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!
Many of the most notorious dictators of our time have, at one point or another, attended (or sent a representative to appear at) major auctions, while some of the great faces of evil have one or two masterpieces hanging on their wall. Since this is hardly news, more compelling than “who,” perhaps, is “what” — as in, what kind of art do these terrible people like?
Russian photographer Sergey Semonov took home first prize in the amateur category of the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards with this not-so-amateur 3D panorama of Central Park.
A school of goldfish acts as an underwater orchestra in Hong Kong-based artist Henry Chu’s “Fish Harp,”
Don’t say we didn’t get you anything for Christmas, Internet.
“I was only trying to do a good thing, I wanted to return it to its former glory,”
The rate of cross-fertilization between the art world and the Internet ephemera known as memes will only increase. This year saw unparalleled development on this front, from hugely popular artworks that spawned memes of their own — including, we’d argue, the meme of the year, not just in the art world but in the world in general — to memes from the world of politics whose rapid propagation spilled over into the realm of visual art. Here, then, are ARTINFO’s top 10 art memes of 2012.
New York book publisher Abrams has teamed up with Roger Gastman and Sanrio to release a compendium of Hello Kitty-inspired artwork as well as New York’s first Sanrio-themed art exhibition, set to debut tonight at Openhouse Gallery in SoHo.
10 mid-career directors, all in their 40s or younger. Some are obscure, others are pretty famous — but only a few are as well-known as they deserve to be.
Zany right wing pundit Glenn Beck had art on the brain Tuesday night. A special segment of his show, titled “Work of Art” began with a discussion of the 4-year old controversy surrounding Michael D’Antuono’s portrait of President Barack Obama with a crown of thorns and ended with Beck submerging an Obama action figure in a mason jar of his own urine.
From the Object Lessons Gift Guide