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My Visit with Georgia O’Keeffe, 1972


The sitting room of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio (1996), Abiquiú, New Mexico (via Wikipedia) I do not trust my memory.

Suellen Rocca in the 1960s


Suellen Rocca, “Purse Curse” (Recto) (1968), oil on plastic purse, 8 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (© Suellen Rocca.

A Chelsea Double Feature: Paper Meets Clay on “Homeground’s” Turf


Eddie Curtis, “Chawan (tea cup)” (2014), clay, applied texture and oxides on outer surface, shino glaze on rim and inner surface, 4 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches (all photos courtesy Cavin-Morris Gallery unless stated otherwise) One of New York’s great resources is its daunting abundance of commercial galleries, which provide encounters with an endless parade of new and old art forms from around the world.

Astrological Aesthetics: August 2015


Henry Ossawa Tanner, “Daniel in the Lions’ Den” (1907–18) (Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, via Wikimedia Commons) Hyperallergic’s horoscopes offer astrological advice for artists and art types, in art terms, every month.

9 Thoughts on Funhouse Art, Now with Cat GIFs!


Carsten Höller, “Decision Corridors” (2015), installation view in ‘Carsten Höller: Decision,’ Hayward Gallery, London, 2015 (art © Carsten Höller, image courtesy of the artist, photo © Linda Nylind) (all cat GIFs by the author for Hyperallergic) 1.

Welcome to World Wide West: A Summit on the “Side Effects” of Technology


Entrance to the World Wide West farmhouse (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted) Point Arena, CA — A few months ago, a group of artists, writers, curators, and creative technologists received an email with a link to a video requesting participation in a summit held in the small coastal town of Point Arena, California.

A Music Festival for the Underrepresented in Detroit


‘Primitiv Parts’ on the Mountain Stage, featuring a duo of female drummers (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) DETROIT — Within media culture, male-dominated environments are presented as the norm, despite the fact that men only comprise roughly half the population.

New Orleans Ranked Best City for Creative Workers


Art on the street in New Orleans (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic) Every artist has probably at some point or another dreamed about moving to New York, but the cruel reality of the city — an average one-bedroom rents for $3,039 per month — keeps many from acting on that wish.

Carsten Höller Wraps World’s Longest Slide Around Anish’s Kapoor’s London Tower


Anish Kapoor, “ArcelorMittal Orbit” (2012) (photo via Wikipedia) This week, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London announced that “the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide” will wrap around Anish Kapoor’s “ArcelorMittal Orbit.” When the sculpture went up in 2009 after winning a design challenge, it proceeded to receive mostly scathing reviews — and a spot on the shortlist of the 2012 Carbuncle Cup, awarded to the ugliest building in the UK completed that year. Today, Kapoor revealed that the slide is actually a work of art, designed by none other than Carsten Höller at Kapoor’s own invitation.

Art Movements


Chain from the marksmen’s guild Saint George of Zevenbergen, unidentified master’s mark, Bergen op Zoom or Breda (detail) (c.

Gulf Labor Hips Venice Biennale Visitors to UAE Labor Abuses


The Gulf Labor Coalition panel at the 2015 Venice Biennale on July 29 (all photos by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy la Biennale di Venezia) VENICE — On Wednesday the Gulf Labor Coalition held the first in a series of four panels it is organizing as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale.

A View from the Easel


CHICAGO — The 92nd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace.

The Only Five Public Statues of Historic Women in NYC


Statue of Joan of Arc in Riverside Park (photo by Jim Henderson, via Wikimedia) Recently we covered the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.

Nick Cave on “Tackling Really Hard Issues” with Art


From Nick Cave’s second Dance Lab performance at the Dequindre Cut (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) DETROIT — In 1989, while a postgraduate at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Nick Cave developed the first of his Soundsuits, for which he has become world-famous — sculptural bodysuits constructed from a range of found objects, which transform the wearer into a figure both highly visible and completely obscured.

Sum of the Arts


Library card given this month to Yoda the Owl from the University of Bath, in thanks for keeping the intrusive seagull population at bay (via University of Bath) Inspired by the Harper’s Index, Sum of the Arts is a periodic tabulation of numbers floating around the art world and beyond.

Idyllic Illustrations of Daily Postwar Life


John Berry, Illustration from “Tricks and Magic” (1962) (all images (c) Ladybird Books Ltd, reproduced by permission of Ladybird Books Ltd.) In 1915, during World War I, the printing company Wills & Hepworth began publishing “pure and healthy literature” for children marked with a ladybird logo, giving rise to the London-based publishing company now known as Ladybird Books.

From Obsessive Drawings to Sound Sculptures, Mark Mothersbaugh’s Unexpected Art Career


Mark Mothersbaugh, “Anita’s First Boyfriend” (2004), corrected photograph, edition four of twenty, 11 x 11 in.

Artworks Cobbled Together from Immigrant Experiences


Installation view of ‘Made in USA / Some Parts Imported’ at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Art about identity politics, personal history, and cultural heritage is seen all too rarely in Bushwick galleries, where formal and material concerns tend to dominate.

The Evolution of the Watermelon, Captured in Still Lifes


Giovanni Stanchi, “Watermelons, peaches, pears and other fruit in a landscape” (1645–72), oil on canvas (courtesy Christie’s) The watermelons of our summers are not the watermelons of yesteryear, as demonstrated by a 17th-century painting by Italian artist Giovanni Stanchi.

Vandal Who Smashed Colorado Town Sculpture “Destroyed the Fun”


Tom Holmes, “Arc of History” featuring mini dinosaur additions (photo by @929thepoint/Instagram) A public sculpture in Durango, Colorado, that has divided and entertained residents of the small town since its installation last August was destroyed earlier this week and the vandal remains at large, according to the Durango Herald.


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