In one of 2011’s most anticipated modern art exhibitions, and already one of the best, Gagosian Gallery in New York opened its thrilling Pablo Picasso exhibition in April to great reviews, titled “Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’Amour Fou”.
Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist’s cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, and black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol’s Screen Tests reveal his lifelong fascination with the cult of celebrity, comprising a visual almanac of the 1960s downtown avant-garde scene. Included in the exhibition are such Warhol “Superstars” as Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Baby […]
It is clear to recognize the world’s interest in Middle Eastern art in recent years, but what was a surprise to most is the rise of great talents from Saudi Arabia (the existence of Edge of Arabia is solid proof of that). One new talent on the rise is Saudi artist, AbdulAziz Al Qahtani with […]
For his first solo exhibition in Rome, Japanese superstar artist, Takashi Murakami is presenting two new epic murals at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome. Each of these paintings comprise nine panels and measure eighteen meters long. The paintings titled “Dragon in Clouds – Red Mutation” and “Dragon in Clouds – Indigo Blue” (the cloud- and-dragon […]
In the Middle East generally, and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia specifically, there is still a lack of arts education and appreciation. With under 5 established galleries in the Kingdom, few prestigious museums and almost no active cultural centers, Saudi artists have a limited support system and few opportunities to showcase their work and […]
A carefully-chosen collection of choicest fashion photographs is currently showing at Dubai gallery, The Empty Quarter. The photos are paired with the haute couture collection of Parveen Shaath, well-known for her 40-year career in cultivating European couture fashion in Riyadh in particular, and the Saudi region in general. A self-taught seamstress and designer, as well […]
Legendary American fashion photographer Richard Avedon who revolutionized the industry during his 60-year-long career (until his death in 2004) has taken tens upon thousands of the most well-done and well-known photographs. He is also famous for saying, “Think about the dream of Paris that everyone has. I helped invent that dream.” To honor this icon, […]
Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is “Matisse: Radical Invention” an exhibition which reveals the extraordinary experimental qualities of Matisse’s oeuvre during the years of 1913 when he returned from Morocco and 1917 before he left for Nice. It was during this time period that Matisse produced some of the most powerful […]