Zelda Fitzgerald is, still, best known as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. True, Zelda was an inspiration for heroines and dialogue in his stories, and half of the golden couple of what Scott dubbed "The Jazz Age," but she was also an accomplished writer, and artist.
Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.
I knew then, in the moments we sat and talked in my studio, that hers was a story I wanted to hear more of, and a story I wanted to tell. The truth is, I was fascinated by Claire Gilman and wanted to know how such a young woman ended up being the curator at one of the most prestigious art institutions in the U.S.: The Drawing Center.
I've learned that painting intuitively is a tool that is much bigger than creating a piece of art; it's an alchemy that sparks the release of what is holding you back and becomes a catalyst for healing.
I've lived my life drawing, painting, and creating. Woodworking, acrylics, pen and ink- I do it all. Given the simplest of tasks, I'll find a way to turn it into a project. With an engineer father, math and science wasn't ever far from my heart either.
I don't want for anything -- I do know however, that there will be a change in how people conduct themselves, how officers of the law conduct themselves, how we view others in society and how we form identities in the 21st century.
Not many people start their art career being mentored by world-renowned artist Tania Bruguera, but La Vaughn Belle has been one of the few lucky individuals to do so.
Corinne Vionnet layers hundreds of similar photographs of the same landmark to give an impression of a place we all know. Influenced by the mists of Monet and Turner, as well as early etchings of monuments, she hopes to create a portrait of collective memory.
The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.
Magic is everywhere. Like in my painting it's right outside your window looking in, frequently unnoticed. It's not that we don't believe that anything is possible. Often we are blind to miracles because we have tunnel vision.
A recent collaboration between fashion house, Miu Miu, and artist, Miranda July was the perfect embodiment of how to execute a spectacular artist/brand partnership and why it's important to do so.
In thinking through how best to visually represent women's sexuality I harkened back to the traditional female art forms of sewing, quilt-making, embroidery and appliqué. But instead of blindly adhering to those art forms my work is breaking new ground in challenging some of the ideas that attend to work traditionally thought of as "women's work."
Twigs' desire to not blend in is the kind of quality stars are made out of. Whether you call her alternative R&B, punk or electronic, FKA Twigs is the future. She is an artist we should all be watching closely even if she does become the next Mrs. Robert Pattinson.
Nguyễn is at a sensitive juncture in her life, one that finds her looking to the past for both forgiveness and permission so she can forge a future free from regret. But in doing so she's already claimed a new, divergent path.
Twigs speaks to an age where musical genres are like ingredients best thoroughly mixed and baked. Twigs speaks to those whose lies are as important as their truths, especially those who can mix the two to create art.