The Art Story
I am a journalist based in New York City with a B.A. in art history, journalism, urban design and architecture from New York University. I am interested in criticism of fine art, live art and architecture and in pursuing journalism in both traditional and new media. My daily activities include drooling over the display window at Design Within Reach, attending contemporary art shows and thinking of snappy tweets.
The Art Story
Where does the real end and the surreal begin? You could spend hours staring at Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, pondering this question. And one modern artist did just that, before her mind went on a strange journey. The famous fourteenth century painting is full of tiny figures
"I like, you may say, the glitter and color that comes from the mouth, and I've always hoped in a sense to be able to paint the mouth like [Claude] Monet painted a sunset." -Francis Bacon Postwar Irish painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is infamous for his detailed depictions of figures' mouths, often wide open and screaming.
Imagine downtown New York City in the 1970s. Yes, it's gritty and salacious. And sure, it's probably not the best idea to head further east than 1st Avenue at night. But the city is also a hub of creative energy. Counterculture rules Greenwich Village and avant-garde artists, like Chris Burden,
Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY is known for his fantastical, algorithm-generated architecture, which continually redefines the possibilities for built space. As ...
"Wouldn't the city be better if each citizen had a little bit of park woven into their life, their incidental life?" Charles McKinney, principal urban design...
Next week, modernist architect Eileen Gray will receive her first cinematic recognition for years of prolific contribution to 20th-century design. Studies on...
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Summer shows of artworks by Janet Cardiff, Adrián Villar Rojas and Patti Smith will celebrate ongoing post-Superstorm Sandy recovery on New York's Rockaway peninsula, in the borough of Queens.
Otto Piene, German artist and co-founder of the postwar art group Zero, died July 17 in Berlin at 86. The cause of death has not been revealed. Piene is known for his technology-based artworks, which often used light in kinetic sculptures. He lived and worked between Düsseldorf and Groton, Mass.
Metropolitan Museum of Art president Emily Rafferty, 65, will retire in spring 2015, after 11 years in the position and nearly 40 years at the New York museum. Rafferty began her career with the Met as a development department administrator in 1976.
Last fall, new data revealed that Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, revered since its 2010 opening as one of the most sustainable skyscrapers in the world, is actually a bigger energy hog than similar New York City buildings.
RKLA redesigns a Rockaways landscape for resiliency.
Facebook has chosen architect Frank Gehry to design the interiors of its relocated and expanded international offices in London and Dublin. This commission comes just a few weeks after Gehry was hired with Foster + Partners for the London Battersea Power Station redevelopment, his first project in the United Kingdom capital.