Read llegant prose about Nevada's gritty land artist; Dana Goodyear on Michael Heizer I New Yorker
LA-based street artist Sabo has not been heard from since conservative Republican Ted Cruz left the race. The artist is now targeting Leonardo DiCaprio and Hillary Clinton charities I Brietbart + Hollywood Reporter
"A good work of art is the basis for discussion, and can always engage the public. It is not above questioning. But good work will always encourage dialogue and challenge the viewer and participant to think, whether the focus is local with a community or neighborhood or issues facing us globally."
Donna Isaac, director of Scottsdale Public Art, as quoted in the Phoenix New Times.
A portrait purchased online for $509 turns out to be an early Willem de Kooning I ArtNet
Under Great Streets program, Western Avenue will get "six new murals and a series of painted utility boxes" I LAist
L.A.street artist Jaque Fragua is becoming known for his tag: "This Is Indian Land" I FastCoExist
Two WPA murals at the University of Wisconsin–Stout to be removed "due to their colonial views of Native Americans" I Hyperallergic
A look at Philadelphia's new murals from the summer of 2016 I CurbedPhilly
A run of photography links include one on Anthony Hernandez, a 69-year-old photographer from Los Angeles, who is getting a show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Samples at NYTimes . . . "Diane Arbus: In the Beginning" exhibition at the The Met Breuer in New York previewed in Newsweek . . . Walker Evans reflected on at New Yorker.
Browse Bauhaus archives can be seen online I Wired
A pair of Brazilian graffiti artists painted tributes to the Refugee Olympic Team I HuffPo
“Copy, Market, Value: Tomato Spray Can by Mr. Brainwash" is a lesson plan that facilitates art: It "analyzes artwork through questions and ideas rather than value judgments promotes the practice of slow, active looking creates a pedagogical environment for exploring ambiguity and fostering an understanding of difference" I Via WLU
The st.a.co. team are Athens Street Art Conservators taking preservation into their own hands. "They identify pieces to be protected around their city, lay out a conservation strategy, and go out into the field," reports The Creators Project. "Many members met while they were still undergrads at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. It began four years ago during courses on conservation of mixed-media paintings." They applied those lessons to graffiti, public murals, and street art.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.