FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the art world, he isn’t just a star—he’s his own galaxy, and he’s credited with nothing less than changing the direction of abstract painting.
Svelte, poised, and dressed in all-black, 33-year-old Jordanian-born, Montreal-raised, Paris-based creative Rad Hourani is best known as a fashion designer, although this certainly does not encapsulate his totality.
Vancouver artist Andy Dixon has opened Leisure Studies, his first New York solo show, bringing his signature vibrant palette and elite subject matter to Nolita’s Rebecca Hossack Gallery.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Beneath the farm houses in the tranquil French countryside exists a forgotten city—rooms and passages of narrow and twisting quarries where the stone is soft enough to carve with basic tools. These spaces were battlefield refuge for First World War soldiers and became home to countless sculptures, carvings, and artifacts as well.
The only auction house in Canada to produce separate catalogues for each of its two live auction sessions, Heffel has taken the occasion of its 20th birthday to become more globally inclusive.
In the idyllic Alpine town of Wattens, Austria, Daniel Swarovski founded the crystal company that would eventually become an international household name. In 1995, the Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds)—a playground for the brand’s most ardent enthusiasts—was unveiled near where the Swarovski enterprise started, 120 years ago.
Few outside Rasmus Meyer’s native Norway know much about the man himself. But his eponymous art collection, which is housed in the KODE 3 building of the Bergen Art Museum, enjoys global recognition.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of the American photographer’s work in 20 years.
Amid the glittering skyscrapers so emblematic of Vancouver’s present and future, artist Stan Douglas finds substance in the city’s grittier past. “I wouldn’t say I’m nostalgic,” says Douglas of the installation. “Vancouver circa 1948 was not necessarily great.”