There are many mysteries in 20th C. American art but none are more enduring than the question of the mysterious diner in Edward Hopper’s iconic painting “Nighthawks” (1942). Now, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York is promising to get to the bottom of it all.
After a burst of national outrage over the Prescott School District’s request to “lighten” a mural with a large Latino figure, the School District announced at a pro-mural protest last Saturday that they are ok with the current image and they want the artists to return to the original vision for the mural.
Widely exhibited and praised, the work of the late Tobias Wong forced the design (not to mention contemporary art) world to reconsider art’s relationship to mass commerce and up-to-the-minute pop culture as well as face up to its own Ivory Tower insularity. Some of his objects will live on.
The Associated Press has disseminated a story that props up its own interests in the Shepard Fairey Obama “Hope” copyright case. Some people are wondering if the news service should’ve filed a story with no real updates except that things are still going well for the AP.
I had no idea renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was an avid amateur photographer. A current exhibition of his black and white snapshots are on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and they are annotated by Ginsberg himself, who rediscovered his early photos (made between 1953 and 1963) in the 1980s.
Belgian conceptual artist Jef Geys has been commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to create his latest project titled “Woodward Avenue” on the Detroit street of the same name. It will span almost 30 miles and incorporate local vegetation.
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Seems like a simple idea, but writer, blogger, academic and artist Sharon Butler has put it into action. She tells us about her latest online project, “Suddenly it struck me: We need a TV channel about painting — so I decided to create one for Two Coats of Paint.” Her painting channel on Vimeo will select and post videos of all sorts related to the world of painting.
Yesterday, Barneys installed 20 Eames plywood chairs in one of their world famous Madison Avenue store windows, but what made this display at the department store different was the mashup of high modernist 20th C. design icon with the brash individual style of some of the New York’s most active street art talents. Curated by artist Billi Kid and photographer Luna Park, Eames Inspiration is a charity auction that will benefit Operation Design’s New York Educational + Design initiative.
This morning, a pioneer of the indy art blogosphere Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes announced – with the help of artist William Powhida – that he will be joining Modern Painters as a columnist and Artinfo as a blogger. But it’s worth noting that this isn’t the only major news announced by Louise Blouin Media.