iOS app Android app

Kehinde Wiley

Hip Hop and Vivaldi? Oh, Yes!

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I do like ballet, and I do like modern dance. But hip hop? Give me a break... That was my attitude until last weekend, when I attended a performance by the French group, Compagnie Käfig, at The Music Center.

American Royalty: It's Not What You Think

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Harriet Heydemann

For a moment in time, he takes his subjects out of the reality of their lives and elevates them from the ordinary to the majestic, from people with no power to people of nobility, from anonymous to celebrated.

Photographer Uses 17th-Century Art To Talk About Racial Politics Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

Artist Maxine Helfman has always loved Flemish portraits. Made distinct by the comically large collars and hats adorning the artworks' subjects, the 1...

Street Artists Design An Old School Arcade Inspired By Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

Dutch Treat

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.

Is Having an 'Eye' for Art a Thing of the Past?

John Seed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
John Seed

If you have an "eye for art" and a keen interest in inspecting the surface of works of art, both out of curiosity and a quest for deeper meaning, your abilities are linked to an increasingly outdated notion of connoisseurship.

The Artist Project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

For one year, the museum will invite 100 artists -- local, national and global -- to choose individual works of art or galleries that spark our imaginations. There will be five seasons, and I am very excited to be a participant in one of the upcoming seasons!

Investment or Impulse: What Kind of Collector Are You?

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Do you consider long and hard before purchasing a piece or do you buy on impulse? Does your collection have a particular historic or geographic focus or does it follow the whims of your personal taste?

Top 5 Solo Exhibitions to See This Season

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

From Beijing to Brooklyn, these five exhibitions spotlight some of the most conceptually thrilling, technically arresting artists working today.

Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.

Reinserting Black Women Into Art History

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Aisha Harris When it comes to visual art, I’m far from a connoisseur. I’m much more of a dabb...

Kehinde Wiley And Spike Lee In Conversation

Interview Magazine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts

On a recent sunny afternoon at Kehinde Wiley's airy, industrial studio near McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Wiley's conversation with filmmak...

FIAC Gets Real: Classical Painting in Contemporary Hands (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

The game of trend-spotting at big-ticket art fairs has always been mostly about playing the numbers. What's selling, and to whom? But at this year's FIAC in Paris, amid the high-rolling and the splashy frontrunners, I began looking for a genre that refuses to stay moribund: classical painting

On the "A" w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning in Film Go For Sisters

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they im...

13 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

The following artists address race in a variety of ways through their work -- some spark a dialogue in relation to the artistic cannon, others with ge...

30 Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know

Posted 02.26.2013 | Arts

As Black History Month comes to a close, we've picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representati...

The Girl With The Bamboo Earring

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

If you search for Awol Erizku online you will find a photographer who spends as much time in front of the camera as behind it. From his Tumblr or phot...

Change: On Kehinde Wiley's 'An Economy of Grace' at Sean Kelly

Bobby Elliott | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

On the surface, "An Economy of Grace" is a well-timed game-changer for painter Kehinde Wiley. After making a name for himself by exclusively painting men, "An Economy of Grace" presents Wiley's first series of portraits featuring women.

Power And Elegance

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

"Economy of Grace," Kehinde Wiley's new exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery, taps into his familiar ornate portraits that mix Renaissance pomp and contem...

Kehinde Wiley On the World Stage: A Conversation With the Artist

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Kehinde Wiley's Benediter Brkou (The World Stage: Israel), 2011, oil and gold and silver enamel on canvas. Private Collection. © K...

Kehinde Wiley's Take On Israeli Youth

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Kehinde Wiley's paintings challenge our conventional views of portraiture by featuring black men in a mix of regal and street poses, using the brighte...

A Picture Worth 1000 Words

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When last week I talked about the provocative performance staged by Marina Abramovic for the MOCA Gala, I sort of expected a good response but still w...

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Art For Africa To Hold All-Star Charity Auction

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

"Before I went to Africa I dreamed of Africa," wrote journalist Frances Schultz when recounting her involvement with the Africa Foundation. She since ...

Artworld Gift Guide for the Holidays

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

Art is more accessible than ever before in history. What's best is that everyone can now buy real art made by recognized contemporary masters for modest prices.