In 1945, Andre Breton traveled to the Haitian capital of Port au Prince to deliver a lecture on “Surrealism and Haiti.”
Flush with riveting, enigmatic color and luxuriant depth of field, David Benjamin Sherry’s monochrome photographs radiate beauty, urgency, and a certain humanness — as if their sublime scenes of mountains, forests, and rock formations had been blasted and dyed by a human detonation.
In the most hellish penal colony of Tasmania, a convict named William Buelow Gould painted beautiful watercolors of the sea creatures that washed up on the shores.
Danny Olda has commissioned six artists to make work based on texts produced by various artist statement generators.
This week in art news: Amal Clooney advocates for the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece, a Jasper Johns forger is sentenced to two and a half years in prison, and the city of Detroit settled with a major remaining creditor.
James Bowthorpe flew from the UK to New York last week to take part in The Feast, a two-day summit focused on creativity and social impact. Bowthorpe had a goal: to build a boat made from the waste of the conference, and then paddle it from Red Hook to Battery Park and back again.
“Simply put — the church became a dangerous place — I had to leave.”
American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas-themed work, “Tree,” and it has plugged up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair.
The Drawing Center has mounted a strange and surreal show of drawings by Xanti Schawinsky, an underrated artist whose 50-plus-year career spanned the 1920s to the late ’70s.
The colorful history of toy cameras, those affordable film cameras in plastic boxes, is being celebrated in a new book.