The New York sculptor Elliott Arkin has designed a paddle ball game with Donald Trump’s scowling face printed on the wooden paddle—the rubber ball hits his open mouth—for Gagosian… More ›
Posts Categorized: Off Beat
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may not be a fan of Donald Trump—a fact she made widely known in a controversial interview with the New York Times earlier this week—but we learned… More ›
Psychologists have shown that people routinely turn to art when they’re feeling blue. But does it actually make you feel better? Yes and no, says a study published last week in the… More ›
As something of an amateur mattress-spotter myself, I was thrilled to read about street artist lor-K‘s innovative sculptural project in Paris. As Designboom reports, she deconstructs and… More ›
Are screens the canvases of the 21st century? The digital art company Electric Objects is banking on it with its high-definition display that can be mounted on the wall like a picture frame and… More ›
On Saturday, May 21, Triple Canopy assembled an impressive list of writers for “Ecastatic Prose,” a mini-symposium on the state of “genre” in writing.
On Thursday, the poet and “Chelsea Girls” author Eileen Myles delivered the keynote talk at Frieze New York. Interspersed with readings from her own work, Myles spoke about her dog, sex, and the… More ›
Perhaps closer to 6 p.m. the sculpture had retained some semblance of nobility, but two hours later — after a mob of Tecate-swilling artist-manqués had put their grubby hands all over it —… More ›
We know what you’re thinking: first David Lynch, now DIS? But while the shock-haired auteur’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders was little more than a giddy tweet, the seemingly… More ›
“I really need to reinvent myself all the time,” Julie Doucet said during a recent phone conversation. She isn’t kidding. The artist, once best known for her groundbreaking and often very funny… More ›
One day in February, the artist Duke Riley got a phone call from a freaked-out neighbor who lives around the corner from his Red Hook, Brooklyn, studio. “Do people put lights on birds?” he asked…. More ›
Most people know Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto for his contributions to the Arte Povera movement — including iconic works like “Venus of the Rags” — as well as his slick,… More ›
As we have previously reported, the Container Artist Residency (the brainchild of artist Maayan Strauss) is a unique corporate partnership in which the shipping company ZIM allows artists to live and… More ›
Forget Paddle8 or Artsy for a moment, and remember the almost retro wilds of Craigslist, where strange and unbelievable deals may still be found.
The recent past has seen artists flocking to places like Detroit and Los Angeles, but think about how American life will play out if certain hypothetical situations arise. Let’s say that, late… More ›
Marcel Broodthaer’s first major New York retrospective opens at MoMA on Valentine’s Day. It charts the late Belgian artist’s progression from failed poet to maker of slyly winking… More ›
A tuft of John Lennon’s hair, snipped 50 years ago for his role in the film “How I Won the War,” is for sale at an online auction, currently with a high bid of $12,000. The four-inch long —… More ›
At the center of the art forgery trial against Knoedler & Company is a simple question (and one others have already pointed out): Did the 165-year-old gallery know that the paintings it sold —… More ›
Add this one to the #WTF file: I couldn’t help but notice a recent blast of television commercials hawking Movantik, a newish drug for the treatment of, uh, the rather niche affliction of… More ›
Welcome to “Line By Line,” where we converse with the cartoonists and graphic novelists who are pushing their medium into exciting territory.
A downtown New York apartment once occupied by Duane Hanson, the late artist who made extremely real mannequins depicting everyday (read: obese, despondent, sincere) Americans, which one critic said… More ›
Anyone familiar with the prose perversions of Mark Leyner — a man whose most recent novel was titled The Sugar Frosted Nutsack — knows that his books are not normal things.
— Gagosian and Qatar in Legal Feud Over Picasso Bust: Dealer Larry Gagosian has asserted his rightful ownership of Picasso’s “Bust of a Woman,” 1931, against a legal claim made by attorneys… More ›
A federal judge has ruled against animal authorship in a copyright case spurred by self-portrait photographs taken by a monkey in Indonesia, National Public Radio reported. The court’s finding… More ›