Gego and Sarah Sze both studied architecture and chose visual art.
“My life has transformed itself into a montage of simultaneous things,” Hélio Oiticica wrote in a letter in 1971.
“The house was more than a skin … an organism as alive as our own,” Lygia Clark wrote.
“He is probably the most controversial figure in the musical world today and when you hear his performance, if you will forgive me, you’ll understand why.”
In the 1982 television special “I Love Liberty,” Robin Williams channels the voice of the American flag.
Two years ago, at a Cildo Meireles retrospective in Madrid, I sat on a wooden dock that overlooked a paper sea and a vast, blue plaster sky.
“Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough,” Gustave Flaubert wrote in a letter.
“Today may be the last day of your juvenile delinquency, but it should also be the first day of your new adult disobedience,” John Waters recently told the 2015 graduating class of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in his commencement speech.
In his studio, an artist stenciled unicorns to disco music, while upstairs a poetry reading was taking place in the same room as a makeshift tattoo parlor.
I first saw a video of Maya Plisetskaya dancing when she died early last month.
This video allegedly records Lucian Freud’s last day of painting: July 3, 2011, roughly two weeks before he died at age 88.
After family dinners, Louise Bourgeois says of her childhood, everyone “was supposed to bring some kind of entertainment.” Dinner entertainment clearly came with a sense of obligation. It wasn’t, exactly, fun.