December 3, 2020

Art News

First World Cargo Cult: Peter Adamyan @ Spoke Art, San Francisco

Artits have confronted our environmental impacts for years. There is Zaria Forman’s research and documentation, or Mary Iverson’s metaphorical paintings, to name a few. Oakland-based painter Peter Adamyan has a new angle in First World Cargo Cult, about to be on view at Spoke Art via appointment only. Taking a large scope overview on the impacts

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Intense Emotions Overwhelm the Figures in Stefan Zsaitsits’s Graphite Illustrations

All images © Stefan Zsaitsits Despite their uncanny elements, the black-and-white worlds of Stefan Zsaitsits (previously) deftly encapsulate the ennui and angst of modern life. The meticulously cross-hatched scenes depict solitary figures in states of psychological stress as they wrap their bodies around docks, cry profusely, and find themselves stuck under a thundercloud. Some of

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Amoako Boafo, Dana Schutz, and Nicolas Party achieved new auction records at a Christie’s hybrid sale.

Amoako Boafo, Baba Diop (2019). Courtesy Christie’s. Christie’s hybrid “20th Century: Hong Kong to New York” sale closed yesterday, achieving $119.2 million in total sales, with a sell-through rate of 90 percent by lot. The sale, which occurred across the auction house’s locations in both cities, saw participation from buyers around the world, with roughly

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