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American conceptual artist who cremated all his paintings in 1970 and later effaced the images of public figures with stick-on dots
From the tight medieval alleys of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter to Eixample’s carefully planned, uniquely shaped octangular blocks (the cut-off corners transform every intersection into more open plazas), Barcelona bursts with history, spirit, and inspiration—it’s a city that renders even the most fervent minimalist design lovers speechless and transforms them into romantics, with a little help from Gaudí and friends. In between the voluptuous, biomorphic, elaborate, and ornate Catalan takes on Art Nouveau (aka Modernisme), below are recommendations for where to stop and take a breath. For additional Barcelona take a look at our Word of Mouth: Barcelona guide from earlier this year and our personal notes on visiting the city.
The Tokyo-based illustrator and artist turns to the web rather than the outdoors for inspiration. She’s fascinated by the impartial gaze that Google’s location tool offers, and transforms this neutrality into subjectivity through silky-smooth, painterly interpretations.
After seven decades, Op art doyenne Bridget Riley proves to be as perception-shifting as ever in the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of her work to date, staged by the Hayward Gallery in London
Sarah, “the world’s smartest chimp,” died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday. For the majority of her life, she served as a research subject, providing scientists with a window into the thoughts of homo sapiens’ nearest living relative. Sarah’s death provides an opportunity to reflect on a foundational question: can we really know …
Tanzanian-born artist Sungi Mlengeya’s passion for art sparked at a very young age, at their home in Serengeti where she and her sister would go through the craft pages of their mother’s Woman’s Value magazines looking for something interesting to make. Living inside a national park with electricity
If you’re not a big fan of classical art, you’d probably have a hard time pointing out what artist painted a certain painting. Well, your days of guessing are finally over – someone created a handy, albeit pretty hilarious, guide on how to recognize famous painters by their paintings and it’s surpri
Stunning architecture strikes visitors arriving at Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in Yorkshire long before the art inside does. The David Chipperfield-designed building has a stark, neo-brutalist beauty that’s underlined by a verdant new garden created by Tom-Stuart Smith. Behind it, the grey concrete edifice of the gallery, whose shape echoes the statues by Barbara Hepworth that…
From Oscar Murillo’s gawping human effigies to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s suspenseful “ear-witness” accounts of a Syrian death camp, this year’s Turner Prize nominees make politics their blatant target, with gripping results.