A Basquiat-painted Ferris wheel, a Keith Haring carousel, and more are part of the project, to be rebooted in LA next year.
Roy Lichtenstein’s Manhattan Studio Gifted to Whitney Museum
The Pop artist’s Greenwich Village studio will host the museum’s Independent Study Program starting in 2023.
Books, Wefts, and Black Lives Matter at the Baltimore Museum of Art
The rewards of what is in plain sight far outweigh what is tucked away.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: Thieves steal Lichtenstein from Simpsons co-creator’s foundation, seller sues for money from van Gogh auction, and drug-buying art robot is set free.
Garry Winogrand and the Perils of Posthumous Prints
A deserved tribute to Garry Winogrand is turning into an ethical morass that does no one any good.
Paintings in the Interzone: More from the Corridors of MoMA
Last year I wrote an article called “What You Might Be Missing at MoMA,” which discussed the paintings exiled to the corridors of the Museum of Modern Art’s fourth and fifth floors.
The Emptiness of Art
Many people love art for its power to transport, whether through a painting that brings us to the banks of the Seine in 19th-century France or an installation that immerses us in a fanciful and imagined alternate world. But what about when art refuses to carry us away, offering instead only blank space, an empty frame staring back at us?
Did Gagosian Play Both Sides of a Deal?
Remember that infamous “make a cruel and offensive offer” email from Gagosian gallery Los Angeles director Deborah McLeod? She suggested that to a potential buyer for a 1964 Roy Lichtenstein painting, “Girl in Mirror,” since the seller was in “terrible straits.” Well, that seller is pretty angry at Gagosian for playing both sides of the equation.
A Roy Lichtenstein, Missing for 42 Years, Is Found
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s “Electric Cord” (1961), which mysteriously disappeared in January 1970, has been found.
The Problems of North American Airport Art
BERKELEY, California — These days, we experience the world on a much more international level. Whether online or through travel, the world feels smaller to us. As this trend continues, artistic experiences hosted online, available for anyone in the world with a internet connection to access, grow increasingly diverse and interesting. Unfortunately, that same diversity can’t be ascribed to the physical counterpart of global space, where the base unit of artistic experience just might be the airport.
Big Art in Chicago
CHICAGO — Navy Pier is the thing with the giant ferris wheel on it that juts out from Chicago’s lakefront into Lake Michigan. It also plays host every year to an outdoor art installation of sculptures by international artists. This year features works by Antony Caro, Roy Lichtenstein, Nancy Rubins, Steed Taylor and Almond Zigmund.
Single Point Perspective: How To Join The Club and Live Happily Ever After
Lichtenstein and Warhol might have been using the same source material, but they were hardly after the same things, as the latter’s subsequent work would quickly make clear.