Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures

Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime’s worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965) which appear all over the world—from the Philippines to Colombia to Quebec—in various languages. In later …

Interview: Designer Es Devlin

Design Indaba 2018's keynote speaker on the process of creating a visual voice

Es Devlin played the violin while growing up in East Sussex. But, the British designer told the crowd at Design Indaba’s recent conference, she also drew pictures of her violin. With instruments, she was always curious about “what went into it visually to make it sound like that.” After her career designing sets for experimental theaters in London took off, she returned to thinking pictorially …

Halloween Wreaths by The Grim Wreather

Artist Andy Alexander's hanging sculptures combine the best of several holidays

Born from a love of “Nightmare on Elm Street,” artist Andy Alexander’s The Grim Wreather is a purveyor of Halloween Wreaths. Just as you might imagine, they’re a creepy take on the Christmas holiday version—with skulls, abnormal dolls, eyeballs and spiderwebs. Rather than ending up twee or tacky, Alexander’s creations are intricate and just the right amount of kitsch. Also tapping movies and television, some …

Over 100,000 Rose Petals Comprise Sarah Meyohas’ “Cloud of Petals” Exhibition

A multi-sensory tactile installation, film and virtual reality experiences

To simply address the scope of Sarah Meyohas‘ first large-scale exhibition misses the point. There is, of course, the multi-sensory and multimedia components: a signature scent in the air, sculptures, a photograph, a film and virtual reality experiences. There’s also the fact that, to make this a reality, 16 workers picked over 100,000 petals from 10,000 roses, hand-selecting the one’s they thought were most beautiful …

Richard Deacon’s “SOME TIME” at Middelheim Museum

The Belgium city's open-air art space hosts a striking sculpture show

Antwerp’s Middelheim Museum is a surprise that’s worth a trip to the Belgian city. The unique open-air sculpture museum—where nature and art establish a constant peculiar dialogue—is a 27-hectare institution that’s home to sculptures of several relevant artists of the past century. The current exhibition, British artist Richard Deacon’s “SOME TIME” is a striking, fascinating show made up of some 31 artworks. Internationally renowned, Deacon …