Art in New York

Agnes Denes - Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982, Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

Why did Agnes Denes create this Wheatfield in New York?

Agnes Denes is a renowned Hungary-American and artist with numerous pioneering artworks that carried a prophetic message. In the act of protest against global warming and economic inequality, she planted an expansive wheatfield in a landfill created after the construction of the Twin Towers, in downtown Manhattan, in 1982. The field stretched two acres and …

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That time when Maurizio Cattelan posed as Picasso

Maurizio Cattelan’s works have earned him a reputation as a provocateur and a prankster. He also created some of the most memorable pieces in contemporary art. Cattelan’s art covers a range of subjects, from culture to history and religion. His sculptures arouse humor and controversy by criticizing societal evils, abuse of power, and authority. At …

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Some of Vito Acconci’s most influential performances

Vito Acconci is one of the most influential American artists. He was a poet, an architect, and a pioneer of performance art. Acconci is commemorated in art history for his artworks, including the ones we are going to discuss in this article. His artwork involved crossing the boundaries, including the public-private, real-world, and art world, …

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Huang Yong Ping’s Bank of Sand – A clever 20 ton sculpture

In 2018, Gladstone Gallery in New York presented a rare spectacle of art; Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank. A thought-provoking artwork, from renown Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. First launched in 2000 at the Shanghai Biennale, the artwork portrayed a metaphorical representation of the gigantic HSBC building in Shanghai, China. HSBC is a building …

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Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for his …

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Erwin Wurm’s overweight Hot Dog Bus & 50,000 free sausages

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is known for his humorous approach towards his art production. One outstanding example is his recent work, for which he transformed a yellow VW Microbus into an overstuffed, larger-than-life Hot Dog Bus. He eventually used it to serve 50,000 free hot dogs to people at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New …

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Urs Fischer & You – The giant $250,000 hole

Urs Fischer is a Swiss-born visual artist that now lives in New York City. His artwork includes installation, sculpture, and photography. Fischer has produced an enormous number of drawings, collages, room-size installations and other objects. One of his best-known works is You. You was an impressive installation, created by Urs Fischer in 2007 for the …

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Candida Höfer helps you discovering the world’s most stunning libraries

Nobody ever thinks of standing in the library aisles to take photographs, apart from Candida Höfer of course. She not only does a great job of bringing out the beautiful aspects of the spaces between books she takes but also captures the intensity of the reading mood. With no effort to stage any of the …

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptual art. He was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and large-scale sculptures. Walter de Maria revolutionized …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of 71, Louise …

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