Tag: art

The Obama Portraits To Be Displayed At Museums Throughout The U.S.

The Smithsonian Institution’s poignant portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are going on a national tour. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the pieces of art—which are currently housed inside of the Washington, D.C.-based National Portrait Gallery—will be displayed in five cities. Barack and Michelle Obama will soon be on the […]

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What We Get Wrong About Minimalism

For a word that suggests as little as possible, so many different things fall under the label of “minimalism” at the moment. A home interior might be described as minimalist if there’s nothing hung on its white walls. A dress is minimalist if it’s simple and functional, or monochrome and expensive. Cleaning out your closet […]

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tatzu nishi twists reality in solo exhibition at ANOMALY in tokyo

japanese artist tatzu nishi — known for his temporary artspaces constructed to transform the bystander’s interaction with common monuments or architectural details — is the subject of a solo exhibition at ANOMALY in tokyo. titled ‘the real reasons for unbreakable habits and how to deal with them,’ it documents his many large-scale projects that overturn […]

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A Monument Man Gives Memorials New Stories to Tell

Long before monuments were generating debates, protests and headlines over what and who should be commemorated, the Polish-born conceptual artist Krzysztof Wodiczko was broadening the scope of what memorials around the world could be, taking them well beyond their makers’ intentions. Since the 1980s, he has been projecting videos onto historical statuary and structures, making […]

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For the Culture: Barack and Michelle Obama’s Portraits to Make Multi-City Tour

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Haven’t made it to Washington, D.C., to see forever president and first lady Barack and Michelle’s portraits yet? Not to worry; they may be coming to a city near you. The Washington Post reports that the portraits, painted by artists Kehinde Wiley (Barack Obama) and Amy Sherald (Michelle Obama) have […]

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japanese hobbyist crafts miniature model of tokyo’s shinjuku district out of paper

toshi, a japanese company employee in his 20s, has crafted a miniature urban model of shinjuku, one of the busiest commercial and administrative districts of tokyo, using only paper. the 1/2200 scale model, which took him about four years to produce, measures 230mm × 170mm and captures every detail of the area, including tall skyscrapers, […]

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How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Gallerist

“It was love at first sight,” said the writer Sarah Thornton, of meeting the gallerist Jessica Silverman at an art fair in London nine years ago. “Her stand was so confidently curated.” Now happily partnered, they live in an eighth-floor apartment in San Francisco’s historic Nob Hill neighborhood — facing Grace Cathedral’s stained-glass rosette windows […]

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Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation

The portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have become a destination for visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington ever since they were unveiled in 2018. Next year, the acclaimed paintings — by the artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald — are going on the road with a five-city tour that […]

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Emojis Meet Hieroglyphs: If King Tut Could Text

JERUSALEM — The sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs are enjoying a kind of graphic afterlife, reincarnated in the tears of joy, clinking beer mugs and burger emojis of digital messaging. An exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, “Emoglyphs: Picture-Writing From Hieroglyphs to the […]

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An Artist Has Created The World’s First ‘All-Weed’ Movie Poster For ‘The Gentlemen’

If you don’t know Zach Fernandez, aka Jesushands, he’s the guy who altered the Hollywood sign on New Year’s Day 2017 to make it say “Hollyweed.” It’s a beautiful thing to know one’s brand, and most recently Jesushands was commissioned to create a poster for The Gentlemen, utilizing a palette made entirely of weed, maaaaan, […]

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pigalle basketball court in paris gets 2020 refresh with gaming-inspired graphics

sandwiched between two apartment buildings in paris and inhabiting a former parking lot, the pigalle duperré basketball court has become a landmark for its fashion-forward aesthetic and ever-evolving creative interventions. the public court is continually given an artistic refresh corresponding with the latest NIKE x pigalle collection — including the 2017 iteration featuring smooth, iridescent […]

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mexican artist javier marín weaves his creative process into rugs + tapestries for odabashian

luxury rug manufacturer odabashian has collaborated with javier marín, one of mexico’s leading artists, on a new collection of two rugs and five tapestries created with the traditional gobelin and tibetan knot weaving techniques. presented for the first time in mexico city’s zona maco from 5 to 9 february 2020, the limited-edition tapestries explore the […]

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mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

in his signature chromatic style, mohammad hassan forouzanfar once again conceives an alternate reality for a real location. this time, his photography series and digital editing takes place in persepolis, a significant yet tragic historical monument in iran, which is considered a world heritage site. the building was under construction when alexander attacked it and […]

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explore berger&berger’s architectural installation, ‘no tears for the creatures of the night’

berger&berger generates the austere installation ‘no tears for the creature of the night’ with influence by mid-century french literature and dutch architecture. the team is formed by a collaboration between visual artist laurent berger and his brother, architect cyrille berger. the space is organized for both the exhibition of sculpture and as an architectural translation […]

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Design Shows Take On the Future. And It’s Not Pretty.

PHILADELPHIA — Design isn’t what it used to be in the museum world. Just a few years back, exhibitions about the future were typically filled with bright and shiny objects, presented as new ideas to make life better. The unspoken theme pervading those shows was consumerism — a tacit endorsement of shopping and acquiring. Today, […]

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marianna simnett talks twisted fairytales ahead of E.A.T. / ENGADIN ART TALKS

2020 marks the tenth edition of the renowned E.A.T. / engadin art talks. taking place on january 25th and 26th, 2020 in zuoz, switzerland, the annual art, architecture, design, film, science, and literature forum and festival provides an interdisciplinary platform for global dialogue on a spectrum of creative fields and a catalyst for new ideas, […]

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artsupplies creates retro travel posters in the style of famous artists

digital marketing agency, lacuna 5, has teamed up with artsupplies.co.uk to design a series of vintage-style travel posters inspired by famous artists from around the world. before creating the illustrations, the team posed the question: ‘what would travel posters look like if they were designed by a famous artist born in that place.’ this idea provided […]

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lenticular illustrations of magical moths illuminate piccalilli restaurant in LA

ethereal illustrations of magical moths with illuminating wings serve as decorations for a newly-opened restaurant ‘piccalilli’ located in culver city, LA. created by vlad stankovic, the australia-based serbian designer was commissioned by local design and architecture agency ‘piccalilli’. images courtesy of vlad stankovic the animations appear to be based on anatomical illustrations of moths and […]

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Howard University Gifted With Black Art Collection Worth $2.5 Million

Howard University will expand its collection of Black art with the help of a major contribution from the family of late scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D. According to the university, his wife Patricia Turner Walters gifted the Washington, D.C.-based HBCU with a collection of African American art that is worth over $2 million. […]

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interview with erwin wurm on body-based art and beverage-drinking at ‘yes biological’

over the last twenty years, austrian artist erwin wurm has produced a body of work that evokes the absurdity found in mundane actions of everyday life, addressing sculptural issues that relate to the human body. from now through february 22, 2020, lehmann maupin’s west 24th street gallery in new york is hosting an exhibition of […]

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daniel arsham investigates classical objects artfully eroded with ‘paris, 3020’ at perrotin

paris’ galerie perrotin debuts daniel arsham’s latest body of work entitled ‘paris, 3020.’ the new suite of large-scale sculptures express influence from iconic classical busts, friezes, and sculptures derived from antiquity. over the past year, the artist has been granted unprecedented access to the réunion des musées nationaux — grand palais, a 200-year-old french molding […]

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