In her best paintings, Julie Mehretu walks a tightrope. On one side is consolidation, on the other is disintegration. Collapse is underway, coalescence strains. Schism and synthesis spar. Thirty-five and
After the sale of Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian” during the Art Basel Miami fair last week, people asked, “Why is that art?” — obviously because they want the answer to be “It’s not.” So let’s go down
A new director shakes up the institution with moves such as showing only works by women and acquiring overlooked artists Women are about to take over the Baltimore Museum of Art. Christopher Bedford, director
After a 35-year wait, Arc Majeur, a monumental 200-ton and 60-meter-tall sculpture in rusted Corten steel by Bernar Venet, one of France’s greatest living artists, has been unveiled. Spanning 75 meters
It seemed a daunting challenge to follow in the footsteps of a secretive artist who destroyed all her correspondence more than a decade before her death in 1944. Someone who, between 1906 and 1915, had
A thief casually stole an etching created by the legendary artist Salvador Dalí by walking into an art gallery and simply plucking it off its easel. The suspect, a man wearing a blue T-shirt and baseball
Mark Bradford is one of the most important artists of our time. But you have to look beyond his canvases to see why.
Why is the man “60 Minutes” declared one of the “most important and influential artists in America today” working a power washer? The answer is one key to understanding Bradford. A couple of years ago,
I think we can all agree that female artists have been underrepresented in museums, galleries and art history texts. As the painter Agnes Thurnauer writes, “I started going to museums when I was pretty
(CNN) — Seven people are facing charges after the famous "Bean" sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park was vandalized earlier this week. The stainless steel structure, officially known as the Cloud Gate,
At 9 p.m. two pairs of hands shimmied up a ladder to a rooftop on Highland Avenue at Melrose Boulevard. One set belonged to a young man, his bleached hair pulled into a messy bun above his camo jacket.