Joe Fig’s work offers glimpses into the studios, private spaces, and processes of acclaimed artists—or so it initially seems. In fact, Fig stages his photographs by meticulously crafting miniature diorama of each studio, including small models of the artists themselves. Fig then shoots the photograph from a documentary perspective so as to capture the artist in action. As such, his work challenges assumptions regarding the truth of photography as well as the mythic status of artists in contemporary culture.


    Peter Schuyff’s characteristic style is exemplified in this humorous layered painting. Interested in the relationship between reality and fantasy, Schuyff appropriates a traditional portrait and overlays a playful, abstract form—appearing like oversized sunglasses—across the subject’s face, undercutting the gravitas of traditional portraiture.

  4. Daily Art Fix:

    Street artist Michael De Feo created bloemen violet, a jubilant, graffiti-infused silkscreen print, one of 50, as a collaboration with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a New York City-based nonprofit that both provides inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts and supports emerging artists.

  7. Inspiration:  At a Creative Mornings event last week, a couple of us had the chance to pop in on Dustin Yellin’s studio and got a glimpse of his amazing space and some of his works in progress.

  9. #Worth Sharing

    Artist Jon Rafman overlays interiors with masterpieces

    (Pictured: Picasso Everybody Loves Raymond (2013))

  10. #Daily Art Fix:

    Huang Yan is known for overlaying traditional Chinese paintings on his models’ faces and torsos. This work is a particularly striking—the painted subject looks directly at the viewer, his cultural heritage deeply imbedded into his personal identity, not unlike a tattoo.


    A post card from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse.


    "Do a lot of little things - it’s better than large things."

    Postcard from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse, New York, New York, postmarked July 2, 1966

    All postcard images courtesy of Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio.  Eva Hesse Archive, Gift of Helen Hesse Charash.  © The Eva Hesse Estate. Courtsey Hauser & Wirth  © Estate of Sol LeWitt/ Artist Rights Society (ARS)

  12. #ARTMOMENT(s)

    We’ve been taking the west coast by storm this past week. We teamed up with Nordstrom to add an artful element to their Designer Showcase and spent time at YBCA in San Fran for a special evening amidst their current exhibition “Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa.” Pit stops along the way included Jessica Silverman and John Berggruen galleries. We are sharing all of these pics via #artmoment, follow along and join in!

  14. #Worth Sharing:

    Another great gem from Brainpickings.org: Giorgia Lupi & Accurat's visualization of 10 painters' lives.

    [Found via Artsy]

  15. Anchored by Robert Longo’s compelling darkened flag, Frank Underwood’s collection is bold yet filled with subtleties, much like his character. We especially like how the menu of southern delicacies in the background of the Skylar Fein work speaks to Frank’s southern roots and we hope you caught our gentle nod to Frank’s video game obsession in Longo’s Untitled (Arena Brains). 

    THE ART:  Black Flag (1989), Robert Longo | Untitled (dollar bill back) (2012), Tom Friedman | High Water at the Carrollton Gauge (White Flag) (2011), Skylar Fein | Untitled (Arena Brains) (1986), Robert Longo

    #Fictional Curator Series #House of Cards

    See Claire’s collection