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The Stunning Canvas of Public Spaces

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 6 months ago

Street art gets a bit of a bad rap, and an unfair one at that.

Stunning street art on the buildings of Poland
Art

Andrea Gibson's "The Madness Vase"

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 6 months ago

A little poetry for your Thursday afternoon, perhaps?

Andrea Gibson speaks at last year's "Celebrating Women's Voices," in honour of International Womens' Day. (photo from girlabouttoronto.com)
Art

Five Questions: Peter Schjeldahl

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 7 months ago

Peter Schjeldahl, the New Yorker’s art critic, has been covering the art world since the 1960s, back when he was a bohemian living in a cold water flat in the East Village.

Peter Schjeldahl
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Five Questions: Kehinde Wiley

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 7 months ago

As an artist, Kehinde Wiley is both equally concerned with art history – those grand, majestic portraits by the likes of Gainsborough and Titian – as he is with representation, swapping English kings and queens for swaggering Harlem gents in their finest hip-hop frippery.

Kehinde Wiley's "Femme piquee par un serpent"
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Turning Ten: Shannon Gillette Discusses our Birthday Piñata

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 7 months ago

Pinatas, for all their outlandish, paper mache glory, represent a celebration of life.

Behind the glass: Shannon Gillette's Drake Turns Ten Piñata.
Art

Kris Knight Makes Good With Gucci

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Local Queen West portrait master turns heads in Milan.

Kris Knight's "Spook," from 2008.