Ani Liu Presents Data-Driven Portrait of Motherhood at Chuchifritos –

Visitors arrive at Ani Liu’s show “Ecologies of Care” at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space already overwhelmed from having entered through Essex Market, a mazelike configuration of vendors selling produce and items from local artisans. For Liu, whose research-based practice often deals with systems of labor, this entry is not distracting, but fitting. As in … Read more

Critics Roast Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Official Portrait

Jamie Coreth, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge” (2022) (image courtesy Jamie Coreth and Fine Art Commissions) Ugh, it is so hard to find a good portraitist these days! June 23 saw the reveal of a new portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton, affectionately), and critics wasted no … Read more

Kathleen Collins’s Groundbreaking Portrait of Black Womanhood

“Nothing I do leads to ecstasy,” Sara (Seret Scott) exclaims to her handsome painter husband Victor (Bill Gunn) in a fit of frustration. “You stay in a trance, you haven’t noticed that? A kind of private, ecstatic trans. It’s like living with a musician who sits around all day blowing his horn.” We don’t see … Read more

A Unique Portrait Lesson to Build Empathy and Share Stories

What do Freddie Mercury, Albert Einstein, Mila Kunis, Salvador Dalí, the Dalai Lama, Gloria Estefan, MIA, Wassily Kandinsky, and Madeleine Albright all have in common? According to my high school students, they are all talented, bright, and leaders in their fields. They also experienced being displaced from their homes. While refugees and internally displaced people … Read more

Portrait of Michael Eavis to hang in National Portrait Gallery

Michael Eavis at Glastonbury by Peter Blake. 2022. Photographer: Damian Griffiths, image courtesy of Waddington Custot. The portrait depicts Michael Eavis standing in front of the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, where the 50th festival is being hosted for the first time in three years, following cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In … Read more

First official portrait of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled at Fitzwilliam Museum

Yesterday morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to see a new portrait of them both. This is the first official joint portrait. It was painted by British portrait artist Jamie Coreth. The artwork was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund as a gift to the … Read more

Contemporary British Portrait Painters 2022 Exhibition in Brixton

This is about the current exhibition by Contemporary British Portrait Painters from the website of Contemporary British Portrait Painters It feels rather odd at this time in June not to be planning to visit the annual competitive exhibition of paintings by contemporary portrait painters at the National Portrait Gallery. But that Gallery has been closed … Read more

National Portrait Gallery Announces Director’s Essay Prize Winner for 2022

Posted inSponsored This year’s winner, Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, will present a paper related to her award-winning essay in Washington, DC, on Friday, September 9. Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Art History at the University of Delaware (photo by Jawara King) Founded in 2019, the Director’s Essay Prize fosters leading … Read more

Warhol’s Portrait of Marilyn Monroe Sells for $195 M. at Auction –

Andy Warhol’s 1964 silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe, arguably one of the most recognizable images born out of the last evening century, sold for a record-setting $195 million (including fees) at Christie’s New York on Monday. The result makes it the most expensive work by a 20th-century artists ever to be sold at auction. It … Read more