How many children and teenage girls are ready for marriage? Yet the practice is shockingly prevalent: One out of nine girls in developing countries will be married by age 15, according to the United Nations. An estimated 14.2 million girls a year will become child brides by 2020 if nothing changes.
Interview with artist Marc Dennis on the occassion of his new show, An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar…
I was happy to be a part of New York Society Library‘s “Live from the Library” series this season: http://www.nysoclib.org/blog/members-read-live-library/
By the time Olafur Eliasson came up with the idea to display chunks of glacier as an art exhibit, he had already spent a lot of time at the mouth of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Europe, watching it melt.
For this interview, I visited the photographer Duane Michals in his studio where we discussed his memoir, photographs, feature film, and alter ego.
Rare books, maps, and manuscripts at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht.
On the photo market, its dealers, and Paris Photo 2011. Interviews with Steven Kasher, Howard Greenberg, and others.
Underwater canyon, high buildings, more make city vulnerable.
James Franco, Cindy Sherman, and a sculpture named Linda at SoHo’s Costume National.
These days Paul Simon enjoys music from Mali, which he discovered two years ago in his continual lookout for new sounds. Twenty-five years ago, it was music from South Africa that caught the attention of the singer-songwriter, who reached international acclaim with his 1986 solo album, Graceland, the most commercially successful of his career.
Keating Sherwin operates out of a studio in Brooklyn with ceilings tall enough to stack two or three medium-sized paintings up the wall and windows large enough for the light to spill in.
Keating Sherwin paints large, sculptural oil paintings of women. Preferring cooking tools to paintbrushes, Sherwin’s process is one of the most fascinating aspects of her work..
An interview with the music photographer Mick Rock.
The Moretti Fine Art Gallery’s private viewing of “Seicento Fiorentino: Sacred and Profane Allegories.”
My collaboration with Brook Mason on the Frieze Art Fair in Randall’s Island.
A review of a group photography show in Queens, New York.
Bryn McConnell’s studio door is decorated with a clean grid of inspirations. One piece of construction paper reads, Everything is an experiment, while Art ‡ Democracy, Kunst ‡ Kultur, ART = Humpty Dumpty, ART = YUMMY YUMMY.
On the hyperrealist still lifes of painter Marc Dennis whose subjects include pistols, piles of pearls, leopard print cloth, Jeff Koons’ platinum rabbit pendant, rows of frozen carcasses, heaps of Chilean sea bass, and other objects of consideration.
If a collection of seventy photographs, an installation, and a film prove one thing, it’s that Patti Smith rocks much more than one world.
We often go to the Met Museum and don’t look twice at the security guards. But, what if I told you they were all artists?
A book about the statues of Auguste Rodin with photos from the Rodin Museum in Paris, France. Available for purchase on Amazon.com.