Model spilling her handbag – best photograph by Gianpaolo Barbieri | Art and design

II have always been drawn to theater and cinema. When I was young, my ambition was to be an actor – and as a teen, I enjoyed making costumes and ensembles with my friends. We’ve been experimenting with light, trying to copy our favorite movies, like Sunset Boulevard and Tobacco Road. I moved to Rome … Read more

A treasure trove of art is coming under the hammer, with rumors of a next Picasso

Web Auction House / Supplied Curators from Webb’s Auction House inspected John Perry’s treasure trove. Art connoisseurs are making their way through thousands of paintings, artifacts and photographs in an abandoned cinema in West Auckland, hoping to find a hidden Picasso. They are digging into the treasure trove left behind by legendary art collector John … Read more

Photographs of Paul McCartney’s “Lost” displayed at the National Portrait Gallery | Paul McCartney

Unseen photographs taken by Paul McCartney of the early 1960s when the Beatles catapulted to international stardom will be on display at the renovated National Portrait Gallery this summer. McCartney thought the photographs, taken between December 1963 and February 1964, were lost, but he has recently rediscovered them. NPG Director Nicholas Cullinan said the exhibition, … Read more

Kang kills the Avengers in Haunting Ant-Man 3 MCU Fan Art

residence Movie news Kang kills the Avengers in Haunting Ant-Man 3 MCU Fan Art New Ant-Man and the Wasp Haunts: Quantumania fan art shows Kang the Conqueror resting with the bloody trophies of the Avengers he killed. Kang the Conqueror is shown resting surrounded by the bloodstained trophies of the Avengers he just killed in … Read more

What would a $20 bill look like if it had a native woman front and center on it?

For Mi’kmaw Tracey Metallic artist, the late Margaret (Pictou) LaBillois is one of her heroes. That’s why she chose to feature them in a design challenge to reimagine Canadian banknotes with inspiring Aboriginal women. The Aboriginal Women’s Association of Canada runs the Changing Bills project as a way to promote the contributions and achievements of … Read more

PianoFight to shut down SF and Oakland venues in the latest blow to the Bay Area scene

PianoFight Artistic Director Rob Ready takes care of the Tenderloin Place Bar. Photo: Michaela Vatcheva/Special to The Chronicle 2022 In late December, PianoFight artistic director Rob Ready told The Chronicle that he wasn’t sure how long his Tenderloin spot could last. A month later, he has an answer: PianoFight will close the Taylor Street space, … Read more

Asma Naim is poised to be the first person of color to lead the Baltimore Museum of Art in its 109-year history – The Baltimore Sun

Asma Naeem, a Pakistan-born former New York attorney-general turned curator, on Tuesday appointed the Baltimore Museum of Art director — the first person of color to lead the institution in its 109-year history. Naim’s appointment to head Maryland’s second-largest art foundation was confirmed during a Board of Trustees vote Tuesday afternoon. She started her new … Read more

Burberry branding, volcano and prairie with iconic check pattern

British fashion house Burberry used milk-based paints and flowers to create a pair of temporary fixtures in the Canary Islands and South Africa, which mimic the brand’s signature checkered pattern when viewed from above. Designed as part of the Burberry Landscapes series, the project sees the creatives collaborate with the brand to produce temporary, site-specific … Read more

John Akomfrah Represents Britain at the Venice Biennale | John Akomfrah

The British Council has announced that artist and director John Akomfrah will represent the United Kingdom at the 2024 Venice Biennale. Akomfrah, who was honored with an equestrian medal in the 2023 Honors List, is known for his art films and multi-screen video installations that explore issues such as racial injustice, diasporic identities, migration, and … Read more

‘A Face Is Not Just a Face’: Is It Finally Time for the Gay Gaze of Unsung Portraitist Gilbert Lewis?

“I didn’t realize until recently what a profound effect he had on my life,” Anthony Rullo said of the Philadelphia-based figurative painter Gilbert Lewis. He first posed for him in 1986, and would do so, about twice a week, for $6 an hour for the next ten years. At the time, Rullo was 23 and … Read more