Stereotypically, artists take inspired, even foolish, chances for the sake of their work, while critics judge that work without as much risk to their professional reputation or financial well-being.
LOS ANGELES — The remarkable two-museum show Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, gathering hundreds of photographs, collages, installations and other objects at both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center, represents just a portion of the spectacular gift of the Mapplethorpe Trust to those institutions.
The big question in hip-hop this season: which megaartiste made the superior album, Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar?
The idea of an abrupt transition between the abstract work and the late figuration has become so ingrained in the narrative of Guston’s career that a view suggesting a more gradual evolution might meet with resistance.
A number of major museums in the UK, including the British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, may undergo investigation over claims that oil giant BP had sway over their operations.
With their paintings of bacchanalian revelry and swaggery Dionysus, Old Masters like Caravaggio, Poussin, and Rubens were a bit like the hip-hop videographers of their day.
This week in art news: a fire gravely damaged New Delhi’s National Museum of Natural History, artist Pyotr Pavlensky invited sex workers to testify at his trial, and Anish Kapoor complained that the addition of Carsten Höller’s slide to his London tower was “foisted” upon him by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
SAN FRANCISCO — After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens to the public on May 14.
TALLINN, Estonia — It was very difficult to track down pieces for this show, since no archives exist for this work and its history is rather unofficial.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. —“What happens when five feminist artists lock themselves up in a gallery for 48 hours?” asked the mujeres behind the Twin Cities arts collective Electric Machete Studios, located in the first Latino neighborhood of Minnesota, West St. Paul.
In a statement issued today, a group of artists featured in a just-opened exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum expressed disappointment over the Guggenheim Foundation’s decision to break off negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition.