Articles by Caroline Lagnado

Berliner Plätze, 2008–09 Ink and acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 426.7 cm Commissioned by Deutsche Bank AG in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

Mehrutu’s Grey Area

Mehrutu’s Grey Area

In her large, complicated paintings, Ethiopian-American artist Julie Mehretu has blended everything from historic ruins to plans for sports arenas into her rich canvases in ways that make identifying individual …

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Klein’s Big Leap

Klein’s Big Leap

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. is currently showing the first Yves Klein retrospective to hit the United States in nearly 30 years. Called Yves Klein: With …

No Man's Land, Christian Boltanski

The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

With our poor economy and tough times in general, it would be natural for artists to look ahead to happier days. Like the rest of us, they are frustrated, and …

courtesy of brooklynmuseum.org

Dumbing Down the Art Museum

Dumbing Down the Art Museum

A popular article in Tuesday’s New York Times discusses the Brooklyn Museum’s failed efforts at drawing bigger and more serious crowds. This historic museum has tried everything from Saturday night …

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Art of the Oil Spill

Art of the Oil Spill

As Gawker posted the other day, in an act of what now seems like prescience, Chicago artist Chuck Meyers painted a leaking “BP Truck” in oil. This was back in …

Scenery by Santiago Calatrava from Melissa Barak's Call Me Ben, (C) Paul Kolnik

Looking at Contemporary Dance

Looking at Contemporary Dance

As an art form, dance is a mixture of the visual and the auditory. While we watch dancers perform aesthetic pieces onstage, we hear music meant to enhance the experience. …

Google's new Jeff Koons Background courtesy of googleblog.blogspot.com

Koons on your Google homepage?

Koons on your Google homepage?

Today Google unveils a new “choose your own background” feature. According to the company’s official blog, “You can choose a photo from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or …

Archmasons, 2010

An Artist’s Day Job

An Artist’s Day Job

To support themselves, artists typically have day jobs. While many teach, some find other ways to make ends meet. Warhol and Hopper earned money in advertising and commercial art, while …