‘I Was Reborn’: Artist Takashi Murakami on How NFTs Helped Him See the Art Industry Anew

‘I Was Reborn’: Artist Takashi Murakami on How NFTs Helped Him See the Art Industry Anew

In late March 2021, just three weeks afterChristie’s sold that Beeple you heard about for $ 69 millionTakashi Murakami dropped his first NFTs: a series of pixelated flowers, each rendered in the artist’s signature Superflat aesthetic. But it turned out that Murakami, like the rest of us, was still getting his head around the concept. … Read more

London Galleries Ordered to Return a $ 1.2 Million Chagall to a US Collector Swindled by Disgraced Dealer Ezra Chowaiki

New York’s Supreme Court has ordered a trio of London galleries to return a $ 1.2 million Marc Chagall painting to Pennsylvania collector Rick Silver, one of the victims of the disgraced Manhattan dealer Ezra Chowaiki, who in 2018 pleaded guilty to defrauding his clients. Silver bought the painting Bouquet of giroflées (1971) from Chowaiki, … Read more

At 75 Years Old, Albert Pepermans’s Irreverent Paintings Are Still a Shock to the System

Every month, hundreds of galleries add newly available works by thousands of artists to the Artnet Gallery Network — and every week, we shine a spotlight on one artist you should know. Check out what we have in store, and inquire for more with one simple click. About the Artist: Belgian artist Albert Pepermans (b. … Read more

See How Two Sisters — and a Team of 5,000 — Crocheted Extraordinary Sculptures of the World’s Coral Reefs

An extraordinary crochet project by two sisters on view at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden brings together art, science, and knitting to highlight the ecological threats coral reefs around the world face amid climate change. Margaret and Christine Wertheim, whose project weaves together mathematics, critical theory, and feminism has been exhibited all over the … Read more

See How Two Sisters — and a Team of 5,000 — Crocheted Extraordinary Sculptures of the World’s Coral Reefs

An extraordinary crochet project by two sisters on view at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden brings together art, science, and knitting to highlight the ecological threats coral reefs around the world face amid climate change. Margaret and Christine Wertheim, whose project weaves together mathematics, critical theory, and feminism has been exhibited all over the … Read more

Artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet Turned New York’s 5th Avenue into an Immersive, Floral Sketchbook

One morning earlier this month, French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet smiled wide as he strolled down New York’s 5th Avenue, right through his latest work. “It’s really emotional to see all these beautiful people taking pictures and enjoying it,” he said. “You don’t know what to expect when you start this kind of project. It’s … Read more

7 Questions for Dutch Self-Taught Artist Lucas Thorik on How His Past Lives as Surfer, DJ, and Carpenter Inform His Paintings

Dutch artist Lucas Thorik creates eye-catching large-scale paintings dominated by hot pinks, acid yellows, and bright oranges. Though certainly paint on canvas, his abstract images are marked by pools and pulls of color that mimic the effects of film light leaks. A self-taught artist, Thorik has followed a circuitous path, having variously immersed himself in … Read more

Two Visual Artists, Winfred Rembert and Raven Chacon, Have Been Awarded Pulitzer Prizes for Biography and Music

Two artists were among the winners of the 106th Pulitzer Prize which was announced last night. The late Winfred Rembert won the award in the biography category and sound artist Raven Chacon won in the music category. Rembert’s winning autobiography, Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South, as told … Read more

A Painting by Canadian Folk Artist Maud Lewis, Once Bartered for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Is Due to Sell for Tens of Thousands at Auction

A painting by the Canadian artist folk artistoften used normal house paint for her works, and, which was once bartered to the owners of a restaurant in London, Ontario in exchange for a few grilled cheese sandwiches, could sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction. Irene and Tony Demas accepted the rare work … Read more

See Inside Lora Reynolds’s Custom-Designed Austin Home, Where Top-Flight Art Coexists With Pets, Kids, and Everyday Life

Lora Reynolds learned how to be a collector from the best. The Austin-based gallerist has sat down with greats ranging from Dominique de Menil to Ed Ruscha to witness how they live with art. Today, she is applying the lessons she learned in a brand new, custom-built home with panoramic views designed by Stonefox, the … Read more