Report from LA: Tacita Dean’s Blackboard Drawings

Detail from Sunset. Courtesy the artist; Frith Street, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris & London. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.

The British artist Tacita Dean, who is normally based in Berlin, has spent the past year in Los Angeles as the Getty Research Institute’s current Artist in Residence.  Best known

Sylvain Bourget, Spin, 2008

  This series of five animated feature films are part of a set entitled Spin, meaning: toss; swirl; rotate. These short abstract films originate from various kinds of proto-sports spotted

Medardo Rosso: The Artist’s Artist

Medardo Rosso, Cheval qui monte la route (Horse going up the street), n.d. Pencil on paper, mounted on cardboard, 7 7/8 x 4 ½ in (20 x 11.5 cm). Museo Medardo Rosso, Barzio. Image courtesy of the Center for Modern Italian Art.

At 25 years old, Medardo Rosso (1858–1928) was expelled from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where he studied sculpture, for punching another student in a heated argument