Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector

Inside the collections of famed creators, from Damien Hirst to Hiroshi Sugimoto

The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists. Visually striking, the exhibition reads as insight into the minds that have created some of the most remarkable contemporary art. In many cases, seeing their collections …

Conventional Wisdom: World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships

The second installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

We recently took you to the Association of Lincoln Presenters annual assembly, by way of photographer Arthur Drooker‘s camera lens. Drooker has been dropping by some of the convention industry’s most eccentric gatherings in an effort to capture never-before-seen moments. Inspired by the passionate dedication and camaraderie of these attendees, Drooker is trekking along a path toward his new book and, once again, we’ve been …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nicholas Felton's annual report, train-hopping photography, an underground library and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Train Hopping Photography After recording over 50,000 miles of train hopping across the United States, photographer Mike Brodie unveiled his series “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.” The images—taken between 2004 and 2009—offer a glimpse into the adventurous, nomadic lifestyle undertaken by thousands of American youth. 2. The Underground Library Bringing knowledge to the people, a group of students from the Miami Ad School have …