Recently, critically-acclaimed alt rock band They Might Be Giants graced Iowa City's Englert Theater with their clever lyrics, energetic melodies and bizarre showmanship as part of a tour to promote their new album Nanobots.
Few, if any, domains, and certainly none in the arts, have a single, fixed set of rules and practices, that are accepted and followed by all practitioners. Instead, many if not most disciplines simultaneously have several different sets of rules.
In Sessums's view, celebrity occupies a paradoxical position in the magazine world. On the one hand, the public's insatiable appetite for stories about the rich and famous is the engine motoring newsstand sales and revving up online traffic.
Keith Haring packed a great deal into his very short life. When he died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 31, the artist left behind thousands of completed works -- drawings, paintings, murals, prints and sculpture. And Haring's output expanded beyond the realm of fine art and into popular culture.
One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be rediscovered. On May 3, lost images of pop art icon Andy Warhol will be unveiled in Manhattan for the first time in public in an exhibition sponsored by Interview Magazine, which the artist founded in 1969 .
The 24th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza is the most highly-anticipated garden event on the West Coast, and this year's theme is particularly interesting: "The Garden as Art."
We are indeed living today in those post-Warhol years, and his impact and importance is ever present. Nearly all of his work -- not just the legendary soup cans and superstars -- is now iconic and widely sought after, commanding serious prices in the art market.
There are many, many ways to play the fool, and Scott and Zelda tried more than a few of them. In the early 1920s life was all fun and games for the world's best known flapper and her writer husband -- and being famous, it often seemed, was nothing more than a lark.
When I received a last-minute invitation to attend an intimate discussion with Dave Matthews and Beezy Bailey on their new collaborative exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery, instead of sending in a RSVP, I responded, "You had me at Dave Matthews."
In Andy Warhol's Exposures he named a chapter "The Best Family," and he began his introduction to the Beales by writing, "I think the best family in the world is the Kennedy-Onassis-Bouvier-Beale-Radziwill family."