Musician-writer Dessa on what happens when artists' gigs go away

Mar 30, 2020
"What are we supposed to do when we've got to stay apart?" said musician and writer Dessa.
“I think we are gonna have this big boom of art in the next few months as people are hunkering down over their keyboards,” Dessa says.
Sara Fish

Affordable housing plan is music to the ears of artists

Jun 24, 2019
Homeownership gives creatives a place to live and work.
Christina Pritchard in the townhouse
Nadege Green

It's a good time to buy art made by women

Their work has historically been undervalued.
"Mister Blue," the work on the right, is by Lee Krasner, one of the main artists discussed in Mary Gabriel's new book. It was shown at the Ordovas gallery in London in 2016.
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Rapper Dessa on hard truths about life as a touring artist

Sep 18, 2018
"I have earned the dark circles this year," she says.
Dessa is a touring musician and a member of the Minneapolis based hip-hop collective Doomtree.
Chad Kamenshine/Courtesy of Dessa Wander

"Undocumented" is a picture book that's not just for kids

Aug 9, 2018
Author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh looks at the plight of undocumented workers in the United States.
The cover of "Undocumented: A Worker's Fight" by Duncan Tonatiuh.
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight, by Duncan Tonatiuh © Abrams ComicArts, 2018

That $100 million Leonardo da Vinci painting might not even be by Leonardo da Vinci

Nov 15, 2017
But art critic Blake Gopnik explains why that might not be the right question to ask.
A view of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, which could rake in more than $100 million tonight at auction.
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The "Coppertone Girl" is all grown up

Jul 4, 2017
As a toddler, Cheri Irwin modeled for her mother. It made her rear-end famous.
The Coppertone logo on a building in Miami. 
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This artist cuts up cash and uses it for collage

Apr 7, 2017
Artist Mark Wagner uses U.S. currency to make his intricate collages.
Contemporary artist Mark Wagner creates portraits of U.S. presidents from dollar bills.
Photo courtesy of Mark Wagner

Museums and art galleries: Who's using whom?

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May 19, 2016
The relationship between some museums and galleries has changed, and blurred.
"200 One Dollar Bills" by Andy Warhol, valued at $8 million to $12 million, is displayed during a preview of a Sotheby's in 2009 in New York City. 
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More than a spoon

May 10, 2016
A painter takes comfort in his tools.
Abstract painter Jeffrey Keith says he's been using the spoon pictured above in his studio for the last 25 years.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Keith