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Faith Ringgold, Larger-Than-Life Artist and Storyteller, Dies at 93

Faith Ringgold, Larger-Than-Life Artist and Storyteller, Dies at 93

Faith Ringgold, a larger-than-life visual artist, quilter, storyteller, and activist, has passed away at age 93. Her death was confirmed by her family and ACA Galleries, which has represented her since 1995. She died in her home in Englewood, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 13.  Ringgold was a beloved Black American artist, most famous for...

“Scar” by David de la Mano in Salamanca, Spain – StreetArtNews

“Scar” by David de la Mano in Salamanca, Spain – StreetArtNews

In a heartfelt homage to the enduring spirit of women, artist David de la Mano unveils his latest creation, the “Scar” mural, gracing the walls of The House of Women “Clara Campoamor” in Salamanca. Inspired by the moving verses of Louise Glück’s poem “Dress,” the mural stands as a tribute to the strength and beauty...

Here’s What We’re Excited to See at EXPO CHICAGO 2024 — Colossal

Here’s What We’re Excited to See at EXPO CHICAGO 2024 — Colossal

 Art Colossal Partner #Chicago EXPO CHICAGO 2023. Photo by Justin Barbin Next week marks the biggest and busiest art week of the year in Colossal’s backyard as EXPO CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier from April 11 to 14 with hundreds of galleries, site-specific projects, talks, and satellite programming across the city. Numerous galleries, museums,...

Should I Trust My Art Dealer?

Should I Trust My Art Dealer?

Renée Cox, “Raje for President” (1998) (image courtesy the artist) I have been an artist for more than 30 years. I have taught at New York University and Columbia University and was a visiting critic at Yale University. Principally, I’m a photographer. My work tackles womanhood, motherhood, race, colonialism, and feminism. My art is held...

Land Artist Mary Miss Files Suit Against Des Moines Art Center

Land Artist Mary Miss Files Suit Against Des Moines Art Center

The artist Mary Miss has filed a lawsuit in federal court to prevent the demolition of her outdoor installation at the Des Moines Art Center (DMAC), which the museum commissioned, but now claims is unsalvageable after years of decay.  The suit was filed today in US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa’s Central...

Akea Brionne’s Uncanny Rhinestone Tapestries Unsettle Memory and the Familiar — Colossal

Akea Brionne’s Uncanny Rhinestone Tapestries Unsettle Memory and the Familiar — Colossal

 Art #Akea Brionne #memory #portraits #surreal #tapestry #textiles March 29, 2024 Grace Ebert “Yakemein.” All images © Akea Brionne, shared with permission Woven into Akea Brionne’s glimmery Afro-surrealist tapestries is an impulse toward sustainability. With a degree in the subject and a practice rooted in research, the Detroit-based artist began considering how to minimize...

“Skin” by David de la Mano in Paris, France – StreetArtNews

“Skin” by David de la Mano in Paris, France – StreetArtNews

In the heart of Paris, a thought-provoking mural titled “Skin” emerges as a testament to the complexities of human existence. Created by renowned artist David Dela Mano, this mural serves as the centerpiece of an exhibition organized by the Roaming Gallery, captivating audiences with its profound exploration of borders. Located at 47 Rue Barrault in...

Canadian Arts Funder Faces Pressure to Divest From Israeli Weapons Supplier

Canadian Arts Funder Faces Pressure to Divest From Israeli Weapons Supplier

Filmmakers, artists, and writers in Toronto are campaigning for arts funder Scotiabank to divest from Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems. Today, March 26, a coalition of activists announced the launch of “No Arms in the Arts” — a multi-pronged effort targeting programs sponsored by the Canadian financial institution including the Hot Docs Film Festival, the...