30 April 2010

Photoshop 'Til You Drop

Does Erik Johansson use Photoshop?  You bet he does, and he's proud as hell of the stunning work he produces.

Silver Screen

You may not like every film Ridley Scott's  made, but it's pretty close to a certainty you like a one or two.

Silver Screen

It's one of the touchstones of cinema, and this summer it will be back -- bigger and (I'm betting) better than ever.

It's Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

27 April 2010

New Art

April 2010

26 April 2010

Silver Screen

Too hot for the censors?  How many of these banned films have you seen?


A new exhibition of Rachel Harrison's work opens in London.  What's she up to?

Union Jacks . . . and Jills

Who's hot in the British art world?  Some of the best of the new generation will be announced today.

Museum Scene

What's up at the Museum of Modern Art?  An exhibition of the work of William Kentridge for starters.

Topsy Turvy Down Under

The Australian art world's been roiled, but what's all the fuss?  Judge for yourself.

Silver Screen

He is one of Hollywood's enduring legends.  What's Clint Eastwood's secret, anyway?

22 April 2010

New Art

What News From the Mother Ship?
April 2010

That Lucky Old Sun

Where is great art made?  Just ninety-three million miles away.

21 April 2010

Museum Scene

What's happening at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston?  A look deep into antiquity.

Silver Screen

A retrospective of the work of ailing actor Dennis Hopper at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

17 April 2010

Gentleman's Agreement

A fresh look at British artist David Gentleman's work.

Rule, Britannia

Paul Sandby, the artist behind Britain's remarkable school of landscape painting.

Silver Screen

It's that time again -- for the Tribeca Film Festival.  Get the popcorn ready.

14 April 2010

The Art of Motion

A new exhibit's set to open at the Corcoran in Washington that celebrates an early pioneer of photography, Eadweard Muybridge.

Dark Arts

What Hew Draper's carvings reveal about Britain's arcane past.

Bad Boy . . . Great Art?

Ryan McGinley's kicking up more dust in New York City.  What's a lad supposed to do?

11 April 2010

Insult to Injury

The battered and abused work of Spanish artist Angela de la Cruz.


New Yorkers will spot them around town . . . the statues of Antony Gormley.  Quite a show.

The Art of the Film

A new exhibit at London's Whitechapel Gallery challenges the notion of the 'art film' as an exercise in somnambulism.

All That Jazz

Artist Gina Southgate paints to the sound of a different drummer.

The Man With the Golden Eye

Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of photography's most influential figures.  Now, there's an exhibition of his work at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

This is an interview Leonard Lopate did last week with Cartier-Bresson's widow and MoMA's chief photography curator.

05 April 2010

Chinese Checkers

Wealthy Chinese collectors are taking the art market by storm.

Mega-Bucks For Art

The Ford Foundation's ponying up some serious cash on behalf of creating art.

03 April 2010

New Breed

A younger, hipper generation of museum curators steps to the fore.

Silver Screen

The spectacular success of Avatar has sparked a Hollywood stampede to retrofit movies to 
3-D.  But will the public be buying?

02 April 2010

Holding Korty

Are you familiar with the work of artist David Korty?  He owes a lot to Hockney.  Read all about it.

01 April 2010

Storm Front

Storm Thorgerson's responsible for hundreds of album covers, helping set the mood for an array of artists.  

The Tower of London

Britain believes it has the answer to the Eiffel Tower -- and so does Anish Kapoor.

Building Blocks

A New York attorney who's devoting his artistic life to Legos.  Here's a short BBC interview with Nathan Sawaya.