A Good Yarn: Artists’ Tapestries Are Popping Up in Museums, but They’re Not Yet Woven Into the Market

Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (Pink T-shirt), jacquard tapestry,

Earlier this month, Guild Hall, a nonprofit exhibition space in East Hampton, opened an exhibition of the work of painter Chuck Close. The 27 works in the show all feature his trademark, mostly large-scale portraits of himself or his artist friends. There are ink drawings from the 1970s, several oil paintings, a Japanese-style woodcut, silkscreen Read More

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Kiki Smith Will Bring Stained Glass Stars to Times Square

A preview of the work from the press release. (Courtesy James Ewing/Art Production Fund)

Kiki Smith will be the third artist to be featured in the Public Art Fund’s “Last Lot” series, which brings art to a deserted lot in Times Square at 8th Avenue and West 46th Street, the project’s organizers announced today.

Ms. Smith will place a series of stained glass stars statues in the lot that range from “18 inches to six feet in height and are a kaleidoscope of hand-blown, translucent, iridized, modeled, and cathedral glass,” according to a press release. Read More