Art And Design
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Art historian R. Tripp Evans discusses the artist Grant Wood, one of America’s most famous regionalist painters recognized mainly for his farm scene, "American Gothic." In the biography Grant Wood: A Life, Evans reveals Wood as a complex man and a deeply complicated artist who became a national symbol.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Jennifer Krieger and Nancy Siegel, curators of the exhibition “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School,” the first to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th-century landscape painting movement. It features paintings, embroidered landscapes, photography and drawings by Julia Hart Beers, Susie Barstow, Sara Cole, Josephine Walters, among others. “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School” is on view through October 31 at The Thomas Cole Historic Site, in Catskill, New York.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Art historian Noah Charney discusses Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece—one of the ten most important paintings ever made, and happens to be the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. Stealing the Mystic Lamb traces the stories behind its thefts: Since its completion in 1432, it has been looted, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, hidden, ransomed, rescued, and stolen a total of thirteen times.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Photographer Gregory Crewdson talks about his photographs of the legendary film studio Cinecittà, where Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini shot their iconic works. His book of photographs, Sanctuary, presents haunting black-and-white portraits of deteriorating buildings and deserted streets.
Photographs from Sanctuary are currently on view at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, through October 30.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Curator Brian Wallis, and Cynthia Young, exhibition organizer, discuss the “The Mexican Suitcase.” Considered lost since 1939, the so-called Mexican Suitcase is actually three boxes containing 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. The cache includes new images by these photographers and previously unknown portraits, and it not only provides a rich and panoramic view of the Spanish Civil War, but shows the role of these photographers in laying the foundation for modern war photography. “The Mexican Suitcase” is on view at the International Center of Photography September 24, 2010 through January 9, 2011.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Annie Cohen-Solal recounts the incredibly influential and astonishing life of Leo Castelli, who reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. He was the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, and emerged as a tastemaker, becoming a champion of 20th-century masters like Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly. In Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli she gives an account of his life, his gallery, and the ways he changed the art world.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Megan Prelinger discusses aerospace industry ads from the golden age of science fiction—the 1950s and early 1960s—when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. Her book Another Science Fiction presents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, and inspiring pieces of space-age eye candy.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
A record has been set for the most expensive art work sold at auction. Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," was sold to an anonymous phone bidder for $106.5 million in New York on Tuesday. BBC reporter, Nkem Ifejika tells us what is known about the bidder and whether this sale signals the end of the global recession.
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