Art Stories

The Lives of Artists – John Currin

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins explores the personal strengths and weaknesses in the life of this great artist The Lives of Artists – John Currin

The Lives of Artists – Maurizio Cattelan

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter in Paris with the Italian satirical contemporary artist The Lives of Artists – Maurizio Cattelan

The Lives of Artists – Vija Celmins

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the tough upbringing and robust attitude of one of America’s leading émigré artists The Lives of Artists – Vija Celmins

Farming in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The country’s art depicts both high and lo-tech agriculture, both of which keep the DPRK going Farming in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The Lives of Artists – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the inner workings of one of the world’s best known art duos
The Lives of Artists – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Picturing Jonas Wood – Ceramics

By depicting pottery in his paintings, the contemporary artist Jonas Wood closes the gap between life and art Picturing Jonas Wood – Ceramics

INTERVIEW: 'The Rihanna cover image is obviously instantly iconic. You will always remember that cover and that image'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kabour on typography, technology and not being chopped off by Instagram INTERVIEW: 'The Rihanna cover image is obviously instantly iconic. You will always remember that cover and that image'

The Lives of Artists – Peter Doig

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter with one of the world’s leading figurative painters The Lives of Artists – Peter Doig

The Christmas story behind this Diane Arbus photograph

Why did this Great Woman Artist shoot these twins at a Christmas party? And how did she make them look so mysterious? The Christmas story behind this Diane Arbus photograph

The Instagram account that made it into Art & Queer Culture

One entry in our newly updated survey takes a look at how social media has addressed the aftermath of AIDS The Instagram account that made it into Art & Queer Culture

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