April 2023 Art News

Iconic American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898―1976) invented “mobiles”―carefully balanced, often whimsical kinetic hanging sculptures, powered by wind or motors.

The first director of the Museum of Modern Art, Alfred H. Barr Jr, said that a museum was a vehicle in motion: forward-moving, adaptive, and contemporary.

The concept of gender has proven to be a tempestuous topic for decades now.

With, “Entrance to the Mind: Drawings by George Condo,” The Morgan Library offers a modest, but impactful, survey of the artist’s works on paper dating as far back as the mid-1970s.
Art & Object looks back at a 2021 conversation with the in-demand artist to discuss her initial interest in art, opportunities that have come her way and how they have impacted her work, and her paintings in "Loose Screw," her LA solo show premiere at Blum & Poe.

If you haven’t been keeping up with what’s going on at the Orlando Museum of Art, buckle in, this one is weird and getting more interesting by the day. Last week, Los Angeles based auctioneer Michael Barzman confessed to playing a major role in producing dozens of fake Jean-Michel Basquiat works, many of which were displayed in a 2022 exhibition at the OMA, “Heroes & Monsters.”  In the plea agreement that was also filed last week, Barzman agreed to plead guilty to the felony offense and made a series of admissions about the fake paintings.

All employed by LIFE magazine, these women—six of the most important photographers of the past century—contributed to the development of modern photojournalism between the 1930s and the early 1970s.
For many first-time visitors, there is a special kind of excitement that accompanies seeing a famous archaeological monument or work of art in person.
Attention to detail, subtle shifts of perspective, angles of surface, and objects overlapping or jutted up against one another; Giorgio Morandi’s sheer inventiveness with ordinary objects is distinctive.
Non-Conformist Art was counter-culture art that went against the state-approved Socialist Realism in the former Soviet Union in the latter half of the 20th century.
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