Biting, chewing, spitting, and blinking are only some of the bodily processes Janine Antoni employs to create her art. She sets her teeth to enormous blocks of chocolate and lard; she dips her hair in paint and mops the floor with it; she lades her eyelashes with eyeliner and patterns the canvas by b
Probably the most lyrical and emotional of the German Expressionists, Kathe Kollwitz explored the austere themes of suffering and death in her poignant prints and compelling sculptures.
Born to parents with strong Socialist beliefs, Kollwitz later married a doctor but settled in one of the poorest
The New York-based Guerrilla Girls (self-styled "conscience of the art world") use humor, renegade tactics, and the element of surprise to spread their indictment of sexism and racism in both the art world and the culture at large. Oh yes, and they wear scary gorilla masks. Founded in 1985, they have
Critic Lucy Lippard casts her critical eye upon the arts as they happen, and has been known to spot trends before they happen. She was among the first critics to notice in the late '60s that Conceptual artists were evolving towards completely de-materializing the art-object. In the 1970s, when she wa