Frida Kahlo’s medical records, obtained by her great-niece, reveal decades of bargaining between pain and painting

For more than a decade, Frida Kahlo wrote letters to Leo Eloesser, a thoracic surgeon who became her trusted medical adviser until his death in 1954. In some letters, she strikes an endearing tone. In others, she asks his forgiveness for being late in writing or sending in her painting, or asks his opinion on … Read more

Inside Travis Barker’s Surprisingly Tranquil Calabasas Home

“Travis wasn’t looking for a major statement or a cartoonish rock star style,” Fernandez recalled. “He wanted a house that would allow him to think and be at peace with himself.” In concrete terms, this vision translated into a decidedly understated color palette, bespoke sets of linen-covered upholstery, warm and weathered wood accent pieces, and … Read more

First NFT auction to take place in Israel as local artists embrace new technologies

The first auction of NFT works in Israel will take place this month, as many artists and collectors embrace the emerging technology. The May 30 auction, organized by Herzliya-based auction house Tiroche, is dedicated to contemporary art and will be held in collaboration with prominent art galleries from across the country. 4 See the gallery … Read more

Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Gushes About His ‘Incredible’ Honorary Doctorate From NYU

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn gushed about his ‘incredible’ honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University: ‘An incredible honour’ By Ashley Hume and Heidi Parker for Published: 7:37 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2022 | Update: 7:52 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2022 Taylor Swift’s longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn has shared his excitement at … Read more

Space heroes, dictator art and cartoon horses – take the Thursday quiz | life and style

As those introductory presentations grow increasingly laborious and halfhearted, it’s time to come together again for Thursday’s quiz rituals. Face the 15 vaguely topical and general knowledge questions. Sigh wondering if Kate Bush will ever be a good answer. Cowering under the scathing gaze of Ron from Sparks. And look for a hidden Doctor Who … Read more

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa sells Basquiat painting for $85m as artist job market heats up

Topline Japanese e-commerce billionaire Yusaku Maezawa sold one of his paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $85 million including fees at the Phillips auction house in New York on Tuesday, as the market for paintings by the late New York artist continues to rise decades after his sudden death at age 27. A work of art … Read more

The artist behind ‘Fearless Girl’ is selling NFTs to fund his lawsuit against the company that put the statue on Wall Street

Since 2019, Kristen Visbal, the artist behind the fearless girl statue that faced the iconic Wall Street charging bull, waged a legal battle against the company that funded the installation. Advertising agency McCann commissioned the sculpture as part of a marketing campaign for asset management firm State Street Global Advisors, which covered the production costs. … Read more