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How Swizz Beatz Bridged the Worlds of Hip-Hop and Contemporary Art

How Swizz Beatz Bridged the Worlds of Hip-Hop and Contemporary Art Kasseem Dean, a.k.a. Swizz Beatz (second from left), at his home in New Jersey with some of the artists whose work is in his collection (from left): Nina Chanel Abney, Kaws, Jordan Casteel and Cy Gavin. Above them is Kehinde Wiley’s “Femme Piquée par un Serpe… This manicure just ... Read More »

Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is secretly an artist’s fondest power fantasy

Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is secretly an artist’s fondest power fantasy Dan Gilroy’s art world horror-satire gives its main art critic (Jake Gyllenhaal) an almost comedic level of power and influence, and its dead (or undead) central artist has literal power over life and death through his art. For artists, it’s an outright fanta… Copenhagen light festival brightens dark nights Art ... Read More »

An Art Critic's 33 Rules for Being an Artist

An Art Critic’s 33 Rules for Being an Artist Art, as we all know, is about following a set number of rules handed to you by another person. In the latest New York Magazine cover story, art critic Jerry Saltz lists 33 steps to becoming a great artist, and what’s interesting is how many don’ts he’s willin… Jake Gyllenhaal faces ... Read More »