Photo by roaming-the-planet First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six mult
The Wall Art Project is a non-profit organization based in Tokyo who organizes Wall Art Festival (WAF), an initiative to bring art into schools in places like India and Tibet. The Japanese artist Yusuke Asai, who paints with basically anything he can get his hands
Vivian Maier worked all her life as a children’s nanny. In her spare time she would go into the city armed with her camera. Between 1950 and 1990 she took thousands of street photographs, mostly in black and white, later also in colour. The results of these 'expeditions' are diverse, but portraits of children, vagrants and the black community in Chicago and New York in the 1950s and 1960s predominate.
It was only after her death at the age of 83, that her photographic work was discovered by the realtor John Maloof. He was looking for historic photos of a neighbourhood in Chicago and came across a lot of undeveloped films and negatives at an auction. Only when he was developing them did he realise the great talent he was dealing with. The discovery of Maier’s work came as a bombshell. She is compared to talents like Lisette Model, Gary Winogard and Diane Arbus.
For the ‘Vivian Maier, The Discovery of a Photographer’ exhibition a selection was made from the large archive of about 150,000 negatives, 3,000 prints and 2,000 rolls of film. Some 120 photos, mostly in black and white, are exhibited in the refectory of St. Peter’s Abbey, along with several 8mm movies.
USAAF: lost artwork from the second world war – in pictures. During the second world war, the US Army Airforce had bases across Suffolk and Norfolk. In their spare time, some servicemen painted murals.
French artist Paulo Grangeon wants to let the public know about the rapid decline of the panda population, and to drive the point home he’s created 1600 papier-mâché bears – the estimated number of pandas living in the wild.
The summer exhibition at Tate Liverpool allows an insight into the ‘unique sensation of seeing’ Piet Mondrian’s most acclaimed studio. We met with architect Frans Postma to discover the blood, sweat and tears behind recreating the artist's studio
Image by Steve Weinik, courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Commuters traveling between Philadelphia and New York, upwards of 34,000 of them daily, are getting a pop of color added to their train ride between 30th Street and...
The Independent Cannes 2014 preview: The famous film festival returns The Independent It's a temple of cinema, a den of frenzied deals and a haven for hangers-on: yes, the Cannes film festival in all its variegated glory and notoriety is back,...
The Courier Gerard Johnson's Thriller 'Hyena' to Open Edinburgh Film Festival Variety (blog) It's also an exceptional example of the kind of film that our festival has traditionally supported: a work in which a director of artistic integrity takes...
Equally versatile in medium, canvas, and subject matter, Spanish artist Pejac seems comfortable working on the smallest drawing to the largest outdoor mural. While his ideas and motivations are often crystal clear, it is his minimalism and subtractive techniques that make his wor