7th April 2015
Aaron Price



Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations proved a huge draw, with up to 9,000 flocking to her touring exhibition a day

Yayoi Kusama is named the most popular artist in the world

For all the hype that surrounds superstar artists such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, the world’s art lovers voted with their feet to make an 86-year-old Japanese woman the most popular artist of last year. Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations proved a huge draw, with up to 9,000 flocking to her touring exhibition a day – making her exhibitions the most visited in the world in 2014.

Stanley Donwood Radiohead Art Exhibition Coming to Sydney

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Stanley Donwood, Pacific Coast 2006 Image: courtesy TAG Fine Arts.

A huge Radiohead art show is coming to Sydney’s Carriageworks this May. Australian national radio, Triple J, says as many as 5,000 pieces of work by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke will be displayed at the highly anticipated exhibition.

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From war zones to natural disasters, many artists are seduced by extreme conditions

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Shaun Gladwell, Double Field / Viewfinder (Tarin Kowt), 2009–10.

Why do certain artists seek extremes? What makes them test their psychological, physical, aesthetic, and moral limits, often in the face of great danger? What do they hope to discover or achieve? Why are they fascinated by risk, uncertainty, the unfamiliar, the other?

Art News

Feathers and feminism: global street artists transform Delhi – in pictures


Polish artist Olek enlisted 60 women from different walks of life to help her crochet this blanket on a family night shelter Photograph: Akshat Nauriyal

St+art India facilitates art in public spaces, making it accessible to a wider audience by taking it out of the gallery. The foundation’s street art festival in New Delhi has attracted artists from across the world in a rare global effort to bring murals, installations, workshops and street walks to India’s capital.

The Guardian

More insanely good geometric papercut sculptures from Jen Stark

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Jen Stark: Inside Out (detail)

If it isn’t broke then there’s absolutely no need to even think about fixing it, as artist Jen Stark is fully aware, and there’s nothing broken about her geometric papercut sculptures. The LA-based artist has been making such work for literally as long as It’s Nice That has been running – here’s the first time we ever posted about her, back in 2007 – and although her work continues to grow in intricacy, she’s stayed true to her roots.

Art Sales: the £95 million painting


Picasso's 1955 painting, Les Femmes d’Alger. It is estimated to fetch £94.4 million at auction Picture: Christie's

There’s always a battle going on somewhere between Sotheby’s and Christie’s for some piece of the art cake. But to get a sense of the biggest confrontation on the calendar, London is the place to be next weekend when the two auction houses exhibit highlights from their forthcoming New York sales of Impressionist, Modern (Monet to late Picasso) and Contemporary art (Rothko to today).

Someone put their sunglasses and watch down in an art gallery – and people thought it was a piece of art

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Image via: The Mirror

For some of us, it’s hard to ‘get’ abstract art, especially when we go to an art gallery and see what looks like normal objects on the floor. They do have a meaning behind them, probably, but for the everyday gallery goer, some art is hard to understand. Could you tell the difference between this and an art exhibit?

A 100-Pound Statue of Edward Snowden is Installed—Briefly—in Fort Greene Park


NYC Department of Parks and Recreation employees take down a statue of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden at the Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York, on April 6, 2016. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Image)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is so totally busted—that is, he has been freshly molded into a spanking new, 4-foot, 100-pound bust that was unveiled earlier today in Fort Greene Park. Following an overnight installation, the Snowden sculpture stood tall for a few short hours before being tarped and ultimately removed in its entirety by the NYC Parks Department.