Quick Hits: Understory

Kelowna artist Jane Everett explores the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds in Understory, an installation that evokes the experience of standing among the forests of the British Columbia interior.

Julian Opie: Walking in New York

Artist Julian Opie uses auto paint on layered aluminium to create snapshots of life in the city. His Walking in New York 1, 2, 3 & 4 (all 2019) are group portraits, each featuring five individuals, based  on photographs of specific scenes in city neighbourhoods.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Drawings and a Theatre

These are Frank Lloyd Wright’s drawings and plans, from the files of architect W. Kelly Oliver, a protégé of the famed American innovator. They’re up for sale at Heritage Auctions, including the presentation drawings of the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas (above), commissioned in 1954 and completed in […]

Quick Hits: Hand Coloured Flowers

The always interesting Public Domain Review features these stunning floral images by Ogawa Kazumasa, a Japanese photographer, printer, and publisher known for his pioneering work in photomechanical printing in the 1890s. The exquisite hand-coloured flower collotypes were featured in the 1896 book Some Japanese Flowers (a 2013 reprint […]

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Desert Scenes

These rare works by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) are up for auction at Sotheby’s at the end of April for an anticipated sale in the region of US $1.3 to $1.98 million for Rider and his Steed in the Desert (above). “Painted in 1872, this evocative work […]