Portraiture

Ironically, the most iconic portrait of the president was never completed.
The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is now accepting new submissions through August 2nd, 2021 
The artist’s first retrospective in twenty-five years explores the arc of Bey’s four-decade-long career. Reflecting the evolution of Bey’s vision, the exhibition examines his enduring engagement with…
"Going back to China, I had to ask myself what’s the worst that can happen? I end up in jail,” Ai tells Art & Object about his decision to return to the country, despite being persona non grata…
One of the greatest chroniclers of twentieth-century America, Alice Neel was born in a small town near Philadelphia in 1900, but made her mark as a “painter of people,” as she humbly called herself,…
As American states levy an unprecedented amount of anti-trans bill proposals, the art of drag is gaining traction. We’ve rounded up artists who, whether working in drag or drag adjacent, have…

This 2011 masterpiece by Amy Sherald is a dazzling example of her ability to tell deeply personal stores using her superior portrait painting technique. Sherald's work 'It Made Sense...Mostly In…

Last year offered innumerable compelling subjects to