The Artist formerly known as Prince

There have been a few posts on social media using this quip. However it’s worth remembering that King Charles III is an artist who is a keen painter in watercolors and who exhibits his paintings on a regular basis. He is also a Patron of drawing, traditional art and crafts in different locations both in … Read more

Takahiko Iimura, Pioneering Video Artist and Filmmaker, Dies at 85 – ARTnews.com

Takahiko Iimura, an artist and filmmaker whose early experiments with video during the 1970s made him one of the first to use the medium to artistic ends, has died at 85. A representative for New York’s Microscope Gallery, which represents him, confirmed his death. Iimura’s experimental films of the ’60s gained him a following in … Read more

Artist Barbara Bloom and Writer Ben Lerner Interview About ‘Gold Custody’ – ARTnews.com

The relationship between writers and artists tends to be a one-way street. Artists make, writers critique. But in Gold Custodya new book by artist Barbara Bloom and poet/novelist Ben Lerner, response and creation is a simultaneous, collaborative process. Gold Custody is slight; it’s no gargantuan coffee table book, but it’s no slim novel either. It … Read more

AfriCOBRA Artist Nelson Stevens Dies at 84—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines UNDER SCRUTINY. On Monday, French officials detained for questioning two major archaeologists as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged antiquities trafficking, Artnet News and Liberation report. That investigation has already led to charges against the … Read more

Pioneering Digital Artist Dies at 95 – ARTnews.com

Herbert W. Franke, a pioneering digital artist, scientist, and writer of both nonfiction and science fiction, died last week at 95. During the course of his life, Franke will witness enormous changes in technology, and he used his art to reflect and record these shifts. His practice evolved as technology did. In the 1970s, he … Read more

Legendary Tattoo Artist Spider Webb Dies at 78—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE STORIED TATTOOIST SPIDER WEBB, who fought laws that restricted his medium while pushing it into the realm of high art, has died at 78, Neil Genzlinger reports in the New York Times. In 1976, Spider … Read more

White Artist Slammed Online for Copying the Work of a Black Photographer

Left: Still from Blue, directed by Dayday (screenshot Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic via Vimeo); right: Gala Knörr, “Young Cowboy” (2022) (used with permission from the Guggenheim Museum) A painting currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao depicts a Black figure in a cowboy hat glancing over his shoulder against an abstract background of field … Read more

Computer Artist Herbert W. Franke on Making NFTs – ARTnews.com

The 95-year-old Austrian artist Herbert W. Franke, who uses algorithms and computer programs to visualize math as art, has recently become a sensation within the art world—and the crypto space. Earlier this month, the physicist and science fiction writer was behind one of the most talked about digital artworks at a booth by the blockchain … Read more