Cecilia Vicuña Sees Venice Through Her Mother’s Eyes

An unforgettable artwork at this year’s Venice Biennale captivates visitors long before they step foot in the Giardini or the Arsenale. Gazing out from Venice’s vaporetti, the iconic public water buses that ferry passengers across the greenish lagoon, are the eyes of Cecilia Vicuña’s mother. As visitors disembark at the aquatic city’s buoyant docks against … Read more

Willie Birch Is Portraying the World as He Sees It – ARTnews.com

Fresh off a stellar appearance at last fall’s edition of the Prospect New Orleans triennial, Willie Birch is back in New York with a retrospective at Fort Gansevoort gallery. The show, which features a rich mix of hand-crafted, mixed media figurative sculptures and works on paper in acrylic painted papier mâché frames, is his first … Read more

Picabia Sees Record in Sotheby’s First Surrealism Sale – ARTnews.com

On Wednesday, Sotheby’s staged its first sale dedicated to Surrealist art. Held at the house’s Paris headquarters, the sale was a success, bringing in €33 million ($36.7 million) with premium, across 23 lots. The auction saw a near-perfect sell-through rate, with only one lot unsold, and achieved a total hammer price of €27.1 million ($30.1 … Read more

New Mexico Fiber Artist Eric-Paul Riege Sees Life as a Loom – ARTnews.com

Eric-Paul Riege performing during his exhibition “Hólǫ́́—it xistz,” 2019, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Photo Javier Sanchez/Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami “I feel like it’s important when I talk about my practice to introduce my hands first,” Eric-Paul Riege said as he held up his long-fingered, tattooed hands to the screen, flipping … Read more