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These eight artists bent the rules when branding themselves. Although they worked across two centuries, all chose to adopt their mother’s family names instead of abiding by the traditional patriarchy, and—quite often—made the change at a point when they were making breakthroughs in the studio.
It’s not uncommon to hear the Wagner Free Institute of Science referred to as a “hidden gem of Philadelphia.” But what makes this nearly two-century-old museum so special is more than its discreet location, tucked amidst the rowhomes of North Central Philadelphia.
As has become the case more often than not, the public response to this year’s Met Gala seems to be general disappointment. The negative reviews primarily cite the attendees' inability to dress on theme, especially with a prompt as inspirationally ripe as the Gilded Age.
"This exhibition and its accompanying publication vividly exemplify our desire to advance new art historical scholarship by displaying materials that tell a more inclusive story of human creativity," said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO.
In his latest book, That Which is Unseen, Panjiar takes us across almost four decades of Indian history and proves to be one of the most fascinating figures in contemporary photojournalism.
Freeman’s May 11 auction brings an important collection of artworks from a private New York family to market. The sixteen lots offered—almost all works on paper—present buyers with remarkable fresh-to-market collecting opportunities.
eL Seed's multimedia work combines elements of painting, sculpture, and writing. After long periods of research, he introduces text-forward art installations in different communities, using language to echo messages that are both universal and specific to the location.
Art has long been identified, even romanticized, as an ideal way to launder money. There’s a thread of logic here: the art world accommodates anonymous, high-dollar buyers and the industry allows large cash deals. For racketeers, it’s difficult to conjure up a more attractive set of circumstances.
Although such collections were kept by a wide range of groups and individuals—from Tsars to churches and apothecaries to scientific academies—a new wave of scholars have taken particular interest in the motives and cultural implications of the wealthy, often aristocratic, hobbyist collector.
Addressing Vorticism requires facing a troubling period of political history head-on, something many historians have been reticent to do. Nevertheless, it is important to analyze the evolution and manifestation of radicalized ideas, in part so that we can be attuned to their development and ready to recognize them as they occur.