Oliver Miro, son of famed gallerist Victoria Miro, to release XR app, Vortic

Have you ever bought something for your house, brought it home, and realized it just doesn’t quite work? Well, the same can happen with collectors. However, a new extended reality (XR) app called Vortic, developed by Oliver Miro, son of famed art dealer Victoria Miro, seeks to alleviate these issues and do much more for […]

The Enduring Challenges of Authenticating Art

When the Allentown Art Museum sent their oil-on-oak painting Portrait of a Young Woman to specialists at New York University to be cleaned, they expected to get it back without the layers of overpainting and thick varnish which had obscured the portrait’s delicate brushwork. Since they weren’t immediately looking for any proof of authentication, they […]

‘Safety Match’: An animation helping people better understand social distancing

More times than not, art doesn’t get created simply for the sake of art. Instead it’s more likely an artist’s exploration of a topic, an exploration of self, or an artist’s response to the world around them. The latter is what inspired a husband and wife art duo to create Safety Match, an animation showing […]

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean distance from art… Here are nine ways to bring the art to you during the coronavirus pandemic

Social distancing and self-isolation have become the new norm for people around the world as the fight to cull the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, continues. Mixed advice, the 24-hour news cycle, reports of panic buying, and rolling border closures have added to an air of anxiety around the state of the world at […]

Anish Kapoor to unveil Vantablack art at Venice Biennale

Anish Kapoor isn’t one to try to please everyone with his art and in 2014, the artist ruffled feathers when he secured sole artistic use of Vantablack, a scientifically created pigment that is…incredibly black. In the next Venice Biennale, Kapoor is planning to show his first work utilizing the pigment giving the world a taste […]

KAWS takes on AR with global exhibition

Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR, respectively) have infiltrated the art world more and more, and KAWS has thrown his hat in the ring. Today, the artist, known for his iconic x-eyed figures launched EXPANDED HOLIDAY featuring Companion, KAWS’ signature character. To bring his greyscale pal to AR, the Brooklyn-based artist spent a year […]

Is the art world’s #MeToo reckoning coming?

A group of Pennsylvania art institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, are struggling to contain a scandal which might have lingering ramifications for the global art world. The drama escalated last month, when the New York Times shared the claims of multiple women, who reported that Joshua Helmer, the 31-year-old former manager at the […]