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Poster House Museum Celebrates the Historic, Influential Medium

A first-of-its-kind institution in NYC dedicated to this artistic means of mass communication No one can deny the power of a poster. From political propaganda to tour announcements, this medium of
Will Los Angeles Lose a Beloved Piece of Public Art?

Will Los Angeles Lose a Beloved Piece of Public Art?

Dana Goodyear writes about “Declaration,” a twenty-five-ton sculpture, by the artist Mark di Suvero, that is installed on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, and how it will soon be removed unless someone

Ubud’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Tonyraka

A space that showcases contemporary Indonesian artists and traditional work while playing host to a lounge for locals and visitors alike Wood and stone carvings can be found all over Bali. Along

Radical Love at NYC’s Ford Gallery

We speak with curators Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker about their second exhibition in the series The Ford Foundation‘s Radical Love exhibition, housed in their new NYC gallery space, brings
Spotify Is Ditching Its Music Upload Feature for Independent Artists

Spotify Is Ditching Its Music Upload Feature for Independent Artists

The feature had been in beta but will now come to an anticlimactic conclusion by the end of this month.
Spotify shuts down its music upload beta program for artists

Spotify shuts down its music upload beta program for artists

Spotify is shutting down a program that allowed indie artists to upload their own music to the streaming service, the company announced today. The new upload tool was first introduced in beta testing
Basquiat’s Memorial to a Young Artist Killed by Police

Basquiat’s Memorial to a Young Artist Killed by Police

Distraught over the death of the graffiti artist Michael Stewart, he repeated, “It could have been me,” Peter Schjeldahl writes.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A graphic novel about LSD, landing on the moon with an AR app, sea versus space and more from around the web The Elusive Smile in Art History It’s a common misconception that the reason subjects in

Jonah Yano feat. Nono: Perfume

Slipping into a genre of its own that could perhaps be dubbed digital jazz, Toronto-based Jonah Yano and Vancouver-based producer Nono’s “Perfume” (from Yano’s debut EP Nervous) is delightfully

Allora + Calzadilla’s “Graft” Outdoor Installation at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Thousand of fallen flowers acknowledge what we will lose through climate change Scattered in front of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, within the manicured sprawl of

The Overlooked Art of Norman Lewis as Explained by Tarin M Fuller, Director of His Estate

Following a recent acquisition by the Whitney Museum, the artist is finding a new audience 40 years after his death Born in Harlem, in 1909, Norman Lewis led a life laden with art and activism. Unlike
Creator of Viral 'Black Rolf' Meme Working on New Netflix Animated Series

Creator of Viral 'Black Rolf' Meme Working on New Netflix Animated Series

From making 'Ed, Edd n Eddy'-inspired memes to working on a Netflix show, Elijah Rutland is making power moves.
Marie Laurencin: Avante-garde Painter of Paris

Marie Laurencin: Avante-garde Painter of Paris

Laurencin is a difficult painter to study. In addition to her work not quite falling in line with the artists who were her contemporaries, her personal papers are difficult to access, are censored,

Ryan Hewett’s “New Paintings” at Unit London

11 works of brooding portraiture and figurative anatomy A geometric extension of the eerie, abstract portraiture that South African painter Ryan Hewett presented at Unit London back in 2016, New
Tseng Kwong Chi, an “Ambiguous Ambassador” to Life in America

Tseng Kwong Chi, an “Ambiguous Ambassador” to Life in America

Brian Dillon writes on Tseng Kwong Chi, a photographer who documented monuments of American culture, figures such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the work of his friend Keith Haring, some
Burger King's Instagram Inundated With Penises After Allegedly Ripping Off Artist

Burger King's Instagram Inundated With Penises After Allegedly Ripping Off Artist

When a giant burgery corporation allegedly copies your work, the best retaliation method is a series of well-crafted phallic drawings.

Interview: Artist Ugo Rondinone

Insight from the sculptor in advance of his Sunny Days exhibition at Guild Hall From the towering, colorful “Seven Magic Mountains” outside of Las Vegas to the sleeping clowns that took over an entire

Studio Visit: Artist Jon Barwick

The NYC-based artist creates rich, layered work inspired by architecture and rooted in visionary techniques Instantly striking and undoubtedly worthy of a closer look, Jon Barwick‘s painted works

Listen to what is likely the only voice recording of Frida Kahlo

The National Sound Library of Mexico has found an audio recording of what is most likely painter Frida Kahlo reading her essay "Portrait of Diego" in the early 1950s. It was recorded for the pilot

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ambitious architectural project, strangely named animals, ancient marijuana-smoking and more from around the web The State of the Art World According to Art Basel Despite there being nearly 300 art