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Art Basel Unlimited 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

This year, the Unlimited sector of Art Basel featured 88 large-scale sculptures, installations, paintings, videos and live performances. On display ar...

Feeling the Force of Montmartre's Brilliant Bohemians

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Montmartre is in many ways the Paris cliché -- red and white checkered tablecloths, artists and easels filling petite squares, bohemian night spots...

Art Cologne 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

This year, Art Cologne, the world's oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art celebrates its 50th edition. The launch of the fair in 1967 - back...

The Abstract Geometric World of Tim Kent

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Jocelyn Jeffery

Tim Kent's show with Slag gallery at Volta included a collection of paintings that he meticulously labored over every day, for a minimum of 12 hours, for the past three years. The finished works are a testament to just how intense Kent's process is.

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I have curated and hung many exhibits I am always interested to see how the artwork is presented.

5 Must-See Booths at The Armory Show 2016

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

By Michael Polubiec 1. Two Palms -New York Pier 94 - Contemporary, Booth 732 Cecily Brown, Untitled (Paradise), 2015 Monotype in watercolor, pencil...

The Many Faces of Picasso | Why Collectors Are Flocking to Picasso Ceramics

Auctionata | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Auctionata

His ceramics capture his time relaxing as a craftsman, using his hands and transforming the ordinary medium of ceramics, into the extraordinary.

A Brief Conversation With Painter Jim St Clair

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Below are excerpts from a long form interview I did with my friend the painter Jim St Clair on the occasion of his exhibition at The Morris Warren Gallery here in New York City. Enjoy.

Jean Dubuffet -- Mayor Retrospective at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 02.06.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition at Fondation Beyeler focuses on Jean Dubuffet's idea of landscape, which in his hands can transform itself into a body, a face or an object. Portraits, female nudes and still lives turn into vibrant landscapes.

8 Ways to Launch Your Tween Art Star

Hilary Harkness | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Hilary Harkness

Hopefully this tale of my experiences has been helpful as you wonder what to do with your little Warhol. And know that along the way, there may be some cabinets defaced with crayons or car leather pencil sketches that don't erase completely. Count to ten. Take deep breaths. One day your child may remember how understanding you were and just how much that meant on their way to art stardom.

6 Artists: The Poetry of Discarded Materials

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

In a time where consumerism only seems to be growing, it is inspiring to observe these six artists - such as Tara Donovan and Piet Hein Eek - who have made discarded, everyday materials the centre of their work. Watch their approach to re-using materials.

100 Ways to Consider Time

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 12.23.2015 | Arts
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Working women still struggle to combine the many parts of self, the worker, the mother, the person. I don't know if Marilyn had this in mind when she created this work of art, but for me, it is a timely political statement.

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

Father John Misty: Elements of Misdirection

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Hear the story of a successful American singer-songwriter, who grew up in a religious home that he had to break radically with. Meet Joshua Tillman who became Father John Misty, and who has made roleplaying the axis of his captivating songs.

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Peter Zumthor -- one of the world's leading architects -- in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents' strong influence.

Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

Peggy Guggenheim's Middle Essence Transformation

Tara Fass | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Tara Fass

Peggy Guggenheim in her Alexander Calder bed with a few beloved Lhaso Apso dogs Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to learn what we can about...

Can the Broad Museum Threaten the Tate Modern?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

I got a sense of what "real" modern art can be by a brief visit to Tate Modern, not far from the Thames in London. I found a museum full of light and mechanics and cars and giant pianos hanging from ceilings. I think the real problem was American modern art.

Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Watch as the award-winning Irish writer Colm Tóibín shares his thoughts on Giacometti's iconic 'Homme qui marche'. A timeless and inspirational scul...

Look Up: The Difficulty of Creating Masterpieces in the Modern Age

Shannon Oliver Leyko | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Shannon Oliver Leyko

Is the age of immediate entertainment and satisfaction slowly erasing creative efforts that are only accomplished through meticulous dedication over long periods of time?

Yayoi Kusama: Let's Fight Together

Louisiana Channel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Welcome to the magical, polka-dotted, pumpkin-filled world of the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who uses her art to fight for love and peace. We had the pleasure of meeting the 86-year-old Kusama in her colourful Tokyo-studio.

Top 5 New Contemporary Museums

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

The commission to design a contemporary art museum is one of the most prestigious an architect can receive. The confluence of creativity with money allows a firm to both experiment, and realize its dreams.

Alexander Calder's Abstract Paintings (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

Alexander Calder's abstract paintings are largely unknown, but they mark the decisive transition from figuration to abstraction in the artist's work. At the same time, they herald his first abstract sculptures in which he progressively introduced not only actual motion, but also unprecedented concepts such as sound and viewer intervention.

An American Artist Rediscovered: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. has a sensational survey closing soon: a major retrospective of the Japanese émigré painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi.