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‘The More Repellent You Are, the More Attractive You Become’: George Condo on Contemporary Mythmaking; Artist opens up about his minimalist turn at the Deste Foundation, and distancing himself from Kanye West


Rainey Knudson: Hurricane Beryl Frogsong



Of Monkeys and Men; Michaël Borremans’s paintings seem to display a pitiless, if not forbidding, irony, almost studiedly cruel in their level of dispassion


20 Years After Michel Majerus’s Tragic Death, the Pioneering Artist’s Laptop Has Been Restored. Surprises Abound; 'It’s a true virtual studio,' said Cory Arcangel, who's exploring its hard drive in a YouTube series



Kirie Artist Lito Celebrates Tanabata, a Japanese festival celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, with Handcut Leaves


ASHLEY LONGSHORE

Swanky NYC-based Artist Ashley Longshore Has Emotional Meltdown On United Plane, Claims Crew Was ‘Abusive’: Social Media


Financial Times: Ashley Longshore: ‘All the Real Magic Happens After Midnight’

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'Tulips' Group Show at Kapp Kapp Gallery


Adam Gopnik: The Knotty Death of the Necktie; andemic may have brought an end to a flourishing history





New Show Explores Designer Kenzo Takada’s Fashion and Art; By embracing his Japanese roots, the designer Kenzo Takada took the Paris fashion world by storm with his colorful, exuberant vision


Fraudster Scammer Anna Delvey’s Art Work Is On Display On Netflix’s ‘Owning Manhattan’ with Real Estate TV Star Ryan Serhant



Spirit of Art Nouveau Awakens in Australia’s Biggest Alphonse Mucha Exhibition; Comprehensive show is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales



Yau: Xingzi Gu’s Dreamlike Portraits of Youth; Tension between moments of quiet joy and inevitable calamity in Gu’s ethereal portraits is riveting


FILMMAKERS WITH GALLERIES

First Look at Steve McQueen’s Blitz, Arriving This November; The Latest on This Uneasy Film's History; WWII era with a narrative feature; Film of incredible scale

Hauser & Wirth Artist Harmony Korine Resurrects 'The Trap' as Anime Feature and Sets Up Motion-Capture Comedy



‘To be totally the focus of someone, who was really into sex, was fantastic’: Painter Tracey Emin and rocker Billy Childish on their blazing romance; Never was a couple so combustible, but their relationship in the 80s would influence their entire life’s work



Larry Greenberg’s Circular Path; Larry Greenberg is having a busy moment


CATS


For Decades, The Work of Artists Saul Steinberg And Charles And Ray Eames Have Permeated Homes And Pop Culture Alike. Their Mid-Century Friendship



Patrisse Cullors "Between The Warp And Weft: Weaving Shields Of Strength And Spirituality" at Charlie James Gallery



Nan Goldin: 'Sisters, Saints, Sibyls'; Explores the history behind, and power within, Nan Goldin’s video triptych
Interview: All the Beauty and the Tenderness of Nan Goldin; “I’m not so interested in photography anymore,” Goldin told our senior editor. “That should be the headline,” he replied


SURREAL WOMEN


New Show Celebrates Surrealist Photographer Dora Maar on Her Own Terms; Exhibition of Maar's photographs and photograms brings her out from Picasso's shadow



Hold My Beer! LACMA Collects Women Surrealists
Surrealist Pioneer Eileen Agar's Remarkable LifeMary Cassatt Was More Than Just a Painter of ‘Perpetual Afternoon Tea’; New survey of the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art shines a light on women's work; Always clear to her that her painting career would have to pay for itself—and she worked in haste


Artist Deborah Roberts: Remembering Juneteenth "I learned to love Juneteenth long before I became aware of the emancipation of enslaved Black people. I think my father was his happiest on that day; he permitted himself to do whatever he wanted on Freedom Day"



Floria Gonzalez’s Blazing Visions of Destruction and Renewal; Mexico City-based artist paints eerie scenes where past and present collapse



Luis Emilio Romero 'Fortress of Light / Fortaleza de Luz' at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles



Larry Poons 'One for Baby' at Yares Art




Julia Friedman: The Perfect Trifecta; New attention economy will always privilege the lowest common denominator in performance art, as it does in everything else; Sex sells!



