It's an ordinary white garage door, but when Lady Pink rolls it up, the eyes, surprisingly, are assaulted by a kaleidoscope of color. In this space, which was built to house two cars, Lady Pink, The Grandmother of Graffiti, makes her studio.
What does death look like? London's Wellcome Collection's current exhibition, Death: A Self-Portrait approaches the subject of death in a non-linear but thematic route, perhaps with the aim to give clues on how to cope with an issue that many find disturbing.
The image of the 'poet' is a major theme in Tanavoli's sculptures, and a major theme in his art is Heech, alluding to the Sufi concept of "nothingness." In much of his artwork, Tanavoli writes the word 'Heech' in Persian script and places it in different positions and forms.
Iranians have, throughout their history, engaged in this pursuit of spiritual progression -- both during Iran's millennia-long institution of monarchy and also after the country's 1979 Revolution, which brought with it the establishment of an Islamic Republic.
In my sophomore year of college, I went to an appointment to meet with my adviser. She looked at me straight in the eyes and said, "You should major in art history as an undergraduate, but after that you should go get an MBA and make some money!"
Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?
Max depicts his dad, a native New Yorker who would have turned 100 this year, in many iconic New York City sites. Each of the paintings in the exhibition convey intimacy, where his father -- often alone in the scene -- exudes a sense of isolation.
At a time when the U.S.-Russian relations at a governmental level are frosty, the positive impact of civil society organizations, such as the Russian American Foundation, and their initiatives cannot be overstated.
Like sports teams, many of the major museums live and die by their seasonal lineup. A series of good shows attracts paying visitors, and generates the buzz that draws headlines, sponsorships, and donors.
The Metropolitan Museum in New York, in its current exhibit on the collection of Gertrude Stein and her family, has made a decision to suppress the ugly truth about her collaboration with Nazism during the German occupation of France.
The Spring Show, (May 3 to 6 at the Park Avenue Armory, sponsored by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America) led me to make a list of some of New York City's great shops for furniture, jewelry and objets d'art.
Art has always tended to speak truth to power, to enlighten us, to challenge us, to stretch our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. It wasn't always so self-referential, so blasé, so up for grabs.