Art Stories

Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden comes to New York

The Japanese artist's 52-year-old work is born again in a derelict train garage in Fort Tilden, Queens Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden comes to New York

Who knew Degas did erotica?

On the artist's birthday, we look at how Degas moved away from Impressionism to pursue a private take on pleasure Who knew Degas did erotica?

Oh dear, Maurizio Cattelan has killed Banksy!

His new work Eternity, sees him fill a Tuscan garden with gravestones for 100 artists - some dead, some alive Oh dear, Maurizio Cattelan has killed Banksy!

Kerry James Marshall's 30-foot tribute to black lawyers

'Every brick had to be hand cut to make that form consistent' he says of monument referencing talking drums Kerry James Marshall's 30-foot tribute to black lawyers

Buying a Kusama bag? There's a book for that!

Walk the walk and talk the talk with the Kusama x Louis Vuitton bag and our new book at Kith SoHo Buying a Kusama bag? There's a book for that!

How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

EH Gombrich explains the work of Jacques-Louis David - ‘official artist’ of Revolutionary France How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

Born on this day 12 July, in 1884 and among the most highly valued artists today he lived a short, wild life in poverty The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

Yayoi Kusama is painting again

Look out for flowers and phallic shapes when the artist shows her new work (and some old) this autumn Yayoi Kusama is painting again

Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

On Whistler's birthday, the story of the paintings that became the subject of a court case which bankrupted him Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

A glimpse at David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series

Ahead of the Whitney retrospective, we uncover his great X-rated and oddly liberating photo montages A glimpse at David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series

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