Jolly Crowds of Damien Hirst Fans Showed Up For the IRL Conclusion to the Artist’s NFT Experiment. Here’s What They Had to Say

Jolly Crowds of Damien Hirst Fans Showed Up For the IRL Conclusion to the Artist’s NFT Experiment.  Here’s What They Had to Say

Excitement was in the air on Thursday afternoon at London’s Newport Street Gallery. But the throngs of visitors chatting excitedly or snapping photos of the display were not the usual art crowd, and this was certainly not the usual art opening. It was a “community event” to preview the exhibition of “The Currency,” Damien Hirst’s … Read more

Industry’s Ken Leung: ‘Will the world ever see us as something separate from martial arts?’

Industry’s Ken Leung: ‘Will the world ever see us as something separate from martial arts?’

Ken Leung doesn’t know what he’s talking about in Industry. The razor-sharp series, about young graduates competing for permanent positions in the cutthroat world of finance, requires its actors to deliver arcane terminology at such a speed you might think they understood the meaning behind what they were saying; you’d be wrong. “I just can’t … Read more

Interview: At home with NY architect Annabelle Selldorf

Interview: At home with NY architect Annabelle Selldorf

Annabelle Selldorf draws on the elegance of minimalist architecture to create buildings that stand out through their walled-down sophistication, and rich, yet understated nature. The New York-based architect and principal of her eponymous studio has worked on gallery designs for a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of the contemporary art world – … Read more

Kristi Cavataro Is a Fast-Rising Sculptor Breathing New Life Into an Ancient Medium: Stained Glass

Kristi Cavataro Is a Fast-Rising Sculptor Breathing New Life Into an Ancient Medium: Stained Glass

When the fifth edition of the “Greater New York” survey exhibition opened last year, one presentation that generated buzz was a group of jewel-toned sculptures that would look as at home on a playground as in its MoMA PS1 gallery. A cluster of interlocking arches seemed caught in mid-somersault on the floor, near what looked … Read more

The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review – the lines of beauty | art and design books

The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review – the lines of beauty |  art and design books

This book’s title might suggest a history of the London Underground map of 1933 (which is technically a diagram), the one created by Harry Beck and resembling electric circuitry. But it’s really a history of London Underground maps plural, albeit with Beck as the star of the show. After all, there were underground maps before … Read more

Glass Lighting, a Tribute to St. Malo, and More

Photo: William Jess Laird, Audrey Melton, Bryony Roberts, GBA The objects, designers, news, and events worth knowing about. Photos: William Jess Laird. Photos: William Jess Laird. Artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen and lighting design studio In Common With have collaborated on a striking series of lamps that pay homage to forms found in nature like fungi … Read more

Mental health, suicide prevention highlighted in Philadelphia art exhibit

This story contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call or text 988. As the sun set over Philadelphia, dozens of white figures outside City Hall began to glow, a dot of light beaming inside the chest of every human-like lantern. Each was crafted by hand from paper … Read more