Meet the contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers exploring centuries-old art forms through today's lens.
Art Digest: Online Art Buying Rises, Obama Cracks Down on Wealthy Art Investors and FLOTUS Calls for More Minority-Friendly Museums
What a month in the art world: industry projections, tax loopholes and museum openings galore! We'll unpack what went down, in case you happened to get sidetracked by the hoopla of the Met Gala's red carpet.
With "antiwar art," one envisions documentary photographs of wartime destruction and atrocities; "direct evidence" of the casualties of war. Yet this is increasingly far from the case today.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.
I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.
Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."
The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.
In her riverside studio in Harlem, Ghada Amer keeps a world of powerful women at her fingertips, pulled from the pages of erotic magazines and reimagined into the abstract, embroidered paintings and delicate drawings she is known for.
We can't wait to see what Artsy comes up with next, whether online or at a swanky cocktail party. Guests including Sky Dayton
"You look around this room and ask, 'What binds the people in this room together?'" New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at Casa Lever on Park Avenue Thursday night. "It's that they're all creators, they're all doers."
With the Whitney Museum of American Art's new downtown building (set to open in 2015) dubbed the "Whitney of the Future," we asked a few up-and-coming artists what they thought the future of art entailed. What they came up with sounds pretty darn exciting to us.
See an example of the work on view below, and visit Artsy for more: But now you don't even need to be in New York to experience