Artists

Van Gogh Museum gets multicoloured make-over

Redisplay puts more emphasis on what draws visitors to the Amsterdam institution—the artist’s tortured life

Published online: 27 November 2014

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Don’t call Hockney a Pop artist

In a live interview screened before a new documentary, the 77-year-old painter reveals how active he still is with his work

Published online: 27 November 2014

Sean Scully, Zen master?

A major solo show at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum draws connections between the Western abstractionist and Eastern traditions

Published online: 27 November 2014

Ed Ruscha says artists should 'put the pedal to the metal'

As solo show opens in Rome, the Los Angeles-based artist reflects on his adopted city's population surge

Published online: 26 November 2014

Creative exchange launched to drive grassroots projects

Artists are ‘untapped resource’ for economic development, organisers say

Published online: 17 November 2014

Chillida’s sculptures catalogued

The first part of a five-volume set documenting the Basque artist’s sculptures has been published

Published online: 11 November 2014

 

Charles Ray’s close encounter

No one could ever accuse Charles Ray of being impatient. It took more than four years and a complicated fabrication process for the artist...

(N)ice work Olafur

Olafur Eliasson is everywhere these days, with spectacular pieces on show in biennials, at art fairs and in major museum exhibitions. But...

You can’t keep McCarthy down

Paul McCarthy’s subversive and decidedly dark art may not have been to everyone’s liking in Paris last week: his 80ft lime green Christmas...

 

Look Close

The American painter Chuck Close is the subject of a survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, which opens this week (“Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration,” 20 November-15 March 2015). The show focuses on the artist’s prints, including etches, lithographs, silkscreens and woodcuts. In this clip, Close discusses how he uses grids to create his signature work.