Chris Levine on creating his iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II: ‘I was the wild card’

Chris Levine on creating his iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II: ‘I was the wild card’ Ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we spoke to artist Chris Levine about the making of his iconic hologram portraits of Her Majesty. He reflects on two years of preparation, that fateful day in Buckingham Palace, and Lightness …

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Spider-Gwen Gets a Manga Makeover In New Fan Art Video

Spider-Gwen is a fan-favorite version of Spider-Man’s Gwen Stacy character, and now in a new piece of fan art, she’s been given a manga-style upgrade! In Marvel’s multiverse known as the Spider-Verse, Spider-Gwen is a popular doppelgänger of Gwen Stacy’s, and now in a new fan art video, she gets a manga makeover that fans didn’t even …

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A Hot Recently-Shuttered Downtown Gallery Threw An Opulent Brooklyn Gala For Itself

Alyssa Davis was a small gallery. So small, in fact, it used to run out of Davis’s apartment in the West Village. That is, before a private investigator hired by her building gathered enough evidence to shutter the space for violating zoning laws in April. Founded in 2016, the gallery was known to those in-the-know, …

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Hauser and Wirth Is Opening a New Space Dedicated to Craft and Design in the Hamptons | Artnet News

As mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth is coming up on its 30th anniversary, co-founder Manuela Wirth says she made a concerted decision not to step out with a splashy party to celebrate. Instead, Wirth is going back to her roots as an arts and crafts teacher in her pre-gallery days by establishing the first U.S. outpost …

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A Vase Kept in an Ordinary Kitchen Turned Out to Be a Qing-Dynasty Artwork Worth Millions

The artwork’s last owner purchased it for just a few hundred pounds.  Photo courtesy of Dreweatts When Mark Newstead first saw the blue-and-gold porcelain vase sitting in his friend’s kitchen in the late 1990s, he thought it looked familiar. Based on the colors, design, and shape of the vessel, the Asian ceramics and artworks consultant for …

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Art Industry News: Britain’s Case for the Parthenon Marbles Failed to Convince Anyone at UNESCO + Other Stories | Artnet News

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, May 27. NEED TO READ Unionization Push Continues at U.S. Museums – Some 200 workers at the American Museum of National History have decided to unionize, …

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When Detroit Auto Workers Defended a Diego Rivera Mural Against Protests From the Rich

Image: Detroit Institute of Art It’s one of the most iconic places in Detroit: The fantastic Diego Rivera Detroit Industry mural covering all four walls in the Garden Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. When the 27 paintings were unveiled to the public, everyone from Catholics to business leaders to socialites demanded the walls …

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Emma Frost’s Gets Gorgeous New Costumes In Amazing Hellfire Gala Fan Art

Emma Frost gets a series of stunning new costumes in amazing Hellfire Gala fan art that shows off many different looks for the hero. Warning! Spoilers for X-Men’s Hellfire Gala by Marvel Comics The X-Men’s Emma Frost is never one to hold back when it comes to high-fashion, unique looks, and costumes, and in new Hellfire Gala …

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‘Showing Up’ Review: Michelle Williams in Kelly Reichardt’s Exquisite Minimalist Drama of Art and Life in Portland

Lizzy Carr (Michelle Williams), the central character of Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up,” is a sculptor who is finishing up a series of ceramic figures she’ll be presenting in a gallery show. We see her working, throughout the movie, on the small clay statues — all women, each one about a foot tall, some mounted on …

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