At age 76, artist David Hockney brings traditional draughtsmanship to new media, using digital cameras and "painting" large-scale images on his iPad to explore familiar subjects. Spencer Michels interviews Hockney at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, site of a large new exhibit called "David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition." Continue reading
In other news Monday, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded a recount of Sunday’s election for Moscow mayor. Navalny came in second to Sergei Sobyanin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also, a long-lost painting by Vincent van Gogh was rediscovered after being stored in an attic in Norway for six decades. Continue reading
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Moammar Gadhafi and would-be heir to Libya, is vowing not to surrender to the Libyan rebels. As recently as 2010, under very different circumstances, the perception of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi was much different as an exhibition of his art traveled around the world. Continue reading
Thursday marks the 80th birthday of Paul Taylor, one of America’s most celebrated modern choreographers. Last week, the company visited the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, just outside metropolitan Washington, D.C, for a special debut.
Chuck Close is one of the most-recognized artists of our era, best known for his large-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists and often himself. A new biography, "Chuck Close: Life" was recently published. Jeffrey Brown speaks to its author, Christopher Finch, and the subject, Chuck Close. Continue reading