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Wendy Williams Watt’s ‘Big Love Balls’ bounce into hearts of the public

A common thread throughout the majority of public art is positivity. Whether this is through the form of performance, statue, or mural, a strong desire woven into many pieces meant for pedestrian consumption is that they strike a bright chord. While there are certainly those of empowering or socio-politically critical bends, there is certainly a […]

Program Sound FM- a radio station show for storytellers

Radio is becoming a more and more archaic means of consumption every passing year. With the vast majority of music listeners not even having private collections, opting instead for streaming services, most people shuffle a playlist and call it a day. But even if the majority of people only hear the radio when walking around […]

Christo’s last project to be funded by sale

Sotheby’s will offer 25 works by the late artist Christo that chart the planning of the artist’s final project: to cover the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 25,000 sqm of polypropylene fabric and rope. Christo passed away in 2020 but his monumental project will still be realized, with an estimated completion date of September […]

Frank Bowling takes over two cities

During the past ten years, Frank Bowling has finally enjoyed the recognition he deserves. Bowling, now 87, received his first retrospective at Tate Britain in 2019 and was Knighted by the Queen on her Birthday Honours List less than a year later. While Bowling’s ascent was a long time coming, he was signed to Hauser […]

Christopher Michaud creates guerrilla pop-ups at Montreal bus shelters

The pandemic has certainly fostered ingenuity in artists when it comes to getting their works into the public eye. With so many galleries, exhibition spaces, and museums being closed throughout the year and most still holding restrictions to abide by current health protocols, it’s not surprising that most spaces aren’t seeking an influx of works […]

Nina Chanel Abney continues to reach new heights

The painter Nina Chanel Abney has been on a steady ascent since she first unveiled her visceral fusions of abstraction and figuration at the Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York City in 2008. Since then, she quickly developed a distinctive method, improvising images using scores of stenciled shapes and symbols, and graffiti-like touches of spray […]

Eve Arnold believed photography should be affordable, so her estate is releasing posters of “iconic and unseen” work for just £30

Photographer Eve Arnold once remarked “I would prefer photography to be a folk art – cheap and available to everybody, rather than elevated to mandarin proportions created through an artificial scarcity.” It was that quote, seen by Arnold’s grandson, Michael Arnold, who now manages her archive, that inspired a collection of prints released as posters […]