Art Stories

JR documentary is nominated for an Emmy

His TIME magazine video project on guns in America is on the shortlist for the world’s best-known TV awards JR documentary is nominated for an Emmy

The American realist who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Thomas Eakins was born on this day in 1844. Was he a dispassionate admirer of the male form or a queer pioneer? The American realist who made it into Art & Queer Culture

How Olafur Eliasson's 'hedonistic' dad helped his art

The artist says sailing as a kid with his father helped him find a crucial link between art and nature How Olafur Eliasson's 'hedonistic' dad helped his art

Remembering Marisa Merz

Merz, who died last week, was the only woman in Arte Povera; she may have been the best in that movement too Remembering Marisa Merz

The paintings that almost killed Harland Miller

They may look dreamy, but Miller had to be rushed to an Austrian clinic after making his Poets series The paintings that almost killed Harland Miller

The Moon landings and the American aesthetic

It was one giant leap for mankind but not such a big step for the photographic depiction of the American landscape
The Moon landings and the American aesthetic

The refugees who remade British art

Sotheby’s exhibition, Brave New Visions, looks at the wartime arrivals who revolutionized London’s gallery system The refugees who remade British art

Olafur Eliasson on Rauschenberg, glasses and black mirrors

In a new interview, the Scandinavian artist reflects on his past, his successes, his strengths and his weaknesses Olafur Eliasson on Rauschenberg, glasses and black mirrors

Harland Miller’s visions of hell

The artist’s experience taking coach journeys back in the 1980s inspired this colourful series on damnation Harland Miller’s visions of hell

The famous (and infamous) deaths in Harland Miller’s art

A comedian, a cartoonist, a car designer and a politician all feature in the artist's unending, obituary series The famous (and infamous) deaths in Harland Miller’s art

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