Sam Gilliam, the prolific painter best known for his monumental draped paintings, has died at the age of 88. The news was announced today by Pace Gallery and David Kordansky Gallery, who had represented the artist previously. The cause of death was identified as related to kidney failure.
A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting is making headlines as one dealer brings the $40 million USD Hardware Storepainting to market for the first time ever.
Meguru Yamaguchi is the New York City-based artist best known for his sculptural paintings portraying unruly brushstrokes. Meguru recently launched two concurrent solo exhibitions in Tokyo under the singular title, “Listen to the Solitude.” For both shows, the artist displays a selection of new three-dimensional pieces that are inspired by the “dynamics of solar prominence,” meditative states and the flow of energy inside the human body. “The main theme of this entire show is the flow of the energy that is channeled inside me, onto this earth and universally,” said the artist to HYPEBEAST.
Iconic 1980s street artist-turned-art world juggernaut Jean-Michel Basquiat keeps making history.
Kanye West’s Grammy-worn Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes are expected to usurp Michael Jordan’s game-worn AJ1’s to become the most expensive sneakers ever sold.
Art is a powerful tool for telling a scientific story. With many scientific fields dealing with the strangest of the animal kingdom—like creatures with a handful of eyes and bodies so different from our own—art can help us experience these hard-to-imagine parts of the natural world and shed light on new scientific discoveries. Continue reading Why Science Needs Art