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Hauser & Wirth’s Beautiful Italian Summer; Gallery may not have a formal location in Italy, but some of their best artists are taking over beautiful historical spaces and engaging with the country's cultural heritage



Wendy Red Star's Stunning Summer Display in "Bíikkua (The Hide Scraper)"


KAHLO KLATCH


Knight: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and a Revelation About A Rare LACMA Portrait


Frida’s Missing Masterpiece; Frida Kahlo’s painting The Wounded Table vanished in 1955. The hunt for it continues



Cosmic Energy (Jackie Tileston) and Coastal Birds (Zeke Williams): Two Exhibitions in Texas



Amedeo Polazzo 'The Hovering Life' at Bel Ami



Gagosian Beverly Hills: 'Art for a Safe and Healthy California' In partnership with Jane Fonda



Luc Tuymans On Painting The Walls Of The Louvre; With L’orphelin, The Belgian Artist Sparks Bewilderment Among The Masterpieces



When Mickalene Met Monet; The Broad's "Mickalene Thomas: All About Love"




Classic Title Sequence; Visuals by Saul Bass; Music by Elmer Bernstein; 'Walk On The Wild Side' (1962)



‘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




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

BEST OF THE WEEK with JERRY GOGOSIAN




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LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR, No. 10

Gordy Grundy: Another New Shiny Object; A Hail Mary Pass; No Trope; An Artful Lens


Artist JR Carries the Olympic Torch Through the Louvre; Bastille Day relay festivities also included a stop at the Center Pompidou


Is It Dangerous to Celebrate the Artistic Merits of Trump’s Photo?


Dorothy Lichtenstein, philanthropist and a rare 'artist's widow,' dies at 84; Married Roy in 1968


BILL VIOLA

Knight: Bill Viola, Pioneer Video Artist Who Explored Nature Of Human Consciousness, Dies at 73

Bill Viola, Who Helped Make Video an Art Form; Artist helped cement new media technology as a means of expression in works that explored life’s universal questions


Video: 'Bill Viola Interview: Cameras are Keepers of the Souls'



Michael Stipe Writes About Art He Loves: Bruce Nauman’s Living and Breathing Sculpture; On 'A Cast of the Space Under my Chair'


This Documentary About Brian Eno Is Never Viewed The Same Twice! 52 quintillion variations.


Trailer 'Eno' Directed by Gary Hustwit



Vincent Valdez 'Undercurrents' at Artpace, San Antonio



How Did Surrealism Change the Art World? These 5 Exhibitions Reconsider Its Legacy; From a Belgian blockbuster to a Pittsburgh presentation of Gertrude Abercrombie, these exhibitions mark the 100th anniversary of Surrealism


PHOTOGRAPHY


Holden Luntz Gallery’s ‘Summer Snapshots’ Is a Celebration of Perfect Golden Summers; These are blissfully unedited triumphs of light and composition, each image its own masterclass in photographing mood


Roadside Retro: Steve Fitch’s American Motel Signs

A Day in the Life of “the King of Paparazzi” Rino Barillari; Ava Gardner kicked him in the groin, Peter O’Toole socked him in the ear, and this month Gérard Depardieu pounded him to a pulp


Time Traveller: One Senegalese Man’s Journey To The Past; Whether It’s In Segregated America Or The Glory Days Of Postwar France, Omar Victor Diop Inserts Himself In Vintage Photographs Of Worlds He Was Previously Shut Out From



Artist Camilla Engstrom Wanted to Be the Next Georgia O’Keeffe. Now She’s Found Her Own Story; Swedish-born artist is currently preparing for her London solo-show with Carl Kostyal in September


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


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



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This Documentary About Brian Eno Is Never Viewed The Same Twice! 52 quintillion variations.



Trailer 'Eno' Directed by Gary Hustwit


DESIGN


Why Native Artists Are Reclaiming the Whirling Log; The Diné symbol was suppressed for decades by a settler-dominated art market that conflated it with the Nazi insignia


Hand-Blown Glass Swells Around Steel Armature in Katie Stout’s Bubbly Lamps


Abbi Jacobson and Jodi Balfour’s Wedding Was an Ode to Total, Unscripted Togetherness. Look Inside Their Raucous Brooklyn Festivities; When the pair first met, the world was in a pandemic chokehold, and the two actors pined for the return of jubilant, sweaty revelry. Three years later, they tied the knot with a ceremony dedicated to that very feeling


Forget Louboutin, Step into the World of André Perugia, the True Icon behind Modern Shoe Design


LAWRENCE WESCHLER

A Trip Down Memory Lane To The Fraught High Anxiety of Ronald Reagan's Assassination Attempt in April 1981; Before that, Mel Brooks at Christmastide 1979


Eureka: What Was Helen Frankenthaler’s Soak-Stain Technique? Frankenthaler’s method of thinning and pouring paint was an expansion of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings



Pro Skateboarder Beatrice Domond Melds Skateboarding and Fine Art in “American Tourist” at Strada Gallery, NYC


