As many Global Graphica readers will know, we’re big — BIG! — coffee drinkers here. We drink a lot of coffee, especially espresso and slow-pour coffee. We like it black and hot, but occasionally we’ll pick up a cappuccino or even a cold brew. In the summer, our go-to isContinue Reading

New York artist Edel Rodriguez, has made a sub-career the past few years of creating clever illustrations that offer scathing visual critiques of American President Donald Trump and his controversial, scandal-ridden, incoherent, bullying and chaotic presidency. Rodriguez has created cover illustrations for numerous publications, including Time, the New Yorker, theContinue Reading

. . . . . Gordon Parks was a multi-faceted artist who worked across diverse mediums, but his photography capturing the 20th Century Black- American experience is what he’s best known for. In a short “mini-documentary” video titled “What Gordon Parks Saw,” Park’s rich, creative life and his powerful bodyContinue Reading

Mega-superstar Japanese artist Takashi Murakami recently decorated part of the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., with his iconic cartoon-like flowers. The project was commissioned by the non-profit organization RXArt, which collaborates with artists to create artwork for children’s healthcare facilities. It’s a great initiative to bring colorful, uplifting contemporaryContinue Reading

Scottish actor Sean Connery passed away this past weekend at the age of 90. Connery was a bona fide movie star best known in his early career for playing James Bond in the 007 spy-thriller film franchise. Looking back at 1960s archival photos from his Bond-film era, it’s clear thatContinue Reading

Is it possible to discern which U.S. Presidential candidate an American voter supports by merely looking at the contents of their refrigerator? Yes, it is! Its surprisingly accurate — Or, rather, it was for us. There’s a fascinating visual quiz and article on the New York Times website this weekContinue Reading

Museums are increasingly having to deal with works of art that require regular maintenance during periods of exhibition and throughout their ownership. Some artwork, like Maurizio Cattelan’s brilliant, cheeky, and provocative 2019 duct-taped banana (pictured above) titled “Comedian” will rot, and the banana needs to be replaced every few days.Continue Reading

We just learned of the passing last week of artist Robert Bechtle. If you’ve visited enough art museums and galleries around the world, but especially in America, you’ve very likely encountered one of Bechtle’s hyper photo-realistic paintings. The subject matter of his paintings were often mundane scenes of American suburbiaContinue Reading