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CULTURE
This Is...
The new series "This Is..." from Laurence King delves into the lives of artists through text, photographs and illustrations. The project is the brainchild of Scottish art historian Catherine Ingram (who holds a PhD from Trinity College, Oxford and...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. A Too-Soon Farewell to 5Pointz Long Island City's 5Pointz—the factory building whose walls became a museum and mecca for graffiti artists from all over the world for the past decade—was painted white overnight this past week. Jerry Wolkoff, who...
DESIGN
Vitamin D2
Covered in henna-colored scribbles, Vitamin D2 is the unassuming sequel to Phaidon's extensive 2005 tome Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. Like its predecessor, Vitamin D2 explores the contemporary world of art's most fundamental, but sometimes...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Tomokazu Matsuyama
Anyone concerned that our increasingly integrated, global world will lead to a homogenized population or uniform culture need to look no further than the artwork of Tomokazu Matsuyama to see how uniquely varied it can be. The Japanese pro snowboarder...
DESIGN
Modern in the Past Tense
When the traveling exhibition "Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was" opened in 1991, the accompanying 424-page catalog startled the industry with its declaration that the Modern period was over, and should, from that point, be spoken about in the past...
CULTURE
Peter Doig
Best known for melancholy and dreamlike renditions of bucolic landscapes, Scottish artist Peter Doig has become one of the most internationally-celebrated painters of his generation. The distinction is all the more striking for a modern artist given...
CULTURE
Patterns That Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient & Tribal Art
American art historian Carl Schuster spent more than three decades traveling the world exploring tribal customs and patterns, gathering ancient tribal art and artifacts along the way. Though his goal was to illustrate the intrinsic human connection...
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