At about the same time Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was losing himself to depression, Matisse’s longterm relationship with his wife was unwinding, and when Mondrian was discovering Cubism, Miró was delving into Surrealism. All these little landmarks of 10 abstract painters’ lives have been charted into infographic form, so you can contrast the timelines of what it takes to be an artist.
Dumbo’s New Recycled Watertower
As either an antidote or a companion (depending on your view) to its uber-expensive and iconic Clock Tower building, Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood will get a different kind of tower this week — a water tower, which is actually a giant art project, a large and colorful public sculpture by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin.
Painting the Vibe of the City Through Data
LOS ANGELES — Every city has a mood, a vibe and Lu Xinjian’s City DNA series tries to capture it.
The Five Best Crossovers of Art and Fashion
Looking at the proliferating cross-pollination of fine artists and fashion design (Nan Goldin for Jimmy Choo, Terence Koh for Opening Ceremony, Ai Weiwei for W), we decided to take a look back and remember some of the truly successful collaborations within these two fields.
Not as Famous, or Lesser-known Relatives of Well-known Artists
Dik F. Liu is a Williamsburg-based artist who has compiled a fascinating list on his Facebook profile page of what he has termed the “Not as Famous – Lesser known relatives of well-known artists.” He has allowed us to publish a number of the gems he’s found. Love triangles, same-sex spouses, illegitimate children, there’s a lot of juicy stuff here.