Art Appreciation Monday: The Royalty of Kehinde Wiley

“I feel sometimes constrained by the expectation that the work should be solely political. I try to create a type of work that is at the service of my own set of criteria, which have to do with beauty and a type of utopia that in some ways speaks to the culture I’m located in.”… Read More Art Appreciation Monday: The Royalty of Kehinde Wiley

Art Appreciation Monday: Slavery, Black Exploitation and the Work of Kara Walker

“Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is not.” —Kara Walker

Art Appreciation Monday Tuesday: Takashi Murakami

“Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’” – Takashi Murakami