Jim Campbell: SFMOMA’s 2012 Bay Area Treasure

The Modern Art Council for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has a wonderful tradition of selecting and honoring a local, community based artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. In years past, honorees include Robert Bechtle, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Serra, Sara Little Turnbull, Lawrence Halprin, Ruth Bernhard, Larry […]

Shepard Fairey designs ‘Person of the Year’ for Time magazine

When Time magazine, voice of the establishment, chooses “The Protester” as its person of the year,  only one artist is really suitable for the job of creating the publication’s inevitably ironic cover. Shepard Fairey, designer dissident, stepped up to the plate. Ai Weiwei he’s not. The Los Angeles graphic designer, 41, whose thriving youth-market business, Obey […]

Gerhard Richter at the Tate Modern

Spanning nearly five decades, and coinciding with the artist’s 80th birthday, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a major retrospective exhibition that groups together significant moments of his remarkable career. Since the 1960s, Gerhard Richter has immersed himself in a rich and varied exploration of painting. Gerhard Richter: Panorama highlights the full extent of the artist’s work, which has encompassed a diverse range […]

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst (1965, Bristol, UK) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. Internationally renowned, he is reportedly Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich […]

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin (1963, Croydon, UK) is associated with the YBA (Young British Artist) generation and often uses events from her own life as a starting point for her art. Her work can be romantic, humorous, tragic, angry, hard-hitting and hopeful and is often animated by playful wit. Working across a range of media her body […]

Dale Chihuly

LONDON – Halcyon Gallery will open its new gallery on New Bond Street on 5 December 2011, with an inaugural exhibition by Dale Chihuly. The artist comments, “Returning to London to show this important collection of work is truly exciting. The inaugural exhibition at Halcyon Gallery, in such an incredible building, presents the ideal space to show […]

Gabourey Sidibe

Will we lose Intelligent cred for putting a movie in today’s issue? We think not. Last night, reeling from overabundant Thanksgiving feasting, we were at short ends for the evening. More work was out, the kitchen was clean, family and guests all packed up and on their way to wherever, and leftovers parceled out to […]

Vincent Van Gogh at the MoMA – on Art Google

Vincent van Gogh [pronounced:  [vɑn ˈɣɔχ] ( listen)] was a Dutch painter born in humble circumstances in the Netherlands. Few portraits of the artist are known, and because of their extreme rarity, the photograph at left by Victor Morin, c. 1886, Brussels, and discovered early 1990s, remains questioned by experts as to whether it’s van Gogh’s portrait. The legends of van Gogh’s life and […]

Blek Le Rat

If ever there’s time for self-reflection, it’s a birthday. It’s a time to acknowledge your birth—your very existence. And then, for some, it’s an opportunity to celebrate a self-inflicted rebirth. 60 years ago Xavier Prou, a boy who would later go on to study at one of the finest French art schools, Ecole de Beaux-Arts, […]

Bill Viola

Bill Viola (1951, New York, US) is internationally recognised as one of today’s leading artists. Since the 1970s, he has created ground-breaking video artworks and in doing so has been instrumental in establishing this as a vital form of contemporary art practice. Utilising state of the art technologies, Viola has produced videotapes, architectural video installations, […]