For better or worse, celebrities are the new monarchy.
On the New Yorker blog, Sasha Frere-Jones plots a trajectory from Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau to Japanese noise musician Merzbow to Justin Bieber. The connection? Machines.
Go behind the scenes with ten obsessive filmmakers, including Ed Harris, Todd Haynes, Alfred Hitchcock, Ennio Morricone, and Hilary Swank.
The new documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present is a backstage look at the artist’s career-crowning MoMA retrospective, down to the emergency toilet hidden in the chair she sat in, without moving, 7.5 hours per day – 736 hours and 30 minutes in all – over the course of the exhibition.
The Gagosian empire is growing as Larry launches his twelfth gallery in a warehouse just north of Paris (his second space in the city).
Famous actor and shameless dilettante James Franco has made short work of his art career since his first solo show only two years ago at Clocktower Gallery. His latest project at LA MOCA is based on Nicholas Ray’s classic 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause.