Takashi Murakami is perhaps the best-known among a handful of Japanese contemporary artists who have over the past couple of … More
Tag: pop art
FROM THE STREET TO THE WHITE CUBE – WHO IS THE ARTIST KNOWN AS “KAWS”?
The work of KAWS, the pseudonym of American artist Brian Donnelly, has been taking the art world by storm for … More
ART 101: THE POLKA-DOT PRINCESS OF CONTEMPORARY ART – WHO IS YAYOI KUSAMA?
Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who has captivated the world with her mesmerizing polka dots and psychedelic installations, is nothing … More
POST-MODERN CLASSIC: REVISITING ANDY WARHOL’S “MAO” PAINTINGS!
Between 1972 and 1973, the late great pop-art pioneer Andy Warhol created 199 silkscreen paintings of the notorious Chinese revolutionary … More
LONG GAME : LEGENDARY 95-YEAR-OLD “PAINTER’S PAINTER” PREPS FOR HIS NEW SHOW AT GUGGENHEIM!
The New York Times had a great article on the artist Alex Katz last week. The artist is a giant … More
SUPERFLAT IN LA LA LAND: TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S FIRST MAJOR SOLO SHOW AT THE BROAD MUSEUM OPENS!
This weekend saw the opening of a major Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. It’s the … More
BRUSHED UP : HOW A GIANT COMB SCULPTURE BLEW OUR MIND!
The first time we saw Latvian artist Vija Celmins’ giant plastic comb at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art … More
FUZZY LOGIC: CULTURE OF MISAKI KAWAI!
Artist Misaki Kawai‘s current exhibition of new work at the Hole Gallery in New York City could at a brief … More
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ARTWORK SELF-DESTRUCTS, ROTS, FALLS APART, BREAKS, ETC.?
Museums are increasingly having to deal with works of art that require regular maintenance during periods of exhibition and throughout … More
LEGENDARY: GODDAMMIT DON’T ASK ARTIST JASPER JOHNS WHAT HIS ARTWORK MEANS — NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS!
One of modern art’s greatest painters and arguably America’s greatest living artist, Jasper Johns is a giant of the contemporary … More
CAPITALISM: JEFF KOONS AND LOUIS VUITTON MAKE A BABY BUNNY
The unthinkable has happened. Yes, savvy reader, bona fide post-modern rockstar artist and art-world darling Jeff Koons has collaborated with … More
RADICAL: ARTIST SELF-PORTRAIT REVEALS POSSIBLE IDENTITY CRISIS
When you hear the words “self-portrait” you think painting or image by an artist or photographer of him or her … More
Art Installation of Giant Cigarette Butts Elicits Barely A Remark at Whitney Museum
News flash, kids! Times change! What was shocking once, now evokes a weary “Meh!” When that crushing realization is made, … More
“Ideal” Painting Jean-Michel Basquiat … Brooklyn Museum of Art
There are many definition of the word “ideal.” One of these is “an ultimate object or aim of endeavor.” Another … More
Street Art Memorial to Andy Warhol … New York
This mysterious memorial to the late artist Andy Warhol appeared last week on on facing walls along a stretch of … More
Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Brazilian Soccer Legend Pele
In the late 1970s, the artist and pop-art superstar Andy Warhol created a series of iconic famous celebrity silkscreen portraits, … More
The 24/7 Live Webcam at Andy Warhol’s Grave
There’s a 24/7 live webcam focused on the grave of the late great pop-art icon Andy Warhol. It’s part of … More
Spock Nimoy Warhol
New York street art: Another one of those celebrity-image and Andy Warhol pop-art mash-ups by artist Mr. Brainwash that have … More