Christo Unwrapped Imaginations With His Large-Scale Conceptual Artworks

As the guest of my college roommate, I watched Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates” unfurl throughout all of Central Park from the penthouse of the Pierre Hotel. A domino of saffron tumbled along the wintry landscape in an unimaginable way. The image will always be with me. The days I spent walking the park that February 2005 will, too. Long before the social, funhouse-like museums …

The Armory Show’s 2020 Large-Scale Platform Program

Works of sociopolitical satire at its finest, curated by Anne Ellegood

Placed throughout NYC‘s Pier 90 and Pier 94, the large-scale works and installations that comprise The Armory Show‘s Platform program do more than honor this year’s theme of “Brutal Truths.” The art pieces—drawn from seven artists/artist duos—whip their viewers into an immediate sociopolitical discourse and they do so with humor. Curated by Anne Ellegood, the Executive Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, …

Miami Art Week 2019: Opulent Artwork

Employing fur, fluorite, tassels and pearls, standout pieces that are anything but minimal

While it was a simple banana taped to a wall that seemed to steal the show at this year’s Miami Art Week, opulence abounded throughout the various fairs too. Many bold, beautiful pieces involved meticulous beading, weaving, and fringing. From fur to fluorite, tassels to tiger’s eye, the materials used in some of our favorite pieces are unexpected and glorious. Sometimes these seemingly ostentatious elements …