Inside Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Recipe Collection; Posthumously published cookbook includes directions for making stewed eels, rum punch, and a dessert known as 'The Convent Serpent'


BEST OF THE WEEK with JERRY GOGOSIAN



LETTERS FROM the EDITOR, No. 9

Gordy Grundy: An Incredible Innovation! A Scoop on Our New Loot! Art Drops Superstar Named!



New BLUM Artist: Hiroka Yamashita; Check Her Out



Book Reviews: Where Funhouse Erotics Meet Art History; New volume of Hilary Harkness’s paintings enfolds us into surreal worlds of gender-bending militaries, feminine revenge, and alternative histories



Tasmanian Museum’s Infamous ‘Ladies Lounge’ Has Been Displaying Fake Picassos All Along; Kirsha Kaechele’s installation was meant to ask questions about sexism. Now it poses different questions



Artist Hugh Hayden Should Cut the Crap; Artist’s latest show belongs in the toilet — and that’s exactly where he put it



Lynda Benglis: Knots & Videotapes 1972–1976


You Should Know Linder, the Art World’s Original Punk Provocateur; Retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London


The Interview: Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot



Interview with Cindy Sherman: ‘Little Girls Play Dress-Up, But I Was Always Trying To Be a Monster Instead of a Fairy’



‘The Meddling Fiend’ by Nicola Turner Connects the Living with the Past; In the Royal Academy Courtyard; Video


ART BUSINESS

How Can a Small Bohemian Town Help Artists Stay Afloat? Historic arts enclaves like Provincetown, Key West, and Taos, and American culture at large, lose when they fail to invest in artists and writers

Museum of Pizza Creator Shares ‘Bonkers’ Story Behind His Nearly Fyre Festival-Level Catastrophe: ‘I Lost A Lot Of Money’


THREADS


Teresa Lanceta Weaves the Fraught History of Spain; Artist’s solo show is a lyrical investigation into the ways that textiles shaped the country during the 13th and 14th centuries

Pamela Campagna: Following the Thread...


Jeannie Ortiz’s Fiber Art Practice In Her Ancestral Desert Homeland Around Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, Helps Her Fill In The Gaps In Her Family’s History

Review: Marie Watt Creates Care Through Textile Collage; At the core, all of Watt’s work shows a devotion to care and closeness, a desire to make tangible the layers of relations that bind and make us


Al Sadu Textiles Made By Bedouin Women Tell Hidden Stories of the Arabian Gulf


DIGITAL ART WORLD

Big Tech Is Using Art as a Dystopian Honeypot

Blumhouse Comes to Video Games with Six Different Indie Horror Projects


Tapping Hanneke Skerath as Director, Marciano Art Foundation Plans Return After Sudden Closure Nearly Five Years Ago



Czech Republic–based Artist Vojtěch Kovařík Scales Painting and Sculpture to the Heroism and Agony of Greek Myths; at the Power Station in Dallas, Texas


Knight Review: Goya Gave Frankenstein’s Monster His Hollywood Face. Now This Museum Shows The Artist’s Larger Power



Sidney Felsen, beloved co-founder of Gemini G.E.L., dies at 99



Artforum: Sidney Felsen (1924–2024)


ILLUSTRATION


Illustrator Gianluca Costantini Is Using Art to Change the World; The activist opens up about illustrating Ai Weiwei's new memoir and the transformative power of images


The Work of Paris-based Artist and Illustrator Yukiko Noritake


Julius Paul Poster Collection Goes to LACMA


320 Vintage Classic Film Posters at Auction



Female Transcendental Artists Star in New Santa Fe Exhibition; Presented by Addison Rowe Gallery, "Transcendental and Beyond: The Essence of Art" features the work of more than a dozen women artists



Kim Fay in Detroit: Mighty Real/Queer Detroit at the Scarab Club


BODY ART + PARIS OLYMPICS


These Olympic Surfers Made Their Achievement Permanent With Tattoos


Olympic swimmer captivates Paris 2024 fans with tattoo in a surprising place; Paraguay's Luana Alonso will be looking for glory at this summer's Olympics

You Just Made the Olympics. What’s Next? The Olympic Rings Tattoo; Over the next two weeks, 130 Americans track & field athletes will earn the right to get one of the world's most exclusive tattoos


