Some things are cooler from the couch.
Get up on the art world, lazy-boy.
Highlights street art from around the world.
Created by husband and wife Marc and Sara Schiller in 2001 and named after a street in Downtown Manhattan, this site is “dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities.” Not only does it feature images, videos, and commentary on some of the most prominent street artists, the website also provides links to over 60 prominent artists personal websites. Artists include famous names such as Banksy and Space Invade plus lesser known ones like “Magmo the Destroyer.”
Brings attention to lesser known artists and galleries through images and commentary, particularly those in New York City and surrounding areas.
Additionally, ArtCat lists top current and future art shows that can be sorted by New York neighborhood — convenient for visitors and residents. The site is edited by Barry Hoggard and James Wagner, who select a roster of featured artists for the home page; we like multimedia artist Mark Creegan, who, ironically, is not in New York.
A website, blog and online clothing store that’s the offshoot of Beautiful/Decay books and magazines.
Like ArtCat, Beautiful/Decay’s blog bears news on innovative and often unknown artists, but the main site vends the company’s merchandise — clothing and magazines. A diverse group of contributors provide commentary and images on modern art, stretching from a review of Wes Anderson’s new film “Moonrise Kingdom” to an article highlighting street artist Vhils’s recent work. Founded by Amir Fallah in 1996.
Washington-based critic Tyler Green’s “art-focused journalism.”
Part of cultural media group Louis Blouin Media, this blog is Green’s commentary on contemporary and classic artwork, leaving no stone untouched. Recent posts included a highlight of Indian artwork on show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a lengthy post about paintings focused on the beach, examining works like Monet’s “The Beach at Trouville” and Matisse’s “Open Window.” An added bonus: the site links to a weekly podcast on different news from the art world, so you don’t even have to read.
Former Village Voice reporter give his two cents on what he sees and where he sees it, ranging from hardcore criticism to musings on art history and his own life.
At Artopia, John Perrault evaluates the various art he sees in galleries, museums, and studios. The site specializes in “new art or art that needs to be looked at in a fresh way.” Less vaguely, Perrault’s site offers commentary on not only the latest contemporary artists but also on older ones, like a recent post about Edwin Dickson’s paintings. A former academic, curator and artist, Perrault transmits in his posts well-rounded and accessible insight.
The personal website of advertising and editorial artist Brock Davis featuring his work for prominent publications and companies.
Davis works as an artist in editorial work, advertisement, and freelance work. His site is less a blog and more a showcase of Davis’s personal work. Particularly interesting is the editorial art section of the site, which features various graphics he has produced to accompany articles for various magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Time Magazine.
Cutting edge photography, graphic illustrations, and perspective illusions from a Swedish artist.
The site features the work of photographer and graphic artist Erik Johansson, showcasing both his personal and commissioned work. One of his most impressive projects are his “illusions” which create perspective illusions using two dimensional prints. His most impressive one depicted a giant crater in a Stockholm square. The site also includes a personal blog that is updated infrequently but includes interesting thoughts and activities from the artists life.