Stunning Art Quilts by Bisa Butler

Stunning Art Quilts by Bisa Butler

Bisa Butler’s stunning art quilts are vivid, bold, and lavish in detail. Made from hundreds of pieces of cloth and millions of stitches each, every one is a portrait. A painting in textiles. Originally a high school teacher, she began quilting with the leftover...
Rare Van Gogh Painting Sold at Auction

Rare Van Gogh Painting Sold at Auction

Most of the over 2,100 pieces of art left behind by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are in public hands, which is wonderful. Anyone can go to a museum and see most of his works – the largest collection of them are in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which holds...
Gordon the Gallery Robot Brings the Art to You

Gordon the Gallery Robot Brings the Art to You

Wandering around the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia at a contemplative pace is a bit of an unusual art patron. Gordon is short, skinny, and black. Oh, and it’s a robot. “It is a stand in for a...
Nepalese Stele Finds Its Way Home After 40 Years

Nepalese Stele Finds Its Way Home After 40 Years

At some point in the 1980s, looters swiped a stone sculpture of a Hindu diety from a small shrine in Nepal. After several years on the black market, it appeared at auction at Sotheby’s. Despite a complete lack of provenance, the art auction house sold it to a...
Crypto-Art: BEEPLE

Crypto-Art: BEEPLE

It’s so easy to acquire digital art that many people, even professionals working on corporate design, tend to think of it as ownerless. Or at least valueless. After all, if a file can be infinitely replicated, how can it be owned? But digital art has rights of...
Sam Pollard’s New Documentary Showcases Black Art

Sam Pollard’s New Documentary Showcases Black Art

Black artists are missing from our art museums, our galleries, our exhibitions. In the major art museum’s collections in the United States, according to filmmaker Sam Pollard, 85 percent of artists are white. Only a tiny fraction of that, 1.2 percent of artists,...
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