The Royal Collection will hold exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. And The National Portrait Gallery will stage The Queen: Art and Image, a touring exhibition of images of the Queen, while The Victoria and Albert Museum held an exhibition of portraits of The Queen by photographer Cecil Beaton that will tour around the UK.
The whole UK is celebrating the Queen’s 60 year reign with the only diamond jubilee since that of Queen Victoria in 1897.
Meanwhile on the street, Banksy, too, is celebrating Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee with a bit of art as well — tacked onto he front of a local pound shop in Woodgreen.
Classing up the joint at 51 High Road in London, Poundland‘s facade now sports an image depicting the slave labor that goes into making the sort of cheap jubilee merchandise that sells in chains like theirs for a pound per item.
But Prince Charles, despite playing DJ and learning “how to scratch and fade a record at an employment skills workshop in Toronto during his four-day trip to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” is more unpopular than ever.
Daniel Hack, a London local and Brooklyn ex-pat, put it this way:
“She’s the longest reigning monarch since Victoria and will probably carry on further … Nobody wants Charles in and William is still too whatever … so it’s a celebration of her hanging on … ”
The work, that hasn’t officially been acknowledged as a Banksy yet (since it hasn’t appeared on Banksy’s official websitem, though it is on his tumblelog), popped up on May 14 but it is already behind protective Plexiglas. For images of the work pre-Plexi visit The Daily Mail.
The Tweet comparing an ominous screen capture from the Tucker Carlson Show to one of Holzer’s Truisms is being sold as an NFT to benefit crucial organizations in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.
Rapper Maykel “Osorbo” Pérez was sentenced to nine years.
Shows at the Hudson Valley’s Hessel Museum of Art feature artists Dara Birnbaum and Martine Syms, as well as new scholarship on Black melancholia as an artistic and critical practice.
On the day of the Supreme Court’s decision to undo 50 years of constitutional rights to abortion, artist Elana Mann’s “protest rattles” feel especially poignant and urgent.
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Since antiquity, women’s eyebrows have been sites of intense scrutiny, constantly shifting between trend cycles.
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Hall makes no attempt to entice the viewer to begin looking and to look again, letting her methodical craft compel viewers to reflect upon their experience.
In Benglis’s latest works, the forces of gravity that defined her seminal poured latex and polyurethane pieces are traded for luminous bronzes.
A new project by Columbia’s Queer Students of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation explores queer histories that have been suppressed by gentrification and urban development.