The harsh reality of art collecting — and forgery: “I never thought that people could be so rude and skeptical”

Consider this: There are experts who say half the art sold at auction is fake. And it turns out proving otherwise is no easy task. As she explored the harsh reality of art collecting — and forgery — correspondent Erin Moriarty spoke with a woman struggling to prove the authenticity of a collection of drawings … Read more

Spirit of SA art exhibition showcases state’s people, places and icons to support children with cancer

Among the lovelier lyrics in Don McLean’s song about Vincent van Gogh are those that refer to “faces lined in pain” being “soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand”. Key points: The Spirit of SA collection showcases people, places and objects with strong ties to SA The works will be auctioned off to raise $100,000 to … Read more

7 terrifying horror movies you haven’t seen

Maybe it’s the internet desensitizing us, or maybe it’s the real life horror of living under the Tory and Republican rule. Whatever it is, nothing seems to scare us these days. If you walked in to any horror movie screening in the past five years – bar a few exceptions – chances are you’ve left … Read more

Photographing the vibrant subcultures of downtown Albuquerque

Downtown Albuquerque is steeped in legend and homegrown traditions, from offbeat after-hours spots to all kinds of experimental music and art. The infectious sound of camaraderie ripples beyond Central Avenue, where the neighborhood’s charm is on full display through a combination of community and irreplicable style. Souped-up automobiles cruise through city corridors in an effervescent … Read more

Art School Is Too Airless, Inaccessible, and Out of Touch. Here’s How the Artist Mark Leckey Is Trying to Change That

Artists have inevitably been tempted to imagine alternatives to formal art school training ever since it first arose during the Renaissance in the form of academies, with their refined, traditional, and exclusionary associations. “An oasis of decency for artists outside the system,” promised a prospectus for the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, set … Read more

Who Will Own the Art of the Future?

When OpenAI announced last week that its art-making AI system DALL-E is now available in beta, the company also gave users lucky enough to get off the waiting list what appeared to be a great gift. “Starting today,” the company wrote in a post, “users get full usage rights to commercialize the images they create … Read more

Issei Suda photographs the everyday style & theater of 80s Tokyo

When Issei Suda was asked about his shooting process, he said simply: “I’ll photograph anything I think is good.” It’s an uncommonly simple goal, but one that helps to explain the quiet grace of his work. Issei is without a doubt one of Japan’s finest; however, up until his death in 2019, he remained almost … Read more

The benefits of awakening your artistic side in retirement

Peter Waind at his home in Waterloo, Ont. Once he retired, Mr. Waind started taking courses to pursue a long-time passion for drawing and painting.Alicia Wynter/The Globe and Mail It was after retiring from his career as an ophthalmologist in 2020 that Peter Waind was able to reignite his dream of becoming an artist. He … Read more

Takashi Homma Photographs Tokyo’s Resilient Young Queer Community

This story originally appeared on iD Japan. Takashi Homma has been shooting for iD since the 90s, when he moved to London to further his career in fashion photography. Capturing everyone from unknown street style kids to Japanese popstars, for decades his work has appeared on our covers and throughout our pages. Keen to collaborate … Read more