Red Bull Arts New York highlights Gretchen Bender

At the time of her death in 2004 at age 53, American artist Gretchen Bender left So Much Deathless, her magnus opus, unrealized. Now, 15 years on, Red Bull Arts New York will present a retrospective of the artist’s work honouring the title. ‘Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless’ will be on show at the cavernous […]

David Hammons’ first solo show in 45 years set for May

The elusive David Hammons will have his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 45 years. The influential contemporary artist will create new works to fill three large Hauser & Wirth spaces belonging to the Swiss-based gallery in LA. For Hammons, exhibiting in LA will be a coming home of sorts. Born in Springfield, Illinois, […]

 Eva Magyarósi “Récits privés” at the Galerie 24 Beaubourg

On display through February 16 at Paris’ Galerie 24 Beaubourg, a solo exhibition by Hungarian artist Eva Magyarósi brings together her delicate and mysterious drawings, collages, prints and videos, which together make up a fragile dream world imbued with power and poetry. Curated by Paul Ardenne, Récits privés—initiated by Barbara Polla, writer and director of […]

Hauser & Wirth To Present a Show of Founding Matriarch’s Feminist Art Collection

Hauser & Wirth, the gallery founded in 1992 in Zurich but later expanded into an empire reaching Hong Kong, London, and Los Angeles, has a remarkable founding story. Ursula Hauser, a retail magnate who has collected some of the most important female artists in the past four decades, once agreed to support the young Iwan […]

Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s Team up to Celebrate Women Old Masters

In an effort to spice up the market for works by under-recognised women painters of the early modern period, Sotheby’s New York has called upon none other than the spice girl herself, Victoria Beckham. The fashion designer and former pop star recently travelled to New York to help highlight the significance of the 14 women […]

Artist highlight: Charles White (1918-1979)

Working during a pivotal moment in US history, this American artist created powerful works as an artist of colour for people of colour. His life and works continue to influence artist and are the subject of a new retrospective.     Charles White (1918-1979) created powerful images of African Americans over the course of his […]

‘Candy Nations’ series sparks controversy in NYC

A sculptural installation in New York City is causing controversy due to its content and proximity to Ground Zero. Candy Nations, created by French artist Laurence Jenkell in 2011 for the G20 Summit in Cannes, features 20 nine-foot tall sculptures of wrapped candy weighing in around 1,450 pounds each. The wrapper for each showcases a […]