Random Art Thoughts: 12/14/2016

*The subtle shade Isa Genzken throws in her evasive yet sometimes enlightening interview on Artspace. *The terrifying notion of Paddle8’s ambition to be the Internet’s art auction house. And the disappointing yet not surprising fact there are zero Black women on staff and 98% of the staff appear to be Millennials. *Wondering why all the appointees on…

10 Celebrities Who Dabble in Art

Over the years, many celebrities have been the subject of artworks by famous artists and celebrities are also turning the tables by creating their own works of art. Actress Tilda Swinton did a performance piece for MoMA by sleeping in a glass box. Rapper/business mogul/husband to superstar Beyoncé, Jay Z did a performance piece at…

Movers and Shakers in the Art World, 2016

10 Most Powerful Art Dealers in the USA, via Forbes. The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries, via Complex. Artists, Collectors, Dealers: The Most Powerful People In the Art World, via The Guardian. The World’s Top 100 Art Collectors for 2016, via Artnet. The 250 Top Art Auction Houses in the World, via Blouin Artinfo 10…

The Problem with Art History Timelines

The problem with most art history timelines is that they are Eurocentric and as such they center the achievements of Western art while erasing the art achievements of the rest of the world. While there is nothing wrong with Western art, the story of art includes a vast array of geographic and cultural centers, and…