By now you know that the London-born, Berlin-based performance artist Tino Sehgal received the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale for his two-person beatboxing dance piece in Massimiliano Gioni’s exhibition “The Encyclopedic Palace,” but what you may not be aware of is the hilariously pained expression that Sehgal made while receiving the prize (see above). We’re not sure what to make of the look on Sehgal’s face — does he have zero upper body strength? does he have a debilitating phobia of winged lions? did he just remember that he was having a really bad hair day? — but we immediately recognized the opportunity to creating a new meme, and thus Struggling Sehgal was born. See some instructive examples below.
While many theater goers are looking forward to “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke’s performance as the iconic Holly Golightly , we took a look at the life and times of the thespian felines that play an integral role in this classic story.
The street artist Jay Shells has embarked on a new endeavor that’s part neighborhood history project and part hip-hop guidebook to the city, AnimalNY reports. He has placed his “Rap Quotes” signs, which feature excerpts from famous rappers’ songs in which specific locations are mentioned, at the cited sites, from Jay-Z’s allusion to the Marcy projects (above) to P. Diddy’s (né Puff Daddy) reference to Times Square on “Mo Money Mo Problems.” — Benjamin Sutton
Edvard Munch on This: Food Artist Ida Skivenes’s Makes Toasty Renderings Of Modern Masterpieces
In honor of Pope Francis I, we parsed art history’s many, many, many portrayals of Saint Francis to find a stand-out, when we happened on optical illusionist M.C. Escher’s 1922 woodcut, “St. Francis Preaching to the Birds” (detail above, in full below).
“I’ve always loved video games and building things so here we are”
While many spend their days trying to remove graffiti from their fences and walls, these couples are keeping it forever in their hearts!
If you still think of Pinterest as just a place to find instructions for D.I.Y. salads in mason jars, D.I.Y. candles in mason jars, or D.I.Y. mason jar-themed weddings, think again: Visual organizations like museums, galleries, and design firms have thrown themselve into the pin-crazy world with gusto. We took some time to track down some favorites from the array of foodporn and braid tutorials — here, then, are 10 of the best art-related Pinterest accounts:
Attention DC Comics lovers: the Batmobile has been sold!