Bay chick …

Art

Things It’s Better to Know About if You Want to Become a Famous Football Player, an Actor, or a Model

They kicked you off the team yesterday and you jump 100 times a day without knowing if you’re going to be the most famous basketball player in …

Tour de France

All Aglow at the Parrish Museum Midsummer Benefit

Light artist Keith Sonnier and trustee Chad Leat were honored at the annual benefit.<p>“The Hamptons is all about art,” said Chad Leat on Saturday …

Artists

Ai Weiwei Designed Gallery Opens in Beverly Hills

The activist artist lends his aesthetic eye to UTA Artist Space.<p>On July 12, United Talent Agency (UTA)—known for its representation of such Hollywood …

Luxury Lifestyle

MLB's Color Run 5K provides a fun view of DC

WASHINGTON -- For most, it wasn't the first time they put themselves through an early-morning run. But a trip filled with color-dodging quickly …

Spanish Language

Comprehensive retrospective includes more than 100 works by Vik Muniz

<b>NORFOLK, VA</b><b>.-</b> The Chrysler Museum of Art unveiled a major retrospective of photographs by celebrated contemporary artist Vik Muniz this summer. Vik …

Art

Peter Ramon | All The Way Home (2018) | Available for Sale

“My paintings are abstract, based on nature, comprised of memory, sideways glances, fleeting thoughts... and unrelated meanderings,” painter Peter …

Avant-garde

Berenice D'Vorzon Fine Art Paintings

Posted on Tue May 29 2018<p>Artist: Berenice D'Vorzon Title: "Water" Date: 1980 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 39.5 x 27.75 Inches,100 x 70 cm …

Art

Painting thought stolen 40 years ago returns to New York

A painting by the modernist master Robert Motherwell that disappeared from a New York warehouse in 1978 and was presumed stolen has been returned …

Fine Art

Matt Haig on Newark-on-Trent: ‘I didn’t know where I wanted to escape to. Anywhere would do’

In the library I could experience the magic paradox of books: that they were a place of escape and return<p>I spent most of my childhood in Newark, a pretty Nottinghamshire market town. When I was a teenager in the 1980s and 90s the two most exciting things about Newark were a) it was where half of …

Books

Adventures in metalworking

THE CREATORS: Michael Rydinski founded Decorative Metal Arts in a garage. Today its sought-after custom architectural pieces are attracting a lot of …

Commuter Rail

10 things you should never put in the dryer

We don’t want to air your dirty laundry, but chances are high that you’ve been subject to a dryer dilemma. I know I have had my fair share: Like the …

Cleaning

Confessions of a messy eater

From the full Jackson Pollock across my chest, you'll know exactly what I’ve just had for my tea<p>Recently, in a restaurant, I saw something astonishing. It’s not an uncommon something; I see it regularly. It just always astonishes me. What I saw was a middle-aged man in a white shirt, rising from a …

Lifestyle (UK)