This week in art news: 3,800 smuggled artifacts bought by Hobby Lobby were returned to Iraq, two women wearing LGBTQ rainbow pins were attacked at Beijing’s 798 Art District, and the British Museum revealed plans to put a faux prehistoric cave painting by Banksy back on display.
Essenhigh reveals a freedom that resonates with all manner of fusion: of figure and design, of abstraction and narrative, of sentiment and humor, and more generally, of ambitious painting with a readable narrative.
The Museum of Modern Art acquired 324 works from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, and new auction records for Kazimir Malevich, Kerry James Marshall, and David Hockney were set at this week’s spring sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
The smartphone-shaped float features one of the artist’s distinctive, distorted selfies.
There is this sense, in looking at Hawkins’s bold and humorous paintings, of returning to something one has always known.
Judy Ledgerwood discusses her exhibition Far From the Tree in the context of the 40th anniversary of the Pattern and Decoration movement.
An exhibition of paintings that mirror the current climate of our culture.
For the few seconds, before the video began, I had already assumed what I would see.
“If you are of African descent and your ancestors were part of the slave trade, you have issues which are alive today.”
Spending time in Laurie Anderson’s “The Chalkroom” reminded me of Terry Gilliam’s film, Time Bandits, where what seems like an endless landscape is revealed to be a mirror when someone breaks it.
In Khaled Jarrar’s performance “I am Good at Shooting, Bad At Painting” in the Arizona desert, he used a weapon to create art. Abstract Art.
Students of the 2018 MFA class are presenting strong work at the Wallach Art Gallery, many of them building large installations around their pieces.