This week, delightfully silly pet photography, ranking art historical tassels, a screenwriter’s musings on AI jokes, art collectors and tax breaks, and much more.
Add a few new titles to your art reading list this month, including a Whitfield Lovell catalogue, a guide to making your own paint out of plants, and much more.
Ellie Irons explains how she mindfully harvests plants and transforms them into paints, a labor of love detailed in her how-to guide Feral Hues.
This week, 18th-century paintings shed light on wealth inequality today, TikTok is becoming a publisher, the internet’s favorite grandma rates her exes, and much more.
This week, artist studios in Oaxaca City, Massachusetts, Southern California, and New York.
This week, Brooklyn’s perpetual stew, the harms of “professionalism,” antique pencil sharpeners, Bratz respond to Barbenheimer, and much more.
This week, threats to Silk Road monuments, the origins of “the male gaze,” social commentary in Miyazaki films, and how to explain homophobia to your straight friends.
This week, Renaissance astrology charts, World’s Fair art hidden around NYC, the virtues of a cluttered home, “pretty privilege” discourse returns, and much more.
This week, the origins of art materials, challenging college legacy admissions, the problem with Goodreads, and Agnes Martin in the age of Google Sheets.
This week, the Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action, Barbiecore interior design, and how the CIA shaped what we consider “great” literature.
This week, a special Pride Month edition of studios in Michigan, New York City, San Francisco, and “anywhere.”
Our staff and contributors recommend titles for your next artsy summer read, including writings by Philip Guston and Sophie Calle, musings on slime, and a mystery novel set at The Met Cloisters.