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posted by CAA — Oct 18, 2017

 

Catherine Opie, Cathy (London), 2017. ©Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Each week CAA News summarizes articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

An Interview with Catherine Opie

In this interview, artist Catherine Opie discusses her new portrait series, portrait aesthetics, misogyny in the current political climate and the art world, and more. (Read more from Artnet).

Ai Weiwei’s Sculptures Now on View Throughout New York City

Ai Weiwei’s Good Fences Make Good Neighbors brings new sculptures by the artist to many public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. (Read more from The New York Times).

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s Presidential Portraits

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have selected artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint their official portraits. (Read more from Vanity Fair).

Frankenstein’s Monster and Queer Art

Charlie Fox looks at Frankenstein’s Monster in relationship to queer art, including artist Alex Da Corte’s 2017 film, Slow Graffiti. (Read more from  The New York Times).

Yayoi Kusama Book for Kids

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki, with illustrations by Ellen Weinstein, is a new children’s book about the life and artwork of artist Yayoi Kusama. (Read more from Artsy).

The Art of Violet Oakley

Carrie Rickey takes a close look at muralist Violet Oakley (1874–1961), who is the focus of the exhibition A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance, currently on view at the Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia. (Read more from Hyperallergic).

Rodin in New Jersey

Auguste Rodin’s bust of Napoléon Bonaparte, which had been lost since the 1920s, has been found in a borough in suburban New Jersey. (Read more from The Art Newspaper).

A New Podcast from Paddy Johnson and Willam Powhida

Art F City’s founding editor Paddy Johnson and artist William Powhida have started a new contemporary art podcast called “Explain Me.” (Read more from Art F City).

 

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