A statue once housed in a mouldy box now believed to have been made by Michelangelo

Two decades after a small sculpture of the Virgin cradling Christ after his crucifixion was bought for next to nothing by a collector and now, it is believed the statuette was made by Michelangelo. For 10 years, art historians have worked tirelessly to determine if the terracotta work was in fact by the Old Master. […]

Deconstructed devices become art through the lens of one man’s camera

There’s a perverse pleasure that comes from taking something apart or seeing exactly how things tick. However, most people are brave enough to disassemble their favourite devices or day-to-day items that, unless you’re an engineer, might not go back together. This, though, is exactly what Toronto-based photographer Todd McLellan has become known for.     […]

Kara Walker next to transform the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

In a press release on March 11th, Tate Modern alongside Hyundai Motor announced that New York-based American artist Kara Walker will create the fifth annual Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall. The site-specific annual commission will be unveiled on October 2nd and run through April 5th of 2020. Walker’s works have explored notions of race, […]

Basquiat show sells out before it even opens

A survey of about 70 artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat recently opened at the Brant Foundation’s newly-remodelled gallery space in New York’s East Village but if you didn’t snatch up a ticket early, the waiting list might be your only hope. The show, simply bearing Basquiat’s name, opened March 6th and will run until May 15th. […]

Ai Weiwei and 30 tons of buttons? The possibilities are endless…

Have you ever wondered how many buttons are in a ton? Fair, me either. However, it’s somewhere around 9 million. As of a few days ago, it seems artist Ai Weiwei may be interested in not just one but thirty tons. That means, he might be adding buttons to the ranks of Legos and ceramic sunflower seeds, […]

Carolee Schneemann, pioneering performance artist

A painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance artist and installation artist whose works confronted taboos around the body, gender and sexuality, the performance-art pioneer Carolee Schneemann recently passed at her home in New Paltz, N.Y. at the age of 79 due to breast cancer. Schneemann began as a painter. In 1961, after completing her master’s degree in […]

Visionary art dealer Carla Pellegrini (1931–2019)

Carla Pelligrini, the director of the Italian gallery Galleria Milano in Milan since 1965, recently passed away at the age of 87. The visionary avant-garde dealer offered such artists as Ed Ruscha, Georg Baselitz, and Sigmar Polke their first major shows in Italy. During her lengthy career, Pellegrini staged some three hundred exhibitions at the […]