The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) recently acquired a major work by legendary contemporary artist Nick Cave. “Soundsuit 8:46” (2021), a mixed-media mannequin of vintage floral textiles and sequined appliques, is a response to recent police violence against people of color. This reinstallation showcases works that speak to humanity’s desire to explore the meaning and significance embedded within the human form from antiquity to today.
Many of the most prolific and thoughtful digital artists have backgrounds in industries outside of the fine art world such as animation or advertisement. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, they tend to be much more visible on social media than a great deal of fine artists. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they tend to be much more visible on social media than a great deal of fine artists. Here are seven digital artists you should be following on Instagram.
In this new body of work, Fallon—known for his striking images of ambiguous figures that both draw on and challenge existing traditions of portraiture—explores how the practice of collecting shapes the fashioning of domestic space. From the most lavish to the most impoverished of circumstances, the spaces of human habitation take form through the amassing of objects.
Upon its creation, Quidor’s painting was widely panned by art critics for being too dark and focusing more on the woodland nature than on the chase. In many ways, this was a clever choice by Quidor, whose perspective reveals the two men for what they are: immature characters fighting over a young woman who is attracted to neither of them.
For more than a decade, Allison Katz has been exploring painting’s relationship to questions of identity and expression, selfhood and voice. The work for "Artery" was developed over the last two years, in parallel with the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new paintings, posters, and exhibition design are infused with questions of communication and connection, distancing, and intimacy.
Here we look at nine examples of beautiful autumnal imagery and spirit. From Claude Monet's seasonal "Haystacks" to Giuseppe Arcimboldo's "Autumn" installment of his strange flora-based portrait series to Yayoi Kusama's iconic "Pumpkin," these artists explore the true scope of fall.
1969 Gallery presents A Dream Deferred, Darryl Westly’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, consisting of oil on linen and canvas paintings made during the tumultuous last few years. Ruminating on events both public and personal during the COVID-19 pandemic, Darryl Westly’s paintings question what becomes of unrealized dreams and ambitions.
The art market turmoil of the past two years—including shutdowns, mask mandates, exhibition cancelations, and conflicts over deaccessioning—may look bad, but a rash of new museum openings internationally might be signaling a time of rebirth in the art world.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces its upcoming exhibition, Man Ray: The Paris Years, on view in Richmond from October 30, 2021, through February 21, 2022. Organized by Dr. Michael Taylor, VMFA’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, the exhibition includes more than 100 compelling portrait photographs made by the artist in Paris between 1921 and 1940.
On Thursday, October 14, one of Banksy’s most iconic artworks—a self-destructive piece entitled Love is in the Bin—sold for triple its high estimate at $25,383,941 (£18,582,000), setting a new record for the artist. The artist’s previous record, a $22 million sale of Game Changer, was set earlier this year at Christies.