Exemplary Works from Aspen Art Museum’s Annual ArtCrush Gala

Groundbreaking paintings and sculptures from Rashid Johnson, Larry Bell, Zoe Crosher, Leo Villareal and more

For its 14th annual summer gala, the Aspen Art Museum presented—and auctioned off—works of exceptional artistic merit. The event, known as ArtCrush, featured paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces from some of the most beloved names producing art. And from a silent auction to a riveting live auction (with ten artworks that fetched astronomical numbers), ArtCrush accumulated necessary funds to sustain the museum’s programming. Anyone …

Premiere: “I’m Here” by Tunde Olaniran

Enter a world designed by abstract visual artist Ellen Rutt for the dynamic track

Tunde Olaniran’s talents and passions stretch far beyond music. The multi-disciplinary singer/songwriter/producer/rapper is also a brilliant choreographer and fervent activist. He combines all these skills for “I’m Here”—a song that addresses the complex relationship he has with his hometown of Flint in a way that will resonate with anyone from “a place like Flint,” he tells us. “I tour and travel a lot so when …

Chandelier Creative’s “Mermaid Ranch” Open Residency in East Hampton

10-day artist stays throughout the summer in an idyllic setting

Be it the idyllic beauty or a shot at solitude, the Hamptons’ century-old art scene continues to foster profound talent. A devotion to the arts runs through museums and studios, residences and artist residencies. East Hampton’s Mermaid Ranch—which adds to this creative enthusiasm—began as a satellite office, of sorts. It was a remote refuge, designed to trigger ideas for people working at Chandelier Creative. Employees …

Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang

In the crossroads between new visual languages and traditional Chinese art

by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang—an explorer of new Chinese aesthetics—conceives his pieces. At the age of 25, Yongliang decided that he wanted to be a full-time artist after receiving …

Yayoi Kusama at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway!”

Yes, Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” at MoMA PS1’s “Rockaway! 2018” installation will be a social media sensation, as is everything the artist does these days. The work, which debuted back in 1966, will feature 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres—this time placed in the former train garage along the beach. It’s a spectacular setting for an artist known for visual splendor. But there’s more at play …