Interview: Painter + Sculptor Royal Jarmon

Speaking with the visual artist as his show virtually opens at The Hole, NYC

For Royal Jarmon‘s second solo exhibition at NYC‘s The Hole, the artist has centered his focus on maps—an obsession since childhood. The show—called Respire—just “opened” online, but also occupies the gallery’s Bowery space. It’s there that Jarmon painted a mural—a performance piece in many ways, and a divergence from his typical approach to unveiling an artwork. We spoke with him about the inspiration he draws from …

“Hope in Spring: Draw Like Hockney” Calls for Submissions

The beloved and brilliant British artist's recent series of works has inspired a contest

Born from David Hockney‘s recently released iPad artworks (created during his isolation in Normandy), the Hope in Spring: Draw Like Hockney competition calls for submissions from anyone interested—there are no age limits or prerequisites. Formed from a partnership between Théâtre du Châtelet, the Center Pompidou, and France Inter, the competition brief is “to produce a work like David Hockney, around spring and the message of hope …

Ethan Lipsitz’s Custom Painted Porsche 928

The LA-based artist's four-wheeled canvases combine two of his greatest passions

After being diagnosed with stage three brain cancer after a sudden seizure in 2017, LA-based visual artist Ethan Lipsitz adjusted his outlook and focus. His main concern was healing. Surgery came first. The tumor was removed but the diagnosis remained. Radiation and chemotherapy followed, and Lipsitz was forced to step down from his job. After a friend asked him to describe his perfect day, and …