Maybe. The New York Times is reporting that for some tattoo aficionados and newbies alike, getting a tattoo commemorating the COVID pandemic is a new trend. These are so-called “pandemic tattoos.” A byproduct of our collective slow-burn health and economic nightmare of the past year and a half. We’re personally
The New York Times art directors have picked their favorite illustration of 2020. It’s an excellent survey of some of the best artwork, most of it graphical, some of it animated, all of it compelling and topical, reflecting the dramatic events of an incredibly memorable and crazy year that many
One of modern art’s greatest painters and arguably America’s greatest living artist, Jasper Johns is a giant of the contemporary art world. Recently on the eve of “JasperJohns: Something Resembling Truth,” a massive new exhibition of his work at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, Johns was interviewed by the
This week the New York Times Magazine has an online photos essay slideshow on Brazilian street artists, including a brief overview and photos of work from around the world by brasileiros Os Gemeos, Hernert Baglione, Nunca, and Vitche. Really well done.
Massively influential Chinese artist Zao Wou Ki died in Switzerland earlier this month at the age of 92, though we just found out about his passing now. Born and raised in China, Zao later studied and launched his career in Paris and became one of the important voices in establishing