Author: Oliver Huntington

How This Artist Found Herself in Her Colored Pencil Portraits

Colored pencil portrait artist Diane Edison dipped her brush into pastel before she found her way to the drawing medium. Once she started, she couldn’t stop. Artists Magazine editor, Austin Williams, sat down for a conversation with the artist to discuss her interest in the medium and in her subjects. Below is what she shared with him. Enjoy!   My Brother Gary Edison by Diane Edison, colored pencil on black paper From Paint to Colored Pencil Portraits I’ve worked in pastel. And at some point, I started working just with pencil. One day I was on a plane and read...

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Tokujin Yoshioka Designed a Glass Watch for ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project

Tokyo-based designer Tokujin Yoshioka adds another watch design to his portfolio of timepieces for Issey Miyake. The latest is the Glass Watch, which marks the 16th model of the ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project. The bold design dons a solid piece of transparent glass that gives the watch a sculptural feel. Yoshioka is no stranger to working with glass, as evident by his previous work, so carrying the material to the wrist seems like a natural progression. Paired with a stainless steel case and a leather band, the watch has a sleek, minimalist feel. The thick glass was machined so...

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To Selfie or Not to Selfie in Art Museums?

A man takes a selfie at the State Hermitage Museum (Getty) Pros, Cons and Selfie Points of Etiquette (As In When to Use a Selfie Stick) Selfies are everywhere. People take them in the car, on the street, in the bathroom mirror; at home, at work and especially on vacation. But do these homages to self belong in the art museum? What are the pros to allowing selfies alongside art? What are the cons? And what’s up with the selfie stick? Taking group selfies on Museum Selfie Day (Getty) Selfie Positives The Lure For many, the opportunity to take...

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Amanda Williams: Chicago Works

Installation view, Chicago Works: Amanda Williams, MCA Chicago. July 18 – December 31, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Artist and architect Amanda Williams likely never expected her public art project Color(ed) Theory, for which she surreptitiously painted the exteriors of condemned houses in largely vacant Chicago neighborhoods, to garner significant attention.  But in 2015, the Chicago Architectural Biennial highlighted the ongoing project, suddenly giving it a platform with international reach.   In her first solo exhibition, Color(ed) Theory is featured alongside other recent multimedia works by Williams at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago Works: Amanda Williams is...

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FIAC and Paris International 2017: the artist is dead

How is the contemporary art week in Paris doing? ‘So far so good’ seems to be today’s art dealers’ preferred answer to this primordial question. It means that international collectors are in town, some pieces are sold, the night cultural life is vibrant and they are generally positive about the next days. Taking into account that expectations for 2017 edition of the main European contemporary art weeks were not that high, we would say that Paris is doing very well. The week officially started on Tuesday morning with the opening of Paris International. The fair founded three years ago...

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