Your cheat sheet to the next seven days in the arts—highbrow and low
Each week, there's an avalanche of new albums, films, books, theater, and art to take in—from monumental new voices in culture to guilty pleasures worth indulging in. We're here to help narrow down what deserves your attention. This week's picks are below.
The Exhibit: Brooklyn-based painter Mickalene Thomas’ first solo ... More
The artist, the subject of a current retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, has designed a beautiful bottle for a new Dior scent
Large Self-Supporting Knot Lacan's Knot My Bed
People often hang their museum-quality art on the wall, but some sweet-smelling art aficionados will be keeping this particular objet in a more unusual place: the medicine cabinet.
Renowned French artist Jean-Michel ... More
The Calvin Klein designer discusses his appreciation for the work of Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca
"I remember the first time I saw Guillermo Kuitca’s collage work—I was immediately curious to learn more. It felt very minimal and textural, with a lot of soul. I was able to meet him through Angela Westwater, his dealer at Sperone Westwater gallery, and got ... More
We hand out grades to the newest class of museum directors
Over the past three years, an entire generation of art-museum directors has passed the torch to a new class. With turnover at the top at almost two-dozen institutions, these successors will be deciding who matters most in 21st-century art, who pays for it and how to get art ... More
The songwriter-turned-painter takes things in a bold new direction.
When you get caught between the moon and New York City, the best that you can do is fall in love.
Carole Bayer Sager won an Oscar for that sentence and for the ones that preceded and followed it in “Arthur’s Theme,” the song she penned with Burt Bacharach and ... More
A rare glimpse at the New York space—still preserved—where the iconic photographer worked
Some people called him a “wonderful terrible mirror.” Others said he was exploitative and manipulative. But that’s really beside the point. Richard Avedon was one of the greatest photographers in the world, both in fashion and portraiture. He died in 2004 at the age of 81, and his work is ... More
Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman finally opens the doors to her Bridgehampton art studio
The artist is ill at ease. A visitor has invaded the space that is supposed to break an artistic block, and he is perhaps contributing to it. He asks questions that are difficult. For Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman a lot is at stake. Things have to be carefully considered.
First important ... More