Banksy confirmed the artwork in a clever video stitched together with a Bob Ross tutorial.
Oscar Wilde’s oft-misunderstood, rarely-performed tragedy about the beheading of St. John the Baptist gets new life at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
David McDermott and Peter McGough have built a shrine to Wilde in the basement of a church in Greenwich Village.
Although Tate Britain’s survey is a strong attempt to represent queer experiences, certain gaps emerge in the narrative.
An exhibition in Paris explores the Irish wit’s literary exploits, aesthetic tastes, and friendships with artists.
The art organization Artangel has invited visual artists, writers, and performers to respond to Reading Gaol’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde.
Historic England’s Pride of Place project aims to recognize overlooked sites of LGBTQ history and protect them as part of the country’s heritage.
Symbolist artists — including Aubrey Beardsley, Jean Delville, and Odilon Redon — were united less by style than by their shared intention of illustrating invisible aspects of human experience.
On Monday night, many New Yorkers gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn to lay flowers, connect in solidarity, and hear politicians and community activists reflect on the mass shooting in Orlando. Meanwhile down the street, others met in the Rare Book Room at the Strand bookstore to remember Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde was suspicious of men in suits. He once famously remarked that “with an evening coat and a white tie, even a stock broker can gain a reputation for being civilized.”
Holding a sign that reads “I am your worst fear, I am your best fantasy,” a photograph of a proud and defiant woman at a gay liberation march in the 1970s opens Phaidon’s newly published Art & Queer Culture, illustrating the dual visions of queer identity by the field of art history.
On Saturday I visited Underemployed at Zurcher Studio on Bleecker Street. I read the press release for the show and got excited. First of all, the show is curated by an artist, Josh Blackwell. The premise of the show hinges on Oscar Wilde. His quote from The Decay of Lying: An Observation gives Blackwell’s exhibition form: “The ancient historians gave us delightful fiction in the form of fact; the modern novelist presents us with dull facts under the guise of fiction.” The art in this exhibition tickled my fancy and my funny bone, but I’m not sure that much of it stood up on its own.