Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Adds Yayoi Kusama Balloon

Conceived of by beloved artist Yayoi Kusama’s studio and built by Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’s balloon specialists, the large-scale floating artwork “Love Flies up to the Sky” will join this year’s televised extravaganza. Measuring 30 feet long by 36 feet wide and 34 feet tall, the personified sun balloon, surrounded by red tentacles, is covered in more than 300 white polka dots, a Kusama signature. …

Artist Marcel Dzama and the NYC Ballet’s “The Most Incredible Thing”

From vibrant set design to mesmerizing costumes and a promenade exhibition

For the fourth year in a row, the New York City Ballet has partnered with a fine artist as part of their Art Series performances. To date, however, no artist has been quite as involved as Marcel Dzama, this year’s collaborator. Not only does Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater feature an exhibition of Dzama’s work (both sculpture and video) but the artist has designed …

Stan Douglas: Luanda-Kinshasa

The Vancouver-based artist's 12th solo show at NYC 's David Zwirner gallery melds fiction and documentary through a six-hour film set

by Charlotte Anderson The recording studio on East 30th Street in Manhattan was once holy ground. Carved out of the abandoned remains of an old Armenian Church, it was a place where musicians shared in a mutual, perhaps now lost, struggle—to record that singular, perfect take. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Billie Holiday all made music there. Miles Davis recorded Kind of Blue there in …