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Banksy Confirms Their Gymnast Graffiti In Ukraine Is Official

Numerous artworks that surfaced in Ukraine have lead experts to believe the elusive graffiti artist Banksy might be in the war-torn country, and last night, Banksy confirmed that at least one is indeed officially theirs. A series of murals have appeared across Borodyanka, a town near Kyiv, depicting everything from two children using a metal […]


Teenage thieves disguised as art students are robbing New York galleries

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the art world is rife with crime, from fakes and forgeries, to fraud, sketchy tax workarounds, and – on the more glamorous end of the spectrum – daring heists. Recently, though, New York City galleries witnessed a string of robberies that reduced the art hanging on their walls […]


Alexandra Leese photographs what heaven means to Kiko Mizuhara

At the core of Alexandra Leese’s work is a sensitivity for her subjects. Not a forced kind of sensitivity for the sake of an image, but a genuine care which is felt in every portrait she takes. Exploring themes of identity and the body, the Hong Kong-born, London-based photographer has worked throughout her career to […]


The artist inspired by hands, Magritte & Wong Kar-wai

Bendt Eyckermans has always wanted to be a filmmaker. Growing up, the 28-year-old artist would read about directors with painting backgrounds and the effects film had on their use of lighting and composition. He hoped that he could follow a similar path, incorporating the legacy of five generations of sculptors into an unfolding, cinematic practice of […]


Sophia Giovannitti’s performance art unpacks gender, ownership & the erotic

The artist Sophia Giovannitti’s boyfriend welds a white bed frame into a sculpture, as she sits alongside him in an alleyway, embodying the role of the author and viewer; muse and artist. She is nearing the culmination of her six-hour performance piece, titled A Machine, when we meet during the off-site opening of her newest solo […]


Tiona Nekkia McClodden on preserving Black memory through word and movement

“I invested in a particular, severe elegance that I wanted to come through with the composition,” says artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden, reflecting on her latest curatorial presentation, The Trace of an Implied Presence. Now on view at The Shed, the exhibition dives ambitiously into the history of contemporary Black dance through the archives of the […]


‘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

Mark your calendars. 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 […]

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 […]