It’s no longer enough to like our favorite artists’ works. By putting on Hopper’s fedora, Picasso’s striped shirt, Warhol’s wig or Kahlo’s colorful couture, we want to become their avatars.
The museum says the painting’s owner, who sold it after fleeing Nazi Germany, made a “fair transaction.” His heirs say he sold under duress.
In a creative departure, the artist Kenneth Tam spent the last year creating sculptures that honor the lives of Chinese laborers in Texas who helped build the country’s railroad system.
The exhibit at the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam was designed to be a more nuanced look at Dutch wartime experiences, but it has been accused of downplaying the heroism of some and the sins of others.
Helen Molesworth charts a new course with podcasts and a show at the International Center of Photography focusing on artists’ images of artists.
The artist Shahzia Sikander calls the eight-foot sculpture she has placed atop a New York courthouse an urgent form of “resistance.”
Myrlande Constant’s tapestries, drawn from Haitian Vodou traditions, take textile art to new heights with exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles.
Asma Naeem, raised in Baltimore, will lead the city’s pre-eminent art museum as it faces unionization and equity efforts.
Want to see new art in New York this weekend? Start in the Lower East Side to see a tense group show about women, then head to Chelsea for Spencer Finch’s show. And don’t miss Nöle Giulini’s art made from kombucha in Brooklyn.
She was in the vanguard of female designers who looked to the past to upend the cool modernism of the ’70s with a style that became prominent in the ’80s.