‘The Rihanna Book’ Released in Gigantic Limited Edition “Queen Size”

Rihanna‘s visual autobiography The Rihanna Book is now available in a gigantic “Queen Size” hardback format. The coffee table book measures at a huge 25 7/8 by 19 3/4 inches — almost the size of small-scale TVs — and features 1,050 illustrations of the musician and fashion icon. Hand-sewn and bound in bespoke padded Japanese-designed fabric, Rihanna: Queen […]

New York Botanical Garden Announces 2021 Dates for Major Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

The New York Botanical Garden has announced the official 2021 opening dates for its highly-anticipated exhibition on Yayoi Kusama. Entitled “KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature,” the outdoor and indoor showcase was initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will encompass a total of four new experiences alongside a sprawling display of works and installations across the Garden’s […]

Damien Hirst Launches Major “Mental Escapology” Exhibition in Switzerland

World-renowned British artist Damien Hirst recently launched a massive multi-site exhibition featuring over 40 works in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Entitled “Mental Escapology,” the sprawling presentation encompasses four different locations in the Swiss city which is open to the public until February 28. The exhibition, which takes place both in indoor and outdoor locations, marks Hirst’s public showing […]

Basquiat’s ‘Warrior’ Could Become Most Expensive Western Artwork Auctioned in Asia

The 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting entitled Warrior is set to become the most expensive piece of Western artwork to be auctioned in Asia, expecting to be sold between $31 million and $41 million USD. The piece will be sold at next month’s Christie’s Hong Kong sales event. Even if the painting reaches the lower range of the estimate, the Basquiat piece […]

Art Collector Buys Artwork Done by Kanye West as a Teenager

According to reports, an art collector has now purchased a portfolio of artwork done by Kanye West as a teenager. Entrepreneur Vinoda Basnayake sought after the array of paintings and drawings across multiple mediums after they surfaced in a 2020 episode of PBS‘ Antiques Roadshow. During the segment on the beloved series, it was revealed that the paintings were owned by a […]

‘Selfies’ by the world’s first humanoid AI artist to go on display

In 2019, Ai-Da became the world’s first AI humanoid to pick up a pencil and create art without any human input. Armed with a microchip in her eye, a robotic hand, and a groundbreaking algorithm, the robot can draw and paint from sight, and has since staged her first solo exhibition (raking in a fair amount of […]

Five Years of Embajada

Since 2020, art destinations have had to adapt to the conditions brought on by the ongoing pandemic. But amidst the countless zoom-studio visits and Instagram-live conversations, Puerto Rico’s Embajada Gallery, has stood out by the way it has continued to expand its reach. Founded in 2015 by the husband and wife duo of Christopher and Manuela […]

While the Museums Are Closed, Let Us Watch “The Bachelor”

“Wet Paint,” the popular art world gossip column, features a regular pop quiz challenging readers to guess the provenance of privately held artworks based on closely-cropped screenshots. The contests are Keith Kelly-meets-Louise Lawler, teasing a Robert Longo in American Psycho, a Willem de Kooning statue poised on some Swiss art collector’s Zurich lawn, and Eli Broad’s Cy Twombly hung behind Rashida Jones in […]

Of Satan, Captain America, and Daniel Johnston

When Daniel Johnston passed away in late 2019, his absence was felt not just by music fans, but also those in the visual arts. He had been garnering a following for his cartoon-like vibrant drawings—mostly made with markers and pencil on standard printer paper—since he began his music career in Austin, Texas in the 1980s. […]