Leila Heller Gallery presents: Painting Exhibition by AFRUZ AMIGHI
From Joseph Beuys cozying up with coyotes to Amalia Ulman pulling a Kardashian-grade Instagram takeover, “performance art” seems to only be limited by what its audience is willing to designate as such.
It is perhaps fitting that Marilyn Minter‘s airy studio is housed in a rather unassuming building in the Garment District that could easily pass for your average office complex. At 67, the fashion-focused artist finds herself in the middle of a whirlwind tour for her first retrospective, aptly-named
The list of Betty Parsons’s adventures and accomplishments is immense.
As a gallerist, she gave Jackson Pollock, and myriad other Abstract Expressionists, some of their earliest shows.
Once upon a time, art collectors would arrive at a gallery on a Saturday and spend a leisurely afternoon perusing works that might soon be a part of their intimate environment.
If the artist and writer Henry Darger had superpowers like the characters in his artworks, he might have lived to see his 125th birthday: April 12, 2017.
Exhibition series of contemporary Iranian art. Curated by Shahram Karimi
Today, there is an increasingly diverse range of living artists who are receiving recognition for their late work. One such example is the nonagenarian artist Elisabeth Wild, who emigrated from Europe to Argentina in the late 1930s, where she studied painting at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes
Who made the first Western abstract painting? That was the question that Wassily Kandinsky’s widow, accompanied by a team of researchers, set out to answer in 1946.
In “The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists,” Matthew Israel, Artsy’s Curator at Large, examines 10 artworks that trace the development of contemporary art. Below are a series of excerpts from his book, out March 28th from Prestel.
Her portraits reflect on the notion of women's identity being contingent upon the belongings that surround them, with arrangements that call to mind religious head coverings - burqas, hijab, habits - that signal specific roles.