Good Sport! On “En Jeu!: Artists and Sport, 1870–1930,” at Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
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Experimenting with AI and Film; Trailer 'Gog And Magog'



New Music Video: David Lynch Theater Presents: The Answers to the Questions (Official Video)


SURF


The Indomitable Duke Kahanamoku: A Little-Remembered Vendetta By Honolulu’s Business Elite Lasted For Years And Crippled Him Economically
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What AI Could Mean for Surfboard Shaping


ARCHITECTURE


Architectural Drawings at the Edge of Reality; At the Norwegian National Museum, architects employ the foundational skill of their craft to push against the limitations of contemporary construction

‘Crazed Egomaniacs Who Want to Subjugate Us’; A Brief History of Architects in Film


These 9 Symmetrical Buildings Are (Very) Satisfying; Old or new, these congruent constructions are perfect backdrops for Wes Anderson’s next film


A Brief Compendium of Historical Maximalism


Eight Notable Projects by Late Architect Fumihiko Maki


Live Out Your Desert-Island Fantasies in Sweden



Trailer 'Emmanuelle'; A Film by Audrey Diwan; “Emmanuelle” film franchise is one of the most famous in film history, beginning in 1974


Sensitive Material, Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Blackmail, and the First Motion Pictures; Story of early cinema may have been different had Wordsworth Donisthorpe been better at blackmail; Inventor of a peculiar kind of film camera — and finds a fierce debate about the history of English wool combing



Lowriders at the Petersen Museum


ARCHITECTURE

Niji Architects Shapes Family House As Terraced Decks In Crowded Tokyo Neighborhood

Around Chinatown; There Aren’t Many Round Buildings in NYC

Video: California “Progressive” Neighbors vs. New Affordable Housing Project in West Hollywood


Omar Gandhi Architects Balances Cedar House On Rocky Nova Scotia Coastline


Iron Wood House by Earth Lines Architects; A private residence in the awe-inspiring landscape of Bali’s Uluwatu Surf Villas complex


BOOKS + WORDS

'The Friday Afternoon Club' is Everything An Autobiography Should Be; Griffin Dunne Reflects On His Sister’s Horrific Murder, The Making Of Scorsese’s After Hours, His Friendship With Carrie Fisher, And A Colorful Life In New York And Hollywood

“Luscious Clusters of the Vine”: A Collection of 17-Century Garden Writing (1908)

In 'All That Glitters,' Orlando Whitfield Tries To Understand How His Close Friend Inigo Philbrick Became a Fine-Art Fraudster; On the Lam in the South Pacific

A Reviewer’s Life; The material constraints of writing criticism today


His Way: The Real Frank Sinatra; Biographies of Sinatra, as well as memoirs of those who actually knew him, paint a complex portrait of the man behind the enigma


Fish Tales; An exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Massachusetts, highlights more than 40 delightfully illustrated editions of Herman Melville’s 'Moby-Dick'

Seeking a First Edition of Moby Dick


‘Draw Me Ishmael: The Book Arts of Moby-Dick’ Review: The Big Picture



Doc Trailer 'Scab Vendor'; Look at the life of Tattoo Artist Jonathan Shaw, the son of bandleader Artie Shaw and Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling; Starring Jonathan Shaw, Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop



From Fire Hazards to Family Trees, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps; Created for US insurance firms during a period of devastating fires across the 19th and 20th centuries, the Sanborn maps blaze with detail, shops, homes, churches, brothels, and opium dens were equally noted by the company’s cartographers



The Hunt: A Vincent van Gogh Masterpiece That Was Lost to Conflict; Investigators have put forth several theories about what might have become of the rare canvas


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Kim Fay in Detroit: Mighty Real/Queer Detroit at Hatch Art; I’ll Be Your Mirror: Reflections of the Contemporary Queer



‘I Love Thinking of Land as a Living Thing’: Artist Teresita Fernández on Working With Nature as Material; Artist's work will be in dialogue with land works by Robert Smithson at SITE Santa Fe



New Yorker Cartoons for the Week!


 

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20 New Impact-Driven Projects by Female Artists Have Been Funded by Anonymous Was a Woman’s $309,000 Environmental Art Grants; For the second year, the grants program is supporting work that addresses the climate crisis



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Mando Marie “Take Me Down” at Straat Gallery, Amsterdam

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