Art Industry News: Damien Hirst Throws His ‘100 Percent Support’ Behind NFTs With Plans to Burn Even More of His Art + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, August 5. NEED TO READ Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson to Curate a Show of John Waters’s Collection – Artists Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson … Read more

Faith Ringgold’s ‘Tar Beach’ Is The Epitome Of Summer Dreaming. Here Are Three Things To Know About This Classic Story Quilt

On a hot summer night in Harlem, Faith Ringgold’s heroine, eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, takes flight over New York City, arms outstretched and the George Washington Bridge glittering like a necklace below her. Her mom, dad, baby brother Bebe, neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Honey — and even Cassie herself — can at once be seen … Read more

In Pictures: See How a New Cohort of Contemporary Textile Artists Are Taking Quilting in Challenging New Directions

The small town of Boykin, Alabama, also known as Gee’s Bend, has a population of less than 300 people. But within the tight-knit African American enclave, in which many residents are descendants of slaves, a rich tradition of quilting has made the community world famous. The colorful, patterned, hand-sewn textiles of Gee’s Bend, associated with … Read more