Keith Haring

Cranbrook Art Museum opens exhibitions by artists at the intersection of art and street culture

This fall, Cranbrook Art Museum is presenting a series of exhibitions by artists who all operate at the intersection of art and street culture. The …

Art

The best Christmas gifts for design students

That November pay day is getting closer, so we've rounded up the best Christmas gift ideas for design students and junior designers. We've got gifts …

Design Thinking

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

Homage to James Rosenquist, pop art pioneer

Eight months after James Rosenquist's death in March, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne is showing the American pop art icon's key works. Some of the …

World News

Paris to open an LGBT archive centre in 2020

The Paris city council plans to open an archive centre in 2020 that will preserve documentation of the LGBT movement in France from the 1960s onwards.<p>…

Cannes Film Festival

The “Native New Yorker” Party Series Returns

Nicky Siano and Justin Strauss recall night life’s loftiest eras.<p>Boasting of being a native New Yorker counted for more in the Big Apple’s ruder times; these days, the claim rarely has any social benefit. Still, we can all agree that it made for a great Odyssey song. In 1977, at the height of disco …

Culture

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

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

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi sells for $400m, shattering auction record

Christie’s sells newly discovered painting of Jesus Christ, billed as ‘the biggest discovery of the 21st century’, after 20 minutes of bidding<p>Salvator Mundi, the newly discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at …

Art History

Lost tapes of legendary Manhattan night club Paradise Garage to form a new installation

Boiler Room TV and DJ Harvey have collaborated on a new installation that pays tribute to Larry Levan and New York's famed night club Paradise …

Art

This Little Region Is the Easiest Wine Country Weekend Getaway

Photo by John Russo<p>A cottage at Carneros Resort<p>A mere hour from San Francisco, Carneros straddles Napa and Sonoma and is home to some of wine …

Travel

The most influential public art in New York City history

It would not be a stretch to say that public art saved New York City.<p>The first pieces of public art began came along in 1967, at a time when the city …

Art

At MoMA, New York’s Downtown ’70s Art Scene Just Came Back to Life

If the streets of the late ’70s NYC’s East Village were brutal, its arts scene was vibrant. MoMA’s show, featuring Keith Haring and ‘Bikini Girl,’ is …

Art

The 'Shadowmen' Who Preyed on Urban Fear

Richard Hambleton was a pioneering street artist in 1980s New York. His haunting works didn’t call attention to the city’s high crime—they piggybacked on it.<p>When Richard Hambleton died late last month, he was hailed as a founding father of street art, the man who’d made the world safe for Banksy. …

Culture

50 years of public art in NYC celebrated in new museum exhibit

The history of public art is linked to the history of the city<p>What would New York City look like without public art? Pieces like Isamu Noguchi’s <i>Red Cube</i> in the Financial District or Robert Indiana’s <i>LOVE</i> sculpture in Midtown feel as though they’ve been part of the urban landscape forever, but the …

Art

Artist Richard Hambleton remembered for fake crime scene outlines

One writer called Richard Hambleton the “forgotten father of street art.” Others said he was “a sick jokester” and the creator of “scary sidewalks” …

Canadian News

Auction Preview: Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie’s, New York, Nov 15

What: Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening SaleWhere: Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, USAWhen: 15 November, 07.00pmPublic …

Artists

Freaks and Geeks: Revisiting the Legendary Club 57 at MOMA

In 1978, Stanley Strychacki, who oversaw the basement space at the Holy Cross Parish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, decided to rent the place to …

New York City

All the Ways to Get a Little Victory in New York State

Living in New York doesn't always go your way: You can hit a monster traffic jam, get sucked into a reply-all nightmare at work (it's called bcc, …

New York State

Uniqlo Dropped Basquiat and Keith Haring Pins Just in Time for Peak Jacket Season

The Pintrill collab is an easy way to add personality to pretty much any look.<p>Using pins as a way to personalize an outfit is a longstanding style move. On something like, say, a trucker jacket, the accessories can make the piece go from standard to highly characteristic. And your collection can …

Men's Fashion

Inside NYC’s most explosive public-art controversies

Ai Weiwei is one of the most famous, respected artists in the world. But when the Chinese dissident unveiled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” his …

Art

43 of the Year’s Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books

<b>Here are</b> <b>2016’s most giftable coffee-table books</b><b>, which, one year later, are still highly giftable, plus</b> <b>the best coffee-table books that came out this</b> …

Entertainment

We Have the Best Gifts For Kids Under 5 — Jump on This Now

Don't let the pressure of toy-buying overwhelm you this year; as long as you start your shopping preparations early, you can avoid the dreaded moment of showing up at the toy store and staring at a pillaged shelf. Whether you have a tiny tot who is on the move and curious about everything or a …

Kids

MoMA Exhibition ‘Club 57’ Salutes the Art of the East Village

“Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,” the salute to the East Village church basement space of the same name, snakes …

Art

Pop artist KAWS opens up his colorful, art-filled Brooklyn home

The acclaimed artist fills his family’s home with quirky art<p>If you’re familiar with the work of Brian Donnelly—better known by his artistic nom de plume, KAWS—then it won’t surprise you that his Brooklyn home is filled with colorful sculptures and oversized paintings.<p>Donnelly, who shares the home …

Street Art

Where Sweats Are Cinched and Air Jordans Are Art

For a street wear mega-brand, Kith is pretty niche: Either you’ve stood outside of it clamoring for a newly released sneaker, or you’ve never heard of it in your life. Until last week, I sometimes confused it with Kitson, the defunct Los Angeles department store that was an early aughts paparazzi …

Business

Deadgood Launches New “Products with Personality”

During London Design Festival 2017, British design brand Deadgood unveiled an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting, and furnishings, dubbed …

Furniture

Why Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin’s BFF breakup breaks our heart: Govani

The downfall of this unlikely friendship is a blow to the ongoing history of the gay best friend.

Canadian News

Go Inside KAWS' Art-Filled Brooklyn Home

The latest issue of <i>Architectural Digest</i> offers a look inside the Brooklyn home of one Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS. The living space occupies …

Brooklyn

Norman Foster plans subtropical landscape for Norton Museum's $100m expansion

When its $100m transformation is complete in February 2019, Florida’s Norton Museum of Art will be a “museum in a garden”, says Norman Foster, the …

Foster and Partners