Art Stories

Why did Frida Kahlo cut off her hair?

It was one of her most effective works of self-portraiture - on her birthday we look at its hidden meaning Why did Frida Kahlo cut off her hair?

Jennifer Lawrence checks out the new JR show

The Red Sparrow star dropped by New York's Perrotin gallery to take in her friend’s show Jennifer Lawrence checks out the new JR show

Barnett Newman’s creative heart

The artist died this day in 1970 but did you know the condition that killed him also led to his best work? Barnett Newman’s creative heart

Politics, patriotism, sex and balloon dogs

On Independence Day this is how four free-spirited, contemporary American artists see their country Politics, patriotism, sex and balloon dogs

A Movement in a Moment: Luminism

As fireworks light up the sky this Fourth of July, we look at another light that is uniquely American A Movement in a Moment: Luminism

When Kerry James Marshall painted the 4th of July

In Independence Day week we look at how the painter’s work Bang subtly subverts an all American holiday When Kerry James Marshall painted the 4th of July

Did you spot Mark Bradford on the basketball court?

Here’s how this US artist combined basketball with a hoop skirt to create a gender-bending sporting performance Did you spot Mark Bradford on the basketball court?

It's caption competition time!

Damien Hirst will give you a free print if he likes what you have to say about this pic he just posted It's caption competition time!

Alicia Keys plays for JR and Massimo in New York

The Grammy star performed a special set for JR's opening and Massimo Bottura caught it on his phone Alicia Keys plays for JR and Massimo in New York

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the comedy club?

This is how the stand-up routines of Eddie Murphy and other comedians fed into the LA artist’s work Did you spot Mark Bradford at the comedy club?

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