Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

STAMFORD, Conn. — The sculpture, about 10 ft lengthy and weighing some 700 kilos, is a big depiction of the kind of spoon addicts use to prepare dinner heroin earlier than injecting it. On Friday morning, the spoon, by the Boston-based sculptor Domenic Esposito, was unloaded right here outdoors the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, the […]

Shiny animal sculptures from Jud Turner

Shiny animal sculptures from Jud Turner

Sculptor Jud Turner (previously) writes, “Been playing with shiny chrome parts in the studio lately (motorcycle parts, mostly) to conjure up things that are currently scaring me: “Stanislav the Russian Boar” and “Hera the Mud Dauber Wasp.” Don’t fear, I am utilizing loads of air flow and respirator when welding up this poisonous however […]

Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.

Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.

More than stitching, flower-arranging or zine-making, clay would possibly supply the right antidote to trendy occasions. Hyper-tactile, it faucets right into a primal need to form earth — what the potter and author Edmund de Waal has described as pondering by means of the fingers — and is beloved for its immediacy. “You move and […]

Italian Court Says the Getty’s Prized Ancient Bronze Should Be Seized

Italian Court Says the Getty’s Prized Ancient Bronze Should Be Seized

It is a Greek statue, but it surely was discovered within the open waters of the Adriatic by Italian fishermen. It now stands within the Getty Villa, a museum in Los Angeles. Which nation is the rightful house for the so-called Getty Bronze? An Italian courtroom dominated this month it belongs to Italy, and may […]

Very short films about very small sculptures made from scraps

Very quick movies about very small sculptures constructed from scraps

Five years in the past, my artist/engineer pal Kal Spelletich drew at crowd at an Institute for the Future convention by demonstrating his “Huggerer,” a pneumatic robotic that delivers free hugs. Now robotic hugs are the topic of latest scientific analysis! At a current human-robot interplay convention, researchers from Stuttgart, Germany’s Max Planck Institute for […]

Giacometti: Beguiled by Thin Men and Women

Giacometti: Beguiled by Thin Men and Women

It might need been gratifying to see Giacometti’s Surrealist works with comparative items by Parisian colleagues or nonwestern artists, or to look throughout the timeline to seek out frequent themes (the cage, the gameboard) or enduring formal methods (his emphasis on the horizontal, or his absorption of the pedestal into the sculpture itself). As it’s, […]

Signs of the Apocalypse at the Hammer Museum

Signs of the Apocalypse on the Hammer Museum

Ms. Ellegood mentioned she was particularly shocked to see ecological photos crop up from artists not identified for that work. Flora Wiegmann made a bit referred to as “Reduction Burn,” a six-channel video of a dance efficiency that she choreographed. Her title refers to “hazard reduction burns,” the deliberate fires usually used to deforest areas […]

Taiwan Plans Sculpture Honoring Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel-Winning Activist

Taiwan Plans Sculpture Honoring Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel-Winning Activist

China’s Communist authorities was enraged when the Nobel Prize committee awarded Mr. Liu the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. Held incommunicado in jail, he was unable to attend the Nobel ceremony, and his prize was positioned on an empty chair. Last yr, the Chinese authorities introduced that Mr. Liu had late-stage liver most cancers, rejecting […]

Three Artists, Three Arcs, One Gallery

Three Artists, Three Arcs, One Gallery

These days it’s not uncommon for a New York gallery to have two areas and even three. Less typical are moments when their exhibitions complement each other, as do the present solo exhibits on the Paul Kasmin Gallery. On view within the gallery’s three areas — clustered conveniently across the intersection of 10th Avenue and […]