June 2021 Blog Posts

The Broad's Associate Curator Sarah Loyer discusses artist Kara Walker and a new acquisition by Walker called The White Power 'Gin I Machine to Harvest the Nativist Instinct for Beneficial Uses to Border Crossers Everywhere (2019). In this work, Walker imagines harvesting racist anxieties and fears with a patented machine. Featuring The Broad’s curators, Up Close is a series that takes a deeper look at artists and works in the Broad collection, which is notable for the exceptional depth of its holdings and dedication to the full arc of artists' careers.

Surrealism was one of many art styles that emerged after World War I as artists, alongside the rest of the world, struggled to digest an unprecedented degree of violence and loss.
Eagles and George Washington have for centuries been mainstream symbols of the United States, and the nation’s unique contributions to science, culture, and the stalwart pursuit of truth.
Later this month, Sotheby’s will offer five exceptionally rare CryptoPunks. Of the 10,000 Cryptopunks created, only twenty-four were issued in physical form, as certified prints signed by co-creator John Watkinson.
The exhibition will feature over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera, and artifacts to give an intimate, multidimensional portrait that can only be told by his family.

Discover an exceptional group of works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Odilon Redon in this episode of Expert Voices. From an esteemed private collection and fresh to the market, these five works look beyond Impressionism and convey the uniquely sensitive vision of each artist. The group features two exquisite pastels by Degas, ‘Le bain’ and ‘Femme à sa toilette’, two fine examples of Renoir’s late portraiture, ‘Femme à la rose’ and ‘La bohémienne’, and a rare Symbolist work by Redon, ‘Profil bleu’.

A retrospective of the vital and articulate prints of prominent American artist Alison Saar underscores her persistent dialogue with some of the most urgent issues of our time, including race, gender, and spirituality.
In the macho, testosterone-driven New York art scene of the 1950s, abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) was a key figure and one of the few women artists to be recognized by “The Club” a loose organization of artists that included several iconic names.
Since its 1996 debut, Pokémon has grown into a worldwide, pop-cultural phenomenon. For Japanese fans, however, Pokémon carries far more cultural significance due to its strong connection to the still widely practiced Shinto faith.
The online-only auctions that were introduced by Hermann Historica GmbH several years ago are becoming increasingly popular. Some 4112 lots are coming under the hammer, including unparalleled, premium objects and pieces for first-time buyers.