Saturday, September 23, 2017

Art Cashin: Kim Jong Un faces 'dire straits' without Chinese financial backing

Closely followed trader Art Cashin says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be in "big trouble" without China's financial backing. "There have been about four or five Chinese banks that have been carrying North Korea. And, if they stop, then (Kim ...and more »

Art Movements
This week in art news: Anish Kapoor's neighbors accused him of stealing their light, Phillips withdrew a painting attributed to Mark Grotjahn from auction after he questioned its authenticity on Instagram, and the Getty put Michelangelo's “Study of a ...

Friday, September 22, 2017

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A Secret History of the Pissing Figure in Art

The fact is, a river of piss runs through art history. For centuries, painters and sculptors have depicted the act of urination. Men piss. Women piss. Most of all, young boys piss, so much so that scholars assigned a Latin term, puer mingens, to their ...

Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art
The same woman appears in A Game of Patience (1937), an equally ravishing canvas and one of four pictures by Frampton included in True to Life – an exhibition at Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art which is devoted to the overlooked ...

Art notes: Fiber art meets feminism at Benson studio

Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave. Kearney, Neb. Lincoln Highway. “Collection Connection with Francisco Souto: There is no food.” The artists discusses his series of drawings about the current economic collapse and momentous political crisis ...

Rothschild Trimaran Catapults Edgy Los Angeles Street Art To The High Seas
The reason is because boats pass through two fluids—air and water—and whispy air is easier to move through than briny ocean. The trick, then, is to pluck your boat out of water so that it glides through breezes like an airplane instead of cutting ...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Virtual Reality Drawing Brings Overwatch Art To Life

Liz Edwards is an artist who, in a previous life, was a 3D character artist at Total War developers Creative Assembly. She is now a 3D artist in a more direct sense. She's shifted over recently to doing a lot of work in virtual reality, which lets ...

Roots Studios' 'Shutterstock for cultural art' could transform rural communities
Sometimes the designs have been appropriated from artists who live in “isolated areas, in the absence of mass manufacturing.” What's required is a sort of “Shutterstock for cultural art,” where artists are paid in the same way as photographers. Such a ...and more »

Why a World-Famous Art Exhibition Needed a Government Bailout

BERLIN — Debt was one of the core themes of the 14th edition of Documenta, the sprawling German exhibition of contemporary art that takes place every five years in the city of Kassel. The failure of this year's show to balance its own books may be one ...

Where the Wild Things Are: China's Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim
BEIJING — The signature work at “Art and China After 1989,” a highly anticipated show that takes over the Guggenheim on Oct. 6, is a simple table with a see-through dome shaped like the back of a tortoise. On the tabletop hundreds of insects and ...