Archive for April 2019

The Black Model at the Crux of Western Culture: Sweeping Exhibition at Museé d’Orsay

The “Black Models” show at the Orsay Museum in Paris reveals the Western neglect of the female archetypal, which accounts for racial and gender subjugation and ultimately disregards for the planet itself. Through this view of the show, we poignantly discover a cultural progression, but also a need for further understanding today. From NYC To […]

Gagosian Borrowed a Rembrandt for a Face-Off With His Roster of Artists

Gagosian’s white walls are the last place where you would expect to see an actual Rembrandt, but if you find yourself at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill between April 12 and May 18, you just might. Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-portrait with Two Circles (1665) is on display at Gagosian thanks to a partnership with an organization that manages many […]

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise for approximately seven decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, only being plucked from its home in the soil when a farmer […]

Jimmie Durham to receive this year’s Golden Lion

This year, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to American artist Jimmie Durham on the opening day (May 11th) of the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The announcement came on April 4th after Durham was selected by the Biennale’s board of directors headed by Paolo Baratta. Durham was recommended […]

Portrait of Kevin Spacey at the V&A museum raises questions

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is facing a backlash for planning to exhibit a portrait of the now-disgraced American actor Kevin Spacey in a show set to open in late April. The actor is currently being trialed in the US for allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Spacey has so […]

Andres Serrano puts Donald Trump on display in huge way

Artist Andres Serrano has never shied away from creating art that makes a stir. Though not entirely created with shock value in mind, his works intimately deal with spirituality and physicality that often result in an intense feel. His newest art show may be just as divisive but for a somewhat different reason. Across two […]

Artist highlight: Cj Hendry

Cj Hendry might not be a conventional artist by definition, but she’s paved her own way into the art world and she persists in doing things her own way – and it’s working. Unlike artists who have their start honing their skills through endless classes and critiques in art school, making it into a gallery, […]