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Art

An Interview with Cookie, Japan's Favorite Comedian-Turned-Artist

Ahead of his debut at Artexpo in New York, we talked to Nikuguso Tarou about art, comedy, and keeping it 'kawaii.'
Yuichi Abiko
4.4.19
Art

An Art Examiner Discovered Secret Basquiat Drawings Using a Blacklight

A New York conservator discovered a new Basquiat painting with coded blacklight images.
Taylor Hosking
1.2.19
Culture

7 Black Artists You Should Know

From working with Solange to being lauded by "Vogue," these women are lighting up the art scene.
Miss Rosen
12.6.18
bar

Don't Steal Paintings From Bars, Even if They're of Christopher Walken

“ALL IS GOOD AS WE GOT OUR BELOVED CHRISTOPHER BACK," the Edinburgh bar wrote on Facebook.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.20.18
Art

MoMA Is Finally Giving Legendary Black Artist Charles White His Due

Black people have made great art forever but have been mostly ignored by large museums. Nearly 40 years after his death, White is finally getting the acclaim he deserves.
André-Naquian Wheeler
10.24.18
Sci-Fi

Exploring the Uncanny, Sci-Fi Dystopias of Simon Stålenhag

To celebrate the release of his third book, 'The Electric State,' we spoke with the Swedish painter about the fear of technology, the rise of fascism, the power of art, and (of course) robots.
Jack de Quidt
10.10.18
Comics!

'Stay Inside,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani

An artist talks about his work anxiety and what he does to escape it.
Sami Alwani
8.28.18
Culture

These Playful Watercolor Paintings Update the Kama Sutra for 2018

“I found it only natural to include some homosexual and queer couples in my book—because, well, it’s 2018! I wanted my book to be colorful in every sense."
Beckett Mufson
8.28.18
Art

This Artist’s Neon Erotica Is Metal (and NSFW) as Hell

L.A. artist Kristen Liu-Wong paints beautiful scenes of bong-smoking, kinky warrior-queens.
Kara Weisenstein
8.13.18
Art

We Need More Artists Like This Street Performer-Turned Multimedia Wizard

How a formerly-undocumented kid from Queens went from performing on the subway to a solo art show in Manhattan.
Kara Weisenstein
7.24.18
Motherboard

RIP Koko, the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Communicated With Humans

Koko died in Woodside, California, on Tuesday. The beloved primate was 46.
Becky Ferreira
6.21.18
Art

Infamous Erotic Novel 'Story of O' Inspired Natalie Frank's Arousing Art

The kinky French 'fairy tale,' as the artist calls it, was taboo for decades.
Julia Gray
6.11.18
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