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The annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki, Japan usually includes thousands of human participants, but few living paintings. However, this year’s event included a cadre of possessed masterworks who miraculously stumbled into the streets of the Greater Tokyo Area wearing fishnet stockings and heels.
What ghoulish specters of art history’s past appeared in the Kanagawa Prefecture this weekend? A self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”
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Joining the ranks of these canonical saints of art history is the messiah himself, Beast Jesus. Apart from his relationship to Jesus Christ, Beast Jesus is known for his own set of miracles. Among other things, the botched fresco painting has spurred a comical opera, saved a small Spanish town, and founded a small museum. And shockingly, this is not the first time that a Beast Jesus costume has made headlines. This may, however, be the first time we’ve seen the distorted image of Christ championed amongst some of Western art’s greatest hits. At least these possessed paintings didn’t have to stay completely still through the entire parade.
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Archeologists can now prove the Vikings made landfall in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus reached the Bahamas.
This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
Sculptures of Oaxacan alebrijes, envisioned as guardians of the nation’s immigrant community, and catrinas, Day of the Dead skeletons, are now at Rockefeller Center.
“I am trying to keep the immediacy of my emotional experience while I’m painting.”
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.