Chinese visual artist Liu Bolin has found success within a curious paradox: he stands out by blending in.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: As improbable as is the profession of artisanal pencil sharpener, more outlandish still is the history of how one came to be one.
Wedge, roll, cut, shape, repeat. That’s the mantra of Seattle-based artist-designer Aleksandra Pollner when she’s forming porcelain fortune cookies before they are kiln-fired.
Picasso in Private: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso is an assortment of Picasso’s work from his granddaughter’s private collection that includes 187 pieces from each decade of his career.
Champagne Life is Saatchi Gallery’s first show to focus solely on increasing the visibility of work by international emerging female artists.
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.
At a time when so much pop music reverberates like the mindless backing track to a pep rally, it should come as no surprise that Sook-Yin Lee wanted the debut from her experimental duo, Jooj, to sound nothing like the status quo. After all, she’s been going against the grain all her life.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Walking into David Altmejd’s studio feels like falling down a rabbit hole into some strange wonderland. Hidden on the top floor of a Long Island City warehouse that’s just one subway stop from Manhattan, the large, bright space is a hub of activity.
He is an imposing figure, this walking man: fully six feet tall, naked, his stick-thin limbs disproportionately long, his metallic skin clearly showing the rough handiwork of his creator.