How Henri Matisse Revolutionized Traditional Art

One of the first artists to step away from traditional painting altogether was French artist Henri Matisse Photo: The Parakeet and the Mermaid,” 1952–1953 by Henri Matisse. Accompanied by two works of Yves Klein. Collection: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Image: GJ. van […]

Divorce American Style: Personal-art fire-sale auction nets $676.1 million

‘The energy in the room among specialists and onlookers was tense, as pressure mounted over the postwar trove that had been kept together for nearly five decades.’ Photo: Sotheby’s New York headquarters during the Macklowe Collection sale on November 15, […]

Andy Warhol Exhibit Big Hit in Tehran

Photo: Fatemeh Rezaei, a retired teacher, stands next to a Marilyn Monroe portrait by American artist Andy Warhol at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, on October 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) 22 October 2021 | NASSER KARIMI […]

Little Amal: Art is also About Telling Uncomfortable Truths

The puppet’s journey from Turkey to the UK charmed audiences – but also discomfited them. She is following the route that a child migrant from Syria might take. Photo: Little Amal walks along Folkestone pier. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 20 October […]

Jim Jarmusch’s Collages Are Ready for Their Close-Up

The filmmaker has been quietly making small, eerie collages on newsprint for 20 years, with faces switched onto other bodies. Photo: “I can work on them anywhere,” Jarmusch said of his collages. “I make them in hotel rooms. Most of […]

Christie’s Auction to Offer Paintings by Radiohead Artist Stanley Donwood

The artist behind Radiohead’s album covers since The Bends in 1996 is selling a series of six huge dystopian paintings at Christie’s online auction next month.  Photo: Stanley Donwood, Residential Nemesis, 1999. Christie’s Images Ltd. 2021 (cropped. full image below) 20 September […]

BB King: Were any of his 15 children actually his?

A new biography says paternity would have been impossible for the musician because he was sterile due to illness and an accident Photo: Bluesman BB King performing during the 40th Montreux jazz festival in July 2006. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images 19 […]