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Studio Sunday: Street Artist JR


A photo of street artist JR in his studio

 

This week’s Studio Sunday featured artist is JR. JR is a French photographer who’s become associated with street art and graffiti art movements by his large, blown-up black and white photographs that are often installed outdoors, in public spaces. The artist is very private about his real identity and is known only by his pseudonym.

 

JR’s studio looks quite sleek – I love the big bookshelf behind the artist, that looks like…

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Headlines: Paglin, SAMO, Harvey

1) A Profile of Photographer Trevor Paglin


A photograph by Trevor Paglin, part of the artist's The Last Pictures series

Here’s a profile of artist Trevor Paglin, who has been creating works that explore the idea of surveillance for a number of years. The artist is known for photographing restricted areas and military installations with the help of specialized camera lenses normally used for astrophotography. A survey of Paglin’s work is scheduled to open at the Smithsonian in summer 2018. The article is an…

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Headlines: Thanksgiving, Museums and 3-D Art

1) Happy Thanksgiving from Hannah Rothstein

 

A thanksgiving-themed take on Keith Haring's artwork by Hannah RothsteinKeith Haring, Hannah Rothstein

In time for American Thanksgiving, artist Hannah Rothstein has created a series of thanksgiving plates served in the style of well-known artists. Each artwork depicts a clean white plate laden with various thanksgiving-themed foodstuffs that echo famous artworks with careful placement. Keith Haring, for example, is represented with a figure made of corn…

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