Archive for April 2020

New Artist Relief survey finds that 62% of US artists are now unemployed

The pandemic has severely tested various aspects of life. In a few short weeks, everything as we knew it changed and many parts of life, which six months ago felt reliable, are no longer clear. One of the biggest worries faced by many is what the future has in store for their careers and for […]

National Theatre School’s Art Apart program- a platform for early artists in isoaltion

Educational programs have been one of the institutions that most quickly needed to adjust to the current climate of COVID-19 adjustments. Especially with regards to those finishing grade school and moving onto post-secondary as well as those in post-secondary programs nearing their ends, there are many decisive factors of education that hinge on those points. […]

Art World Roundup: Google Doodles to #SassiestObject

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at ways Google is saying thank you, the effects of global warming, art in celebration of Earth Day, a photographer’s glimpse of Hart Island, and the Yorkshire Museum’s #SassiestObject challenge.   Google Doodles: using animation to say thank you Let’s face it: being at home all the […]

£5m online auction breaks record for Sotheby’s

Since late March, Sotheby’s has moved nearly 20 auctions online, one of which was the eighth edition of their “Contemporary Curated” London auction. Prior to the auction, the sale was estimated to bring in between £3.4 million and £4.6 million but it ended up shattering expectations and setting a record for the auction house’s online […]

Six online exhibitions and museums to see

Another week, another packed schedule of walking from the bedroom to the living room…and not much of anywhere else. We get you. And with museums and galleries closed, everyone is having to adjust to new ways to get their art fix. So, we’ve corralled another group of online exhibitions and tools to see more art […]

Damien Hirst spreads hope with Butterfly Rainbow to show solidarity with NHS

In the UK, rainbows have been popping up in windows and storefronts, from hand drawn creations to elaborate designs, as a reminder to stay positive during the pandemic as to show solidarity with the NHS and its workers. British artist Damien Hirst, best known for bold polka dots artworks and formaldehyde-soaked animal installations, has joined […]

A poem for the world by Yayoi Kusama

Known for her polka-dotted pumpkins and glistening infinity rooms, Yayoi Kusama hasn’t slowed down despite being 91. However, the coronavirus pandemic put upcoming exhibitions of the Japanese artist’s works on hold, effectively forcing her to slow down, in some ways. Kusama’s story isn’t unique, many artists have faced similar issues with upcoming exhibitions, millions of […]