Eric Cahan’s Sky Series
Large-format photographer Austin Irving has travelled across America and East Asia documenting the uncanny architecture of “show” caves developed as tourist attractions.
The Whitney Museum interprets the blues through artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Mark Bradford, Stan Douglas, Glenn Ligon, John Outterbridge, Alma Thomas, Kara Walker, and David Hammons.
Sea glass organized neatly.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, precocious and self-destructive painter, street artist, and musician, was fated to have a brief but momentous life.
Annie Leibovitz photographs the Reverend Al Sharpton at Prima Donna Beauty Care Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Is a lamp still a lamp if it’s made of bubbles?
Octogenarian feminist painter Joan Semmel combats sexism.
Nir Hod has always been fascinated with mortality, beauty, loneliness, and glamour.
Allen Ginsberg’s photography, like his poetry, is spontaneous, daring, and insouciant.
Clement Valla collects distorted snapshots from Google Earth, windows into an alternate reality. The sublime, melting lanscapes are technically mistakes, glitches in the computer mapping process formed when the aerial view intersects with the ground view. Valla says: “These collected images feel alien, because they are clearly an incorrect representation of the earth’s surface. And it is precisely because humans did not directly create these images that they are so fascinating. They are created by an algorithm that finds nothing wrong in these moments.”
What better artist to inaugurate Hauser & Wirth’s expansive new gallery than the sprawling and unwieldy Dieter Roth?
William Burroughs in front of two of his paintings.
Liberate your unconscious! Drawing Surrealism at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Laurie Simmons has made a career of staging miniature domestic scenes with meticulously constructed sets (inspiring the title of her daughter Lena Dunham’s film, Tiny Furniture). All that changed when Simmons uncrated a life-size “Love Doll” from Japan, complete with a transparent slip, engagement ring, and genitalia. The ensuing photographs, titled chronologically from the day she received the doll, are unnervingly intimate and evocative. First exhibited at Salon 94 and Salon 94 Bowery, the series has now been collected in a book: The Love Doll: Days 1-36.