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Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.

Ten Unconventional Flags That Make Us Proud To Be American

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

In honor of The Fourth of July, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the glorious holiday. Happy birthday, America! We ...

Immersive

Simon Watson | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Keltie Ferris has just opened a stunning exhibition of "body prints" at Chapter NY. These intimate works were created by pressing her oiled body, clothed and unclothed, against paper on the studio floor and then dragging powdered pigment along the paper, revealing her imprint.

Failing, Again

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Jasper Johns works on etching plates in a Paris studio, April 1978. Photograph courtesy Associated Press. I took a walking meditation workshop last...

Man Behind Fake Jasper Johns 'Flag' Pleads Guilty To Fraud

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner once popular with artists pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he tried to sell phony knockoffs of ...

Jasper Johns To Testify In New York Art Forgery Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Jasper Johns will testify against a foundry owner charged with trying to sell a fake bronze sculpture of his iconic 1960 pain...

The Conscience of the King

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Tony Scherman is a painter's painter, because other painters who paint with a seriousness of purpose immediately recognize in his distinctive work a high command of skill, idiosyncratic maturity, captivating inventiveness, and an obvious love of picture-making.

Wool Worth Building

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.02.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Entering the mighty Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue can be a spiritual experience for many of us, particularly when one is eagerly anticipating a riveting survey exhibition by Christopher Wool, an artist whose time has come.

And The World's Top 5 Wealthiest Artists Are...

ARTINFO | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

According to data from Wealth- X, an intelligence provider on ultra-high net worth individuals, British artist Damien Hirst is the wealthiest artist i...

The Artist Multiple: A Collector's Source List

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.

Did A Former Assistant Steal $6.5 Million Worth Of Art From Jasper Johns?

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A former assistant to Jasper Johns has been charged with selling 22 works he allegedly stole from the pop artist's Connecticut studio. Th...

82nd & Fifth: BELOW THE SURFACE by Ian Alteveer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Ian Alteveer admits that it took a while to discover the wonderful secrets of Jasper Johns' White Flag; for example, each star had been cut ou...

It's A Grand Old Flag

Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts

1. "Who is bought and sold? Who is beyond the law? Who is free to choose? Who follows orders? Who salutes longest? Who prays loudest? Who dies first? ...

Happy Birthday, Jasper Johns!

Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

In honor of Jasper Johns' 83rd birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the ...

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

Is MoMA Putting Artists Back in the Closet?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts

By Mark Joseph Stern The Museum of Modern Art currently has on display a wonderful, compact installation titled simply “Johns and Rauschenberg....

American Artists Go Abroad

Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts

In 1989 Frank Stella donated an original print of his work "The Symphony" to every U.S. embassy in the world. Frank Stella, The Symphony, 1989 ...

PLAN ForYourArt: November 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day of the first U.S. retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition covers Kubrick's career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s.

Happy Birthday, Robert Rauschenberg!

Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American painter and pop art precursor Robert Rauschenberg. The artist, known for his tendency to incorporate found objects a...

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

PHOTOS: Hockney And Twombly In The Vermont Woods

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I am not really a "nature girl," so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires in the Vermont woods did not entice. But to the woods I went -- and I was absolutely floored.

30 LGBT Artists You Should Know

Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts

LGBT artists have continually challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality, and the impact of this on our society is immeasurable. Lik...

Happy Birthday, Jasper Johns!

Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Jasper Johns, the prolific contemporary artist and master of the familiar. Most famous for his depictions of the American fla...

The 'Big Break' and an Artist Who Knew How to Use It

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.08.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

When a big break comes in an artist's career, will that person realize it, or know how to take advantage of it?

How A Seasoned Contemporary Artist Handles Herself

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Elaine Sturtevant made her controversial artistic debut in 1965 when she showed an exhibition of replicates of Andy Warhol's silkscreen floral prints ...