Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

It’s not you, it’s me: exploring the Barbican’s ‘Modern Couples’

Obsessional. Devoted. Progressive. Revolutionary. These are some of the adjectives the Barbican Art Gallery has given to the 40 couples represented in their exhibition, ‘Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the […]

‘Picturing Friendship’: a quick snapshot of friendships from the 1500s to 2000s

Nestled between portraits from the Tudor and Regency periods of British history, Room 16 of London’s National Portrait Gallery holds a series of images that aim to depict ideas of […]

Deaccessioned O’Keeffe’s head to Sotheby’s auction block this November

Four years after the $44.4 million sale of Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 made history as the highest price paid for a work of art by a […]

The art of tattoo, meet the history of art

How many times have you seen an article or Instagram photo of a regrettable tattoo? Perhaps a tattoo proclaiming ‘No Ragrets’ leading to #tattooregret? In those moments when you’re grateful […]

London Design Biennale 2018 recapped

Beginning in 2016 with 37 countries, the London Design Biennale aimed to bring designers and architects together to highlight the innovative work being done, globally, to tackle ongoing and new […]

The break-down and the in-between: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s ‘This is How We Bite Our Tongue’

Walking into the first gallery space of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s ‘This Is How We Bite Our Tongue’  at the Whitechapel Gallery feels confusing yet enticing. The duo is […]

‘Heavenly Bodies’: record-breaking attendance and its momentum for the Met

Nearly a month before its close, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Costume Institute’s blockbuster exhibition ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ saw its 1 millionth visitor. The exhibition, […]