Larry Clark: ‘I wanted to be a writer but I had a camera in my hand’

Larry Clark is a photographer and filmmaker. He directed “Kids” (1995) and “Bully,” (2001) among other films.

Basquiat: Street Artist Who Transcended Pop Art

A lot of times, the circumstances of someone’s death can color their entire life, and that’s unfortunate. Jean-Michel is often misunderstood because of the way he died, but when you look at the totality of his life, he was triumphant.…

Discovery and Restoration of a Leonardo da Vinci Painting

Leonardo da Vinci is one of history’s greatest artists and thinkers. Only about 15 of his paintings are known to exist and one was thought to be lost forever. Leonard painted that masterpiece, called “Salvator Mundi” (Savior of the World)…

Long Live Benjamin – A portrait painter’s beloved monkey

What happens when a man’s best friend is a capuchin monkey? In the first episode of this six-part documentary, the artist Allen Hirsch makes a surprising discovery while on honeymoon in Venezuela. (New York Times Op-Doc)

David Hockney on Vincent van Gogh

Hockney: ‘His paintings are full of movement. What people love about Van Gogh’s paintings is that all the brush marks are visible and you can see how they are painted. When you’re drawing one blade of grass you’re looking and…
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