IN THE STUDIO: Pae White Keeps Her Curiosity for Materials In Check [See more on Artinfo]

    More info on Pae White here.


    David Shrigley makes a shrine to Michael Jackson’s former pet chimp Bubbles (who is alive and well in the Center for Great Apes in FL). [via Artinfo]


    JR on Bringing His Interactive Street Art Initiative to Tsunami-Hit Japan

    TOKYO — Winner of the 2011 TED Prize, which put him in the ranks of past recipients like Bill Clinton and Bono, the Parisian artist JR spent the past two years working on his “Inside Out” global art project, an offshoot of his earlier guerilla works photographing the inhabitants of banlieues on the outskirts of Paris and later of the slums of Brazil and Kenya, and then pasting massive renditions of his images on the facades of buildings. The current project invites people to submit portraits of themselves through his website, which are then printed in large format and given back to them to do with as they please. [READ MORE ON ARTINFO]

    View art by JR here.


    From “Wall Street” to “Girls,” 10 Examples of Pop Culture’s Mixed-Up Take on Art

    Pop culture has a strange, twisted, love-hate, Sam and Diane kind of relationship with art. It adores artists as tortured visionaries but ridicules the art world as a den of pretentious weirdos. What do reporters and critics who spend their days devoted to covering this scene have to say about popular takes on art? To answer that question, we had our writers pick out 10 of their favorite examples of art in film or TV, and then give them letter grades for accuracy and effort (to reward works that at least try to get it right). [Read more on Artinfo]


    GILF! Out the Vote: The Brooklyn Street Artist on Her Enigmatic Political Work

    "As for today’s election, Gilf! relates an episode where a woman, observing her anti-Obama piece, expressed delight — only to be dismayed to see that it would be placed right next to an anti-Romney piece. But for her, that’s the point: “Those two pieces right next to each other help facilitate a dialogue,” she says. “If you make political work about one side then you’re really only going to get one side listening to you. But if you talk about both sides, maybe both sides will be open to what you’re saying. You lose half your viewers if you only do one side.” [Read more on Artinfo]


    FBI agents recovered “Odalisque in Red Pants,” a painting by Henri Matisse that had been missing for nearly a decade, in an elaborate sting on Tuesday. The Daily Mail reports that two suspects attempted to sell the painting to agents posing as art collectors at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach. Currently valued at £2 million ($3.1 million), the canvas had originally been bought by the Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas, Venezuela for $400,000 in 1981, and was included in exhibitions at prestigious museums around the world. [Read more on Artinfo]


    Frank Gehry's architectural style, with all the fragmentation and glare of its facades, might seem to be out of place on a residential street and better suited for, say, a Disney Concert Hall. Yet, as one of the 21 architects Brad Pitt enlisted for his Make it Right Foundation, a non-profit dedicated displaced residents of post-Katrina New Orleans, he’s shown that with a little toning down, he can make something that feels downright homey. [Read the full story on Artinfo.]

    Learn more about Frank Gehry here.

  9. (Video Flag Z, 1986 by Nam June Paik)


    The U.S. flag has proved an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fodder for allusion, and focus of political commentary for artists over the past 225 years. Here, ARTINFO has collected our favorite pieces of flag art and ranked them from the most patriotic to the most dissident. Happy 4th of July! [Read more on Artinfo or View the Slideshow]