EXPERIENTIAL


Step Into Recreations of Edward Hopper’s Masterpieces at a Birthday Extravaganza; Neighborhood will stage its own kind of immersive experience, with a live clown, no less; Without massive projections but rather with large-scale, interactive installations


Monumental Site-Specific Installations by Morag Myerscough Stoke Community and a Sense of Belonging


When Paris Built the Greatest Show on Earth



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


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New Yorker: Kanye West Bought an Architectural Treasure, Then Gave It a Violent Remix; How the hip-hop star’s beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy turned a beach house in Malibu, designed by the Japanese master Tadao Ando, into a ruin


Exploring 6 Iconic Works of Rem Koolhaas

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Click to Find Books + Authors

Douglas Murray: The Fight to Recover What Has Been Lost; Between two world wars and a mental breakdown, T.S. Eliot still believed in the possibility of restoration


‘Bitter Crop’ Review: Billie Holiday’s Swan Song; In final year of her life, Holiday continued to perform in spite of fast-declining health; Turned to friends such as Elizabeth Hardwick, Sonny Rollins and Frank Sinatra; Spoke with them about her pride in her career—and her premonition of her own death

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Ezrha Jean Black: Acaye Kerunen Finds Purpose and Community in a Scarred Landscape; at Blum


Asher Liftin: 24-Year-Old Art World Darling, Whose Fans Include David Geffen, Stages His First Solo Show In New York City



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A Collection of Record Label Logos


Two Drawing Shows Dazzle at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

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Meet Basil Kincaid, the Artist-Quilter Making a Splash in Miami Beach; For the residency's twelfth year, the Rubell Museum leans into textile art


Aerial Embroidery by Victoria Rose Richards

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Backstory: How Gagosian’s Blockbuster LA Basquiat Show Happened; Stars and billionaire lenders had to align for the mega-gallery’s museum-quality show of the late artist’s work, currently on display in Los Angeles

I Speak for the Rainmaker; Performing the Fundraiser Role In The Nonprofit Art World

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Click for Ceramic Works and Shows


Politics On a Plate: How Ceramics Became A Tool For Satire And Protest; New Exhibition Celebrates The ‘Trojan Horse’ Of The Decorative Arts


Ceramic Artist Toshiko Takaezu Is Getting A Posthumous Reappraisal, Thanks To Her Devoted Acolytes — And Major Shows Highlighting Her Poetic Forms

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Inside the Artist's Mind with Lee Ufan and His New Illy Design


Crafted in Wood

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The Gallery of the Future: Navigating the Evolving World of Digital Art; People will always crave a personal connection to art, and the value of in-person experiences will likely rise, not diminish, with digital access

The Prophets: Marshall McLuhan

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Click for Works Devoted to Experience

Investors and Banks Hoping to Cash in on the Success of ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Are Pouring Funds Into Art Experiences for Klimt, Kahlo, and More; Immersive art experiences are proliferating around the globe, despite the often high price of tickets

Rihanna’s One-Time Cover Artist Is Opening an Immersive Museum in New York; Created by Roy Nachum, Mercer Labs occupies the former Century 21 building

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Click on New Works + Music Makers


10 More Songs Inspired by Artists That You Need to Know; Max Ernst, Picasso, Debussy, Lou Reed, John Cale, Del Rey and More

Interview: Deep listening; The Haunting Sonic World of Cassandra Miller; Her intimate compositions take existing melodies that she refracts, rethinks and expands into compelling new pieces. Ahead of the premiere of a new work for guitarist Sean Shibe, Cassandra Millers talks about process, pleasures and sleep chanting

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Here’s How to See Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli on Broadway


Review: John Douglas Thompson and Alfred Molina’s clash of titans transcends dated ‘Inherit the Wind’; Director Michael Michetti

Office’ star Steve Carell is headed to Broadway; Chekhov's “Uncle Vanya”

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Click Here for Art Crime News!


Speak, 'Muse;' Tell Us the History of the Brancusi; An Angry Widow, Unscrupulous Dealer, Rape and Murder

Andrew Crispo, Disgraced Manhattan Gallery Owner, Dies At 78; Long series of tabloid-worthy scandal; “It was a horror show”

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New Trailers, Film Reviews, News!


Trailer 'Conclave' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini, John Lithgow; Directed by Edward Berger ('All's Quiet on the Western Front')


Official Redband Trailer 'Anora' New Film from Sean Baker; Big Sensation at Cannes; Starring Mikey Madison, Best Actress Candidate?

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We Celebrate the Engines of the Art World


Video: Meet the Collectors: Eugenio López Alonso and His Museo Jumex, a Cultural Landmark in Mexico City


10 Well Heeled New York Collectors to Know

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Water Rises Around Vibrant Architectural Models in James Casebere’s Haunting Photos; At Sean Kelly, New York/Los Angeles


Photographer Rahim Fortune Examines Heritage, Ritual, and Black Culture’s Enduring Traditions in the American South

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Amazing Mother Nature, Click Here

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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Brooklyn Street Art: Images Of The Week


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

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