New exhibition reveals the Baroness artist who wore cake as a hat and lived in poverty

The extraordinary life of a thrice-married penniless 20th century baroness who once shaved her pubic hair on film is being celebrated in a new exhibition. Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a notorious performance artist in Twenties New York; she wore a cake as a hat, spoons as earrings and postage stamps as make-up and lived … Read more

Let’s celebrate the art of the glow-down

First things first: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to look beautiful. It’s not bad to modify or accessorize your looks — all the power to you, for whatever reason you do it. Beautifying is rather smart, actually. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. And I really … Read more

Artist Nengi Omuku Paints Portraits on Traditional Nigerian Textiles. See Inside Her Lagos Studio Here

Nigerian artist Nengi Omuku has been hard at work in her studio preparing for her first solo exhibition in London. The show, titled “Parables of Joy,” will open June 10 at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, which recently added the artist to its roster in London. (Omouku is co-represented by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.) Using oil paint on … Read more

Why to see the ‘artist’s artist’

The most poignant detail of “Cezanne,” a co-exhibit between the Art Institute and London’s Tate Modern, is also one of its tiniest. If you’ve seen Paul Cezanne’s works on display before you’ve probably seen him attributed as Paul Cezannewith an accent on that first syllable. But that’s not how Cezanne signed his own name. he … Read more

Pace Gallery Announces Major Partnership with NFT Platform ArtBlocks – ARTnews.com

The crypto slump isn’t slowing down Pace’s Web3 ambitions. The blue-chip gallery announced a partnership with leading generative art NFT platform Art Blocks on Tuesday in an effort that promises to give each organization access to each other’s very different collector bases. “Our priority is to connect our artists to new collecting communities, and this … Read more

Picasso Ingres: Face to Face review — National Gallery show a blockbuster with only two paintings

Ingres’s ‘Madame Moitessier’ (1856) Picasso’s ‘Woman with a Book’ (1932) © Succession Picasso/DACS/The Norton Simon Foundation It’s the clothes that won’t let the eye alone. Lustrous white silk blazoned with fat clusters of pink, red, violet bouquets. Blue fronds and leaves, crystalline as the colors on Chinese porcelain, speckled across the frock. A lace chemise … Read more

Yu-Wen Wu’s Algorithmic Odyssey Around the World

Photo: Dan Watkins for Praise Shadows Art Gallery Our species believes that powers lonely pilgrimages have magical. In November 1974, Werner Herzog received a call from Paris telling him a dear friend there was sick and would probably die. Herzog “took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag,” according to his diary, Of Walking … Read more

Philadelphia Museum of Art Names a New Director

Two years after publicly confronting sexual harassment allegations, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has selected its new leader: Sasha Suda, the current director and chief executive of the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario. Praising her educational and work experience, Leslie Anne Miller, the museum’s chairwoman, said in an interview on Tuesday that Suda … Read more