The Surreal Life: Tilda Swinton Strikes A Pose At The Menil

the Menil Collection, Houston, Tilda Swinton wears Dior

Tilda Swinton is photographed here at the Menil Collection, the museum Dominique de Menil founded in Houston, for W by photographer Tim Walker. This shoot is the third collaboration between Swinton, Walker, art director Jerry Stafford, and stylist Jacob K. They have all traveled together to Iceland (“Planet Tilda,” W, August 2011) and to Las ... See the Rest

#PictureThis2 : Arlene Gottfried’s Sometimes Overwhelming

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NSFW: As a girl, Arlene Gottfried went to Woodstock armed with a small 35mm camera that once belonged to her uncle and afterward, her Brooklyn neighborhood offered her plenty to shoot in her in her own neck of the woods. Gottfried spent a lot of time in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, as well as the Manhattan's burgeoning nightclub scene. She says ... See the Rest

Whitney Moves Downtown: Alex Katz’s Katherine & Elizabeth Is On The Street

The new Whitney exterior is completed. It sits at the start (or end) of The High Line elevated park, facing the Hudson River in New York City's Meatpacking District

Hey, next time you're in the Meatpacking District, be sure to check out "Katherine and Elizabeth" at the corner of Washington and Gansevoort Streets. The digital print by Alex Katz is the first work in a public art series organized by the Whitney, High Line Art, and TF Cornerstone Inc. Rolling out over the next five years, the series celebrates the ... See the Rest

Brooklyn Gallery Celebrates the Fold-In Art of MAD Magazine Cartoonist Al Jaffee

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Remember the back page of MAD magazine? How it had the picture that was one thing unfolded, then another when it was folded? Well, the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn is giving the iconic, long-running artist Al Jaffe his due with an exhibit of his work. Jaffee, who has been working for the comedy magazine since 1955, developed his iconic fold-in in ... See the Rest

Art Break: The Everyday Sh*t of Jesse Edwards

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Meet graffiti-writer-turned-formal-easel-painter Jesse Edwards who, the story goes, traded in a life of crime for painting unconventional still lifes. Check out his impressionistic renditions of  tenderly cared-for weed plants, a wank rag and sock, and Krylon can arrangements after the jump. ... See the Rest

Smash! What $40 Million Gets You At Christie’s…


Let's say you have $40 million to spend at Christies, just for fun. Last Tuesday, they set a record for the auction house when they sold $857 million worth of art in one evening. Among the big winners that night were these three record-setting graphic works by Ed Rusha ($30,405,000), Roy Lichtenstein (10 cents for $2,741,000) and Christopher Wool ... See the Rest

Ai Weiwei Makes A Big Splash At The Dover Street Market


The latest project from Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei involves pieces from emerging designers from the Dover Street Market in NY. Wei Wei was given free reign to shoot for V Magazine, “in whatever manner he chose.” So, new brands like Hood By Air and Gosha Rubchinskiy had their clothes splattered by buckets of paint. Taken mid-pour, the ... See the Rest

Somewhere: Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Rainbow Panorama”


Conceptual artist Olafur Eliasson’s Your Rainbow Panorama, is a transparent circular walkway on top of the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Lee Mindel visited for Architectural Digest and shot these gorgeous pics. Every delicious color, an Instagram dream come true, if there ever was one. ... See the Rest